Store Spotlight: Lotus Sculpture

As a Religion major studying at the University of Richmond, Kyle Tortora, founder of this week’s Store Spotlight, Lotus Sculpture, took his first trip to Asia, and his lifetime love of foreign culture and travel was born.

For the past eleven years, Kyle has traveled to South India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, and Bali twice a year to hand pick the best pieces and materials for both his brick-and-mortar store in Oceanside, California and his ecommerce store, which was redesigned and migrated to the Miva Merchant platform two months ago.


Lotus Sculpture

“I selected Miva Merchant because of their ability for complete customization, the ability to seamlessly add third party software to the store,” says Kyle.

Currently, Lotus Sculpture carries approximately 750 different products, ranging from small tabletop Hindu and Buddhist statues, to large-scale sculptures designed for gardens and courtyards.  Customers can choose to shop by either, and then from there can choose to shop by price, material; (stone, marble, etc.) type, or specific deity.

“Before I was limited by what Yahoo said I could do,” Kyle adds. “Miva Merchant has allowed me to do whatever I imagine with my store. My sales have also been up since my Miva Merchant store launch.”