I am excited to say that we are making progress and have completed another reward level. All $125 level rewards have shipped. The final tracking confirmation e-mails for that level were sent today. Your tracking number may not show any status until tomorrow, as they were picked up by FedEx today.
LIMITED RED REWARDS:
We received the first run of red sets. A total of 40 brewers are done and ready to ship. We only have enough mugs to ship 20 of them. The first 20 will ship on Friday! E-mails with tracking confirmation number for those will be sent on Friday.
WHY IS IT TAKING LONGER?
I want to take the time to explain why it is taking longer than I initially communicated. When I got quotes on production and shipping, the ceramic studio said they could cast and make about 80 brewers per week. When full production started, it looked like we were going to be closer to 60 per week. Every time I pick up an order I ask how the progress is going and how many they are making. I check in to see how molding, prep, glaze and packing are all doing. Over the past few months, we have all been learning how to make these and how long it really takes. There are some steps along the way that really slow down the process. The biggest bottleneck is the glazing. There is currently one person on staff that does the glaze really well, and they only work on our sets 2 days a week. Since there are multiple parts and the glazing takes a few coats, it takes them all day to make about 16-20 sets. For me this was an eye opener as to why it was taking so long. I did some math and based on when we started to ship the sets, we ship around 35 sets per week. This is a bummer, as there are enough molds to do about 70-100 per week fairly easily. But it is the labor of prep and glaze that is really time consuming.
PROGRESS UPDATE AND TIME PROJECTIONS:
$25 – All 9 SHIPPED
$45 – ALL 430 SHIPPED
$65 – ALL 42 SHIPPED
$125 – ALL 378 SHIPPED AS OF JUNE 3
$150 – 138 SHIPPED 96 Sets needed to ship
$200 - 40 READY TO SHIP 145 Sets needed to ship
Based on the average of 30 sets per week we have 7 weeks left.
WHERE AM I IN SHIPPING LINE?
Now that we are near the very end of shipping all the rewards, we can tell you how long it will be until we can ship yours. Based on the current average ship rate and your place in line, we can give a close estimate as to when yours will be ready. Please send us an e-mail to email@example.com if you would like to find out.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
It means a lot to me that you backed my project and made the Kone Brewing System a reality. Your words of encouragement and e-mails saying how much you enjoy your filter and brewer make my day and keep me going. We are getting close to the end of this journey and I am honored that you chose to be a part of it.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.