To whom may it concern:
Startup Creates is a website/shopify design team based in the Philippines. The group comprises of aspiring youths with different talents from graphics design to product importing. It was November 2017 when the founder, Matt Rob, tried dropshipping business on Shopify. As a true beginner, he failed and closed the shop leading him to sell the store on Flippa. He was able to recover some of the loss from the previous store and tried to give it another shot. He then lost a lot of money from fake instagram influencers which eventually led him to close again and sell the shop. Then, a realization came up to his mind that maybe website designing and shop organizing was his talent. He formed a team with his colleagues in college and here started, Startup Creates. Since then, they were able to sell over 35 sites with all kinds of niches and themes. The group is now expanding to reach out to different clients and companies to design their websites in order to help future online entrepreneurs grow.
Now, we have recently been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Someone offered a very big amount for our domain (beachwearplus.com). Unfortunately, my team and I can't handle the $1800 bank fees to release the check (the buyer sent the check to the agency for it to be processed and we are supposed to pay the bank fee as insurance that we will transfer the domain. It's the rules of the agency).
We have spent all our money as a team for the domain certification:
We have worked double time to make websites in order to sell them and eventually raise $1850 but unfortunately, it would reach us almost months in order to get to that point. The agency told us that they already received the check and is just waiting for our bank fee in order to continue the transaction. They're giving us a deadline of two weeks in order to gether funds (July 21, 2018)
Now, here in the Philippines, we all know that our life is really hard. We barely make it through the day. To be honest, I've been working hard in school just to maintain my scholarship, now, my whole summer is being consumed by work. I never worked so hard in my life that I would just like to cry.
We think that this would be our biggest break, in getting the fund to pay the bank fee, we shall be able to proceed with the transaction and get the money for us to invest in bigger things (real estate, job opportunities, and a lot more. We envision a country - the Philippines - that is no longer the late comers in the world. We have been treated as very stupid people and we are here to change that mindset. We aim to help others grow, that's why we build businesses for you. I believe that we are making a great change for the future and this is one of those times that we really need support.
For those who understood and see what we believe in, God bless you.
Head Designer @Startup Creates