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The only bottle that fits in your bag and matches your style. Unique spiral design shrinks the bottle without sacrificing good looks.
The only bottle that fits in your bag and matches your style. Unique spiral design shrinks the bottle without sacrificing good looks.
11,610 backers pledged $560,785 to help bring this project to life.

December Fulfillment & Shipping Completed! Plus answers to some other questions.

Posted by queFactory (Creator)
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Hi everyone!

We know it's been a very long time since our last update. The reason we haven't been posting any update was mainly because we were extremely busy working on all our December fulfillment and shipping logistics, and it might just have been the craziest thing we've both have ever experienced - shipping out 10k orders to over 30 countries within 2 weeks! But hey, guess what we DID IT! We've shipped out all December rewards (except some incorrect addresses) JUST IN TIME for Christmas. Many of you have already received your awesome rewards and the rest are ON THE WAY!

Tracking Number:

Like we've mentioned earlier, ALL REWARDS shipped out come with tracking numbers. 

- If you are INTERNATIONAL backers: your rewards have been shipped last week! Our fulfillment partner did provide us tracking numbers, however most of them are not traceable through a linkable url, so we are still working on making the tracking numbers traceable. We will try to get the working link later today (Wednesday U.S. time), if not, we will provide a list of post service used for each country and send out the tracking numbers we have.

- If you are US backers: We have sent out the tracking numbers! If you still haven't received the tracking number for your rewards, please check your spam folder, or go to your BackerKit link, which is the same link you filled out your survey and you should be able to access your tracking information.

Shipping Process:

We almost couldn't believe that we actually did it! We've successfully fulfilled 10,000 orders ourselves together with our fulfillment partners. We also fulfilled and shipped out almost 3,000 orders right from our own office here in Berkeley, California!

We shipped 50 of these hampers the past week
We shipped 50 of these hampers the past week

We slept 5 hours per day the entire past week, unloaded over 600 carton boxes with bare hands (had to load them in pouring rain too). USPS had to send 5 mail trucks, took 3 round trips to pick up our packages and still weren't able to pick all of them up till today. One driver who's been working for USPS for 44 years and this was the most packages he'd ever picked up. Because USPS didn't send us enough shipping supplies, we also had to go around 10 different post offices to get shipping boxes, we squeezed 50 from each location, as much as we could. 

Leaking:

If it's leaking around the cap area, please make sure it's sealed tight and twisted all the way, and it shouldn't have any leaking problem. The best way to put the cap on is to hold the bottle neck and then twist the cap on. If the leaking continues, please send us an email at hi@quebottle.com with the subject "Leaking". For other leaking in the body of the bottle, please refer to the damaged item section below.

Leaning:

This is not a QC problem, but a usability problem. Since the bottle is designed to be collapsible, the folding part has to support all the pressure when expanded. Please always make sure to have the cap on when filled with water, so the air could be sealed and the bottle will stay in shape. If you squeezed the bottle while putting the cap on, the cap will seal the air and the bottle will stay in the same shape as it's squeezed, which might not be in its natural shape, this will put all the pressure onto the bottom of the bottle and cause it to lean or tip over. One more advice from us, please always remember que Bottles are collapsible and that's what makes our bottles special. So whenever your bottle is empty or even half empty, please collapse it for easier and better storage, it will sit upright on any surface and will not lean at all.

Missing Items/Wrong Items:

Since we had to process a large amount of orders within a short period of time, it's unavoidable to have some packing mistakes. If you've received the wrong color/size or missing any items you selected on BackerKit, please send us an email at hi@quebottle.com with the subject "Missing/Wrong items".

Damaged Items:

If for whatever reason your bottle has been damaged when you received it (cap or bottle itself), please send us an email at hi@quebottle.com with the subject "Damaged Bottle/Cap" and a picture of the damage part for our record, and we will send you a replacement.

Cleaning:

We highly recommend cleaning your bottle thoroughly before first use. This is because our bottles traveled a long way to finally get to our backers, therefore dirt, residue, and box smell might remain in the bottles. The best way to get rid of these, and clean bottles completely is to boil your bottles with water in a cooking pot for 5-10 minutes. If you don't have a big pot to do so, simply boil some hot water and pour into your bottle, sit for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Please be careful with this procedure to prevent any burns.

The same cleaning method can be applied repeatedly. Anytime you'd like to clean your que Bottle throughout, just boil them with water, and this should get rid of all lingering smell from other beverages (coffee, juice, alcohol etc.)

Add-ons:

As we've mentioned before and stated in BackerKit survey, all add-ons other than backup caps won't be available until January, they will be shipped separately in January. 

Lastly, thank you again for all your support and belief in que Bottle. As a brand new product, there is so much more to learn and improve, so many things yet to be perfected and we will continue to learn from backers feedback!

Happy Holidays!

Jean & Kevin

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    1. Missing avatar

      Tereza Brown on

      i'm not sure what else to do-- I have washed my bottles multiple times and tried boiling them and leaving them in the boiling water for a very long time, and they *still* have a strong terrible chemical/plastic smell, and water drunk from them tastes that way as well. advice?

    2. Justin P. on

      No tracking number, no word on reward. :(

    3. Charlotte Li on

      I lost the link to check for my tracking number. Would you be able to provide that link to me again?

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      Rittmeyer on

      No delivery seit.....Four bottles, Shipping to Germany....Tracking Number ?

    5. Katherine Brooks on

      I have not received a tracking number and am moving. I need to get a new address to you guys ASAP.

    6. Erin Fingler on

      I too, am waiting still for my bottles to arrive. I did get an email with a tracking number but it can never seem to locate it in Canada. Can you please advise when I should be expecting them? I thought I would have had them long ago!

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      Matthew Godfrey on

      Still haven't received my order, 2 bottles. I am moving to a new address, is there anyway of knowing where my package is? I did not receive any shipping info.

      I was expecting these for Christmas and didn't think I'd have to deal with this for my move.

      Please advise!

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      Erika on

      I still haven't received my order, either.

    9. Kenny W Chang on

      I haven't received anything. What do you guys need to track my order?

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      James Langstaff on

      I have not received my 4 bottles yet. In Winnipeg, Canada

    11. Benjamin Damsgaard on

      Hi.

      I backed 2 bottles and haven't received them yet. Can you provide me with information about when they will arrive. I'm a backer from Denmark.

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      Florian on

      Hi,
      still didn't get anything???
      I'm a back from Austria...
      Best,
      Florian

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      Berengere Cortade on

      Hi - I haven't received anything yet (I am in the UK) and don't know how/where to track the package. Could you please help? Thanks.

    14. Rachel Young on

      I also haven't received my shipment or a tracking number. I am in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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      Dustin Morton on

      I added clip-lids which I understand pushes back my deliver date, but have not received any confirmation or tracking either. Thank you, looking forward to using these!

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      Christine on

      I haven't received my shipment or a tracking number. I live in the U.S. What can I do?

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      Jenny Tu on

      Hi! I'm not an international backer, haven't seen any updates on tracking shipments yet.

    18. Zenzele Tanya Bell on

      I am not an international backer. I have never received any shipping info, and I am paid in full. I would like to know when I'm getting my bottle.

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      Thomas Holzer on

      I'm also an international backer - i have read that the delivery isn't possible before christmas. so i have bought other presents. I also have thought that the delivering to europe isn't working till christmas. Thats no problem.

      But the Delivery-Status isn't going on since a few days/weeks. So i hope i can recieve it in the next Weeks (before february?)

    20. SmartHQ on

      We just received our bottles and would like give our opinions about the bottle and ask a question.

      Yes! It is very easily collapsible, and we thought this is even too easy because of the thin material(almost effortless), maybe you guys could improve it more better with thickening the material and make it even more robust.

      The cap is very good, not using any seal rubber inside the cap like any other tumbler, but still keep an air-tight seal.

      The minus, because of the thin material, when we fill more than 3/4, the bottle hard to stand up straight, if we put it on flat surface.
      And also because of the thin material, if we fill with boiling water, we can't even hold the bottle because we can feel the heat from outside of the bottle.

      And we would want to know if you guys already tested for how long does the bottle can keep cold/hot water?

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      Eric Zoesch on

      Regarding the "leaning" issue mentioned in other comments and addressed in your update, both my bottles almost tip over when capped, regardless of full or empty. Not exaggerating, I lightly blow on the bottle and it tips over. This seems like something that should have been ironed out in the prototyping process because it really limits the usability of the bottle if one can't rely on it to stay upright. It's really just the weakness of the very bottom crease that is causing the issue. This lack of axial stiffness also comes into play when filling the bottle in its collapsed state. The weight of the liquid causes the bottom fold to pop out, temporarily increasing the volume of the bottle. If one sets the bottle down without capping it (totally reasonable use case), it will collapse the bottom fold and spill several ounces of liquid. Really cool idea for a bottle and I'm still happy to have supported the idea, but PLEASE address these shortcomings in the next iteration!! These are not traits of a product ready for market.

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      Deborah Wheatley on

      I received my bottles before Christmas as promised and really love them. I was able to share the love and gave two of them away as prizes in my ugly sweater contest. Thanks!

    23. Tak Taniya
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi, I am an international backer and have not received any shipment information yet.
      I also ordered the back-up caps for Adds-on.
      Could you please check on my status?

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      Rui Manuel Nogueira Fernandes on

      I fully agree with Florian. Fortunatelly I don't trust "Kickstarter" promisses, so I had a backup present. Hopefully it will arrive next week and will be useful as a present for the same person which, by coincidence, as the birthday in "King's Day".

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      Fernando on

      Hi, guys... I received the tracking number 4 days ago... the status is "despatched to overseas: code MX" but... you used Singapore Post... is my quebottle really coming from Singapore or is the office at NY and is just the enterprise name? Imma bit confused.
      Thanks a lot, guys.

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      Anmol on

      I still haven't received my package and I was planning on using it as a Christmas present. I also didn't get a tracking number. Please help me out here

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      Florian on

      Guys, really disappointed. You simply cannot promise delivery for christmas and simply not deliver.
      that's not professional and not good enough. I'm an international backer and my shipping tracking is not really moving for some days - and today it's 23rd. That's it. Need to look for alternative presents...

    28. Benjamin Blaser on

      Hi there! I am an international backer from Switzerland and have not yet received any shipment confirmation nor any indication that it's on the way. Will it arrive today so that it's on time for Christmas??

    29. Jeemee on

      Hi, Im an international backer, I've not received any tracking email.

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      Mark Reilly on

      I am in the US and have not received my tracking number. I have checked my spam folder and when I log into the backerkit site and it shows needs attention (0) and shipping (0).

      I filled out my survey minutes after receiving the email about a month ago, I added a couple of add-ons which I know wont be shipped until next month. They haven't taken the money out of my account for the add-ons. I assume my card will be billed around the time those items are shipped - correct?

      Can you please check on the status of my order - thanks.

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      Rochelle Chau on

      I just received my bottles and love the colors! I read the note about leaning but still having an issue. The bottle is completely filled, capped, and in its natural shape.

    32. Robin Linnemann-Silverberg on

      like others - mine still shows sitting in China for the last 10 days ...

    33. Lindsay on

      My package is waiting in Hong Kong preparing for shipment since Dec. 13. Not sure if I'll be getting mine in time and I'm really bummed because it was a gift!

    34. Beh Kok Seng
      Superbacker
      on

      LoL. I just received the tracking number. It seem that the delivery of the reward is faster than the tracking number.

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      Daniela on

      Thanks a lot I received the que bottle yesterday. There are very good, well done. You did a good job to delivery on time . Thanks again and merry Christmas.

    36. Emran Rouf on

      So far, very pleased!! It has caught everyone's attention in my office.

    37. Blenderboy on

      I just received my tracking info. already pretty far along =) was sent 3 days ago. so it takes a few days before you receive the tracking info.

      International backer

    38. Daniel Peel on

      People do not read do they? lol

    39. Meryl Salerno on

      I haven't received a tracking number and there is no tracking in my backer account. Want to confirm that my items have been shipped. If not, I guess I have some emergency holiday shopping to do =/ Please help!

    40. Russ Urzi on

      Cannot seem to get a tracking number nor get into the backer account. Please advise.

    41. Beh Kok Seng
      Superbacker
      on

      Received a few days back.

    42. Javier L. Velasquez on

      I'm located in the U.S. and i havent received a tracking number. On Backerkit. its status is shown as "Ready To Ship".

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      Jan on

      Hi. International backer here too.
      And also I didn't get an email with the tracking number. Why? :-(
      Tkanks a lot

    44. Ziv Kitaro on

      Hi. International backer here.
      Didn't get an email with the tracking number. I checked now and I'm on a pledge that says December as the shipping.
      Thanks.

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      Tina Schirtzinger
      Superbacker
      on

      Thank you so much for all the hard work!!! My son-in-law is going to love the que Bottle for Christmas!!!!! It is great!! Wish I had ordered more now, lol.

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      Izzy on

      thanks for the update and all the hard work. now go get some rest, you guys deserve it :)

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      Rajesh Amin on

      Thanks to the team for all the hard work. Sincerely appreciate all the efforts puts in. Received the bottles well in time to present these as an early Xmas gift for the family. It did put a smile on their faces.

      The updates and instructions have been timely and meticulous demonstrating the very passion of the creators. Keep it up !!

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      Li ShengNan on

      Sorry , I didn't receive any tracking number!
      Where can I see my tracking number?

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      Harry Hiran Shah on

      Thanks for the update! How do we track our orders for international recipients...please advise how they have been shipped thus we can check on our side or they might get stolen. Thanks