Lexington, KY — On March 26th, 2017, Michael Carrigan and Ryan Bradley launched a Kickstarter campaign for State Crate, a subscription box bringing flavors, products, and culture from a different state each month. Michael and Ryan are passionate about providing monthly subscribers with a unique experience of American life by bringing high-quality, locally sourced products to their doorsteps.
“With State Crate, I not only want to provide subscribers with a fun ‘Great American Road Trip’ across the country, but I also want to support local businesses and mom-and-pop shops along the way. Growing up in a small business household, I understand that small businesses are the backbone of America,” said Founder, Ryan Bradley, “Therefore, I want to utilize the subscription network of State Crate in order build out a platform of local products and eager consumers nationwide. This platform will aim to change the way products have always reached the counters of Americans, by removing the physical barriers from the equation. We want to make this attractive to small business owners, and to you, our subscribers!”
Each month, subscribers will receive 6 to 8 locally-sourced, hand-crafted products from small businesses in a different U.S. state. Featured items will vary from month-to-month to ensure a unique experience each time, and will include a mix of food items, drinks, spice mixes, sauces, coffee, soaps, souvenir items, and one-of-a-kind products: some classic, and some with a distinctive, local twist.
Michael and Ryan’s aim is to help small businesses overcome the geographic barriers that often prevent extension of their brand nationwide and create a coast-to-coast American marketplace. Their goal is to promote local businesses and shops across the country by providing them with a stateside network of consumers and in turn, provide subscribers with carefully-crafted, locally-sourced products of superior quality.
With the help of the Kickstarter community, the team can launch this service and provide travel-buffs with the experience of a Great American Road Trip each month from the comfort of their own home.
“What I connect with most on a personal level with State Crate, is the ideology of giving consumers a way to divert from the mainstream, ‘diluted’, not-so-carefully crafted products of the world today, by bringing them the finest, most pridefully-crafted products that ‘Mom and Pops’ across the US have to offer,” explained Founder, Michael Carrigan, “There is still great beauty in hard work.“
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including one State Crate for as little as $39, a three-month subscription to State Crate for $139, and more. Backers can also pledge $479 for a full-year subscription or to buy six and gift six State Crates.
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.