Floship, the market leader in global crowdfunding fulfillment services, and Platform88, a product development and manufacturing service provider to startups and innovators, have jointly announced a partnership in which clients of either company will have facilitated access to the others’ expertise and suite of services. By working together, Floship and Platform88 will be able to bridge the gap between manufacturing and fulfillment for their clients to reduce costs and improve efficiencies across the supply chain.
“Crowdfunding campaigns for physical products will require both manufacturing expertise and logistics expertise. Both are critical elements of the supply chain, but often times, campaign owners don’t connect these two areas until way too late into the process,” says Blake Meyers, founder of Crunch Cup which raised $35,213 on Kickstarter.
Instead of being thrown into the fire to search for logistics partners at the end of the manufacturing process, startups will be guided early on to think about their packaging, transport, storage, and overall supply chain costs before the manufacturing processes. “Integrating manufacturing and crowdfunding fulfillment services will allow entrepreneurs on platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo to minimize the risk of delays in production and fulfillment,” says Eun-Ah Choi, Director of Partnerships at Platform88. “We’re very excited to work with Platform88 given their direct ownership of their factories and a passion for working with innovative startups that mirrors our own excitement” says Steve Suh, CEO of Floship.
About Floship: Floship specializes in cross border ecommerce fulfillment to over 168 countries around the world from multiple facilities in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. It is the recognized leader in crowdfunding fulfillment projects with more crowdfunding orders shipped than any other fulfillment company in the world. The company has won multiple technology awards and it’s investors include prominent venture capital firms. Inquiries: [email protected]
About Platform88: Platform88 works with startups and consumer goods companies to engineer, manufacture, and distribute innovative products with factories and offices in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shenzhen, and Yangjiang. Platform88 has worked with more than 200 startups since its founding in 2014. Inquiries: [email protected]