wak'a is one of the most exciting new stores in Shopify. At Growth Suite team, we contacted wak'a team to learn more about their journey for this great store. You'll learn their amazing story and vision. Before going to our interview questions we firstly want to thank wak'a for this great interview.
My name is Kryzia Goncalves, I was born in Venezuelan, but I come from a Portuguese family. I grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs.
I decided to leave my country (like thousands, the conditions in Venezuela led me to make this decision) and already in Portugal I ventured to found my own company. A car fleet company that worked for Uber platform.
Reality exceeded my Excel expectations and cost me time, money and a lot of stress.
I did not know the reality of the market in a country that is used to going on vacation. However, this project left me the best lessons and the bases to start the project in which I am currently working.
Finally in 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, “Wak’a Essentials” was born, a company that represents my way of seeing life, in which I combine the creation of practical and stylish products, hand-in-hand with the conservation of the environment.
I've always been a fan of wáter bottles and I love outdoor activities. Thanks to this, Wak'a Essentials was born. Looking for a bottle that would reflect in some way the origins of the región where i was borned and at the same time, were perfect accessories for any day-to-day activities.
With Wak'a's eco-friendly products, we aim to inspire people around the world to help us preserve the environment by cutting down single-use plastics.
Also, we are part of Liga para a Protecção da Natureza. LPN, the oldest Portuguese environmental association that was created with the main goal to protect the environment in the Iberian Peninsula.
Our main idea is to sell practical and high quality products that make life easier for people.. I decided to start with water bottles because I’ve always been obsessed with them; Afterwards, i integrated the mugs into the portfolio and now I am currently in product testing phase to continue expanding the portfolio. The choice criteria is simply to choose good quality products that i would use in my day to day activities.
They simply love them! They are usually surprise about the quality and the quantity of hours that the bottles keep the temperature of the drinks.
Our products can naturally contain any drink, with any temperature, over and over again, without imparting nor retaining any taste or releasing harmful substances and they are also BPA free.
In summary Wak'a Essentials is an Eco-friendly sustainable label for stylish people.
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Customer support answer all of your questions quickly. Fast shipping, their customer support and product quality make them a winner in this market.