ShipStation + Mark Cuban = Exceptional Ecommerce

Published on January 4, 2022
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What do ShipStation and Mark Cuban have in common? Well, both ShipStation and Cuban are …

  • Based in Texas
  • Committed to helping online retailers succeed
  • Fans of the ShipStation platform

OK so obviously we’re fans of our own software (it’d be a little weird if we weren’t). But it’s definitely one heck of an ego boost to hear that Mark Cuban thinks highly of our solution, too.

While we try not to toot our own horn, we certainly don’t mind it when someone else toots it for us (especially when they’ve been tooting it for a while). Check out what the Shark Tank star recently had to say about the ShipStation platform:

“ShipStation is a key ingredient to our growing companies’ tech stacks. Managing, fulfilling, and shipping orders has never been so easy.”

Mark, you’re making us blush.

Did you know that many of the companies that have appeared on Shark Tank and became part of the Mark Cuban Companies portfolio are also ShipStation users? Here are a few of our loyal customers Mark has partnered with.

Gameday Couture

Gameday Couture Shark Tank

Founded: 2009
HQ: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Product: Ladies’ NCAA and NBA Team Apparel and Accessories
Season (Year): 6 (2014-2015)
Amount Invested by Mark Cuban: $500,000

“We have sacrificed a lot to build this company with integrity and class, and to have a partner like Mark to back it is beyond what we could ever have imagined after walking into the tank.” (Source)
— Shawnna Feddersen, Founder and CEO, Gameday Couture


InstaFire Shark Tank

Founded: 2008
HQ: Riverdale, UT
Product: Water-Resistant, Environmentally-Friendly Fire Starter
Season (Year): 7 (2015-2016)
Amount Invested by Mark Cuban: $150,000

“Did we make the right choice [appearing on Shark Tank]? We believe so. Are we excited? Totally.” (Source)
— Frank Weston, President, InstaFire


KissTixx Shark Tank

Founded: 2010
HQ: Orem, UT
Product: Flavored Lip Balm
Season (Year): 3 (2012)
Amount Invested by Mark Cuban: $200,000

“It’s been hugely valuable—normally a distributor would feel apprehension about working with such a young company, let alone with such a young set of executives, but with Mark Cuban backing us, the hesitation has gone out the window.” (Source)
— Mike Buonomo, Co-Founder, KissTixx

Nuts ‘N More

Nuts 'N More Shark Tank

Founded: 2011
HQ: Providence, Rhode Island
Product: All Natural Peanut and Almond Butter Spreads
Season (Year): 4 (2012-2013)
Amount Invested by Mark Cuban: $125,000

“My Shark Tank investors have provided me with vital insight and tools that allowed Nuts ‘N More to continue its climb up the success ladder. I believe that as long as I’m creating viable products and making a difference in my industry, I feel fulfilled.” (Source)
— Peter Ferreira, Owner, Nuts ‘N More

R. Riveter

R Riveter Shark Tank

Founded: 2014
HQ: Southern Pines, North Carolina
Product: Handmade Canvas and Leather Handbags
Season (Year): 7 (2015-2016)
Amount Invested by Mark Cuban: $100,000

When co-founders Cameron Cruse and Lisa Bradley first appeared on Shark Tank, R. Riveter had a workforce of 24 military spouses. Since the episode aired, the number of employees has more than doubled, with a total of 52 “Remote Riveters” and local operators now assembling handbags for the R. Riveter brand. (Source)

Simple Sugars

Simple Sugars Shark Tank

Founded: 2005
HQ: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Product: All-Natural Skin Care
Season (Year): 4 (2012-2013)
Amount Invested by Mark Cuban: $100,000

“We really were able to maintain a high level of sales after the show, and we were able to capitalize on turning those customers into long-term customers who are going to buy over and over.” (Source)
— Lani Lazzari, President and CEO, Simple Sugars

Slyde Handboards

Slyde Handboards Shark Tank

Founded: 2010
HQ: San Clemente, CA
Product: Handboards
Season (Year): 7 (2015-2016)
Amount Invested by Mark Cuban: $100,000

“Our lives have changed since the show; it’s pretty awesome. I’d say it was one of the best days of my life, being on the show….We would have never gotten in front of those investors otherwise. Now our opportunities are endless.” (Source)
— Angela Watts, Co-Found, Slyde Handboards

The Lapel Project

The Lapel Project Shark Tank

Founded: 2014
HQ: Miami, Florida
Product: Custom Stick-On Jacket Lapels
Season (Year): 8 (2016-2017)
Amount Invested by Mark Cuban: $150,000

“After we recorded, we immediately began working with Mark Cuban’s team. They diligently helped us become a fully functional online store. They prepared us for the influx of traffic and demand prior to airing. After airing, his team continues to help us gather information and adapt to our monthly analytics. We also have begun hiring, which is the most important.” (Source)
— Sebastian Garcia, Founder, The Lapel Project

Tower Paddle Boards

Tower Paddle Boards Shark Tank

Founded: 2010
HQ: San Diego, California
Product: Stand Up Paddle Boards
Season (Year): 3 (2012)
Amount Invested by Mark Cuban: $150,000

“We’ve sold over 25,000 stand-up paddle boards and done over $17 million in sales since our Shark Tank airing in March of 2012. As we see it, that’s 25,000 people’s lives that we’ve made better, because there is no down side to stand-up paddle boarding.” (Source)
— Stephan Aarstol, Founder and CEO, Tower Paddle Boards


U-Lace Shark Tank

Founded: 2009
HQ: Rochester, New York
Product: No-Tie Shoelaces
Season (Year): 5 (2013-2014)
Amount Invested by Mark Cuban: $200,000

“We did about 100 months’ worth of web business in one day. [Cuban] doesn’t want to tell me what to do or how to run it. He just wants to be a support system.” (Source)
— Tim Talley, Founder, U-Lace

We really can’t thank Mark enough for his continued support. It means the world to us.

One last thing: ShipStation actually has another big connection to Shark Tank. We are proud to host In With the Sharks, the most comprehensive independent source of information about the ABC show. It has literally everything you’d ever want to know about Shark Tank. Seriously! Go check it out — we promise you won’t be disappointed.

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James Messer

James Messer is a copywriter specializing in shipping, logistics, and ecommerce.

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