DoW Store is Here, Online !!
DoW Travel Platform for Himalayas have been around us for the last 4+ years now. The journey started with DoW Blog, then a step ahead to DoW Community followed up by DoW Causes promoting the concept of Responsible Travel in Himalayas in its own unique way. So, DoW has been around for a while but fairly closed in the virtual boundaries of Internet. Well, it is time now that we give DoW, a presence in the real world too in order to encompass our community’s love for Himalayas beyond the virtual boundaries of Internet and acclaim our presence in this real or physical world, too.
DoW Store is an online shopping store from DoW based on the lines or philosophy of "For Travelers, By Travelers…"
Focus of DoW Store
The FOCUS is to help & guide fellow Travelers looking out to buy different Travel Gears for their Travel needs. At DoW Store, we will strive hard to help Travelers find right product for their right needs of travel and that too at VFM pricing. We have dedicated a Product Category as "DoW Recommended" enlisting the linked products with our detailed practical reviews. This will help you know and buy products or travel gears that are extremely VFM (value for money), fit to your needs in practical sense and are frequently used + tested by large number of Travelers including many members of DoW Community as well. Hence, if there is a need of any such product in your Travel, you should not go wrong buying any of those DoW Recommended products.
Finally, as a Traveler, you can always discuss any such travel gear or travel products and ask for reviews or inputs about them in our DoW Travel Community forum for Travel Gear.
Vision of DoW Store
The long term VISION of DoW Store is associated with DoW Causes in a direct or an indirect manner which will in turn help one or the other Himalayan Lives up there in remote Himalayas…
In time to come, when right set of people from Himalayas on-board this vision of helping local Himalayan lives then this Online Platform developed by us will also be made available to the locals of Himalayas under a DoW Cause, so that they can promote their own local products over it and bring them to you wherever you live… This way you will end up directly getting connected to the local Himalayan people and benefitting them for such products as we eliminate the need of middle-men from it. The local Himalayan people in need, who do not have exposure or medium of promotion, who do not have understanding of Internet or Social Media, who do not have knowledge, money or resources to create such a platform, etc.. will be able to get direct benefit of DoW Store in time to come, under our DoW Causes.
However, it will take some time to accomplish it as we are working on shortlisting right set of local Himalayan people from remote villages of Himalayas who are ready to work and facilitate this social / noble cause from DoW and eventually help locals of such remote villages in Himalayas whenever the need arise…
What can you as a Traveler expect on DoW Store?
We are launching the DoW Store with DoW Travel Community Merchandises like DoW T-Shirts, DoW Travel Pouches and DoW Stickers. In next few months, couple of more such DoW Products (especially DoW Ladakh T-Shirts) will be added in our store and you can purchase them to get connected with DoW in real world too…
There is a section of "DoW Recommended Travel Products" for Travelers. As mentioned above, our continuous focus will be to keep on adding practical reviews of such VFM Travel Products which Travelers like you and me need, when we Travel time to time. Our core members of DoW Community will ensure that all such linked products which fall under category of "DoW Recommended” Products are well tried and tested plus holds good candidature, effectiveness and VFM attributes to be present up there for you to buy from wherever you get the best deal…
Please note that these are linked products only and we will not be selling them rather will just be providing links/references/guidance to you from where you can buy them. When we will publish them then we will try to link such products to the best available deal at that time on any website.
In The End
I sincerely hope that similar to the other noble efforts or causes from DoW, the DoW Store will also go a long way in helping the Travelers traveling to Himalayas with a difference and eventually help local people of remote villages in Himalayas on a bigger note, in time to come.
The DoW Products will also help us feel connected together with our focus & vision for helping Himalayan lives in real world too. Also, when we get together on DoW Mega Meets or Mini Meets or our Travel Workshops OR bump into each other on roads, seeing one or the other DoW-ed articles or vehicles then may be we stop by, say hello, talk a little about Himalayas and share back the experience in our little community !! All this will help us create a personal, real world touch for DoW and will also help it grow in focused direction.
Any way you think you can help DoW or Travelers or local Himalayan people in this noble cause, feel free to shoot an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org !!
Happy Traveling, Happy Shopping…