9. Matt and Luke – Skate Drop

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021 Will Mackie

Welcome to this week’s Comacan Questions, this week were focussing on a different kind of shop. One geared towards an ever-changing demand in how people shop and how people receive product, with that being said it all started with the same love for skateboarding and same goal of hooking people up with what they need to keep rolling. These guys have worked tirelessly to bring many different boards, brands and goods to the Kitchener-Waterloo area and beyond. Today were stoked to learn more about Luke and Matt owners of Skate Drop.

1. You carry a ton of Canadian and small brands, why is that?

We started Skate Drop and secured a deal with Dwindle pretty quickly. We have been working on expanding our product line to better serve our customers. We believe that supporting growing skate brands is essential to keeping the culture thriving!

2. We know Kitchener Waterloo is obviously your delivery range, do you service any other areas?

As of right now, we service a 30km radius outside of Kitchener’s city centre. In the future when we can get more drivers on board, we would likely expand the radius a little bit. We want to make sure we are focusing on the Waterloo Region and surrounding areas first!

3. Where can people view available products?

People can see what we have on our website.

4. What is different about Skate drop compared to a traditional Skateshop?

The biggest difference is that Skate Drop is a delivery service first. We are the Waterloo Regions only online local skate shop. We believe that operating like this allows us a lot more freedom with how we decide to price our products.

That doesn’t mean we aren’t planning to open up a physical store front (with delivery or course).

5. What is your goal with the business?

Our goal is to provide high quality products, at a reasonable price. We want to grow a brand that believes in serving the local skate scene.

6. What’s your favorite part of owning a mobile Skateshop?

We like the excitement around what we are doing. Everyone is super encouraging.

7. Why did you want to start a mobile Skateshop?

We wanted to start a mobile skate shop because we realized there were no more local skate shops operating in KW. Our homies always needed boards, and no one wanted to go to the mall or order online. So, we figured why not start a business and see where it goes!

8. What does skateboarding mean to you?

Skateboarding is a lifestyle and a good way to be creative. No skater is the same so it’s always great to meet someone who can teach you something new!

Skate culture is very inclusive. People are just down to land tricks and have a good time.

9. Anyone you’d like to thank?

We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us over the last year. We wouldn’t be where we are at without it! A big thanks to Comacan for the interview and we’d like to also thank our distributors and friends for being there along the way.