Freshpreneur

A peer-to-peer marketplace for crowdfunded products

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Justin Rogers
Maker
@justinhrogers · Owner, Freshpreneur
My name is Justin Rogers and I promote crowdfunding entrepreneurs. Let's connect! My company, Freshpreneur, is developing the largest online marketplace to support crowdfunding entrepreneurs grow their brands and networks within an organic crowdfunding ecosystem. This marketplace is intended to bring revenues to crowdfunding startups faster and cheaper than if they were to do so alone. Anyone who has successfully crowdfunded a product can create their own shop in the marketplace and begin making money immediately. Freshpreneur's Marketplace is for crowdfunding entrepreneurs, crowdfunding enthusiasts, and those interested in indie or niche products. We hope that you enjoy it.
Kat Nguyen@katnguyen · Campus Ambassador at UC Berkeley. Tech.
@justinhrogers Hi Justin. As a tinkerer myself, I love discovering unique products. I hope this becomes wildly successful. Can't wait to follow the growth!
Justin Rogers
Maker
@justinhrogers · Owner, Freshpreneur
@katnguyen thanks for the support! This is a community effort and we want the crowdfunding and entrepreneurial community to embrace and build this.
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
Crowdfunding crowdfunding #Meta...Very best of luck to you 🎉
Justin Rogers
Maker
@justinhrogers · Owner, Freshpreneur
@eonpilot thanks for your support!
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
there are a couple of major players here in china doing exactly this - on the chinese crowdfunding sites. :) chinese players get 45days to deliver the product from when the crowd funding ends to getting it in peeps hands too, then their products are moved into a section on the major ecomm sites for public to buy etc
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@tony_anastasi Which ones do you mean? Thanks
Justin Rogers
Maker
@justinhrogers · Owner, Freshpreneur
@tony_anastasi thanks for this information. I am curious, do these ecommerce sites redirect shoppers to the respective products' sites to purchase or is there an integrated shopping cart to handle purchases across multiple vendors? Freshpreneur marketplace will have an integrated checkout (no redirects) and rely on dropshipping from each vendor.
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@justinhrogers like amazon, only much bigger
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@eonpilot ok take for example this site - https://z.jd.com/project/details...
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@tony_anastasi Chinese kickstarter. This is so cool. Thanks for this. Norwegian kickstarter: https://startskudd.no/ Its not as ambitious as the chinese kickstarter 🤣
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@eonpilot there are a few here, this is just one of the bigger players, a couple of these basically own the china marketplace and all work pretty much exactly like this - back it within 30days and get your item within about 30-45days after it ends. the companies that are the brands/creators are all registered businesses so no scammy bullshit go's on unlike the american ks/indiegg has :) thats the kicker right there.
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@tony_anastasi I agree to an extent. Scams are definitely on KS. However Designed by the small guy has a good ring to it. As oppose to designed by committee in big registered corps. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@eonpilot sure, but this means delusional projects like this would not make it onto the Chinese sites, https://startskudd.no/prosjekt/r... i mean, not to be rude, actually this comment is totally rude, but who ever thinks this will last from summer to winter on a bike tire is totally delusional. i mean the zippers on my jacket break all the time, can you imagine how long it would take for this to come loose when your flying downhill on a bike and what the resulting deaths/injuries will be like when it comes undone as you know it will? haha The Chinese sites do force the one man bands to team up with an existing manufacturer (who's committee haha) will tell you if the concept is doable and commercially viable to make etc etc.
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@eonpilot ok now i will be slightly ruder haha - their super early bird kicker is 406kr's which is 327rmb.. for me to change an entire rim is 10rmb here in china, haha and a new tire is another 15rmb. sure they are 'made like shit' (I tend to smash one on my ebike at least once every couple of months cos the roads here in my village have potholes the size of manhole covers and when you hit one at 60kph, your up for a new front rim at least) grr - and these guys are selling peeps on the zipper tires at 499kr's, wow thats a few coins eh :) haha..
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@tony_anastasi Good points, especially about little guy collabing with committee. All-though descision by committee isnt much better than design by committee. I love your honesty. What if it workes tho? I think thats the allure of kickstarter and the likes. What do you think @justinhrogers ?
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@tony_anastasi BTW: you should add ReTyre to PH 😁 Maybe this is V1 and V2 they add industrial strength Velcro and it works much better than zippers :P
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@eonpilot from my experience on ks/indie ... that 'what if' is like one out of 100 projects haha. every couple of weeks I go back to check on all the campaigns that got my interest, just to see how they are doing.. all I can say is thank f*** I stopped myself from backing every time i saw a good project, all but ONE has shipped with happy peeps, rest are either noshows still ( some over 3years now ) others have everyone demanding refunds for non working/non functioning projects :( I'm really hoping the TRAVIS campaign works and lives up to expectations. this closes in just 18 hours and it would really really be helpful to me as i have 15 countries this year to work in.. https://www.indiegogo.com/projec...
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@eonpilot and don't worry, even the chinese sites are full of stupid ideas also, like this one from HP ! https://z.jd.com/project/details... - seriously stupid eh!
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@eonpilot this is what you find in almost all Chinese flats/apartments ( 98% of accommodation here in china are rentals - the rich peeps have gas ovens like HP is selling above lols )
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@eonpilot and if I really really want to stick my phone to the backwall - I can go buy a 5rmb magnet case they use for car holders here lolz.
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@eonpilot anyhow - I have just two weeks left here in China, so thanks to all the Chinese kickstarters I've done work for over the last six years, thank you guys, you have let me live for free here doing basically jack all, err I mean a couple of intro videos to put food on my plate haha. I have one client who's paying me now to goto 15 countries to shoot videos for them, they will be putting me up in hotels for months at a time in each country. no more Chinese kickstarters for me, YAAA BABY YEAH !!! hehe.
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@eonpilot being a filmmaker is taken for granted here, haha every single one of these companies I've worked for piles everything on just me!, 'TONYSON, I need staff photos, logos, product design?!, business cards, posters, training materials, sales materials, 300 page english manuals sighs, even expo stands designed, FLOOR PLANS FOR MY NEW BUILDING? ( I'm like WTF dudes, I'm not an architect ok :( I've even designed in 3D a complete fuel cell generator! :( etc..
Justin Rogers
Maker
@justinhrogers · Owner, Freshpreneur
@eonpilot @tony_anastasi guys we've got a fantastic dialogue going on here about crowdfunding sites around the world (US, China, Norway). Very interesting. To answer @econpilot about Kickstarter/Indiegogo, I agree in that it offers creators and makers of all levels and means to realize their dreams. This is awesome and this is why so many of us love crowdfunding. Now with that freedom, you are going to have the downsides of fly-by-nights, scammers and copy cats. That's just something to navigate as backers and supporters. Just to clarify this PH, Freshpreneur, is not a crowdfunding platform. It does not compete with Kickstarter or Indiegogo (though perhaps, arguably, with Indiegogo's InDemand). It is an after-market for successfully crowdfunded products. A marketplace post-crowdfunding. A good way to explain it is the Etsy of crowdfunding where anyone can sign up to sell his/her already crowdfunded products.
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@justinhrogers copycats did you say? those ks and indie are being scanned 24/7 by the Chinese :) they can have products on the market before the campaigns even finish haha :(
Justin Rogers
Maker
@justinhrogers · Owner, Freshpreneur
@tony_anastasi yes. Here is one of many case in points. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/30/a...