4 Pack Options
Funding Goal - $10k (Success!)
We are grateful! #barnaclebacker community funded the barnacle in less than 24 hrs!!!
Stretch Goal #1 - $20k (Success!!)
Not the rocket - with $20k we HAVE the funds and flexibility to offer the black barnacle coaster. With this, backers are able to choose between the black or ocean blue barnacle coasters via the survey! - backers, we are listening! Thank you for the kind words, feedback and suggestions!
Stretch Goal #2 - $30k (Success!!!)
Still not the rocket, buuuut a free STICKER included for every #barnaclebacker !! (see below)
What is the Barnacle Coaster?
Barnacle is the World's greatest beverage coaster! Here's why...
Barnacle fits the cup of your choice!
Enjoyment is just a twist + push away!
Condensation is trapped in the coaster saving you and your surfaces!
Barnacle let's you relax, unwind and focus on you - never searching for your coaster as its always attached!
Drink coffee while you work? Us too! Barnacle keeps your space squeaky clean while protecting your electronics and valuable documents!
4-Pack of Ocean Blue Barnacles!
(Bottom of Each Barnacle - shown below)
Barnacle (Production Samples) in the wild!
Where will you use your Barnacle Coasters?
Representing some of our favorite local coffee!
Thanks to Ashlyn (#barnaclebacker) for this focus group!
**No felines were harmed in the capture of this image.
August 9 - Kickstarter campaign goes LIVE!
September 10 - Kickstarter completed and goal attained + Production order sent to manufacturing partner.
September - Fulfillment processing + Launch new e-commerce website!
November - Barnacle order arrives at your doorstep :)
December - Show off your Barnacle and send your friends to Barnaclecoasters.com to order their holiday gifts!
Yes, we are ready for Launch!
We are prepared to deliver!
Back the Barnacle :)
The Barnacle Coaster is an innovative product making a big splash in the dormant coaster industry. Our patent-pending design allows the coaster to be 'installed' onto nearly any cup leaving enough space to let condensation drip down into the coaster where it is collected and trapped. This one-of-a-kind, reusable, mobile coaster was designed to make your life just that much simpler. No more rings on your table, no more drenching your workspace, no more water drops on your clothes, no more searching for a coaster before you put your drink down, no more soppy wet napkins, NO MORE! We thought of it all so when you use a Barnacle Coaster, its all taken care of for you - don't sweat it.
Inspired by a real life barnacle that attaches to a whale or a clam shell, the Barnacle name is indicative of our coasters ability to attach (and stay attached) to nearly any cup until you purposely remove it. Additionally, it represents our company's mission to play our part in the significant fight to clean up our oceans. We plan to collaborate with several organizations using revolutionary strategies to improve marine life habitat by focusing their efforts on plastic removal - we have already secured a partnership with The Ocean Cleanup (I highly suggest you look them up). Our long term goal is to manufacture the Barnacle Coaster out of upcycled plastic that we helped to remove from the Ocean.
At this point, we have a patent-pending product, truly unique to the market and need your help to get the product into your hands! We have secured a manufacturing partner, approved their processes, and LOVE the samples they sent us. Our shipping logistics are dialed in, our eco-friendly material selection is finalized, our behind-the-scenes business processes are all set, and our Ambassador Team (Barnacle Backers) is ready to bring these coasters to the World! We have everything ready to go except the funding to start producing inventory - We are at the last hurdle to get this business off the ground, and that's where you come in!
As soon as we hit our funding goal we will have the ability to give our manufacturing partner the green light to start production and get the process rolling. We will offer Barnacle Coasters for sale via e-commerce and possibly even in a store near you. We appreciate your interest in our product, campaign, and brand. We can only be successful if you believe in us! Please help us blow this out of the water by supporting our project and joining the #barnaclebacker club.
Don't sweat it,
Alan, Mark & Aaron
We handmade the initial prototypes IN OUR GARAGE. Took approximately 24 hours to produce 6 prototypes. Not exactly the quality we were hoping for, but enough to inspire us to continue this journey.
With every great invention, must come a great logo. This logo has influence from the shape of a Barnacle in the ocean as well as the mark a sweaty drink leaves on your table.
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Risks and challenges
Everyone wants to see a good idea come to fruition without any kinks in the process. We have worked extremely hard to ensure every detail is ready for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment, but there are some things we just can’t control. Here are the potential risks we are doing our best to avoid:
MANUFACTURING: We are ahead of the curve in this category, already securing our manufacturing mold. We placed a bulk order to be manufactured from this mold and while we did have some minor bumps along the road, we worked through it with our partners and the product has arrived successfully exactly as specified. While there is the possibility for additional bumps in the road on future manufacturing runs, we strategically selected partners with a track record for prompt quality in order to reduce the time it takes to solve the issues.
FULFILLMENT: We’re pretty sure we’ve got a plan for everything, but its possible that something could go awry; a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. Its true that these events could cause a delay. To minimize the possibility of shipment delays we have identified an express shipping option to make up for lost time. Our product commercialization expert has 18+ years of successful product delivery from this manufacturing partner so needless to say, we feel strongly about punctual delivery and smooth sailing from our suppliers and factories. Partnership arrangements have already been executed to inventory, pick and pack, and ship the product in between leaving the factory and landing at your doorstep.
There will undoubtedly be a few surprises along the road, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal creativity with external expertise, and an overall goal of making the best possible product for you, so don’t sweat it.
A pledge of any amount not only solves your daily condensation problems but will contribute to bringing this company and brand to life, and one step closer to cleaner oceans. Help us help you by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, and spread the word by sharing our page.
We raise a barnacle’d glass in your honor, and say THANK YOU for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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