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Brainstorm, take notes, iterate, plan, collaborate and generate great ideas in an eco-friendly reusable notebook!
Brainstorm, take notes, iterate, plan, collaborate and generate great ideas in an eco-friendly reusable notebook!
Brainstorm, take notes, iterate, plan, collaborate and generate great ideas in an eco-friendly reusable notebook!
1,876 backers pledged CA$ 110,648 to help bring this project to life.

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Wipebook 3 | The reusable whiteboard notebook

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You know how creative people use whiteboards to generate cool amazing ideas? What if we were to tell you that we've taken that whiteboard experience and converted into a notebook that helps you generate great ideas where ever you go! Not only that, but you'll never have to waste a single sheet of paper ever again when you have a half baked idea you just want to scribble down somewhere. We call this product the Wipebook and we think it may just be the last notebook you ever buy! Check out Wipebook.com for more info!

We've spent the last few months developing our newest dry erase film that we call Hypergloss. This new film makes the erasing and reusing the Wipebook a significant improvement on previous versions. The goal of this Kickstarter is not only to update the Wipebook with our new Hypergloss film, but we also want to test out new variants of our products with real time feedback from backers like you. 

 Our last Kickstarter was a fantastic opportunity to get constant feedback and develop great products and we're hoping to create a similar collaborative environment again. Here is what we are launching:

Format: Case Bound with Hard Cover

Page Quantity: 24 Hypergloss dry erase pages

Size: A5 format (5.875" x 8.25")

Recommended Markers: Staedtler Correctable or Dry erase markers

Description: Wipebook 3 is the latest and greatest Wipebook. This Wipebook is case bound and includes a completely new film, giving this book a beautiful look and feel. Not only that, but the Wipebook 3 Hypergloss film makes writing incredibly smooth and clean. Best of all, erasing is much MUCH easier than before. This is important because if you want to reuse a Wipebook over, and over again, the easier it is to erase the better it is. However, if the pages are too erasable, the writing may smudge between the pages. This is why the case binding is used to keep the pages tightly bounded together.

Just add 5$ to your reward to receive a workbook of your choice! ( you can add as many as you wish, just add 5$ for every extra book)

Format: Saddle Stitched Workbook

Pages: 4 Hypergloss dry erase pages

Size: Letter format 8.5" x 11" OR A5 format (mini)

Recommended Markers: Staedtler Correctable or Dry erase markers  

Description: These simple 4 page workbooks are ideal if you need a very lightweight work area to brainstorm, generate ideas or solve problems. They are saddle stitched in place and come in 4 different variants ( mini, ruled, grid and blank)

Format:  Detachable ProClick binding with 40pt hardcover

Pages: 25 Hypergloss dry erase pages

Size: Letter format (8.5" x 11")

Recommended Markers: Staedtler Correctable or Dry erase markers

Description: A lot of people enjoyed the form factor of Wipebook 2, with its large pages and detachable binding, so we've decided to keep this form factor while improving the erasable film to our new Hypergloss formula. Pages are 8.5 x 11 and the book includes 25 pages (50 sides).

Size: Letter format (8.5" x 11")

Description: To give your Wipebook 2 the same look and feel as Wipebook 3, we are introducing a new accessory for Wipebook 2 called the Wipebook Folio. The Folio protects your Wipebook, detachable binding and gives it a sleek new look and feel.

Format: Pack of 10 unpunched pages

Pages: 10 unpunched Hypergloss dry erase pages

Size: Letter format (8.5" x 11")

Recommended Markers: Staedtler Correctable or Dry erase markers

Description: Wipebook Paper is the most economical way to get that Wipebook writing experience. Instead of binding the pages, we give you individual pages that you can punch in whatever binding system you currently use. Pages are 8.5 x 11 and are made of our Hypergloss film.

Luckily we have been able to work with 3 different manufacturers to produce Wipebooks in order to mitigate quality control risks. The technologies used can be found in many large scale printing facilities, and our patented UV formula is applied on different stocks of paper. 

Manufacturing can normally be done with a 2-3 week lead time for production. Luckily we've already run a full batch of products ahead of time to iron out the manufacturing kinks. Production also has all of our digital files in advance. It really is just a matter of pressing the big red GO button.

                                                                                  
                    

Frank Bouchard: Frank is the creative torque of the duo, initially came up with the Wipebook prototype. He completed his Masters in Engineering Management  at the University of Ottawa while working full-time for the school’s Adventures In Engineering program. The final Wipebook product “feel” was heavily influenced by his laid-back, easy-going attitude. Team Wipebook really hopes that you can enjoy the smooth flow of the marker on the wipebook's pages as much as he does.

Toby Maurice: Although he may be the old man of the team, Toby is definitely a man child at heart with endless energy. Toby holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management from the University of Ottawa. He is Team Wipebook's Logistic's master, handling everything from getting patents in 3 months (record time!), trade marks and keeping the books straight. 

                                                     

Risks and challenges

The first Kickstarter was full of challenges and issues but we've learnt so much from that experience. We feel more prepared since we have our infrastructure for shipping and manufacturing figured out ahead of the campaign. That being said, there are always challenges, and here is a list of a few that we could potentially encounter:

Integration:
Managing data and orders is always complicated when you deal with high volume especially with multiple products that have multiple variants. This time around, we will be integrating Kickstarter orders with our existing e-commerce infrastructure to streamline the data management. This should avoid juggling csv's all over the place and mixing up orders.

Production:
Since the first Kickstarter, we've manufactured Wipebooks with 3 separate printing and glossing facilities to mitigate risk if there are quality issues or pricing issues. Having fallback manufacturers is especially important if we plan to fulfill these quickly. We also plan to print a smaller sample set of books mi-campaign in order mitigate quality issues. If these sample batches are good, we may see some rewards shipping out as soon as the campaign is completed.

Shipping Delays:
This is most likely one of the biggest challenges. Our shipping provider is preparing for volume shipments ahead of time if ever we reach similar volumes to our first Kickstarter. Our e-commerce platform is also integrated directly with our pick and pack facility, which should avoid having to manually send data, which is always risky.

International Shipments & Lost Orders:
International backers beware. The biggest issues we've faced is international shipping. We've had issues with customs and lost packages when we started shipping around the world. This will be mitigated by focusing our efforts on Canada, the US and the EU. Once these are shipped, we will move on to international orders outside of these zones so we can monitor these shipments carefully. We are also trying a new shipping solution for international shipments that should ship within a few days, instead of relying on the regular postal service.

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    Donate a Wipebook Workbook to a school in need.

    **The selection process for the schools will be explained in the backer updates

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    Wipebook Paper (Ruled) + Pen: Get a pack of ruled Wipebook Paper (10 hyperglossed sheets) and a correctable black pen.

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    Get your very own wipebook 3 (ruled) at a special price if you have supported us in our last campaign.

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    Get the new Wipebook 3 in any variant! Choose from..

    Wipebook 3 GRID (5mmx5mm grids)
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    Hypergloss Wipebook 2 + Pen pack: Get the new ruled Hypergloss Wipebook 2 and 4 correctable markers.

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    1X Wipebook 3 (ruled)
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    Kill Shipping Reward: If shipping costs are too high, bundle up five Wipebook 3's of your choice (ruled, grid or blank) and save on shipping. In essence you get..

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    Team Bundle: Get 10 custom branded Hypergloss Wipebook 2 for your team and 10 correctable pens.

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