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Software to Revolutionize Automated Retail

INVEST IN POPCOM TODAY!

We believe self-service and automation are the future of retail. At PopCom, we understand that successful brands are intelligent, mobile, and resilient so we built our technology in their image. Our automated retail technology platform equips entrepreneurs and brands with future-ready retail solutions that allow rapid retail expansion, incredible customer experiences, and powerful sales data. \we are redefining omnichannel strategy for worldwide brands with our automated retail technology platform. From Fortune 500 companies to smaller e-commerce entrepreneurs, we provide a new direct-to-consumer channel backed by innovative data, and frictionless transactions.
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PopCom

REASONS TO INVEST

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PopCom is one of the companies powering retail’s tech transformation with our powerful analytics software to bridge the gap between e-commerce and brick and mortar. PopCom is also one of the first companies approved to sell alcohol and cannabis in vending machines.

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PopCom has experienced 130% YoY growth over the last 3 years. We have built four market-ready products since 2020 and currently have launched 11 PopShops with 12 more going live in 2023. We have a strong sales pipeline with over 800 retailers on the waitlist for PopShop Local.

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We believe PopCom is a recognized industry leader in innovation, led by a highly experienced team with a combined 12 companies founded and 3 exits.

OVERVIEW


We are on a mission to change the way small, local businesses enter the brick and mortar space

As a hybrid company, PopCom builds software for hardware. Using cameras installed on the machines, our software anonymously collects consumer data including age, gender, and emotion to deliver targeted ads and optimize sales conversions. 


*The above is a rendering of a current product. Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is currently available on the market.





PopCom was awarded a design patent in 2020 for our PopShop machine, but our powerful SaaS can be integrated across a variety of machines with ease. We currently offer two options for retailers to deliver our software: the PopShop robotic storefront, for premium brands and CPG products; and our PopBox, a temperature-controlled machine with the capacity to hold more products and keep food/beverage fresh. 


*The above is a rendering of a current product. Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is currently available on the market.



The pandemic pivot: When the pandemic hit local retailers hard, we responded with the introduction of our ‘PopShop Local’ program. We aimed to eliminate the traditional challenges of brick-and-mortar retail with our easy-to-use smart vending machines and kiosks. With PopCom’s PopShop Local, we convert unused space in hotels, airports, schools, and convention centers into a revolving gift shop of products made by local entrepreneurs. Whether it’s mature e-commerce brands or a small business, we provide this range of brands with an accessible, data-driven physical presence.




THE PROBLEM & OUR SOLUTION


We believe the existing model for brick and mortar retail no longer works for most businesses


We think businesses struggle in this current model, as renting space is expensive, and foot traffic is changing. According to our research, while automation and self-service features are booming, valuable data is being lost on expensive, low-IQ machines.


Physical retail needs to evolve to be more convenient and personalized to today's consumers.


We believe our turnkey solution, PopShop Local, is revolutionizing in-person shopping by making it simple for anyone to spin up their own physical retail store. By investing in PopCom, we believe shareholders have an opportunity to be at the forefront of retail’s future, where, in our view, big data is a key player in business growth. 


PopShop Local works by allowing retailers to share space in the machine with two to three others. We rotate the products featured in the machine every four months to allow repeat customers to discover new local brands.


The business model is simple. Venues allow PopCom to place PopShop Local in their space rent-free in exchange for a percentage of each sale (average 10%), and retailers pay just $500 a month to lease space in the machine and for software access, respectively. With this model, each PopShop Local machine has the potential to generate up to $4,150 per month.





We think PopShop Local will help consumers discover new brands, and buy locally.


We believe PopShop Local is revolutionizing retail, helping big and small brands alike take their business to the next level. And what’s next for PopShop Local? The PopBox Local machine is now available for local food and beverage entrepreneurs to sell their products as well. 


We currently have three machines built as part of our initial test production. The first machine was sold to a celebrity juice brand in New York, with the second and third showcasing a well-known social impact company based in Atlanta.


THE MARKET & OUR TRACTION


According to our data, in-person shopping isn't going anywhere anytime soon. PopCom is Omnichannel.


  • Ecommerce sales only account for 12.4% of total retail sales (source)
  • 40 - 80% of purchases are impulse buying (source, source)
  • Impulse purchases can make up to 80% of all sales for a brand (source)
  • Impulse purchases are higher if you can instantly receive the product (source)


With the retail analytics market projected to reach $23.8 billion by 2028, we believe we’re uniquely positioned to dominate in a market that is currently domiciled by slow-moving hardware companies.


We've spent the months following our third successful Regulation Crowdfunding continuing to build and deploy more PopShop Local machines across the country and develop partnerships with market leaders.


We have a 130% YoY growth so far from our seven PopShop locals in the following high-foot trafficked areas:




PopShop Local is our go-to-market strategy and a fast way for us to gain market penetration and consumer adoption. We also have secured partnerships to build and deliver PopShop machines to enterprise clients who are looking to integrate vending into their omnichannel strategy including E&J Gallo Winery, Ooreedoo, and Combs Enterprises.



Leadership: Meet Our Founder and CEO: Dawn Dickson


Dawn Dickson is a serial entrepreneur and inventor with over 20 years of experience in technology and business development. Dawn is one the first female founders globally to raise over $1 million in secure token offering under a Reg CF of the JOBS Act. She is considered to be one of the pioneers in Web3 and equity crowdfunding.


*** All logos, brands, trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners. Use of these names, trademarks and brands does not imply endorsement. The photo above (top right) does not imply a current, future, or prospective listing on NASDAQ and should not be relied upon whatsoever for any consideration of investment activity. More information on the NASDAQ Milestone Maker program can be found here. 


WHY INVEST


Join a growing family of over 10,000 like-minded investors


As we continue to expand our executive team, secure major partnerships, and launch more PopShop Locals, we believe now is the opportunity to be at the forefront of retail’s future, where big data is a key player in business growth. 


Our focus for the remainder of 2022 is to the funds secured from this round to deploy the remaining 12 PopShop/PopBox machines of the 23 that were built in 2021 with the goal of reaching our $45K monthly recurring revenue goal by the end of Q3-2022. We are working to secure a master service agreement with a major venue partner to accelerate the expansion of PopShop Local. We also plan to explore further monetization of our ad screens and strengthen our partnership with VengoLabs to deliver more OOH ads to our screens.  


The PopCom team and investor network is a family. We regularly schedule investor meetups around the United States and spend time talking with our investors face-to-face. We're proud to be a hub for connections, friendships, and candid discussion about our company's progress, hardships, and massive accomplishments. You'll join a growing family of over 10,000 like-minded, forward-thinking individuals that are just as excited about the future of retail as we are. Just take a look at what some of our investors have to say about us below! 


** Testimonials herein are unsolicited and are non-representative of all clients; certain investors may have different opinions and feedback than that indicated. All writers' opinions are their own and do not constitute financial advice in any way whatsoever and none of the testimonial content should be relied upon for any investment activities. Unique experiences and past performances do not guarantee future results. 


Invest today!

ABOUT

HEADQUARTERS
997 N Fourth Street
Columbus, OH 43201
VALUATION
$26.53M
PREVIOUSLY CROWDFUNDED
$6M

We believe self-service and automation are the future of retail. At PopCom, we understand that successful brands are intelligent, mobile, and resilient so we built our technology in their image. Our automated retail technology platform equips entrepreneurs and brands with future-ready retail solutions that allow rapid retail expansion, incredible customer experiences, and powerful sales data. \we are redefining omnichannel strategy for worldwide brands with our automated retail technology platform. From Fortune 500 companies to smaller e-commerce entrepreneurs, we provide a new direct-to-consumer channel backed by innovative data, and frictionless transactions.

TEAM

Dawn Dickson
Dawn Dickson
Founder, CEO, and Director

Dawn is a 6X founder (1 exit) with over 20 years in entrepreneurship and technology development. INC 100 Female Founders list (2018, 2021), OBWS/Snapchat Entrepreneur of the Year (2020), Forbes Next 1000 (2021).

Natasia Malaihollo

Natasia Malaihollo

Head of Business Development

Natasia is a 2x Founder. She exited her company Wyzerr in 2020 after she expanded its' customer base to over 2,200 businesses in 53 countries in 2 years. In 2021, she launched PopShop Local from concept to $35K MRR commitments in 6 months.

Ryan Krass

Ryan Krass

Interim CTO

Over 10 years of experience in technology development. Responsible for managing our team of software engineers. Highly experienced in various scripting languages, content management systems and shopping carts. Helping vet, hire full time CTO

Pat Camp

Pat Camp

Head of Product - Software

With a degree in IT, a background in systems analysis and more than 20 years of for and non-profit business experience, Pat is a natural problem solver and organizer. She has a passion for quality and efficiency and knows the PopShop customer experience inside and out. Pat’s professional career started at DuPont where she led the development of one of their first laptop sales tools. She migrated to administration, marketing and fund development in the non-profit sector until making a decision several years ago to return to her IT roots. She took a full-time programming bootcamp and ended up teaching the class. Pat is PopCom’s field marshal and swiss army knife, rolling up her sleeves to contribute to wherever her experience can make a difference, but her primary focus is delivering a stellar customer experience to each and every one of PopCom’s clients.

TERMS

PopCom
Overview
PRICE PER SHARE
$0.44
DEADLINE
Nov 30, 2022
VALUATION
$26.53M
AMOUNT RAISED
$308,276.84
Breakdown
MIN INVESTMENT
$100.76
MAX INVESTMENT
$510,259.20
MIN NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
22,726
OFFERING TYPE
Equity
ASSET TYPE
COMMON
SHARES OFFERED
Class C Common Stock
MAX NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
1,159,680

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares


Company

:

Solutions Vending International, Inc

Corporate Address

:

997 N Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43201

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.88

Offering Maximum

:

$510,259.20

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$100.76











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class C Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

22,727

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,159,680

Price per Share

:

$0.44

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$26,533,519.76











*Maximum number of shares offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives & Bonuses*

$500+ | Tier 1

Investor shout-out on social media Access to private PopCom investor Facebook group PopCom NFT that grants access to PopCom investor summit (virtual).

$1,000+ | Tier 2

Investor shout-out on social media Access to private PopCom investor Facebook group PopCom NFT that grants access to PopCom investor summit (in-person) PopCom swag bundle.

$10,000+ | Tier 3

Investor shout-out on social media Access to private PopCom investor Facebook group PopCom NFT that grants access to PopCom investor summit (in-person) Premium PopCom swag.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

PopCom will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class C Common Stock at $0.44 / share, you will receive 110 shares Class C Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $44. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors' eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will receive the highest single bonus they are eligible for among the bonuses based on the amount invested and time of offering elapsed (if any). Eligible investors will also receive the Owner’s Bonus in addition to the aforementioned bonus.

PRESS

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Entrepreneur builds self-service kiosk for e-commerce

Dawn Dickson got into self-service retailing in 2011 with a very simple plan: create a vending machine to sell flat shoes for women on the run. But in the course of launching this business, she learned that self-service retailing technology was not sufficiently developed.

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BLACKNEWS

Founder of Black-Owned Startup Makes History, Raises $2.3 Million Through Crowdfunding

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How These Black Women Startup Founders are Using Blockchain

In the blockchain and crypto community, there’s a major gender imbalance that’s even more pronounced for black women. These two entrepreneurs are trying to change that.

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Black-Owned Startup Finds New High-Tech Way to Crowdfund

PopCom CEO Dawn Dickson speaks about why the company was looking to an STO for funding and how it successfully raised $1,070,000.

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Meet The First Black Woman To Raise Over $1 Million In A Secure Token Offering

A full feature on PopCom and our CEO in Forbes.










ALL UPDATES

11.29.22

Last Day to invest in PopCom - Watch this interview with our CEO Dawn Dickson

Today is the last day to invest in our current crowdfunding round, thank you to the thousands of investors who have joined our community, we are so grateful!  Watch this interview to hear from our CEO Dawn Dickson to learn about our plans for the future. 


 

11.28.22

CYBER Monday: Invest in PopCom online

Cyber Monday is the day to shop with your favorite online business, don't forget to invest in your favorite online crowdfunding campaign...POPCOM! Only 2 days left to be a part of one of the fastest-growing retail technology companies. The minimum is only $100, probably a lot less than those electronics or new appliances you have had your eye on. 


Still on the fence? Think your $100 may not be well spent? Check out this demo of our product in action.






11.27.22

3 Days Left to Invest In This Current Round

Our Our current crowdfunding round is closing in 3 days, tell a friend, to tell a friend before it's too late!



11.26.22

WATCH: PopCom Founder Journey, how and why PopCom started

With only 4 days left to invest in PopCom, we want to share more with you about the history of PopCom and our Founder & CEO Dawn Dickson. The idea for PopCom was born out of necessity, Dawn started the company to help sell her own retail products. Watch this video where she shares the story of how the company started and why the work we do at PopCom is so game-changing for the automated retail industry. It's a story of resilience, tenacity, pivoting, challenges, and triumphs. With your investment, the journey continues.



11.25.22

BLACK FRIDAY: Invest in a Black founded Tech company

While you are taking advantage of all of the sales for Black Friday...invest in a Black female-founded, fast-growing tech company on Black Friday...see what we did there? Your investment is the gift that keeps on giving, allowing us to continue to scale in 2023. ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT.



11.23.22

Help us Spread the Word - 6 Days Left!

PopCom investors past, present, and future! There are over 10,000 investors in our community and we need your help to amplify our campaign. Please help us spread the word and bring in more investors before our campaign ends in 6 days. Create a video or post on social media and share 'why you invested in PopCom' - please TAG us @PopComTech and we will share your post.


11.22.22

1 WEEK LEFT TO INVEST in PopCom

ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT TO INVEST IN POPCOM. If you have any questions please post in the 'discussion' section of our campaign page and we will answer you right away! Don't miss the opportunity to invest in the future of retail and help us expand our PopShop machines to more cities, more countries, and serve more retailers in 2023. 



11.21.22

A Message from our CEO - 8 Days left!

Our CEO Dawn Dickson discusses what we do, our plans for the future and why you should invest in PopCom. ONLY 8 DAYS left! 



11.18.22

Kingscrowd features PopCom for our innovation in vending

PopCom Founder Dawn Dickson on Combining Machine Learning with Vending Machines


When the pandemic was at its peak, many consumers fled from traditional brick-and-mortar stores and made their purchases online. The trend seems to be partially reversing now, though, with e-commerce accounting for 14.3% of retail sales, down from 17% in 2021. 

Fortunately, brands can enjoy the best of both worlds with PopCom’s smart vending machines, PopShops and PopBoxes (for refrigerated products). PopShops and PopBoxes give multiple brands the opportunity to sell in brick-and-mortar locations on a rotating basis, and the machines anonymously collect useful customer data for sales optimization. We reached out to founder and CEO Dawn Dickson to hear about the evolution of her team over the years and her experience as an underrepresented founder.


Read the full article HERE




ONLY 11 days left to invest - don't wait!


11.17.22

Help us reach $300,000 this week

Our campaign ends in 13 days, with $240,000 of $500,000 raised so far. This is our fourth and final round on Start Engine, don't miss the opportunity to invest in the future of retail!











Owners bonus
Stack Owner's Bonus & Rewards!

Members get an extra 10% shares in addition to rewards below!

REWARDS

Multiple investments in an offering cannot be combined to qualify for a larger campaign perk. Get rewarded for investing more into PopCom.

$100.00

StartEngine Owner’s Bonus

This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.

$500.00

Tier 1

Investor shout-out on social media Access to private PopCom investor Facebook group PopCom NFT that grants access to PopCom investor summit (virtual).

$1,000.00

Tier 2

Investor shout-out on social media Access to private PopCom investor Facebook group PopCom NFT that grants access to PopCom investor summit (in-person) Premium PopCom swag.

$10,000.00

Tier 3

Investor shout-out on social media Access to private PopCom investor Facebook group PopCom NFT that grants access to PopCom investor summit (in-person) PopCom swag bundle.

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