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Our Motto: Beach Time is Family Time. Our Mission: Change the Way People Vacation. Our Reality: Making the Impossible, Possible.
Our Motto: Beach Time is Family Time. Our Mission: Change the Way People Vacation. Our Reality: Making the Impossible, Possible.
Our Motto: Beach Time is Family Time. Our Mission: Change the Way People Vacation. Our Reality: Making the Impossible, Possible.
71 backers pledged $6,501 to help bring this project to life.

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Our story began, about year ago, like so many other great concepts - over a meal. We were brainstorming ways we could change the world in a positive way. Then it happened, one perfectly inspired mother of three suggested, "What if we created an app where a local caddy would carry and set up all your beach gear ....taking you to - and from any beach wherever you are in the world!

That was it.. And so it began: within 30 days we acquired our business license. We received endorsements from established businesses, green lights from local politicians, and nearly 99% of people hearing our concept reacted in sequence with that's freaking genius, brilliant, and why the hell didn't I think of that

Fast forward a few months and our free app was coded, tested and released! By Memorial Day 2015: we hired and trained a dozen caddies. During our inaugural season, they serviced over 300 successful trips from 175 different families. Beach Caddy received coverage from 6 ABC’s Action News. They too called it 'genius’! The week following, downloads skyrocketed and business spiked to unprecedented levels. Beach Caddy is evolving the way the world vacations. 

By seamlessly connecting beach-goers to Caddies through our app, we make the trip to the beach more enjoyable. Technology has a role to play in meeting our demanding goals for logistics and scalability, therefore we tasked our programmers to find a way to interface, via smartphone, the scheduling, tracking, communication, and payment aspects of our business. We created a cross platform mobile app which provides dynamic GPS location capabilities to fulfill our need to reach everyone, everywhere.

You see, we set out with the idea of changing the way people experience the beach. We hoped to eliminate the stress from the entire beach-going experience. And now we hope to do a lot more.

Why Kickstarter? We are ready to expand! We have identified enhancements to unleash Beach Caddy's ultimate potential. We need you to help us continue our dream. We will use the funds to write code for an enhanced registration process, create Caddy profiles complete with ratings, build out a database of unique customer preferences, develop fare algorithms and secure additional servers to handle the spike of traffic as we reach our expansion goals. We will outfit our caddies with a polished look, including hats to protect them from the sun. We will acquire golf carts, bike accessories and a custom beach wheelchair to increase our velocity and accommodate special needs. Lastly, we will fulfill a popular client request and pilot an additional New Jersey shorepoint.

Our motto is Beach time is family time. Our Mission is to change the way people vacation. Our reality is we are making the impossible possible. Our fate now lies with you. Kickstart us and bring us to your American beach-town------Beach caddies will make all of the worlds’ beach goers vacation dreams come true!


Risks and challenges

We have overcome multiple risks and challenges from funding, to scaling operations and everything in between. This is what makes our team dedicated and determined to see Beach Caddy succeed. We have a fire and unyielding will to persevere.
Most of the risks and challenges we face are behind us. In our first season we successfully launched a business and proven concept. The risks and challenges going forward revolve around expanding our operations without compromising service and ensuring technology drives our efficiency. Dependency on technology requires that it works, and as we all know even the best code can be vulnerable, therefore implementing a backup plan for communication and logistics is an item of focus for our leaders. We have our app enhancements in the works, therefore once our Kickstarter is complete our plan is to work closely with our developers and get the app to its highest potential before a summer 2016 launch!
Our services are needed in many points along the Jersey coast and our inbox is flooded with requests! We must expand to meet these customer's needs or the market will produce another solution. The cat is out of the bag; stress free days at the beach while a Caddy sets up your chairs, umbrella, tents and toys is going to become an expectation for many vacationers. Competition will likely emerge therefore we are investing in our caddies with training and tools like our app, bike attachments, and top of the line carts. We are expanding our ownership to include additional business minds and teachers to ensure we have the best strategy and the best skill-sets to execute that strategy. What sets us apart from those competitors who will likely emerge is our passion, our commitment, and our love of family as we treat our caddies as an extension of our family and it shows. Not to mention, we've already hit the ground running, we're ten steps ahead of any competitors; we just need the backing of Kickstarter to ensure season 2 is a screaming success!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    The Philanthropist: Our caddies and owners notice things... People in need of a caddy and not in a position to "order" one. This pledge makes YOU a philanthropist for the unsuspecting customer: a war vet, a senior citizen w/o the mobile technology, a family with special needs or hardships. We find them, you'll help us fund them. The Philanthropist is the Ultimate Surprise gift of the summer. Pay it forward here. Pledges will receive a note at the end of the season updating how your pledge contributed toward helping others!

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    SUMMER SPECIAL: Let our caddies pack up your beach belongs and set you and your family up on the beach. (Limit one per household).

    One way service limited to Ocean City, NJ but your gift certificate is fully transferable to family or friends and will Never Expire, best of all it is usable in any shore town as we expand.

    33% SAVINGS off retail prices

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    Rock the Vote: Beach Ballot!

    A $20 vote gets to have some say on behalf of your preferred beach town. Tell all your fellow beach patrons to vote too, and bring a pilot of beach caddy service to your beach town. If your town wins, and we launch there - enjoy a roundtrip on us!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    CASEYBOY SPECIAL: He gave us this idea himself - showing you what the hype is all about. Let our caddies pack up your beach belongs and set you and your family up on the beach, then bring you home. Think about all the stress free time you will gain back to enjoy your day at the beach.
    One round-trip service limited to Ocean City, NJ but your personalized promo code is fully transferable to family or friends and will Never Expire! ROUNDTRIP Beach Caddy service.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    THE PLAQUER BACKER: Memorialize your pledge by engraving a "gold" plaque in your familiy's name on one of our Wheeleez Carts.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    REPRESENT: What a Backer! You are helping to make the next On Demand Juggernaut... can you feel it?
    The least we can do is prevent you from getting sandy on the beach this Summer! So relax with two of our Beach Caddy T-shirts and represent us on the beach!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    THE MOVER. We are building this company together and we sincerely thank you. Our Move In and Move Out service started as a simple customer request and quickly turned into a customer favorite.
    When on vacation, no one should have to lug the suitcases, the linens, the groceries, the beverages, and the toys up and down the multiple flights of stairs to their shore house. Let one of our strong caddies get your vacation started right and they will also see you off at the end of your stay free of any sore backs. After all it is your vacation!
    Fully transferable, never expires, and it is an amazing Beach Caddy service. Includes one move in and one move out service. Can be used in Ocean City, NJ this season or in any shore point when we expand operations.
    Retail is $120 for this service; but backing us here protects you from future price inflation, and you get to say you are an Original Beach Caddy Backer!

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    Pledge $155 or more About $155

    THE PACKAGE. You are helping to change the way the world vacations and you want your very own Beach Caddy service for you, your family, and your friends.
    A 7 day (14 Trip) one cart, fully transferable, never expires amazing Beach Caddy service. Each trip is a luxury one way service to or from the beach. Can be used in Ocean City, NJ this season or in any shore point when we expand operations.
    Retail is $210 for this service; but backing us here protects you from future price inflation, and you get to say you are an Original Beach Caddy Backer!

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    Pledge $1,350 or more About $1,350

    SEASON PACKAGE. Whether you are a Property Owner who rents, lives on the island year round, hosts family and friends, or all of the above a Season Package is the package for you.

    We have partnered with Property Owners like yourself to allow you and your guests to experience their vacation in an entirely different fashion. We truly eliminate what many customers see as the biggest obstacle to enjoying their time on the beach.

    At the end of the Kickstarter Campaign, we will provide Unlimited Season (one cart) service to your property. Here are some of the benefits you can expect.
    1. Enhance you and your guests overall vacation.
    2. Increase year over year lease retention and set your rental apart from all the others with an amenity that can support a higher rental rate.
    4. Improve the longevity or your beach equipment as our strong caddies safely setup and clean off your equipment.
    5. Beach Caddy works with each new tenant, family member, or guest to show them our application and ordering instructions. We even thought of a fridge magnet to keep your unique promo code handy and a Welcome Book that details our services.

    Nothing sets your property apart from the others or gives you back more quality beach time then an unlimited Beach Caddy service for your shore house.

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    Pledge $9,999 or more About $9,999

    LIFETIMER. You see our vision, you hear our call, you feel our passion! You are a part of all of it now. We humbly bestow a Lifetime of Beach Caddy service for you and your family. Where ever Beach Caddy LLC operates now and in the future, you are entitled to a personal Caddy to ensure all your trips to the beach are effortless and enjoyable! Thank you.
    Additionally, we consider you a Lifetime Beach Caddy Backer (LBCB). We will update your Commemorative Lifetime Beach Caddy Backer Certificate, reflect permanent engraving on our webpage as a LBCB, and memorialize your pledge by engraving a "gold" plaque in your families name on one of our Wheellez Carts.

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Funding period

- (55 days)