Have you ever ordered swag? What about signs for your business or tradeshow displays? Printchomp, a startup from Kitchener-Waterloo is about to chomp in the swag and sign market, gearing up to open a new online marketplace for swag, signs and promotional items.
Nimble and bootstrapped, Printchomp has spent the last two years figuring out the formula to make the process of printing and finding local vendors affordable and hassle-free.
Today about 20,000 visitors come to the site every month to print business cards, brochures, stickers, posters and everything else, including special order items – once an order is placed, Printchomp looks for the best vendor based on the timelines, price, and other order specifications.
Having established a fairly robust user base of about 10,000 users, the company is set to take on the swag and signage markets next. The Chomp Family is celebrating the addition of swagchomp.com and signchomp.com.
“We noticed there was a huge interest in swag, both from clients and suppliers, and so we tied this into our strategy. We decided to just adapt our chomp character and expand into this new vertical. We already have a few dozen partners as suppliers, and people wanting to use the service. Swagchomp.com is still in pre-beta, and if all goes well, we’re hoping for it to be ready in a couple of months,” said Joseph Puopolo, Printchomp CEO in an interview with BetaKit. “We want to make the process of ordering swag easier for people.”
Puopolo said that even though Signchomp.com is currently in pre-beta, the company is already responding to requests from people looking to get signs, large format signage and trade show displays made.
Printchomp reinvests its profits into these new verticals, letting its customers finance its growth. Given the established business model, swag and signage markets should get ready for a chompdown.