Our Journey So Far

Rubber Monkey is New Zealand’s premiere e‑commerce retailer of creative technology. With a growing range of over 80,000 products and a team with over 30 years of e-commerce, distribution and retail experience; our 11 years of operation has seen us passing many milestones.
Our focus is now on increasing the growth curve by expanding and adding more to our business operations within Australia. Via a Pledge Me crowdfunding campaign, we’ll soon be offering an amazing opportunity to be a part of Rubber Monkeys future journey.
Actual Revenue

Over $70M

Actual Revenue
Packages Shipped

Over 179K

Packages Shipped
Registerd Users

Over 116K

Registered Users
Daily Pageviews

20,000

Daily Pageviews
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A 82% increase in revenue in 2015 saw us placed in the Deloitte fast 50 index, and there’s been no slowing down from there. Increased demand for our products saw us open our 10,000sq ft purpose built warehouse facility in 2019 and despite the pandemic, 2021 financial year saw us exceed $17.8 million revenue.
Laurence

Laurence Alexander

CEO, Director of Rubber Monkey and Co-Founder

We are not your normal company. Not only in our goals we’ve set for ourselves, but also in the methods we use to run it. We’ve invested massive time and effort in technology and systems that customers rarely get to see. However, the results are real and the benefits of our approach is what makes our company steps ahead of our competitors.

When Nigel and I started Rubber Monkey we knew there was enormous potential for a company that could really deliver on the promise to be different. The time has come to propel the company forward with the support of new investment. We plan to maximise the potential of Rubber Monkey and the work we’ve already done, in developing a world class experience for local customers.

We want customers to be a part of our company so that not only can you benefit from the increased range of products, lower prices and better overall service, but you can also take pride in ownership of the company behind it.

I welcome you on this journey with us and look forward to having you as part of our Rubber Monkey family.

Nigel

Nigel Stanford

Director of Rubber Monkey and Co-Founder

I’m thrilled to be able to offer you the opportunity to invest in Rubber Monkey. I’m a proud New Zealander and have been involved in successful New Zealand e-commerce ventures for over 20 years.

I believe that Rubber Monkey is one of the most exciting business opportunities in New Zealand e-commerce today. Here’s a great opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor and come with us on our journey.

What's On Offer

Shortly we’ll be offering potential investors the opportunity to invest in Rubber Monkey. You can choose to invest from $500; after which you’ll become a shareholder and own a part of Monkey! One dollar equals one share. Our four different investment tiers come with their own investor benefits including attending exclusive Monkey events, receiving VIP deals and joining our Monkey advisory group.

Actual Revenue
Become a shareholder from $500
Packages Shipped
Attend exclusive Monkey events
Registerd Users
Receive exclusive VIP deals
Daily Pageviews
Join our Monkey advisory group

FAQ

We want to give New Zealand investors a unique opportunity to join our Rubber Monkey community. We are aiming to raise 'growth' capital. Meaning, while we are already making waves here in New Zealand and expect that to continue, we now have the opportunity to grow even faster by expanding our interests in Australia. The money we are raising will be 100% used (less the Pledge Me fees) to support that endeavour, covering cost of new stock, warehousing, staff, office space, etc.

If we were to progress on that goal using current cashflow and profit we would not be able to make the expansion now or only in a limited way. This would also have an adverse effect on our New Zealand business while it is still rapidly growing. To plan for our success we need to ensure we have sufficient funding to support this expansion on its own, until it is profitable.
At this early stage we'd like to stay as a private company with a small group of passionate investors rather than listing on the stock exchange. We will be using an independent share registry platform where you will be able to trade your shares. You wouldn't be able to buy Rubber Monkey shares on Sharesies as we won't be listed with the New Zealand stock exchange, we'll still be a private company. An IPO in coming years may be on the cards.
When the campaign with Pledge Me goes live in August you will have access to our full Information Memorandum, the company's financial information will be included in that document.
In the short term we intend to reinvest any profits back into growing the company, allowing us to take advantage of the current fast growth in the e-commerce market. Each year the board would determine the best way to use profits, such as reinvestment, shareholder dividend or possibly a percentage of both.
Once the campaign is live on Pledge Me you can choose the amount you’d like to invest with Rubber Monkey starting from $500. There are four different investment tiers that you can choose from. T1 $500+, T2 $1000+, T3 $5,000+, T4 $10,000+. Each tier comes with its own investor benefits.
Yes! Investing will mean you'll own shares and own a part of Rubber Monkey. $1 = 1 share. You can choose to invest from a minimum of $500. There are four different investment tiers with each tier having its own investor benefits.
We will be using an independent share registry platform as well as a platform where you will be able to trade your shares.
We will be launching our Pledge Me campaign in August, you will be kept up to date with any new information via our mailing list.
The main use of the crowdfunding funds will be to fast track our expansion into the Australian market. This will involve a permanent on the ground presence in Australia, which will include the lease of a Sydney based warehouse and office space, and will also require hiring some Australian based staff to manage local operations. Australian expansion means access for New Zealand Rubber Monkey customers to a wider range of brands and products. There will be more detail on our long term plans coming soon.
Australian expansion means access for New Zealand Rubber Monkey customers to a wider range of brands and products because some brands will only allow us to stock them if we're Australian based. This will greater serve all New Zealand customers as a result of a move into Australia. Essentially we have to put money into the best return for the company at the moment, which would allow us to revisit our other plans later. Any money we invest in Australia would have a much greater upside than specific expansions in New Zealand at the moment, but once we have effectively entered the Australian market we can revisit plans for New Zealand, Christchurch is likely to be next on the list.

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