BC Shaver & Hobbies has been a Victoria institution since 1952, operating as a popular bricks and mortar business for nearly seventy years before being acquired by to a next generation of local leadership in 2019.
Our first big projects were to modernize and introduce new retail systems (this also involved a move to Hillside Mall). We even launched a first website with basic ordering; this served us well when COVID hit in March 2020 and we learned a lot from the experience.
We’re now in the process of extending our business online to better serve customers, but this time as part of our core business strategy for the future.
And so we took a step back online to ensure we build things right. We’ve added to our technology team (including working with great partners like Acorn Strategy) and have been redeveloping our web infrastructure from the ground-up.
We decided to launch or work-in-progress e-commerce website before our official launch in approximately sixty days (mid-January 2021). We’ve got a big list of fixes and improvements to get through before we go live, but we’re confident we’re built on a great foundation for the future and we’ve got big plans.
So, check it out, thanks in advance for your patience until our official go-live. Please be sure to report bugs or submit your feedbackfor improvement below so we can better help you get to what you need (or just really want)!