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

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

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

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

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

Grasshopper

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

Indiegogo

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

Now

Small Business Financing (Access to YOUR capital that is not a loan) NOWaccount®, the first merchant service that works for B2B, enables you to choose to Get Paid NOW®–for the same or less than the cost of accepting a credit card for payment–while your commercial and government customers continue to pay according to their schedules. NOWaccount helps you better manage day-to-day cash flow, allowing you to reserve lines of credit and other sources of capital for more strategic expenditures. Learn More

Going into this year, we were in a crunch. Now we're getting the money in immediately from every order...which allows us to reinvest back into the company into more advertising and marketing, which is so important.

- Carrie King, Co-founder of Vixen Vodka

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

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

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