TheVeganKind are growing, rapidly. With so many new and emerging vegan food brands appearing every day, we need a bigger warehouse!

by Scott & Karris McCulloch in Glasgow, City of Glasgow, Scotland

£35,145

raised of £50,000 target

439

supporters
70% 11 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by November 28th 2018 at 5:00am

Hello! We are Karris and Scott McCulloch, and in 2013, we founded ‘TheVeganKind’, the UK’s Leading online retailer that helps people go and stay vegan. We have launched this campaign to raise money to help us move from our current 3,000 square foot of warehouse space to somewhere three times the size, to help us cope with our rapid growth and the phenomenal demand for vegan products that has exploded in the UK and beyond in the last five years! We want to create the biggest and best 100% vegan online supermarket that the UK has ever seen. You will know if it is vegan, you can get it from TheVeganKind.


Here's our story...



We started our 100% vegan, family owned and run business five years ago, from our living room table, with an idea for a monthly subscription box that would make the transition to a vegan lifestyle much easier. In a matter of months, we  had grown so quickly that we had to take on our first small 1,000 square foot warehouse to help keep up with demand.


Less than two years later, veganism (and our business!) had grown so rapidly that we had to relocate to our current space, a 3,000 square foot warehouse (three times the size of our first one!) that gave us the much needed space to expand the business and launch TheVeganKind supermarket, where we now ship vegan cheese, burgers, pizzas, chocolate, and even doughnuts to our happy customers. 


Our Team 

#TeamTVK consists of 12 incredible, hard working and dedicated members of staff who have helped us make the business the success it is today, along with two critically important part-timers, our children, Casey (6) and Tyler (2). They've been on this journey with us their whole lives, have never eaten animals and are absolutely thriving on a vegan, plant-based diet. They are our driving force behind all that we do and see us completely committed to making veganism accessible and appealing to all, for their future as well as ours!


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Where are we now? 

In the two years since we moved into our current warehouse, we've seen dramatic growth. We've reached over 250,000 combined followers on social media, and now ship out almost 10,000 orders a month across both our subscription boxes and our supermarket. We've found ourselves in the most wonderful (yet scary!) position that once again we've outgrown our current space and are in desperate need of relocating to a warehouse much bigger than the one we're currently in.


We need your support

In order to help us on this next stage of our journey, we are launching this Crowdfunding campaign with the hope that our loyal fanbase of friends, customers, supporters and onlookers may be able to help realise our next dream. Supporting us on Crowdfunder will allow us to move to a 12,000 square foot warehouse, trebling us in size and giving us the freedom to grow that we so desperately need.


What will a succesful crowdfunder and move to a new warehouse allow us to do? 

  • Install a 2 tier mezzanine shelving system - giving us the ability to quickly scale our inventory and stock up to 20,000 incredible ambient vegan products.
  • Install a 1,000 square foot chill room - allowing us to stock more of our fastest selling products and buy in bulk as well as being able to add further lines without worrying about space.
  • Install 7 Pallet bays - allowing us to use height within our warehouse for storage of all additional stock 
  • Purchase a forklift truck to help us in our day to day operations 
  • Recruit an additional customer services advisor so we can open up phone lines for customer contact, helping our service be the best it can be.
  • Allow us to create a targeted billboard advertising campaign promoting TheVeganKind and a vegan lifestyle for all, in early 2019.

An HUGE added bonus!

JCDecaux, the world's leading advertising company, will match any funds we choose to spend with them from the result of this crowdfunding campaign. This means that by supporting us on this campaign, you are contributing directly to a marketing drive that could help millions of more people go vegan!


Veganism isn't just important for the animals whose lives are being saved. It is important for the planet as a whole. Animal agriculture accounts for 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions. That is more than every mode of transport in the world combined! Something has to change, and our dietary habits are a quick win for all involved. A vegan diet is said to reduce your carbon footprint by up to 73%. WOW!

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Sir Richard Branson recently said, "One day we will look back and think how archaic our grandparents were in killing animals for food"

We couldn't agree more and want to play our part in making veganism easily accessible and desirable for ALL.


Thank you so much for your support,

Scott & Karris x


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

121 of 500 claimed

£33 TVK Supermarket Shopping Voucher

Donate £30 and we will email you a £33 shopping voucher (10% extra) for use in our TheVeganKind Supermarket. Code can be used over multiple transactions and cannot be used in conjunction with other codes. Estimated delivery: 1st Dec 2018.

£10 or more

Show your support for a growing vegan business.

Donate £10 and you will be sent a 'Vegan Hero' sticker so you can forever remember that you helped TheVeganKind.

£20 or more

Help someone, or yourself on a journey of veganism

Donate £20 and you will be sent a 'Vegan Hero' sticker so you can forever remember that you helped TheVeganKind. ALSO - we will email you our carefully curated email series 'Your first 28 days vegan', where we cover topics such as your health, common pitfalls, travelling abroad vegan, the environment, dining out - basically everything you need to get your journey of betterment off to a flying start. Perfect for new and existing vegans alike.

£25 or more

41 of 500 claimed

£30 Gift Card for any of our Subscription Boxes

You will be debited £25 but receive a £30 gift card which is redeemable on any TVK Subscription Box plan. Whether it's our Monthly Lifestyle Box, or Bimonthly Beauty Box, our customers say our amazing subscription boxes are "Like having a Birthday every month!". This is an ongoing subscription box service. No minimum contract. Cancel any time. Estimated delivery: 1st Dec 2018.

£50 or more

95 of 500 claimed

Bronze TVK Supermarket Shopping Voucher

Donate £50 and we will email you a £57.50 voucher (15% EXTRA) for use in our online vegan supermarket. Code can be used over multiple transactions and cannot be used in conjunction with other codes. Estimated delivery: 1st Dec 2018.

£100 or more

42 of 200 claimed

Silver TVK Supermarket Shopping Voucher

Donate £100 and we will email you a £117.50 voucher (17.5% EXTRA) for use in our online vegan supermarket. Code can be used over multiple transactions and cannot be used in conjunction with other codes. Estimated delivery: 1st Dec 2018.

£200 or more

20 of 50 claimed

Gold TVK Supermarket Shopping Voucher

Donate £200 and we will email you a £240 voucher (20% EXTRA) for use in our online vegan supermarket. Code can be used over multiple transactions and cannot be used in conjunction with other codes. Estimated delivery: 1st Dec 2018.

£500 or more

5 of 30 claimed

Platinum TVK Supermarket Shopping Voucher

Donate £500 and we will email you a £625 voucher (25% EXTRA) for use in our online vegan supermarket. Code can be used over multiple transactions and cannot be used in conjunction with other codes. Estimated delivery: 1st Dec 2018.

£500 or more

0 of 75 claimed

10% Discount For Life at the TVK Supermarket!

Donate £500 and we will email you your own unique 10% off discount code for use in our online vegan supermarket. Meaning every time you shop with us, you will ALWAYS get 10% off. No wondering when the next codes will be released etc. Just 10% off every time. Code can be used over multiple transactions and cannot be used in conjunction with other codes. Estimated delivery: 1st Dec 2018.

£1,000 or more

1 of 50 claimed

15% Discount For Life at the TVK Supermarket!

Donate £1000 and we will email you your own unique 15% off discount code for use in our online vegan supermarket. Meaning every time you shop with us, you will ALWAYS get 15% off. No wondering when the next codes will be released etc. Just 15% off every time. Code can be used over multiple transactions and cannot be used in conjunction with other codes. Estimated delivery: 1st Dec 2018.

£3,000 or more

3 of 6 claimed

Corporate Pledge +

Donate £3,000 and your brand will be one of 6 brands featured in a £50k (minimum) advertising drive we will be doing in Central London over 3-6 months. Concept Imagery available on our pitch page. You will benefit from having pride of place on a bold vegan advertising campaign which will help more people to Go Vegan, with YOUR brand as part of the reason why. We cannot wait to work with 6 supporting brands to create the best vegan billboard !