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ShipRush Integrates with Crowdfunding Platform Kickstarter

ShipRush Integrates with Crowdfunding Platform Kickstarter

ShipRush now integrates with crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, one of three new integrations the company added, according to Rafael Zimberoff.

“Folks who take orders on Kickstarter can now easily feed those orders into ShipRush and ship from ShipRush,” he said.

The shipping solution, which supports USPS, UPS, and FedEx, also recently added integrations with Finale Inventory and Shopware.

Why Kickstarter, when the site says it is “specifically for creative projects” in Art, Comics, Crafts, Dance, Design, Fashion, Film & Video, Food, Games, Journalism, Music, Photography, Publishing, Technology, and Theater?

While you might not think of Kickstarter as an ecommerce incubator, it can be credited for the success of numerous products. This recent article in MentalFloss provides some examples, including a popular game called Exploding Kittens.

As we wrote in 2012, instead of one venture capital firm putting up all the money in what could be a risky investment, a project could instead be funded by many small investors.

Three years later, we noted the increase in the number of online sellers who were using crowdfunding platforms to raise money to invest in new equipment, fund new product lines and other types of projects to grow their businesses.

Kickstarter continues to thrive to the point that project owners are looking for solutions to help them deal with their success, as ShipRush’s integration demonstrates.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.