Our Story


SunshineCases was founded in 2018 in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida but I'll rewind things a bit and go back to 2006 when my story with e-commerce really began.  Although the first iPhone release was still over a year away, it seemed obvious that the next big thing would involve internet sales in order to reach hundreds of millions of people across the country.  Gone were the days of driving to a store only to find the product you wanted was out of stock.  Or worse yet, rushing over after work and arriving at 8:57 PM only to find the store closing in 3 minutes.  Oy, have fun with that!  The next 3 years would involve a half dozen trips to Hong Kong for trade shows and all sorts of different products to sell.  None were very good and some were downright embarrassing.  Quality control was still a distant idea and the eBay marketplace was still a thing.  By the time 2009 rolled around, I began experimenting with iPhone and iPod cases and they were starting to gain some traction.  Unfortunately, the cases were awful.  There were only 2 options: silicone gel or hard plastic.  The silicone gel cases were mostly solid colors.  They didn't slide into a pocket very easily and when you pulled it out, lint and dust were all over the case.  The other option was a hard plastic case.  Although these cases were more visually appealing, the design was sure to chip or peel off with a few weeks use and would almost certainly break if dropped onto anything besides the carpet in front of your couch.  

By 2012, the manufacturing process had evolved a little more and the cases were starting to get a little better.  I spent the next 5 years selling different types of cases.  Some were cheap.  Some were bulky but protective.  Some were sold to guys.  I experimented with different designs and was finally proud enough to begin passing them out to my wife and family members.  Other than receiving something practical for free, the guys were mostly unimpressed.  They would pop the case on and were likely to use the case for another year or two until a new upgrade came along.  The girls, on the other hand, loved the different designs.  I would drop a few dozen cases on the table and they'd all be gone in minutes.  A few people took a single case but the crazy ones took a handful.  That's when I knew the next step.

Back to the beginning.  SunshineCases was founded in 2018 to provide the freshest designs on a great case.  A fair price with fast and free shipping included was a starting point.  New designs are added regularly so we'd love for you to give us a follow on social media or sign up for our newsletter.  We won't spam you.  But first....which design is your favorite?  We've organized by phone model to make browsing easy.  We're still a small company so you don't have to worry about all of your friends having the exact same case (unless you tell them, of course).  Come join us.  Dress up your phone.  You won't look back.

Thanks for reading,
Brian