Announcing Retail Race

Posted by Melissa Pillion on Monday 13 Mar 17


Announcing Retail Race - an optional Kickfurther Contest for our users.

During the next few weeks, Kickfurther will be launching Retail Race.  Users can earn prizes by participating in the race, and the first user to cross the finish line wins the grand prize.  The grand prize, valued over $50k, is an all expenses paid vacation for two to La Belle Etoile, a beautiful Italian villa with space for up to 16 friends.  If someone wins our grand prize, then a domestic flight to Boulder, Colorado will be given to the subsequent winners.  The contest will be running until August 31, 2017.

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The contest will heavily incentivize user participation on Kickfurther. Users will earn the following point values for partaking in the following events:

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Users participating in Retail Race can view their point and level status in their Kickfurther user dashboards under “Retail Race."  The Retail Race leaderboard will be hosted here as well to showcase the top 10 users with the most points at any given time.

This chart is a helpful tool for the level breakdown and prizes given per level:

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Contest Vision

We all shop, whether for pleasure or survival because we know what we want when we see it. Humans have been bartering and selling to get what they want since before recorded history. Clothes, food, entertainment; it’s part of our DNA.  Last year alone there were over 5 trillion dollars of retail sales in the US; an estimated two-thirds of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) comes from retail consumption. Not to mention the money spent to support retail like financing and marketing costs.  Tools are popping up left and right to make it easier to create an e-commerce brand from scratch: Amazon, Kickstarter, Shopify and Alibaba, but retail is still a scary world. Most of the reason it’s so scary is because you have to enter it alone. You have to risk the time, the money, do all the work yourself and there is no guarantee you’ll make a dime, no wonder people don’t all quit their 9-5’s tomorrow. But you are not alone. Kickfurther and the Brands who list with us know you are more than a passive shopper. You are an individual with resources, knowledge, and connections. You can play the game too, and the community can help.  Team up with fellow Buyers, choose Brands whose products you believe in and whose management you trust. You choose your commitment, but no matter how small you can create value and earn along with everyone else.

Read our contest rules, terms and conditions here.

Questions about Retail Race?  Please email 

Topics: Community

Posted by Melissa Pillion on Monday 13 Mar 17
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