Relaunch Date is Set-- Don't Miss Out!
All product sampling is finally over and production is ready to go! We’re now on schedule to re-launch the campaign (LINK TO NEW CAMPAIGN) and manufacture and ship GoPlug Bags to your front door. Orders from the original campaign will be fulfilled before any from the new campaign. Shipping will be based upon the order in which they are placed.
First, we’d like to thank you all for your continued support. Second, we’d like to ask those backers who received refunds to reconsider and support us when we relaunch. Third, We’ve made amazing progress over the past few months, and we will not fail again. Not many people/companies get a second chance, however, we hope our willingness to give you refunds (with interest) demonstrates our honesty, commitment to you, and belief we have in the product. This is our fourth attempt to get things right… we hope the learning curve is behind us and it’s smooth sailing ahead.
We want to take this opportunity to share some insights we’ve gained while on this journey: We’re chartering new territory. Because we’re pioneering new innovations, convincing old industries/factories to rethink the traditional method of manufacturing this technology has been difficult at best. Experts rely on conjecture or upon prior experience from developing other products. No other similar products existed which even caused our experts to miscalculate, or be overly ambitious in their calculations. Innovation is a tricky thing.
I love the crowd funding platform— supporters give innovators an opportunity to create something great. Thank you! Sometimes we make mistake along the way. More often than not issues arise in the production/sampling process that cause weeks of delay. For example, moving the location of a power port by 5mm could result in weeks of re-engineering. Each change can create additional issues with other components. More often than not, it takes several prototypes to resolve one particular issue. Unfortunately, we had too many issues with the original factory and made the difficult decision late last year to start over.
I already felt like a failure after missing our initial shipping deadline. However, starting over late last year was devastating and caused us to rethink everything. Luckily we made the right decision. We’re not quitters, and we weren’t ready to give up. We are, however, willing to admit when we’ve made bad choices/mistakes and have taken necessary action so as to not repeat them again.
The product is better than ever. See for yourself (LINK TO NEW CAMPAIGN). We’ll be relaunching the computer backpack this Saturday, March 12th at 8am PST… so be prepared. We still need to add and edit a few more things on the campaign page. Please give us feedback so we can clarify any questions you may have.
Other products (camera backpack, carry-on case, messenger) will be launched as we hit different funding milestones.
Communication is critical— Lorri-sue has joined our team and will be your Point Of Contact (POC). She’s amazingly talented and committed to GoPlug and answering any questions. We’re lucky to have her!
Lastly, I just want to thank each of you, again. Backers contribute to the production of innovative products— thank you for entrusting us with your hard earned cash. As we’ve seen with this and other projects, the innovation process is unpredictable and may succeed later than expected, cost more than initially planned, or end up derailing altogether. We’ve been lucky to have additional financial support of friends and family. This helped us keep the doors open and pay for the unexpected costs that came with R&D, refunds, and innovations.
We are so grateful for your support, which has been overwhelming and also exciting. Let’s do this together one last time. This product is amazing, and I’m confident you will be as excited as we are.