Shipping and Production
We've been working hard clearing out sections of the house for storage and shipping, purchased some commercial storage racks and bins for sorting and figuring out the best way to package the shipments.
There was a delay in transit of the first batch and we had to further split up the entire production into three batches. But the good news is the first two batches arrived at the same time this afternoon! These first two batches account for about half of the pledges and the bubble mailers we're using to package them in are scheduled to get to us by the end of the day. We aren't positive which type will be going out in which order but will let you know with some mini-updates as we start packing.
I have finished sorting through and organizing the master shipping file of all 5,305 addresses and pledge selections, which is probably the most complicated part of the shipping process. This involved changing each country to the corresponding 2-digit USPS country code, verifying postal codes, splitting up address into multiple lines that were too long (for ex. apt and suite numbers) and finally uploading it all into our shipping software. Which means we can start printing!
We're going to begin printing shipping labels this week and when your label is printed you will receive an automated e-mail with tracking information. As we simply don't have the processing power or enough hours in the day to get them all out at once (and coupled with school and work) we are going to do our best to ship all of the pledges in the next two and a half weeks, if you don't receive a tracking e-mail please try wait at least two weeks before sending a message to us asking about your pledge; We've received a huge influx of messages lately that Paul has been handling and basically the more time we spend answering messages the less time we have to pack and ship.
Other than that everything is looking great, and thank you again for the continued support and patience. We are very happy with the quality of the final product and can't wait for everyone to receive their new wallets!
-Paul and Daniel