Product Videos are Live

June 19th, 2014

Fresh Update: PRODUCT VIDEOS! You can now add a video to every one of your product listings! So, get on over to your shops and add your videos… YOUR SHOP > VIEW LISTINGS > (choose product) EDIT > COPY & PASTE Video URL > SAVE CHANGES and BAM!… your product has a video.

NOTE: Any video from VIMEO or YouTube will work.

“LIFER”

March 7th, 2014

LIFER – A member of RIPPIN’ who joined, opened a shop & listed a product to sell within our first 6 months – March 1 – September 1, 2014 (THE BEGINNING).

Since our March 1, 2014 launch, LIFERs have become the foundation and the soul of RIPPIN’. To choose to be apart of something new, in the first stages of growth, takes a true supporter. We are absorbing feedback from our LIFERs like a sponge and are hard at work programming and implementing their ideas for shop features, interface and functionality into RIPPIN’.

To show our appreciation for their support and feedback, LIFERs will never pay a single sales percentage fee on anything they sell for as long as they have a shop on RIPPIN’. Additionally, their shop banner will permanently wear the “LIFER” ribbon to display how proud and grateful we are that they chose to represent their brand on RIPPIN’ from the beginning.

We’ll only be offering LIFER status to new shops for a limited and short time. Once you become a LIFER, you’ll always be a LIFER. But, once the promotion is gone, it’s gone…

 

LIFER PROMOTION ENDS SEPTEMBER 1, 2014.  JOIN NOW!

What is RIPPIN’?

March 1st, 2014

My Pegs

RIPPIN’ came about because some guy couldn’t find a good, affordable way to sell BMX parts he had designed and prototyped… I’m that guy. My flatland peg design was by no means ground-breaking. But, because of the pegs’ diameter, the design filled a small, but in-demand niche that wasn’t currently on the market. My machining budget was far too small to create a quantity that would fly with any big name distributor and my potential profit margin wouldn’t have allowed any room for wholesaling anyway. I couldn’t risk spending all my money manufacturing a product that would get lost in the abyss of that world wide auction website that, even if I did sell a set, was going to eat most my profits anyway. And, I wasn’t going to list my pegs on an arts-and-crafts marketplace website that sells women’s purses, vintage credenzas and pottery… I realized that low production number ideas like mine had no real place on the internet to call a worthwhile home, especially not with my budget. But, I wasn’t alone. I soon found lots of small BMX, skateboard, surfing and snowboarding businesses in similar circumstances. Like they say: “Necessity is the mother of invention.”… or, in this case, innovation.

My brother and I combined our skills and, after almost 2 years, we put together RIPPIN’, the BMX, SKATE, SNOW and SURF marketplace.

RIPPIN’ is an online marketplace for product creators / small business owners within the BMX, SKATE, SNOW and SURF industries who create and need a way to sell and directly distribute their products. We hope RIPPIN’ will give everyone who has a passion for BMX, skateboarding, surfing, and snow sports a place to check out, buy and sell quality innovative products.

Have fun and tell all your friends!