Why We Started FANCHEST
09 September 2016 by Jeff Lin
I’m a massive Florida Gator fan and I love giving and receiving a great gift. I was sick and tired of two things. 1) Not being able to find unique gear for my team; and 2) Getting lackluster gifts that collect dust before going up on eBay. I also thought about how much I value TIME. I am all for anything that saves time and makes life easier. I love using Uber to avoid waiting for smelly NYC taxis. Ordering from Blue Apron helps me avoid spending time in cramped supermarkets with overpriced chicken. Birchbox is an easy last minute gift when I’m scrambling for ideas (sorry Sis). Why can’t I find the same thing for my favorite sports teams? And so FANCHEST was born!
My buddy, Dan Weinberg (a seasoned sports fanatic), and I set out to put together an All-Star team to make this vision a reality. We brought in the best apparel partners in the country like '47 Brand and Majestic. We found awesome small businesses that make one-of-a-kind products - how cool are game used hockey stick bottle openers? We teamed up with star athletes to help curate exclusive events and experiences. We wanted to give back to our community so we partnered with great charities like Harlem RBI and Receptions for Research. We built an internal team of people that do everything from running our warehouse to finding bad ass gear to providing the BEST customer service. Everyone has one goal – to build a product that delivers both amazing merchandise AND lasting memories with friends and family. We want to celebrate GAMEDAY excitement all year long!
I hope you like it, and this is just the beginning!
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