Blackbox

Blackbox is a shipping company for indie creators.

Now an AdMagic™ company.

Our mission is to help you sell and ship stuff directly to your fans, saving you the effort of doing it yourself and to help you avoid making the mistakes that we learned the hard way.

Shipping during COVID-19 is harder and more complicated than ever. We handle everything - packaging, shipping, tracking and customs clearing inventory, while also navigating timing and space issues. We even take care of customer service. It’s pretty great. We think the future will favor independent creators selling their own products. In fact, we’re betting the company on it.

We're here to help you:

  • Fulfill your hit Kickstarter
  • Manage online sales of your products; we handle the process of checkout through getting orders into your customers’ hands
  • Deal with the ins and outs of storing and preparing your goods for shipment in our warehouses
  • Ship and distribute your products to customers and stores all over the world
  • Collect all sales data to help your understand and grow your independent business

If you want to see how Blackbox works in action, you can order a press kit.

A booklet and some extra goodies, delivered to your door.

Buy Blackbox Press Kit

Boxes Shipped Worldwide

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That's more boxes than most people have fingers!

Illustration of a matryoshka doll, a piece of key art for the game 'Monikers.'

Case Study

Monikers

Monikers is one of our favorite party games, a modern take on Charades, by Alex Hague and Justin Vickers. Alex and Justin have created four Kickstarter campaigns to fund new Monikers expansions, and Blackbox has handled shipping and fulfillment so they don't have to think about it. We've shipped their games to over 5,000 backers all over the world.

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Ship with Blackbox

We charge simple rates based on an order's weight and item count for most items, and for webstore orders, we add a 5% commission on the subtotal (for credit card fees and the like). Our rates include shipping, packaging, handling, and customer service, with a 100% delivery guarantee.

If you’ve got an awesome project to share, simply fill out this form. Our accounts team will contact you.

Hey there! Blackbox is happy to hear from you. We’re receiving a lot of emails right now, and we will be in touch in a couple of weeks. Watch this video in the meantime.

Please note Blackbox is not a manufacturer; we handle shipping and logistics.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blackbox?

Blackbox is a shipping company for crowdfunded campaigns and independent artists. Blackbox lets creators focus on making new stuff instead of doing boring things like printing shipping labels or packing boxes.

Is Blackbox right for me?

Maybe you're planning a Kickstarter campaign and you need to figure out how to ship rewards to your backers (and how much to charge). Or maybe you have a project that's outgrown your garage. Reach out to Blackbox, send us your stuff, and we'll take it from there. Then go back to the important part: making your next thing.

Additionally, we have an online sales process through a buy button we provide. We take care of everything that happens after your customers click the “buy” button… the checkout process, credit card processing, customer service, and the toughest part, the actual shipping.

What's special about Blackbox?

Many businesses ship things for you. Most of them compete on price and volume. Blackbox is designed around artists with a different philosophy: Quality, proper customs clearance, and attention to detail should be more important than saving a small amount on these services. Making mistakes costs money and our team is determined to do it right the first time. Our price includes the Blackbox checkout button, a client portal to keep track of inventory and sales, as well as our dedicated customer support team.

How do I use Blackbox to sell stuff?

You make an account with Blackbox, and then we generate a little “buy” button that you can copy and paste onto whatever website you want. Customers check out without ever leaving your page.

How do I use Blackbox to fulfill a Kickstarter campaign?

Ideally, working with Blackbox is part of the planning process for your Kickstarter. We prefer to meet with clients before their campaign launches, but we work with people at every stage of the Kickstarter process. If you're managing an active campaign or planning to launch within six months, please use this form to reach out to us.

We'll help you generate a shipping estimate for backers, and if your campaign is successful, we'll work with you to get rewards to your backers. Blackbox ships worldwide and has fulfilled the largest Kickstarter campaigns in history.

I could use some advice on my Kickstarter project.

We're sharing what we know in our new Creator Handbook. Have a read and see what we've got so far.

How much does Blackbox cost?

We offer competitive pricing for shipping rates as well as warehouse space. Ask us for a comprehensive quote based on your project. We include customer service, the Blackbox buy button, the client portal, and whatever other stuff you may need.

Where's my stuff being stored?

Blackbox has giant warehouses in two US locations, from which we ship all over the world!

If I go with Blackbox, can I still sell elsewhere?

Yes. We really could not care less.

How does this work with Amazon?

You're free to sell your stuff on Amazon. If you want us to prepare your inventory for Amazon, we can do that. If you want us to sell your stuff on Amazon, we can help do that too!

Whoa, that header animation is incredible.

Isn't it? Paul Robertson made it for us.