Success Stories

How Soundbrenner mastered their shipping process.

Changing the music industry through smart technology.

Soundbrenner was founded by a team of musicians that journeyed from Berlin to Hong Kong on their quest to bring the most advanced wearable metronome to market. The team spent months talking with other musicians and building prototypes to figure out what features they needed to build into the next-generation wearable metronome. After finalizing the design and lining up manufacturing, the team launched the Soundbrenner Pulse on Indiegogo and found instant validation with 2,367 backers contributing $239,079 to the campaign.

  • 2 campaigns used BackerKit
  • $650K crowdfunded in total
  • 6,156 BackerKit surveys sent
  • Used Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Once the data comes in, so does reality.

The Soundbrenner team knew they had the shipping and fulfillment phase ahead but didn’t know just how difficult tracking all of it would be until they got a look at the data. Factoring in all the shipping costs, which vary depending on weight and shipping location, can seem overwhelming. And if you offer special discounts, custom items, and/or stretch goals things can get complicated fast.

“Fulfillment seemed like a nightmare that would inevitably create lots of errors, frustration and extra work for everyone involved. As soon as we understood BackerKit could solve those problems it was a no-brainer to use it.”

BackerKit helps you ship on time, and sometimes even early.

The Soundbrenner team successfully shipped out all of their campaign orders just nine months after the campaign ended. What could have easily turned into disaster turned into a priceless opportunity to strengthen trust and brand appreciation. These are crucial elements that will help foster repeat success..

“We had some pretty complicated cases and what’s great was that the software had enough customization and power to handle these. The team behind BackerKit was ready to help us fight through any issues.”

Soundbrenner is setting a good example for hardware startups that are using crowdfunding to validate their product. BackerKit helped Soundbrenner automate order management and backer administration tasks so that they could concentrate on building and shipping the most advanced wearable metronome to their backers.

“BackerKit is a platform that will solve the most painful parts of campaign fulfillment at very little cost. I am very happy to have made the decision to use it!”

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