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£1,251
pledged of £80,000pledged of £80,000 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 9 2014 12:54 PM UTC +00:00

About

JimBox the Universal Foodwrap Dispenser for use with Cling Film,  Foil or Greaseproof paper.

What is JimBox?

JimBox is a lightweight handheld container that can hold and cut any standard width size of kitchen food wrap, such as: Cling Film, Aluminium Foil, or Greaseproof paper.

Are you familiar with this...?

Are you tired of dealing with flimsy foodwrap packaging that become weak and then fall apart before you have even gotten half way through the wrap material itself? Then JimBox is the answer! JimBox is a robust plastic container that is designed to be ready when you are in your busy kitchen!

How does it work?

When you buy any foodwrap from the supermarket, in boxes or as refills, you simply insert the roll of sheet material inside the JimBox, adjust the side Endpoints to your desired ‘feed-thru’ tension, pull the material through a couple of inches, then close the lid.

When you are ready to use your foodwrap, you can simply pull the material through, then tear off your desired length using the integral cutting teeth at the base of the box.

Features

Universal: It is the ONLY refillable dispenser that holds and cuts all types of foodwrap that come in various width sizes.

It's unique: Its patented mounting system allows the JimBox to accommodate foodwrap rolls in sizes, up to 37.5cm (14.75 inches) wide and 4.5cm (1.75 inches) in diameter. And we know, they DO vary in size!

It's easy to use: Just insert your foodwrap roll, set the mounting position to your tension preference, shut the lid, pull through and tear off - simple!

It's handy: It's lightweight, durable and fits neatly in the kitchen drawer or cupboard.

It matches your kitchen! Ha ha! We are looking to develop a suite of colour schemes that will work alongside kitchen design colours and trends!

Our live action prototype in use:

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Why do we need your help?

We need to raise £80,000 to launch the JimBox and bring it to market. In order to do this, we ask for your help in making this happen. This is where your money will go:

  • Final CAD drawings: We will employ the services of a product engineer to refine the existing CAD drawings. Their job will be to make improvements to the internal endpoints, the closing hinge and refine the profiles for the cutting teeth to make them sharper.
  • Construction of updated prototype: As soon as we are satisfied with the design, we will then go onto create our final prototype. This will allow us to check that the improvements work.
  • Production Tooling: A simple all-in-one unit like this requires a large tooling mould. This gives us the greatest efficiency and cost-savings in output, because it requires very little assembly further down the line.
  • Packaging design and manufacture: We will employ the services of packaging designers, who will create a simple solution that will protect the JimBox in transit as well as show off its best qualities for future retail display.
  • First batch production in 2 colours: We aim to manufacture enough units to fulfill our Kickstarter pledges and for many other routes to market.
  • Marketing and distribution: Once we have a successful Kickstarter campaign, we intend to use many online sales tools available, as well as retail outlets, trade shows and consumer fairs - so everyone can get their hands on a JimBox!

We have already invested in first stage developments, patenting and design registration, so all that is left to do is give it that final push to bring it to the market!

Join us!

Our aim is to keep you informed of our progress every step of the way. Join us in our campaign and take part in what is going to be an exciting adventure in the Kitchenware market.

Only YOU can help bring the JimBox to life!

Rewards

Please back us today by choosing any of the pledging options shown on the right hand side. The more support we can gain here means the more opportunity there is to offer a wider choice of colours and products.

Choose the £60 pledge and get our limited edition "Original Kickstarter Backer" Apron, shown here:

Delivery Timeline

  • CAD drawings and rapid prototyping - 8 weeks
  • Tooling - 16 weeks
  • First batch production - 2 weeks
  • Postage and delivery - 2-3 weeks (a little longer for shipping outside of UK).

Upon completion of this Kickstarter campaign, we intend to have all pledges honoured and shipped to you as soon as possible. Deliveries outside of the UK should expect an estimated arrival time of 4 to 6 weeks.

Who is behind JimBox?

Jimenez Joseph, Designer/Co-founder: Jimenez has her origins in Graphic Design, having worked for design agencies in London for many years and then later on, setting up her own design practice. She has always been a problem-solver - and that was what brought her to create JimBox, a solution to those frustrating cling film and foil packaging dispensers.

Paul Macgregor, Operations/Co-founder: Paul has many years' experience in commercial management in the construction sector. His strength is in organization, finance and people management. He is also a fabulous cook (according to the wife)! 

Risks and challenges

Quality: The biggest risk to us is if our product does not come up to standard. We believe that we have found the right partners for the CAD drawings, the tooling and production - so to alleviate this risk, we will check each process thoroughly at each stage of this final push. By working improvements to the drawings and making a final prototype, it will ensure that we have every detail checked prior to the commencement of tooling.

Delays: In every business delays are likely, but we would want you to have a great product that wasn’t rushed. In all cases, we will keep you informed of our progress so that you are in touch with what’s going on.

Too successful?: It’s possible that we may receive so many orders and that we don’t have the capacity to process them. We are currently researching distributors that could assist us with a seamless flow by moving the product from the factory to the customer. In any case, it’s a nice challenge to have… "bring it on" we say!!

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    Two JimBox dispensers - 2 different colours, plus our Limited Edition "Original Kickstarter Backer" JimBox Apron.

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Funding period

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