Storetasker is a web based market targeted on connecting Shopify retailers with builders and different specialists who may also help develop their enterprise.
The product is now owned by the startup previously known as Lorem. Co-founder and COO Charlie Fogarty defined that whereas Lorem initially had a broader mission of connecting small companies and builders, “We realized that Shopify and e-commerce was by far our greatest buyer section … so we mainly acquired our most important competitor, Storetasker, and merged the 2 enterprise” below the Storetasker identify.
The acquisition (which included the Storetasker product and knowledgeable community, however not the group) really befell final 12 months, and Fogarty mentioned, “We’ve spent the final 10 months mainly rebuilding the product from the bottom up. We’ve taken years of studying and mixed it right into a rebrand, a brand new product and a brand new end-to-end buyer expertise.”
The core proposition remains to be the identical, nonetheless. A Shopify service provider ought to be capable of go to Storetasker, describe their venture in easy phrases after which inside just a few hours, Storetasker will match them up with one of many specialists within the community, who they’ll work with immediately.
Storetasker has already been utilized by greater than 30,000 manufacturers on Shopify, together with Boll & Department, Chubbies, Aisle, Alpha Industries, Truff Sizzling Sauce and Department Furnishings. Fogarty mentioned the typical venture measurement is simply $300 and often entails including customized designs and distinctive options to a Shopify retailer.
You might use a common market like Upwork or Fiverr to discover a freelance developer, however the place Storetasker has carried out greater than 5,000 interviews to vet its expertise and picks the proper knowledgeable for every buyer, Fogarty mentioned that on different platforms, “You need to sift by way of unvetted expertise … The hiring burden is positioned on the model.”
Plus, he famous that manufacturers can use Storetasker for greater than growth assist — in addition they use it to seek out specialists on conversion and “all of the completely different features of e-commerce.”
Along with the brand new product, Storetasker can be asserting that it raised $3.2 million in Collection A funding final 12 months from Flybridge, Founder Collective, and FJ Labs.
Wanting forward, Fogarty mentioned he sees loads of room to develop whereas remaining targeted on the Shopify ecosystem. In any case, there are more than 1 million stores on the platform, with $200 billion in complete gross sales to this point.