A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Risks and challenges
THREEZ Company has been built from the ground up with our own blood, sweat and tears. Even though we are very deserving, the major banks have never helped us with any loan or line of credit. We have provided our own start-up capital since Day One. In fact, the last shipment of Blissful we offered through our national campaign was paid for in advance with cash (not on credit of any sort). THREEZ Company has gladly and gratefully shouldered all marketing, inventory, storage, shipping and handling costs without any complaints or complications. However, in order for any business to grow and thrive, we cannot just rely on our pockets alone. We also need backing and support from our financial institutions and confidence from our customer base that the products we provide will move quickly and efficiently and we will meet the sales goal we have set for our efforts.
Based on our customer satisfaction survey results, THREEZ Company has redesigned its packaging and is now offering 24 individually-wrapped rolls on colorful Blissful (TM) branded plastic packaging for $10 (plus shipping). We are offering a 48-roll Blissful branded box with two 24-roll branded plastic packs inside for $20. We also now have a wholesale option for small business owners to purchase 25 or more 48-roll boxes at a discounted price of $18. When you make a pledge to this Kickstarter campaign, you are NOT MAKING A DONATION. You are actually placing a pre-sale order and RESERVING YOUR BOX in advance. Also, it is important to note that your card will not be charged until all pledges are in and the $7,000 funding goal has been met. Once the funding goal is met and the funds are received from KickStarter, it will take 2 weeks to complete production and 30 days to fully restock our warehouse. WE EXPECT TO FILL ALL ORDERS NO LATER THAN November 30, 2017.
To sustain future growth, THREEZ Company has also joined the #BankBlack Movement and is opening an account with the largest Black owned bank in America, OneUnited Bank. Hundreds of Black-owned businesses go out of business each day due to the lack of access to capital from banks and credit lenders. Enough is ENOUGH! We have to stand up for our families, businesses and neighborhoods and pool our own wealth to bring about the changes we desire in our own communities. We encourage you to join the #BankBlack movement and consider supporting a Black-owned Bank in your state as well.
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