Are you a big fan of the creative, and downright interesting products available on Kickstarter.com?
If so, I’m pretty sure you’re familiar with the anxious feeling that comes with waiting for your purchase to come after pledging your support.
“What if it’s not as good as it looks online?”, “What if it gets lost in the mail?”, “I hope I won’t have to send it back if it’s faulty.”
All of these worries might soon melt away because come 3 September 2016, the world’s first Kickstarter-centric product store will be making its debut in the heart of Orchard Road, in Orchard Central!
We The People, Bringing In Kickstarter Favourites To SG
Named We The People, the retail store will allow consumers to explore and handle products funded on Kickstarter.
Visitors to the shop can also get to learn about the designers behind the projects, and best of all – purchase the items with no waiting time and shipping costs!
The disappointing potential of non-fulfilment, which can happen if the project doesn’t hit its goal, is also eliminated.
Founded by Korean designer products consortium SOOZIP and local product designers Kisetsu.co, who have launched over 5 highly-successful Kickstarter projects themselves since 2014, the project was inspired by the concept of crowdfunding – very much like its parent.
Kickstarter.com is a crowdfunding platform with over 10.1 million users (as of January 2016) and over US$2.3 billion has been pledged for the projects on the website.
Recently, Kickstarter was also launched in Singapore and Hong Kong – its first two territories in Asia.
What Will Be Available?
The collection would feature some of the top Kickstarter projects:
Other available products include BooM: The Coolest Cap In The World, Gurus Natural Leather Sandals, Ungrip, a tool to hold your phone easily, Brick Lamp, a portable LED lamp, and LYFE, a zero-gravity system to cultivate plants.
Personally, I’m really excited to get a peek of the store, given that I do not need to scrutinise the products’ photos on the website and scour the reviews before making my final decision. Being an impatient bugger, the long and excruciating wait for my goodies to come is also gone!
I do hope that they’ll bring in even more products though, especially one of my favourites – The Pebble Watch.
What do you think of the store, and what projects would you want them to bring over? Let us know!