Our Trusted Affiliates Program

At The Grommet, we aim to help our Makers grow and succeed not only within our community but beyond our virtual walls. To that end, we've put together the following list of our most trusted affiliates for your consideration.


Shipwire provides ecommerce order fulfillment services, shipping software, and cloud-based logistics platform helps merchants by eliminating the hassles of shipping and storage via warehouses in the U.S., Canada, Europe or Asia. Shipwire uses “least-cost routing” to optimally pick, pack and ship the order to the buyer faster, and for less. Learn More

Shipwire’s technology is what really impressed us. It’s very refreshing to be able to focus on running the company instead of worrying about logistics. They were even able to accommodate our needs like specific gift wrapping styles.

- Ricardo Porteus, Pacha + Recode Media


Shopify is an e-commerce platform that enables individuals and businesses to create online stores by providing all the tools and help you need. Whether you already have products, are looking to sell digital goods or are interested in drop shipping — Shopify has a complete solution for you. Learn More

Shopify is helping people who don't necessarily have the web development skills to connect directly to consumers. I see that as a real shift in the opportunities available.

- Patrick Buckley, Cofounder of Dodo Case


ShipStation is a leading web-based shipping software solution that enables online retailers to organize, process, fulfill and ship their orders quickly and easily. ShipStation supports automatic order importing from over 40 shopping carts and marketplaces, including eBay, Amazon, Shopify, Bigcommerce, Volusion, Opensky, Squarespace and so much more! Sell anywhere and ship via all the major carriers such as USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL. Use ShipStation to streamline your shipping today. Learn More

I honestly cannot say enough positive things about ShipStation and how it really has enabled me to increase my efficiency when it comes to shipping out my products... Great work guys, really great work.

- Ray Doustdar, Found of Buiced


Zendesk delivers the leading cloud-based customer service software. Loved by customers for its simplicity and elegance, Zendesk is the easiest and fastest way to provide great customer service. Learn More

Zendesk enables us to maintain a customer-facing solution that is economical, scalable, and well suited to our available staffing.

- Christopher, Getapp


Recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held companies, the Grasshopper virtual phone system is designed to help small businesses & entrepreneurs stay connected and sound more professional. Learn More

Having a phone number on our site increased conversion of site visitors to sign ups and paid users!

- Allan Branch, Less Accounting


Raise money for your product on the largest global crowdfunding platform. Since 2008, Indiegogo has enabled people to launch campaigns in nearly 200 countries across the world in areas spanning creative, cause, and entrepreneurial projects. Sign up here.

The funding from the campaign allowed us to scale up our business venture and connect with our first 1200 customers in more than 25 countries around the world.

- Anna, Luminaid


Accessing funding for your business shouldn’t be complicated or time-consuming, so Kabbage developed a simple way to get up to $150,000 in minutes. Apply online by entering basic business information and linking your revenue data through Kabbage’s secure application. Kabbage will review your business performance to let you know how much working capital you can access. Once qualified, take any amount you need from your line and continue to draw from your available credit whenever you need funds. Learn More

Getting a small business loan from a bank seemed pretty impossible as a new business. Taking an online loan from Kabbage to buy additional inventory was a quick and simple process.

- Adam, Strength Shop USA

Growth Spark

Growth Spark uses data-driven strategy, design, and development to solve business problems for growing ecommerce companies. We help maker brands craft a comprehensive ecommerce strategy, design a unique experience for their customers, develop technology to run their business more efficiently, and utilize data to make smarter decisions. We've been fortunate enough to have our work win awards, increase conversion, and help grow a number of amazing brands into established ecommerce players. Learn More

We are beyond thrilled with the output. And the proof is not only in the experience itself, it's also in the data.

- Eric Freedman, VP of Sales and Marketing, Aerodesigns, Inc.


Timroon is a boutique product design and sourcing firm that provides manufacturing solutions for entrepreneurs and emerging companies looking to scale production. Whether facilitating production in the USA or across the world, Timroon specializes in identifying and managing the most cost-effective product manufacturing programs while ensuring high quality products, delivered on time and in-spec. Learn More

We came to Timroon after making our first prototype. The prototype looked good but wasn’t designed for manufacturing. Timroon not only took on the design-for-manufacturing responsibilities, but was able to maintain the demanding aesthetic requirements. With their reputable supply chain, they were able to achieve an all-inclusive and desirable product. We’ve really enjoyed working with the Timroon team.

- Benjamin Kander, CEO, Welly Bottle


Cognate is a trademark registry, similar to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where you can instantly document the trademark rights you’ve earned through use. With the same rights to the federal registration process—but with the added benefit of trademark monitoring—Cognate helps you protect your business, affordably. Sign up through The Grommet for a 50% discount on registration fees. Learn More.

There are so many costs associated with a start-up business, but monitoring & registering trademarks is affordable and hassle-free using Cognate. The Cognate website is intuitive to use. When I did have a question, they promptly got back to me with helpful information. Thanks Cognate for simplifying the process!

- Keri Stickler, Owner Tick Tock, LLC., Creator of Peel to TrackCM Stickers


Tool, Inc. is a product design and development firm. For over 18 years, we have designed consumer products for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and every type of company in between. Whether its snowboard helmets for Burton or 3D printers for Makerbot, Tool has the industrial design and mechanical engineering expertise to create innovative and manufacturable solutions for our clients. Learn More.

Tool is a specialized design firm that understands the lifecycle of a product from inception through launch. I’ve worked with Tool for over 4 years and they continue to surprise me with their insight, creativity, and design.

- Fred MacDonald, CEO, Mobile Monitoring Technologies.