Thatcher Spring, while in the process of developing a wholesale apparel company, noticed an opportunity to provide a more comprehensive, 360°, eCommerce solution. From there, he went on to create GearLaunch. By offering end-to-end solutions, top of the line customer support, printing, fulfillment, shipping, and more, GearLaunch has continued to grow as a platform. Now, GearLaunch has developed a dedicated app for Shopify merchants. To learn more about GearLaunch, click here!
Have you ever asked yourself something like, “How is technology influencing retail operations?”, or perhaps, “Just how much has e-commerce changed the rules of retail?”? Retailers can no longer expect a good product and good location to simply draw a crowd. In today’s world, an attractive website, excellent support, and creative engagement is vital to success. Continue reading our CEO’s complete article on Forbes by clicking here.
With the recent release of the GearLaunch App to the Shopify App store, GearLaunch has been featured in major media across the United States. As the leading E2E commerce platform, GearLaunch's Shopify app provides internet entrepreneurs, designers, Shopify store sellers, and creatives a powerful one-stop tool to offer high-quality, trend-leading products to their consumers with minimal to no upfront investment. Already proven as one of the fastest growing beta apps on Shopify, GearLaunch's broad release gives all Shopify users the ability to start or scale their business affordably and rapidly. READ MORE..
Ronnie McKenzie, a Shopify powerhouse out of Australia, recently shared some suggestions based on his experiences using GearLaunch.
Having been around the block once or twice, McKenzie is familiar with available options of POD suppliers. Continually bouncing around, McKenzie was finally converted after using GearLaunch. Thrilled with the available products, superior customer support available to not only him, but his customers, and the ease of use with GearLaunch's Shopify app, he decided to share his experience, a comparison to some GearLaunch competitors, and his recommendations (Hint: GearLaunch is the best), in a recent blog post. Check out the article on his Website, www.storehacks.com!
Online Marketplaces have definitively changed the world. Created primarily to begin selling books online, Marketplaces like Amazon have become the normal way to buy, and sell, goods. From books to clothes, personal care products to home décor, these Marketplaces do it all. Entrepreneurs young and old have turned to Amazon and others to launch their business with varying degrees of success. As powerful these marketplaces are, they clearly have their draw-backs, many of which have become apparent as entrepreneurs are looking for more control of their companies. Brand ownership, preferred distribution, control from copy-cats, limited up-front investment in inventory, etc. are just a few of the key things causing entrepreneurs to sidestep these channels.
As a member of Forbes' invite-only Technology Council, GearLaunch CEO, Thatcher Spring, was recently published in Forbes about the Age of Merchant Independence and how entrepreneurs are Bypassing the E-Comm Giants by using Print-on-Demand and other tools like GearLaunch.
To learn more about how you can create a company and brand without being dependent on these marketplaces, click HERE!
GearLaunch, the leading E2E commerce platform, today announced the expansion of its on-demand product catalogue to include a suite of offerings targeted at artists, designers and photographers. The new products include various wall art mediums including stretched canvas, foam board and printed glass that will be added to the existing catalogue of apparel, homewares and accessories. Read More
GearLaunch was founded with the goal of leveling the playing field for independent online retailers. By systematically white-labeling all of the proprietary systems of the largest and most successful marketplaces and placing them in the hands of independent merchants, GearLaunch single-handedly invented the category of E2E commerce.
Below is our intervew with the founder and CEO Thatcher Spring:
After entrepreneur Thatcher Spring started his own apparel brand in 2006 that sold wholesale to retailers, he saw common roadblocks that smaller merchants face in getting products into the hands of the right people. Thatcher’s current business, GearLaunch, aims to solve those problems. Read More
Drop shipping has long been appealing to those who want to operate an e-commerce presence without all the hassle of actually managing one.
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The upward trajectory of ecommerce parallels the growth of the world wide web, and more growth is in the forecast.
Worldwide retail ecommerce sales are predicted to rise 23.2 percent in 2017 to $2.290 trillion. That means for the first time, ecommerce sales will account for one-tenth of total retail sales worldwide.
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"GearLaunch has introduced a new suite of email marketing automation tools called GL-Mail..."
"San Francisco-based GearLaunch today announced that it has received $4.8 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Hunt Technology Ventures..."
“The supply chain is the backbone that supports multiple processes of production and distribution for a retail business, whether a retailer is selling products online, through brick-and-mortar stores, or both…”
“Thatcher Spring, CEO of GearLaunch, said entrepreneurs should always do as much as possible with what they have before they add more fixed costs…”
“Find out where you and your competition rank across search engines. That’s according to Thatcher Spring, founder and CEO of San Francisco-based GearLaunch, a $100 million ecommerce platform…”