Vender of the week: Longboard Living

Who: Longboard Living

Where: Toronto, Ontario, CA

What: Longboard Living is a storefront, online store, lifestyle brand and tool for owner, Ryan Rubin to “Spread the Stoke.” Longboard Living has been providing Toronto with custom designed, hand-painted boards since 2008. By working closely with local artists, their boards are state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind and a-w-e-s-o-m-e.

Love your customer: Having time to run your business AND do what you like is pretty important. Luckily with cloud apps these are often one and the same. At Longboard Living, Ryan has organised operations so the work side and the fun side of the business are inextricable. 

Now Ryan can focus on his mission to make longboards and essential gear easier to access in Toronto and eventually every Ontario town.

Love your POS: I have a lot of ground to cover and am stoked to have integrated VEND and it’s partners, SHOPIFY & XERO into operations. As an entrepreneur my goal is to control the business from my phone while out doing what I love. Now while riding a skateboard it is possible to check online sales, in-store sales and even reconcile bank accounts on the go. -Ryan Rubin, founder, Longboard Living


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About Tara Benedict

A former retailer (and unabashed nerd) who daydreamed about integrated POS software, Tara now delightedly recruits, promotes, and enables Vend's wonderful channel of add-ons and partners. An ardent sharer of Vend news and events, connect with Tara on Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ and never miss an opportunity to meet up with the affable Vend team.