HOW CROWDMALL WORKS
The crowd-supported pre-order marketplace
Help make exciting new product ideas real
CrowdMall is an e-commerce marketplace where product creators generate risk-free pre-sales of ready-to-make products from early-adopter buyers. Be the first to back and own innovative new products with delivery guaranteed.
Discover innovative &
creative new products
Engage directly with creators, browse offerings, and learn what makes their products great.
Campaigns have transparent sales goals and deadlines backed by CrowdMall's guarantee.
Be the first to own
exciting new products
Items that hit their goal will be produced and delivered. If not, you get your money back.
Pre-ordering on CrowdMall is low risk, high reward, and a whole lot of fun
Who is CrowdMall for?
We aim to serve buyers and sellers respectively to insure a smooth transaction
Early-adopter consumers who purchase the latest new innovations without the risk of not receiving a product, losing their money, or waiting a long time for the item to be made and delivered.Start Shopping
Developers, creatives, and inventors with funding and ready-to-make products who seek to fully validate product-market fit before making large scaled-up investments in inventory.Launch a Campaign
Ideas come to life
CrowdMall is the place where products find their audiences and markets before they have been realized. The most compelling ideas will have some or all of these features:
Innovative solutions that have the power to capture people’s imaginations
Disruptive ideas that have the potential to break through into the market and the public sphere
Practical ideas that can be implemented with reasonable time, money, and other resources
Compelling ideas that engage people and meet viable market needs
Product eligibility criteria & creator listing requirements
Products must be ready to produce at the end of the campaign – no beta or prototype products will be approved
Manufacturing capabilities and supply arrangements must be secured for immediate production
Necessary funding must be in place to make products upfront. Creators are paid after delivery
Logistics Solution in Place
Creators must have delivery and shipping capabilities in place to deliver products to buyers
Six-month Production Limit
All products must be delivered with 180 days or less after a campaign is completed
Products must have a disruptive impact in the marketplace that meets customer needs
Practical Products Only
Products must be practical enough to be realized, shipped, and capable of being sold at commercial scale
Unique & New-to-Market
Products must be innovative and unique ideas rather than incremental changes to existing items
How we vet creators
We carefully review all creator projects before publishing on CrowdMall
Every product must be brand new to the market rather than a slight change to an existing product.
Resources to Produce
We carefully review a creator's means and resources to produce their product to insure a smooth and timely delivery upon successful campaign completion.
Verified Manufacturing Capabilities
We carefully review creators to make sure they have the capability to make the product in a reasonable timeframe once their campaign completes.
Trustworthy & Reliable
We carefully vet creators to ensure they are both trustworthy and reliable sellers to participate in sales on CrowdMall.
Funding in Place
Creators have the necessary finances in place to produce the product and deliver as promised to buyers.
Each product must not infringe on another product creator’s intellectual property or trademarks.
How campaigns work
Each campaign clearly communicates goals and progress to the buyer
- Creators apply to run their campaign
- Approved creators list product innovations
- Dates are set along with a pre-sales target
- Buyers pre-order a product
- Funds are held securely by CrowdMall
- If goal is not met the purchase is refunded
- If goal is met, product goes to production
- After delivery the creator is paid
We're not crowdfunding
We're crowd-supported pre-order shopping
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding campaigns raise seed money for new projects from a large number of people
Crowdfunding is crowdsourced alternative financing that can be used to start a business. Crowdfunding typically takes place at the earliest stage of launching a business or product to fund R&D. There is no guarantee the product will ever make it to market or that the funds will be sufficient to deliver as promised.
What is pre-ordering?
A pre-order is a payment placed for an item that is developed but not yet released from an established business
When you pre-order an item you commit to buying the product upon its release which assists the seller in forecasting inventory needs and ensuring a successful product launch. When you pre-order a product you are guaranteed either to receive it or get your money back.
The best of both!
How we're different
|Backed by a crowd-supported audience||✓||✓|
|Products have completed R&D and are ready to make||✓|
|Creators have funds secured to manufacture the item||✓|
|Creators only receive funds once the product is delivered||✓|
|There is no risk of not receiving the product ordered||✓|
|Designed for established product creators and inventors||✓|
|De-risks inventory investment & validates product-market fit||✓|
|Designed for early edition, not prototype stage product launches||✓|
|Once production funds are met, creators can make profits||✓|