Unlike Kickstarter, which is not a store, Crowd Supply actually is. There are the crowdfunding campaigns, not unlike Kickstarter and Indiegogo, where a maker requests funds to create their product and by donating, you get sponsorship gifts. But what sets Crowd Supply apart is that it actually sells the products it helps fund.
Once a project is funded, it's not the end. Crowd Supply offers pre-orders and purchase of in-stock items from past campaigns. Not limiting themselves, Crowd Supply is supporting products across categories, including pet collars with built-in leashes, hand-crank phone chargers, dinnerware, guitars, apparel, and plush toys.
For the maker who doesn't have an existing sales platform, this built-in shop and fulfillment option makes the process seamless.
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