Ship by Product Hunt

A toolkit for makers to ship awesome products ⛵

#3 Product of the MonthSeptember 2017
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Ship is a toolkit for makers to build awesome products. Use Ship to generate demand, build an email list, and communicate with your audience, and ship product.

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Reviews

  • Kunal BhatiaCo-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
    Pros: 

    You can put very little effort into building a landing page and getting beta customers, letting you focus on shipping your product!

    Cons: 

    Nothing really! There's still a free version for everyone bootstrapping!

    There was a void left by people who wanted to reach the Product Hunt community but weren't ready to launch. You had to put a lot of effort into creating a webpage just to do a 'Pre-launch' hunt. That's all simplified now.

    Kunal Bhatia has used this product for one month.
  • Jeremiah S.Founder @ startuptracker.io 🎯
    Pros: 

    The fastest way to collect emails while your build

    Cons: 

    Nope, beats WordPress landing pages any day

    We've been using our upcoming page for the last couple of weeks and have collected over 1,000 emails already 😊

    Saves days if not weeks by giving you tools to launch and iterate out of the box.

    Welcome to the future 🚀

    Jeremiah S. has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
For the past several weeks we've been beta testing a new suite of tools to help makers and startups build awesome products. We call it Ship. Ship is useful for anyone building a product: pre-launch, at launch, and post-launch. After all, launching is not a one-time thing and building an engaged community is 🔑. During our beta period, awesome folks including Eric Ries, Casey Neistat, and larger companies like Shopify, used Ship to announce their upcoming product launches, collect emails from interested subscribers, and gather feedback from their audience. We're opening access on a first-come, first-serve basis, so reserve your place in line now. If you'd like to skip the waitlist, sign up for one of the Pro plans and unlock additional super powers, including: ✏️ Surveys and Polls* 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Group Messaging* 🗓 Scheduled Product Launches* 🔍 A/B Testing* 📈 Reports and Analytics* 🌐 Custom Domain* 📣 Product Promotion 🎣 Webhooks *These features are shipping soon! Questions/feedback!? We'd love to hear it. 😸 EDIT: We decided to offer 20% off our Pro plans for the next few days using this link.
Adam Leidhecker@adamleidhecker · Seeking Dir Role: Digital/Social/Strtgy
@rrhoover 🔥🤘 well done team!
Omar Uddin@omaruddin · Entrepreneur
@rrhoover good stuff - paid plans start off a bit steep but look forward to trying it out.
Olivier El Mekki@oelmekki · maker
@rrhoover Awesome :) We already talked about this, but I think indeed that PH would gain allowing to follow a product in all the steps of its life, not just at launch. Did you consider plugging prelaunch to Betalist? It sounds like an obvious/useful addition.
Frank Denbow@frank_denbow
@rrhoover Looks cool but what does "Product Promotion" mean exactly?
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@frank_denbow those using the Pro plans will get additional visibility on our index of upcoming product launches and the homepage of Product Hunt.
Charles Jo@charlesjo · Creator, Startup Study Group (SSG)
@rrhoover seems like a natural evolution of Product Hunt. Awesome.
Raphael Ouzan@raphaelouzan · Founder, BillGuard
@rrhoover What a brilliant idea to upgrade from discovery of new products to the environment where product launches are built and distributed! Also +1 on the pricing plan waitlist vs paid instant. Outstanding execution!
Patrick SamyHiring@patricksamy · Stoic. Hacker.
@rrhoover Congratulations to you and the team! This is a fantastic product :)
Dainis Kanopa@dainiskanopa · CEO at Middle
@rrhoover what is the difference between pro vs super pro?
Milan vd Bovenkamp ♠@milann · Connecting people again with Wildcard 🃏
@rrhoover Awesome stuff! What kind of customers of your customers (meta!) are you aiming for? Must be a more techie/early adopter crowd right?
Romain Lacombe@rlacombe · Founder & CEO, Plume Labs
@rrhoover & team – fantastic, very well done!!! Any idea of when scheduled product launches might ship? (no pun intended :-p)
Jeremiah S.@_jeremiahs · Founder @ startuptracker.io 🎯
🦄 Awesome! Thanks for letting us in on the beta @nickabouzeid @rrhoover 🙏
tom meagher@tomfme · now is good.
@frank_denbow @rrhoover Will we be able to tell what products got a boost from Pro on the homepage?
Justin Mitchell@itsthisjustin · Designing Products at Sofriendly.com
@rrhoover Excited to try it but ultimately very worried about the “pay to succeed” model in the startup world. This started with Google ads, moved to App Store ads, and now even on PH you will need $$ to get noticed. It sets a scary precedent for indie makers who may not even charge for the things they build.
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@dainiskanopa each of the two plans offer additional features. Once you reserve your place in line, you'll see these plan options:
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@milann Ship is built for those building products, from a indie maker to bigger companies (e.g. Shopify and Discord were early beta testers). Does that answer your question?
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@itsthisjustin this is 100% top of mind. Currently the promotion doesn't affect the rank on the homepage feed, but instead you'll see these upcoming product promoted in other places. For the past several weeks we've been promoting beta testers on the homepage already. And to answer @tomfme's question, yes we'll include an annotation to make it clear which makers are "promoted" in these places.
Justin Mitchell@itsthisjustin · Designing Products at Sofriendly.com
@rrhoover good to hear it’s on the mind! With great power comes great responsibility ;)
Dainis Kanopa@dainiskanopa · CEO at Middle
@rrhoover I just made my upcoming page https://www.producthunt.com/upco... with my "Super Pro" subscription in a few minutes. OMG
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@dainiskanopa amazing 💕
Hiten Shah@hnshah · Crazy Egg, Quick Sprout & Draftsend
What started as an MVP called Upcoming has turned into Ship! Bravo Product Hunt team. This is going to be super useful to all of us releasing new products and improving existing ones. 🙏🏽🚀🤗
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@hnshah 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 For everyone else, Hiten's been one of our best supporters over the past few months of beta testing. Thanks for all the advice and help!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@hnshah @rrhoover Hiten also does a stellar job of building in public... Adding a 'product log' could be a good addition to the offering.
Kireeti Varma@kireetivarma · Product Manager at SV.CO
And thus, Product Hunt gets into business. :)
Andrew Falchook@falchook · Growth at MiningStore
Couldn't be more excited to start using Ship for upcoming projects. Sites like https://feathrd.co/ have really implemented it beautifully.
Nick Abouzeid 🕴
Maker
@nickabouzeid · Social & Ship at Product Hunt
@falchook Couldn't agree more! cc @ambonium
Harry Raymond@harryraymond · Founder Drinkeasy, Product Hunt NYC
@falchook beautiful implementation.
Harry Raymond@harryraymond · Founder Drinkeasy, Product Hunt NYC
@falchook Only downer though is the powered by product hunt widget doesn't work on mobile.
Amrith Shanbhag@amrith · making ideas happen at feathrd
@falchook @harryraymond thanks Harry, glad you like it :)
Nick Abouzeid 🕴
Maker
@nickabouzeid · Social & Ship at Product Hunt
@falchook @harryraymond Working on this! On our list of bugs to quash 🙏
Alexandre Mouriec@mrcalexandre · CS @ IUT Lannion | Stuffi | Argos VR
Product Hunt is a company I ❤️ so much and the team is full of people I appreciate and find very inspiring 🙏 They created something really big, especially for my generation. Monetization is needed but sometimes hard to find #startuplife I am so happy to learn that today, they are launching Ship, a toolkit for makers to ship awesome products 🚀 and the 1st step for them to monetize. My experience on PH was amazing ! They are helping people launch products from all over the world, without the need to be in SV. I was able to have so many awesome opportunities thanks to the community they created. I was able to launch products seen by several thousands of people, just from my college bedroom, and meet makers from all over the world. I am not the only one and I won't be the last one 🙌 I am looking forward to launch my next project thanks to Ship ! Seeing Upcoming evolve to Ship today is the perfect example of a great MVP. Great job Product Hunt Team 👏 🚀 I just wrote this post on Linkedin but I think its place is also on Product Hunt :)