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Funding
Personalized Tea Discovery Box
The Best Tea Gift (for you or someone you love): Sips by Personalized Tea Discovery Subscription Box
Staci Brinkman
Austin, United States
$7,827 USD raised by 100 backers
26% of $30,000 
flexible goal
4 days left
Sips by™ is founded by a small group of tea lovers who want discovering premium teas to be fun, personalized, and affordable.  We put this campaign together to introduce you to our personalized tea discovery service, offer you a discounted rate to get started, and raise necessary funds to scale our Austin-based start-up!

What is Sips by™?

Sips by™ is the world's most passionate (and data-driven) matchmaker for wellness seekers, tea lovers, and the tea curious. Our special sauce? Sommelier created preference algorithms, and a whole lot of hustle. Our near-term mission is to make discovering premium teas fun, personalized, and affordable.

Sips by™️ recently launched its subscription + eCom platform that leverages preference algorithms to identify and de-mystify a subscriber's ability to explore premium teas they'll love, from brands around the world. The algorithm is non-fixed, and adjusts based on a customer's reviews of the products they sample. It takes the ambiguous flavor profiles that sommeliers know to identify, and places them in the back-end of an easy-to-follow front-end for product recommendations.

Who's behind Sips by™?

Hi! We're the Sips by team in Austin, Texas (Staci, Mel, Laina). Staci has been a tea hobbiest for years, and was growing frustrated at not knowing how to discover new teas and brands without spending more money than what she’d like. She searched for a subscription service that would let her sample different teas based on her known preferences but couldn’t find one. She has a background in eCommerce, and a passion for tea and daily wellness. Mel is formally trained in tea, and definitely the tea-geekiest of the bunch. She works with brand partners to source all the products you'll love. Laina is our resident foodie, marketer, Instagram-aholic, and major tea enthusiast to boot. We're all involved in various aspects behind the day-to-day of Sips by's business. 

Why IndieGogo?

With the help of a few friends and industry experts, we launched Sips by’s personalized tea discovery service at the beginning of this year. We built a preference-algorithm and order fulfillment system, established relationships with over 75 brands, and shipped out over 5,000 boxes. While we're proud of these feathers in our cap, running a slim margin business has been limiting on sourcing capital needed to invest in marketing, graphic and technical design, and product warehousing and fulfillment.

How can you help?

We’d love to keep sharing the world of tea with you, but we need your help to scale. Please support our passion to help you discover teas you’ll love from different brands around the world - and help us spread the word with your tea loving friends and family!

 

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Perks
$1
USD
$5 (80% Off)
$5 Gift Card - New Customer
Claim this perk to receive a $5 HOLIDAY DIGITAL GIFT CARD to be applied toward first-time customer orders, and add your name to our MAGICAL TEA-NESS THANK YOU page on our website. One code use per person, for new customers only.
Items included:
  • Magical Tea-ness
  • $5 HOLIDAY DIGITAL GIFT CARD
11 claimed
Estimated December 2017
Estimated December 2017
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$10
USD
$15 (33% Off)
$15 Gift Card - New Customer
Claim this perk to receive a $15 HOLIDAY DIGITAL GIFT CARD to be applied toward first-time customer orders, and add your name to our MAGICAL TEA-NESS THANK YOU page on our website. One code use per person, for new customers only.
Items included:
  • Magical Tea-ness
  • $15 HOLIDAY DIGITAL GIFT CARD
8 claimed
Estimated December 2017
Estimated December 2017
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$25
USD
$30 (16% Off)
Early Bird #sipsbybox
Early bird gets the worm! Receive a 2-month 16% off perk code to apply to your current or new #sipsbybox subscription!
Items included:
  • Early Bird #sipsbybox
26 out of 50 claimed
Estimated December 2017
Estimated December 2017
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$135
USD
$180 (25% Off)
12 month #sipsbybox
Try your hand at discovering tea with our personalized service that matches you with premium tea and wellness products you'll enjoy from different brands around the world. Each month, 4 premium products are matched to you based on your Sips by™ tea profile. You'll receive an email with a code to apply to your new or current Sips by™ Subscription.
Items included:
  • 12 month #sipsbybox
27 claimed
Ships to: United States
Estimated December 2017
Estimated December 2017
Get this perk
$167
USD
$225 (25% Off)
Santa Level Tea-ness
Receive five (5) 3-month #sipsbybox personalized tea subscription codes to gift to the tea lovers in your life! We'll email you a code you can claim on our gifting page to send your friends and loved ones the gift of teas they'll love from brands around the world!
Items included:
  • Santa Level Tea-ness
0 claimed
Estimated December 2017
Estimated December 2017
Get this perk
Sips by™ is founded by a small group of tea lovers who want discovering premium teas to be fun, personalized, and affordable.  We put this campaign together to introduce you to our personalized tea discovery service, offer you a discounted rate to get started, and raise necessary funds to scale our Austin-based start-up!
Perks
$1
USD
$5 (80% Off)
$5 Gift Card - New Customer
Claim this perk to receive a $5 HOLIDAY DIGITAL GIFT CARD to be applied toward first-time customer orders, and add your name to our MAGICAL TEA-NESS THANK YOU page on our website. One code use per person, for new customers only.
Items included:
  • Magical Tea-ness
  • $5 HOLIDAY DIGITAL GIFT CARD
11 claimed
Estimated December 2017
Estimated December 2017
Get this perk
$10
USD
$15 (33% Off)
$15 Gift Card - New Customer
Claim this perk to receive a $15 HOLIDAY DIGITAL GIFT CARD to be applied toward first-time customer orders, and add your name to our MAGICAL TEA-NESS THANK YOU page on our website. One code use per person, for new customers only.
Items included:
  • Magical Tea-ness
  • $15 HOLIDAY DIGITAL GIFT CARD
8 claimed
Estimated December 2017
Estimated December 2017
Get this perk
$25
USD
$30 (16% Off)
Early Bird #sipsbybox
Early bird gets the worm! Receive a 2-month 16% off perk code to apply to your current or new #sipsbybox subscription!
Items included:
  • Early Bird #sipsbybox
26 out of 50 claimed
Estimated December 2017
Estimated December 2017
Get this perk
$135
USD
$180 (25% Off)
12 month #sipsbybox
Try your hand at discovering tea with our personalized service that matches you with premium tea and wellness products you'll enjoy from different brands around the world. Each month, 4 premium products are matched to you based on your Sips by™ tea profile. You'll receive an email with a code to apply to your new or current Sips by™ Subscription.
Items included:
  • 12 month #sipsbybox
27 claimed
Ships to: United States
Estimated December 2017
Estimated December 2017
Get this perk
$167
USD
$225 (25% Off)
Santa Level Tea-ness
Receive five (5) 3-month #sipsbybox personalized tea subscription codes to gift to the tea lovers in your life! We'll email you a code you can claim on our gifting page to send your friends and loved ones the gift of teas they'll love from brands around the world!
Items included:
  • Santa Level Tea-ness
0 claimed
Estimated December 2017
Estimated December 2017
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