Inventory Financing & Crowdfunding for eCommerce Brands

with Featured Guest Sean De Clercq of Kickfurther

Sean De Clercq  is the founder and CEO of Kickfurther Sean has years of experience in the supply chain industry and knows the insights and  When seeking financing for his merchandising company, he came up with the original idea behind Kickfurther.

Sean realized he wasn’t the only vendor with a financing problem, so he created a community of vendors to help each other out. Kickfurther helps you grow and prevents you from making rookie mistakes.

In this interview, we discuss:

  • How Supply Chain works
  • Inventory Financing and Crowdfunding for eCommerce Brands
  • How Inventory Financing works There’s no need to put cash up front
  • Inventory fees 
  • Cash Flow: how it can make or break your company
  • Crowdfunding for growing companies, not just for startups
  • The issues ecommerce sellers usually face when growing their business
  • Why you need to pay attention to cash flow as your company grows
  • How to take advantage of the opportunities to grow your business 
  • Wholesale orders
  • Other options that companies that have to finance the purchase of inventory 
  • Advice on how to manage your finances to fund your growth 
  • The importance of your marketing data 
  • How Kickfurther can be the solution to scale your company
  • Kickfurther vs Traditional financing sources 
  • Scale your business while decreasing your investment in inventory fees 
  • Collateral Requirements to use inventory crowdfunding
  • Risks and liabilities 
  • Who are the investors and what they get from crowdfunding
  • Pre-agreed consignment rate 
  • Advantages for inventory and financing crowdfunding
  • Crowdfunding vs loans
  • Other ways to get support
  • Customer success is success 
  • Kickfurther new features to build redundancy to get competing quotes from your manufacturers
  • What products get better deals from crowdfunding and what products are still limited 
  • Your qualification process 
  • How to get funded within 24-48 hours by Kickfurther 
  • How to deal with Amazon’s inventory restrictions Turn obstacles into opportunities