PropellShops® began with a group of dedicated people with years of experience in delivering personalized products on-demand – to individuals as well as to big retailers and theme parks. Then we brought in a team of young, enthusiastic and web-savvy designers and engineers who understand that today's online experience, whether you're setting up a store or buying something, has to be amazingly easy to figure out, quick to set up, and really fun.
We built PropellShops® to give schools, non-profits, groups, businesses – anyone – a way to raise funds or make money without spending any! We figured that would be really good for everyone. Offering this service for free is key, especially, given today's economic challenges.
When we created PropellShops®, we all put our heads together to design the best solution for our partners. With experienced hands to run the shop and younger designers and engineers who understand what makes the best web sites work, the journey began…
We looked at all the ways people order products online. We talked to schools and non-profits about the challenges of raising money. They were thrilled with the idea of sending everyone to a website to order exactly what they wanted. There was no more setting up card tables at the school entrance or at the finish line of a race. We also talked to businesses who wanted to streamline their process of ordering personalized products while making more money. What we found was everyone wanted the same things:
- An easy way to set up an online store without having to manage it or pay for it.
- The ability to sell apparel and a lot more (t-shirts of course, plus all types of other gift items online, with more being added all the time) without the risk of ordering too many items and being stuck with unsold inventory at the end of the season, event, or fund drive.
- Quality merchandise, from name-brand boxy and fitted T-shirts to green and organic apparel.
- The capability to sell products on their own websites without somebody else's brand name appearing everywhere. And this request was heard by those with experience creating merchandise on other websites.
- A system that allows shoppers to personalize items to make them unique.
- And artists when you need them – to help create a logo or other artwork, or fix or update art you already have. (Nominal charges may apply for this part – but we're really good at it, and prices are reasonable).
So we set out to build what you see today.
Then our customers – especially clubs, teams and schools – wanted even more: an easy way to do big quantity orders too.
That led to our new ESP system that lets you get the best of both worlds, with the ease of an online shop, yet the very low prices you get with a bulk order. And still, no fees or upfront payments are needed. Contact us and we'll explain more!
It all adds up to some simple goals: We want to make your life easier; we want to help you raise money; we want to make the process of creating personalized merchandise online as simple as possible; and we want to do all of this without upfront investment or risk for you.
We pledge to do everything possible to make your experience with us both positive and profitable, because, at PropellShops, our success depends on yours.
The PropellShops® Team
PropellShops® is run by a diverse group of people drawn together by their experience in each of their fields and a shared passion for helping schools, nonprofits and other organizations make great products.
Each member of the PropellShops® team brings incredible knowledge in their own particular field. We have very dedicated engineers, extremely insightful marketers, incredibly creative and insightful designers, some true experts in direct-to-garment printing technology, and a merchandising team constantly on the lookout for great new products.
The captain of the ship is CEO, Ed Bernstein. As he propels the business forward, he calls on his many years of experience as an entrepreneur building and leading successful companies in the education, computer game, digital photography and personalized merchandise markets. Ed holds a BA from University of Hartford and also completed the executive program at the Stanford University School of Business.
If you are a large organization needing advice on how to work with us, want to place a bulk order, or just want to explore business opportunities, you're likely to speak to Paul Scapatici, our business development expert. Paul graduated from Siena College and has worked in technology every since.
Working with Paul is the "Propell 10" sales group headed by Bob Mayes. Bob and his team really understand the way groups large and small operate, and how to tailor a Propell solution to a given school, nonprofit, business or other organization.
All operations, technology and customer service fall under the watchful eye of Jim Wallace. With over 8 years of experience in IT services and operations, Jim ensures everything runs smoothly. Jim is a graduate of the University of North Carolina.
Managing all software and web development efforts, in Jim's team, is Devon Berry, our Senior Engineer. Devon graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BS in Computer Science and is a seasoned developer in a variety of sectors, including retail.
We'd love you to meet them all, plus the rest of our team of designers, account managers, engineers and more – including our new product development folks, who keep their eye on fashion trends, the competition, and just what our customers are looking for. The best way to meet them is to get in touch so we can begin working together!
PropellShops® uses state of the art digital printing machines to turn your logos, artwork, and photos into great looking personalized merchandise. Our web designers and software engineers work hard to make the process easy. It's all amazingly efficient. We can print one or a thousand of your products with consistent, high-quality results every time.
We also use the highest quality screen printing, sublimation and other manufacturing methods for other products.
Basically, if there's anything you've ever seen printed with a logo or personalized, chances are we can provide it – and do so quickly and with the best customer service possible.
At PropellShops®, our success depends on yours. We pledge to do everything possible to make your experience with us both positive and profitable. We guarantee your satisfaction.
Contact us today for additional information. You'll be glad that you did (and so will we)!
Think you'd like to join our crew? We're always on the lookout for smart, passionate people who know what they're doing and believe strongly in putting the customer first. If you think this is you, drop us a line and tell us why you think you're going to propel the business forward!