How to Sell Your Crowdfunded Invention to Best Buy

Best Buy ranked 72nd on the Fortune 500 in 2014. While the electronics retailer has seen sales decline in recent years, it remains one of the largest chain stores in the United States, with $8.6...
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7 Tips to Reduce Your Merchant Fraud and Chargebacks

To put it simply, fraud sucks. This is especially true when you’re a small startup who can’t afford to have anything else eat away at your bottom line. Unfortunately, fraud is inevitable. Fortunately for...
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Crowdfunding: Turning Transactions into Relationships?

Whether you’ve watched campaigns from the sidelines, backed a couple cool projects or launched something yourself, there is something undeniably special about crowdfunding. No other commerce model is underscored by the sense of community and...
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What Now? 5 Questions You'll Ask After a Successful Crowdfund.

Remember that feeling when you graduated from College? Or that feeling when you got unexpectedly fired? It’s that distinct stomach-dropping “holy shit!”, paired with a hard-hitting wave of “what now?”. It’s also the feeling...
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Overcoming Your Abandonment Issues: How to Recover Your Cart.

I’ve done it too many times to count, and statistics say you’re just as guilty. No, I’m not talking about stealing half a dozen ketchup packets at a restaurant. I’m talking about...
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Top 10 Products We Love (and Now Must Brag About)

Since February is the month of love, we’ve decided to highlight the 10 products we had the biggest crush on last month. These products don’t just look good, they’ve got that hard-to-explain “something”...
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How Brands Use Crowdfunding For Kick-Ass Marketing

“It’s not about the money”. This overused line serves as a “trump” card when illustrating unadulterated passion in the face of conflict. It’s also kind of the truth when it comes to a growing...
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Independent Crowdfunding 'Rebels' Are the Future. We'll Tell You Why.

The idea of crowdfunding has been around since early human community and collaboration, but the mainstream uses are in constant motion. ArtistShare, said to be the world’s first crowdfunding platform emerged in 2003 as a...
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6 Supreme Lessons 'The Coolest' Cooler Can Teach You

Life after a record-breaking $13M crowdfunding raise isn't filled with swanky parties, beach vacations, nor any of the opulence generally associated with multi-million dollar windfalls. In fact, despite the months of preparation and the immeasurable hustle...
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Pre-Orders on Your Website: Celery vs. Shopify

Have you recently crowdfunded and are looking to continue the momentum? If so, congrats—you totally deserved your successful campaign. Otherwise, maybe you're thinking about skipping the platform and running pre-orders on your own website? If...
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