Case study / Ecommerce

Deep dive into Andie Swim’s 60-day float

The Brex Difference

8 minutes

Application Time

2 hours

Implementation Time

Credit limits

Pain Points

Ads, inventory, shipping

Top Spend Categories

Company Info

Melanie Travis

Founders

2017

Founded

New York, NY

Headquarters

10

Employee Count

$4.5M (Seed)

Funding

Company

A female-led direct-to-consumer brand, Andie Swim is disrupting the market for quality swimsuits that fit at approachable prices.

Challenge

Andie Swim needed a higher credit limit to purchase inventory. "We found it egregious that other banks were unwilling to grant us a practical spend limit without a personal guarantee," said Melanie Travis, founder and CEO.

Solution

Summer is busy season. It was critical for Andie Swim to access the capital they needed to accommodate demand. "We discovered the Brex card for ecommerce just before our busy summer selling season. Being able to access a line of credit 8x - 10x higher than anything else available on the market couldn't have come at a better time."

The net 60 day terms, zero interest, and no additional fees was helpful for managing cash flow, seasonality, inventory, as well as paying for advertising. "The 60 day float gives us more than enough time to make a return on any ad spend that we were using Brex to finance,” said Travis.

Andie was able to access a line of credit 8-10x higher than anything else available on the market.
Outcome

Access to a higher credit limit enabled Andie to scale sales. "Before Brex, we knew that we could generate an attractive return on our ad and inventory investments; we just didn't have access to capital to make those investments,” Travis explained. “Brex not only gave us access to the capital we needed, but also it gave us peace of mind knowing we were making those investments at the lowest possible cost of capital."

Brex is committed to helping ambitious companies grow. "Brex has been integral to the growth of Andie. It’s a partner that's literally scaled with us, extending us the credit we needed to meet our goals while drastically improving our capital efficiency."

Brex has been integral to the growth of Andie. It's a partner that's literally scaled with us.

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