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$1,181
pledged of $4,950pledged of $4,950 goal
27
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 9 2014 12:44 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hailing a cab when it's dark is challenging. Hailing a cab when it's dark and raining, is nearly impossible. We created a product to solve this problem.  The Taxi Magnet attracts cabs to you!

We are a mother-daughter team who developed our product knowing:

  • as urbanites, we are dependent on taxicab transportation;
  • as busy professionals with full schedules, being on time is essential;
  • as self-professed shoe fans, we will go to great lengths to spare our favorite shoes from being pounded by the city streets!

At night, when it's raining or snowing, hailing a cab can be grueling and exhausting. We, cab seekers, have been known to abandon the safety of sidewalks (and likely our sanity during those crazed moments) and step into the busy city streets waving frantically, hoping drivers will see us. Obvious risk to life and limb aside, there are many metropolitan, self-admitted shoe fans cringing in horror as street puddles and car splashes assault our favorite rock stud stilettos or Italian leather loafers to boot (pun intended).

We knew this senseless shoe violence had to end! Thus, the idea for the Taxi Magnet was born.

With input from actual taxicab drivers, we designed, field-tested, and created a purse-sized, pocket-friendly, simple, little device that makes a big difference in securing cabs…and it is super fun to use! Like a magnet to steel, the Taxi Magnet with its sparkling, super bright LEDs attracts taxis right to you!

Your donation helps us to bring this fun, little gadget to frenzied urbanites everywhere!

#LetsLightUpOurCity

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taxi-Magnet/1450620288524034

Instagram: http://instagram.com/taxi_magnet

Twitter: https://twitter.com/taxi_magnet

Risks and challenges

There's always risk of copycats, but we've done our homework and lots of preparation. For the past 2+ years, we have developed this little gadget including prototype completion, trademarking our name and logo, starting the lengthy patent process, securing a manufacturing partner, freight forwarder and warehouse space (no easy feat on this little island with millions of people :) and creating a catchy brand that appeal to urbanites everywhere. We'll be the first and keep customers coming with fresh, new designs, effective marketing and ever increasing distribution outlets.

Manufacturing is always challenging so we chose an established manufacturer recommended by our prototype maker (who has worked with the factory on several projects and has been in business for over 30 years). That being said, we're still researching additional reputable manufacturers as back up and additional suppliers to meet increasing demand.

Distribution for a brand new product is challenging. Initially, we will distribute through our website but are working on opportunities to sell our product in both NYC specialty stores and hotels, as well as national chain stores.

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    THANK YOU for your contribution and helping us bring the Taxi Magnet to market!

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    You will be placed on an exclusive mailing list and be the FIRST TO KNOW when new colors and designs are coming out!

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    You will be the FIRST TO RECEIVE a Taxi Magnet! Your days of struggling to get the attention of cabbies are finally over!

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    Great things always come in pairs :)

    You will receive TWO Taxi Magnets!

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    You will receive FOUR Taxi Magnets!

    Keep one handy at work, the gym, home or share with friends and family!

    You can never be too prepared for those dark city nights ;).

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    NINE Taxi Magnets are yours!

    The holidays are just around the corner. Your friends and family will think of you and your clever gift every time they hail a cab!

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    If you don't live in a city, or know anyone who lives in a city, but you think this is a really cool idea and would like to see Taxi Magnets in cities everywhere, your pledge will secure your place on our super-important-people-we-couldn't-have-done-this-without List! We will be forever grateful and keep you updated on our quest to light up cities across the globe!

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