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How GroupGets Works

We Support Creators from the Beginning and Beyond

GroupGets’ purpose is to unite innovators in tech and science to save money, speed up development, and support new creations. Thousands of campaigns have been launched on the platform, and many have succeeded (approximately 78.3%). Find the right group that gets you.

Our community of developers, conservationists, tech enthusiasts, and more have diverse interests, yet the one thing they have in common: ingenuity.

GroupGet

A GroupGet is for organizing a crowd purchase or sale of a physical product. Use it to fund production runs for vetted products, sell overstock at a discount, access high minimum order quantity items, or test the market with a working beta product ready for sale.

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GroupFund

A GroupFund does not require an actual product to be made or sold. Use it to raise funds from our community for research, development, and even expeditions with a purpose like deploying conservation hardware in a forest.

Create a GroupFund

How does GroupGets Support its Creators?

Marketing & Promotion

Between promoting your campaign amongst our audience of 20,000 subscribers; over 5,000 social media followers and partnerships with publications (Hackster and Elektor, for example) - our marketing team will coordinate with you and create content (videos, articles and more) to spread awareness of your campaign. Plus, if you need photos for your campaign, our team is more than happy to help with our studio-grade equipment.

Designing & Manufacturing

We have experience within PCB design and engineering to provide consultation if desired. Though we do not contract manufacture, we have plenty of manufacturing partners in our pocket to help with getting you over the finish line. Our team can discuss with you what you may need, and how best to utilize these services.

Shipping & Fulfillment

Based 100% in the USA, we are able to hold inventory and ship products all over the world. Upon checkout, backers can choose their desired delivery provider and shipping class level (VAT, and additional import duties or taxes are paid by the customer during import). We manage both notifying backers of their package tracking numbers and shipping directly to the backers from our headquarters based in Reno, Nevada.

Payment & Processing

While creating your campaign, you will be asked to indicate your campaign’s lead time and end date. Platform and fulfillment fees are determined upon launch. Payment is sent via your preferred method within 2-3 business days upon GroupGets receiving your products for shipping or once all customers’ orders are shipped.

GroupFund campaigns will receive the total funded amount (after platform fees) regardless if the campaign is successful or not.

Partnering & Distribution

Many of our campaigners have continued to manufacture and sell their product in our online store, and have it distributed within our network of distributors. Below are some of our favorite partners listed in our store.

OrangeCrab (FPGA Development Kit)

With over 182% of its goal met, this compact, feature-packed FPGA feather is a frequent seller in the store.

LoFive (SOC Evaluation Kit)

This open source RISC-V MCU was demanded so much, it needed four separate campaigns and was later listed on Digikey.

tCam-Mini (Wireless Streaming Thermal Imaging Camera)

This device continues to grow on the platform after being a part of multiple campaigns, being listed on DigiKey, and growing an audience to further develop software and hardware updates.

Getting Started

1. Create your Campaign

Sign up with your preferred method, and land directly in the platform’s tools to get started. No further questions! Our tools walk you through the main components of creating a campaign. You are welcome to save, and pick up where you last left-off if you need more time.

2. Submit for Approval

Our team will review, provide feedback and assist with the development of the campaign. At this point, our account coordinators will reach out to you to clarify the platform’s responsibilities and ask about your goals to assure a transparent coordination process.

3. Launch your Campaign

From start to finish, our team will reach out to you throughout your campaign’s duration to provide updates, coordinate for content creation and promotion, and provide insights on your campaign through data and feedback from users on the platform.

Your Rights as a Member on our Platform

Conduct

Campaign creators and backers are able to share opinions, ask questions and feedback related to the project(s) without the use of harassment or threatening behavior. This is a platform that curates project-focused conversations and furthers the efforts on improvements in technology and science.

Campaign Creation

GroupGets vets product campaigns on their practicality, usability, and of course - if it actually works; GroupFund campaigns are subject to being vetted for their application and viability. Users are notified by email whether or not their campaign was approved, along with feedback of the submission. If you have questions about how we determine which projects to launch, you can email us at: contact@groupgets.com

Communications

Members are enrolled within our communications, receive updates of campaigns, and get notifications of upcoming sales and platform-related happenings. The frequency of the communications can be edited within account settings. GroupGets does not share any information of the campaigner nor the backer to any 3rd party affiliates unless upon the member’s approval.



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Cooperate and help like-minded buyers

Check out our active campaigns to discover what you can get through group buying, and maybe steal an idea or two for launching your own GroupGets campaign.

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Help bring power to the people

Help your community discover great bulk deals. Or get help purchasing something that’s locked behind a minimum order restriction. It only takes a few minutes to launch your campaign and start finding backers.


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