Proven smartphone and tablet case manufacturer in France coming to America..
Let’s face it: Most phone cases on the market are pretty ugly. You typically have two choices: cases made by the thousands in China with dubious decors, or over-priced branded cases. In a world where fashion is all around us, why can’t we protect the devices we cherish more than anything while also making them look good?
For the last three years, Skinkin has successfully been working with artists from all over the world to produce unique cases that aren’t available anywhere else. In addition to our ever-growing collection of bespoke smartphone and tablet cases, Skinkin also allows you to create your own completely custom case or skin by uploading an image to our website!
Now Skinkin is making its way to America! We plan to open up a new headquarters in Florida, bringing our proven business model and unique style with us.
How have we been so successful? Read on to find out!
Skinkin has been the originator of a number of improvements in the phone and tablet case market.
All of this already exists in France, but now Skinkin is expanding operation to the U.S. Online sales will begin as soon as our factory is up and running, and brick-and-mortar sales will start in 2017!
When customers enter our store, they can show us their design and in 10 minutes walk out with a beautiful, custom, and fully protective phone case or skin. This is made possible by our sophisticated printing machines.
This will be a groundbreaking store as no retailer currently builds custom phone cases on-site in a manner of minutes. Skinkin will be the first company to implement in-store smartphone/tablet case creation in the U.S.
The Skinkin store will also provide phone repair services immediately in the store. This again is groundbreaking as other brands typically have a 48-hour turnaround time.
Down the road, we plan to create franchise Skinkin stores across the country to bring these unprecedented services to everyone!
In addition to our website, we also sell Skinkin products on Amazon.com, Fnac.com, Priceminister, MisterGoodDeal, Darty, and Cdiscount.com.
We’ve doubled our client base every year since 2013 and are on pace to do so again in 2016!
We have seen an increasing number of small businesses that want to advertise their brands by sending clients bespoke or branded phone cases. We are also negotiating a secondary partnership agreement with the Olympique Lyonnais soccer club.
Starting in 2017, we plan to triple our client base every year over a 5-6 year period.
Make sure to request access to the business plan tab of this profile for an inside look into Skinkin!
Marc is the CEO of Giordano Industries and Lutexia Energy. He graduated from École Supérieure de Management de Grenoble, one of the top business schools in Europe, in 2002. For 14 years, Marc worked for the Giordano Group, a family business, and a leader in the renewable energy sector throughout France. Since 1965, the company has been a pioneer in the French solar energy sector, having generated for the last 40 years average annual revenue of 25 million euros.
Marc’s 14 years of experience spanned roles such as Director of Sales and Marketing and Managing Director of Profit Centers, helping expand Giordano Group’s online presence until 2011. He currently manages Lutexia Energy, a startup aiming to produce energy through a revolutionary concept.
Marc gradually left the renewable energy sector, moving to the United States to focus on his passion for smartphones and tablets. He then wants to expand Skinkin’s business internationally with Benoit Destresse.
Charlotte is an experienced department manager. After 15 years in retail as section manager at Systeme U and E. Leclerc, she developed a passion for ecommerce, particularly community management, and later joined Skinkin as Head of Logistics, North America.
Benoit is a French entrepreneur. He co-founded Aix & Terra, a maker of handmade, provencal culinary products. He started his career in the United States as a Financial Analyst at Sangstat-Genzyme, and then joined French banking giant BNP Paribas, where he worked for ten years. He left the banking sector, in 2005 after developing an interest in “new style” convenience shops, providing culinary products as varied as jam, fruit creams, and aromatic olive oil.
Benoit founded Skinkin en 2013.