Creative Beast is a small business that sells realistic, built-to-scale dinosaur action figures made by owner-operator, David Silva. Creative Beast uses the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and the pledge management system BackerKit to launch each new line of action figures. Once launched, the dinosaurs are also available to buy online as well as at select retail outlets.
After seven years of honing his product, David launched Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series on Kickstarter. He went on to raise over $713,287 between Kickstarter and BackerKit, and needed to quickly ship orders to over 5,000 backers.
While David suspected there was a market for his action figures, the success was much greater than he expected. He knew that it would be time-consuming and impractical to store and fulfill the rewards himself. After all, his goal was to spend more time doing what he loves – creating the dinosaur action figures that he always wished existed.
Prior to his campaign launching, David reached out to Fulfillrite to get a shipping solution in place. He was prompted to do so after considerable research on Google. His goal was to find a qualified fulfillment team with trustworthy customer service and a human touch.
Our sales team helped him understand the ins and outs of fulfillment before the campaign was even launched. After the Kickstarter campaign rocketed to success, Fulfillrite shipped out over 5,000 rewards on David’s behalf in 2018. Similarly, during the toughest part of the pandemic in December 2020, Fulfillrite fulfilled his second similarly successful campaign – Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsian Series.
Over the last few years, Fulfillrite has also managed eCommerce orders for both Beasts of the Mesozoic series, which together are upwards of 300 per month, even when sales are slow.
All in all, Fulfillrite has helped David to streamline, systemize, and simplify his business operations, allowing David to focus on doing the creative work he loves.
David went on to launch another successful campaign for Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsian Series, which raised over $650,000 (and counting) between Kickstarter and BackerKit. Fulfillrite fulfilled this campaign as well.
Whether dealing with massive amounts of orders all at once, or a slow steady drip of eCommerce orders, Fulfillrite has been able to handle David’s fulfillment needs. In 2020 alone, David’s revenue doubled. All the while, David still has time to create, which he has used to further hone his craft.
We had well over 5,000 packages to ship between the Kickstarter and the pre-order campaign [in 2018]. Even with all the work of running a Kickstarter, it was a very positive experience! – David Silva, Owner, Creative Beast
David has been working with Fulfillrite for over five years now.
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