Built by a Promo Business for the Promo Industry
Upparel was created to power your business: to streamline your workflow, connect your team, provide your customers with a better order experience, and allow you to expand to new customers – so you can focus on growing your business.
Upparel was created by people who understand the challenges and pain points of the industry. Founded in 2017, Upparel started as a traditional promo distributor working with suppliers and decorators across the nation to service clients from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies. With a strong conviction for improving efficiencies we set out to build technology to provide customers with an intuitive order experience and streamline our internal processes.
After years of optimizing our own business we began notice a lack of technology and proper infrastructure in the promo industry at large. This is when realized the technology we were using for ourselves should be used to empower the other thousands of promo distributors, decorators, and suppliers.
We’re more than just a technology platform, we’re your partner.
Cofounder & CEO
Previously worked in Industrial Engineering and Project Management at Lockheed Martin and Tesla. His studies focused on the intersection between Business and Engineering at the University of Central Florida. Carson has a passion for emerging technology, alternative higher education, and process improvement.
Cofounder & President
Previously worked in venture capital at Loeb.nyc and helped develop a student-led incubator. He is strategic venture consultant and multifaceted executor with a penchant for building and scaling growth-oriented businesses. Jorge has a passion for traveling, design, digital strategy and has a passion for learning.
Here’s What Industry Leaders are Saying
"E-commerce will simply be how business is done. We won’t even be discussing it."
Jo-an Lantz, Former CEO/President @ Geiger
I see continuous growth from the large online players that provide a fast, painless, accessible solution for clients looking for simple, inexpensive drop-shipping.
Mark Freed, CEO/President @ Genumark