Bighorn Design Studio ๐Ÿš€

The future of contracted eCommerce management and fulfillment services

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๐Ÿš€ Fastest growing company in Wyoming - 2019.
๐Ÿ“ˆ 2019 Inc 5000 Company (1268).
๐Ÿฅ‡ $11.5MM revenue in last 4 years.
๐Ÿ’ฐ Profitable since Year 1.

Our Founder

We have built a disruptive force in the eCommerce industry by contracting services, from start-to-finish, for direct-to-consumer lifestyle brands and consumer product companies. From business management, to design, to manufacturing, to inventory, to shipping, to finance, to last-mile customer service - we do it all, right from one location.

Building the Future of eCommerce Management-

Over the last five years, we have been perfecting contract based eCommerce management.  We now contract to manage 42 eCommerce brands and our revenue and new customer acquisition is growing rapidly as COVID-19 and the shop-at-home economy has taken a firm grasp on the way our shopping behavior has changed.   We are finding our stride at the most opportune time.

We were founded in 2015 after acquiring three boxes of t-shirts from a local laundromat in our small western town of Sheridan, Wyoming.  Now we are an Inc 5000 company growing at nearly $1MM in revenue each year as we work with online brands to increase sales and profit through contracted eCommerce management and customized order fulfillment, while avoiding the high cost of Amazon and other aggregate based shopping sites.   By growing new and return customer traffic, and contracting out much of the daily work, we are helping eCommerce brands keep an additional 20-30% of their revenue.

Bighorn Design

We initially launched a lifestyle apparel brand called Surf Wyoming and quickly taught ourselves how to build a beautiful eCommerce site. Next, we learned how to build meaningful traffic by creating beautiful content and advertising with search ads and on social media.  Through rapid sales growth, we focused on personalized and customized packaging, direct to our customers, with a focus on strategies to keep our customers coming back.  Our customers loved our custom packages, handwritten notes, and special treats that we included with every order, and they still do.  We proved that customer service still wins, even in a digital economy.

Surf Wyoming

After we had perfected our own eCommerce brand management, we began to duplicate our rapid growth by contracting each step of the typical eCommerce business's daily activity.  Within three months, we signed our first company, a western lifestyle roping brand, Go Rope.  We have been managing Go Rope's brand (design, production, inventory, shipping, and customer service) since November, 2015.   We now manage 42 such brands.

Go Rope Clothing

    We went from $34,000 in revenue in 2014 with Surf Wyoming before launching Bighorn Design Studio in 2015.  We bought out a small ma-pa outfitter of the same name on our downtown main street.  In our first nine months in business we did just over $750k in revenue.  We grew from founder to 10 employees and we were forced to expand our operations into two additional locations by the end of that first year.  In fact, we were growing so fast that we made a promise in our small local paper that we planned to grow to over 50 employees in 5 years.  People in our small town were.... skeptical.   ๐Ÿ˜

    Moving machines to new location for third time in 5 years.

    Over the next four years, we continued growth at a very rapid pace.  Through word of mouth, we signed several eCommerce companies to full-service management contracts.  We began to manage all of their work from end-to-end to allow the owners the opportunity to grow and promote their products while we managed their day-to-day operations.  Our new brand partners loved our service because it gave them freedom to run their business and only paid us when their brand was selling product.  

    Our performance based model holds us accountable to move the needle forward, and our partner brands understand the vested interest we have in their long-term success.  As sales grow, everyone benefits.  Some of the largest brands we partner with include:

    Go Fast Don't Die
    Bison Union
    Anthem Snacks
    This Farm Wife

    Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies in Wyoming - 4 of past 5 years.

    Over the last five years, we have been ranked as one of the top 10 fastest growing companies in Wyoming by the Wyoming Business Journal (#1 Fastest Growing in 2019).  To accommodate our continued growth, we acquired a 50,000 sq/ft former department store (Woolworths) in Historic Downtown Sheridan, Wyoming to continue laying out our plan to grow to over $20MM in annual revenue by our 12th anniversary.  Now, we are relying on crowd equity investors with Wefunder to help us fund the next phase of our growth.  

    Stay tuned throughout this process as we share new customer wins, tales of our chaotic 5 years of growth, and meet some of our teammates who are (mostly) Wyoming raised, hard working folks who love working in this beautiful, break-neck business!  ๐Ÿ˜€

    "The Wooly" - Our new 50,000 sq/ft home. Former Woolworths Store