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Propcart Marketplace Video - The Smartest Way to Prop Shop

We serve prop houses

Propcart streamlines the process of renting props and set dressing with ecommerce software and an online marketplace.

We provide prop houses with ecommerce websites, inventory management, rental tracking and billing software to help them save time and serve customers fast.

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The Propcart Marketplace connects local prop houses, cleared art galleries, and fabricators with set decorators and prop masters for TV, film, events, and commercials.

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The founders of Propcart

What makes us special

Helping small businesses compete with ecommerce giants

Buyers know how difficult it is to shop for props and set dressing. There are hundreds of websites to visit and warehouses to walk. And as production schedules get tighter and budgets get leaner, it's often easier to jump on Amazon or eBay to buy what they're looking for.

Our local businesses are losing revenue to the big online retailers because it's too time consuming to visit each vendor's website and find the things we need. We want to fix this.

Our mission is to make it just as easy to rent props and set dressing from your local prop house as it is to buy from the big online retailers.

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The founders of Little Bohemia Rentals and Propcart

Saving buyers time

We help buyers find props and set dressing from any vendor that lists with us. As more prop houses list on Propcart, it becomes easier for buyers to find what they're looking for. They'll then spend more money renting from our prop houses and less buying from the big online retailers.

The founders of Pinacoteca and Propcart

An approval system designed for speed

Buyers need to get items approved by one or more decision makers, usually set decorators, prop masters, and production designers. Even directors and producers are sometimes asked to weigh in.

This process can be slow, inefficient, and error prone, especially when productions have multiple buyers and sets, hundreds of items to manage, and a fast-paced production schedule.

We help buyers manage approvals by creating set lists with items they've found for a particular set. They can share these set lists with their team, who can discuss, approve, or deny each item. No more uploading photos to the cloud or combing through a haystack of emails and text messages. And with a few clicks, set lists can be converted into quote requests for each vendor represented in the set list.

Built for the entertainment industry

We believe in being close to our customers so we can respond quickly to their needs.

In February 2018, Propcart was founded in Burbank, California in the heart of the entertainment industry. Our first office was just a few blocks away from Warner Brothers, NBC/Universal, and Disney, and within ten miles of every major prop house and studio in Los Angeles.

In 2022, we moved to New York City to support prop houses in the tri-state area.

The Propcart 2023 roadshow

In 2023 we made two #vanlife cross-country roadtrips from Los Angeles to NYC and back. We visited prop houses in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, upper New Jersey, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.

This reinforced our believe that for Propcart to serve our customers best, being local helps us better understand and respond to their needs. Also, that not all prop houses operate like the ones in Los Angeles.

So in 2024, we let go of our NYC office and moved into an RV so we can continue visiting different film hubs in the United States and Canada and spend more time working with our customers in-person.

Our Story

Richard Scotten, founder of Propcart

Richard Scotten


Richard founded Propcart in February 2018 after his friends complained about how difficult it was to rent props and set dressing.

At the beginning, Richard was an outsider to the world of props and set dressing. He soon realized that for Propcart to survive, it'd have to expand into providing rental tracking and billing software for prop houses.

Richard lived in two different prop houses for two years to learn prop house sales and billing operations. He collaborated with staff on building the software to meet their needs. Richard now consults on best practices and continues to adapt Propcart to serve the unique requirements of each prop house.

He has degrees in math and physics and has been building web applications for over ten years.

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Call us at (323) 507-4716 or contact us below. We'll get back to you right away.

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