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Our Story

Advanced Primate was born in a small office in a small town in Idaho.

Our early dream was to provide up and coming products for up and coming people. Fun, new, and exciting products for online shoppers. We relentlessly seek out and sell innovative and creative items at reasonable prices.

Customer service is our primary goal. Every transaction at Advanced Primate is purposely designed and built to enhance your mood. Equally important to us, we must give back. Our charity will receive a percentage of every dollar of profit.

Now headquartered in Meridian, Idaho with a second office in Cave Creek, Arizona.


With his years of experience as a consulting project manager and his formal education in business and marketing to help him along, Tim Shiffer set forth to provide you with an eCommerce store that allows you to stand out from the crowd. Not by displaying things that are flashy, but by searching the white space adjacent to those types of items. He wanted to express this love of subtle style to the world and he wanted to share his experiences with the masses. More importantly he wanted to give back. Check out the Advanced Primate introductory video below for more and subscribe to our YoutTube page to keep up to date on the latest news from

You can contact Tim directly via email at

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Our Vision

To be the people and the company that online customers trust the most. We want every customer to be so satisfied with every transaction that they happily recommend us to friends and family.

Our Mission

To provide an exceptional online shopping experience in every step of the customer’s venture while finding a way to positively affect the lives of others.

Our Purpose

The driving force behind everything we do at Advanced Primate is that we want to give back on a grander scale than we would be able to do alone and also we love animals. It is through these two key traits that we pledge to give a percentage of every dollar of profit generated by this store to a worthy animal charity. We are currently in the vetting process for selecting our charity, but every dollar made in the meantime is being recorded and will be part of our initial gift. Stay tuned for our upcoming blog posts that will not only announce our selection, but provide ongoing updates about how our charity is continuing to do good for animals. We are so excited about this part of our job that we cannot wait to announce who it will be!

Our Staff

Stella our Yellow Lab Chief Fur Officer CFOStella our CFO (Chief Fur Officer) seen here with her dad and best friend is really our most important team member. Without her we would not have the unconditional love and affection (and hair on everything) necessary to run a business such as She also offers great product feedback through her uncanny sniffing abilities. In her free time Stella loves long walks by the river and eating food. You can follow her exploits on our Facebook and Instagram pages.


Jan Bryant Vice President of Advanced Primate

Jan Bryant is our Vice President and a major provider of gumption and business wisdom for Advanced Primate. With over 30 years of experience as a top manager in the corporate world, Jan is thrilled to finally be dedicating her time to an entrepreneurial endeavor. Her Masters degree in business doesn't hurt either. You can contact her via email at

Chris Caban Advanced PrimateChris Caban is the Advanced Primate Director of Research and Development in charge of brand acquisition and account management, among other leadership duties. With a formal education in History (aka research) and track record of competitive success as a leader on his collegiate baseball team, Chris brings a rarely found intensity to his work ethic that translates into success through perseverance and grit. Advanced Primate is proud to call him family. You can contact him via email at