San Francisco (PRWEB) June 28, 2006
Goodstorm (http://www.goodstorm.com), a progressive e-commerce company that runs an online MarketSpace for sellers and buyers, has launched GoodStorm CoOp, an in-house group designing and managing online stores for leading non-profit organizations. The CoOp group can typically launch StoreFronts within seven days.
By opening a GoodStorm CoOp StoreFront, a qualifying organization can raise funds and promote its mission. Stores can feature custom merchandise, including t-shirts, bumper stickers, and other products. GoodStorm also offers product design services.
Sellers incur no costs because products are printed and shipped on-demand. GoodStorm handles inventory management, shipping, logistics, and billing, so sellers have more time to create designs and build and nurture communities of people who share their values. StoreFront owners keep 70% of the top-line profit generated from sales — instead of the 20% to 30% offered by other e-commerce enablers.
Yobie Benjamin, GoodStorm Founder and CEO, said, “We’re helping socially responsible organizations and individuals develop new sources of income. By providing easy-to-use tools that most non-profits couldn’t develop on their own, GoodStorm enables progressive organizations to become economically self-sustaining.”
GoodStorm’s CoOp partners include Working Assets, BringThemHomeNow, MomsRising and others.
According to Andrew Boyd, creator of the Bring Them Home Now “Peace Ribbon” campaign, “GoodStorm helped us get a store up and running in no time. We were able to launch our campaign with our logo almost overnight. They really cared about the quality of the merchandise, and were dedicated to helping us in our mission. It's great to have allies like GoodStorm, who give us exposure to their community of progressive-minded shoppers, and who help us earn real money while spreading our word."
GoodStorm uses on-demand production technology to print customized designs and produce them one at a time, or in large quantities -- with no financial risk. This yields significant benefit for CoOp partners and enables storeowners to create unique merchandise for special events, promotions, offices, clients and geographic locations. Quick production and availability are assured.
Password Protected Interface
CoOp partners can access GoodStorm’s password-protected administrative interface to manage a store’s products and prices.
A flexible profit model lets StoreFront owners price products at a profit or at wholesale. Whether producing products for fundraising or for marketing purposes, storeowners control the pricing to earn the profit they need for their cause.
GoodStorm maintains an online MarketSpace for progressive e-commerce at GoodStorm.com. GoodStorm helps drive sales by co-marketing CoOp stores to its own online community of progressive customers and organizations.
GoodStorm goes beyond traditional advocacy merchandise such as buttons, stickers, and t-shirts by delivering innovative products like customized US postage stamps that drive excitement and sales. A custom postage campaign for Bring Them Home Now resulted in more than 60,000 stamps sold in less than two weeks.
Founded by serial entrepreneur Yobie Benjamin and venture capitalist and philanthropist Andy Rappaport, GoodStorm is an economic change agent that empowers organizations and individuals to generate higher income from e-commerce sales. The company develops and provides free tools, technologies and social-networking functionality for sellers to create online stores to market print-on-demand apparel and co-branded merchandise through GoodStorm.com.