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Port just scooped up its first client: Little Baby’s Ice Cream

The Kensington-based ice cream shop is running a Black Friday deal on its brand new subscription model powered by the nascent startup.

Flava flavs. (Courtesy photo)
Correction: Port is a team of six, not 12. (11/22/17, 1:08 p.m.)

Philly startup Port — a spinout ecommerce company born from Ticketleap’s acquisition in September — found its first paying client in Kensington-based ice cream shop Little Baby’s Ice Cream.

The deal, sealed over coconut lime ice cream by the companies’ CEOs, will let avid customers at the store’s two locations get their fave snack under a subscription model. There are several options, from $12 for three scoops a month to six-month-long, two-pints-a-month commitments for $90.

(Starting Friday, and through Cyber Monday, the company’s offering the subscriptions at a discount.)

“One of our co-founders lives in their neighborhood, is a regular, and suggested they’d be an ideal candidate to start an ice cream club,” said Port CEO Tim Raybould in an email. “Pete and I met over ice cream (way better than meeting over coffee, btw) a few weeks ago and they instantly connected with the idea were eager to get started.”

Port, which has a team of six based in Center City, was born with the sales pitch of helping local shops find recurring revenue through subscription programs.

It’s exactly what Little Baby’s Ice Cream CEO Pete Angevine is looking to secure through Port’s technology: “regular revenue, especially in the off season, that we can rely on,” said the founder. “Ice cream is such a seasonal and weather-dependent industry that any sort of dependable income stream seems like a dream.”

Companies: Ticketleap

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