Grabbitt: Putting Merch and Information in Your Pocket

Remember the last time you went to a seriously kickass concert, and you just HAD to get the promotional poster or tshirt, because you wanted some way of holding on to the experience?

Remember how long the line was? Or maybe you didn’t have cash. Or you had to take your drunk friend home early.

Well, Grabbitt has a solution for that.

“Our goal is to strengthen the process for end users to get what they want, when they want it,” says Grabbitt founder, Justin Hissong. “It’s about controlling the experience for both users and the vendors that make their products available.”

Grabbitt is the first product available from Ownitt Technologies, and Justin has been working on the application full time since June. His background is in IT consulting, and he’d been working with another company, when he realized he wanted to dedicate all of his time to Grabbitt.

The Grabbitt concept came out of his passion for efficiency — he wanted to make the experience for both merchandise vendors and customers a better one overall.

The technology behind Grabbitt translates to a number of other verticals — festivals, marathons and 5Ks, museums, and tradeshows. Anywhere there’s a need for it, Grabbitt can help with fulfilling orders and requests.

“Grabbitt not only helps increase sales, donations and information distribution, but it also provides vendors with customer behavior data. We can track exactly how customers interact with available products, which help vendors make decisions about future events and marketing,” states Hissong.

And Grabbitt is super easy to use. Use the app to grab your favorite poster, t-shirt, presentation, images, or whatever else you want. Download or ship your items directly to your home or pick them up when you’re ready.

AND GUESS WHAT?? Grabbitt is presenting at tomorrow’s Dallas New Tech. You can download the app here, and if you attend Dallas New Tech on Tuesday, you’ll be able to download all of the presenters slides and any other information they provide. You can also order one of our awesome LAUNCH DFW tshirts through the app!

Hissong expects more progress with Grabbitt, especially in the upcoming months. And, as a form of motivation, he’s waiting to shave his beard and cut his hair until Grabbitt gets in some revenue. “I’m looking forward to more success,” says Hissong.

We can’t wait to see your whole face again, Justin. Keep at it.



Rachel Winstead

Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term "disrupt," tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.