Indiegogo Partners with Ingram Micro Commerce
Shipping & Logistics Provider Offers Indiegogo Entrepreneurs New Services to Quickly and More Reliably Deliver their Campaign Perks to Backers
Press Release – SAN FRANCISCO, November 15, 2017 – Indiegogo, the platform for entrepreneurs to launch innovative and groundbreaking products, and Ingram Micro Commerce, a strategic business unit of Ingram Micro, the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor, today announced a new partnership to help entrepreneurs on Indiegogo deliver their products to backers quickly and reliably.
Through the partnership program, which will be fully integrated on Indiegogo’s platform, campaign owners can take advantage of special bulk shipping discounts, world-class supply chain capabilities, kitting and packaging and a first of its kind service that allows all Indiegogo products manufactured in China to be aggregated in a centralized warehouse, pre-kitted, then batched together for overseas freight shipping, offering entrepreneurs significant savings over retail pricing.
Ingram Micro Commerce will offer preferred pricing discounts on order fulfillment, shipping services, packaging and warehousing solutions, as well as a suite of commerce enablement and growth services for qualified entrepreneurs on Indiegogo. Access to Ingram Micro’s expansive global network of warehouses and distribution centers will support Indiegogo entrepreneurs in shipping products to their backers around the world.
Throughout the fulfillment process, Ingram Micro’s Shipwire Platform, the company’s cloud-based order management technology, allows campaigners to connect to warehouses, integrate with online sales channels via robust APIs, review order and inventory data in real-time and more.
“This new partnership is another step toward Indiegogo empowering entrepreneurs to fulfill and deliver their products to backers with ease, whether they’ve just launched their first product or are scaling their business,” said David Mandelbrot, CEO of Indiegogo.
“Backers of the innovative products from the entrepreneurs in this program will now be able to receive their items more quickly and more reliably thanks to the myriad of resources offered to entrepreneurs from Ingram Micro.”
“As a company that values innovation, it is a priority for us to invest in entrepreneurs and help them grow their businesses. We are delighted to partner with Indiegogo and support their innovative approach to successfully shipping new and exciting products around the world,” said Ken Beyer, executive vice president at Ingram Micro. “We look forward to making enterprise-class shipping and logistics more accessible to these fast growing brands.”
In addition to enabling faster shipping and valuable discounts to Indiegogo campaigners, the partnership with Ingram Micro also provides qualified entrepreneurs with consultation opportunities to help them scale their businesses, from fulfillment through distribution.
This new partnership is a continuation of Indiegogo’s efforts to support product entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their projects. As a one-stop destination for startups bringing their projects from concept to market, Indiegogo works with entrepreneurs beyond the crowdfunding stage of their businesses. With offerings like a new marketplace, a storefront for business owners to sell products that are shipping now, and exclusive collaborations with Arrow Electronics, IBM, and Brookstone, Indiegogo helps entrepreneurs get their products to broad markets faster and easier than ever before.
Learn more at: https://enterprise.indiegogo.com/ingrammicro
Indiegogo is the place to discover clever and unique innovations in tech and design before they go mainstream, including hundreds of products shipping right away. Indiegogo’s crowdfunding campaigns are where new and groundbreaking ideas take flight. With thousands of campaigns launching every week, there’s ingenious tech, creative design, and much more around every corner — often with special pricing for early backers as well as equity opportunities. Indiegogo’s marketplace is loaded with clever and surprising innovations in tech, design, and more — all with guaranteed shipping – with many products sourced from successful crowdfunding campaigns. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. For more information, visit Indiegogo.com and follow us at Twitter.com/indiegogo and Facebook.com/indiegogo.
About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro works with brands and retailers to provide on-demand and custom fulfillment solutions that meet their needs today and into the future. With 154 distribution centers across 45 countries, Ingram Micro has the stability and scale to help its customers reach new markets around the world, and its cloud-based order management platform, Shipwire, enables customers to connect with warehouses, integrate new sales channels and access real-time visibility into their orders and inventory.
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