|What is your solution?
|The new “Kayak.com for custom t-shirts for groups,” bidPress is a platform that lets customers design custom t-shirts and other apparel online and get instant quotes from top print shops.We’re rethinking the way the market for custom t-shirts and other apparel works. We are disrupting a $9+ billion industry widely known for a lack of retail innovation, with more than 85% of orders placed offline and with an online industry dominated by a few large players that charge high prices or have clunky websites. At bidPress, customers can save up to 35% versus online and offline shops, since printers in our network have extra capacity and will print at low margins to stay busy.
|How will you make money?
|All-inclusive pricing, which includes all fees, shipping and taxes.
|Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?
|Tony Wavering is the founder of bidPress. In 2005, as a student at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Tony started a custom apparel business that sold to many student groups and businesses in Pennsylvania and New York. After graduating from Penn and working as a management consultant for six years, Tony returned to the custom apparel business full-time, starting bidPress.Tony moved from New York City to Bangalore, India to live for five months, as a development team there built the bidPress application from scratch. Tony has been interested in entrepreneurship from a young age and is funding this business in no small part with money made selling beanie babies online at the age of 11-12.