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AU$ 4,542 pledged of AU$ 50,000 goal
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By Marcia Mattushek
AU$ 4,542 pledged of AU$ 50,000 goal
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About this project

There I was ... alone in a dark, gloomy car park, in a dodgy area, digging around in my handbag trying to find my car keys. Never wanting to feel this vulnerable again, I came up with the idea for a handbag light which would turn on automatically when you opened your handbag.

The design work is done, a working prototype has been created, and now it's time to take the Bagsablaze light to the market. 

A lot of time and energy has gone into making this idea a reality and now it's up to you whether or not this product will get to market. 

With the support of the Kickstarter community, this fantastic product should be in every handbag!

Funds raised will be used to pre-order the first run of Bagsablaze lights. Go ahead, be the first to place an order!

Risks and challenges

There are many potential risks with bringing a new product to market.

Design issues: Whilst much time and effort is spent in the design phase of the project, there is always the potential risk that the design won't work. This is counteracted by the manufacture of one or more working prototypes. This process allows us to pick up on any potential issues and redesign to eliminate problems. Bagsablaze has a working prototype and we've been able to tweak a few things and make minor adjustments. Another prototype will be made at the conclusion of our successful Kickstarter campaign to ensure that any issues have been resolved.

Manufacturing process: Sampling during the manufacturing process will ensure that the final product meets the design specifications.

Availability of materials: Whilst the Bagsablaze light is a new to market product, we aren't reinventing the wheel. The component parts of the product are readily available and there should be no problem sourcing sufficient components.

Worldwide standards: We are making Bagsablaze available in a number of countries. As such, we need to be compliant with all of the standards in these countries. The required certifications for specific countries will be verified and obtained to ensure that Bagsablaze is fit for purpose where ever it is sold.

Exchange rate fluctuations: Possibly the biggest risk to the project is a large shift in the Australian dollar vs US dollar exchange rate. The Australian dollar has lost value over the past year, and we continue to monitor the exchange rates and the forecasts for the period of our campaign and delivery.

Distribution: Various distribution channels are being considered for a successful campaign, with the aim being to get the product out as quickly and safely as possible.

Demand: A very low demand for the product will mean that the project fails if the funding goal is not achieved. But a very high demand has the potential to strain resources. We have considered various scenarios around demand numbers, with flexibility in our processes to ensure that all likely outcomes are covered.

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    Pledge AU$ 5 or more About $4

    Our eternal thanks, and you'll be added to the 'Wall of Fame' on our website.

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    We'll send you a limited edition surprise post-card.

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    Pledge AU$ 20 or more About $14

    Bagsablaze drawstring bag. Handy for travelling, work, school. Makes a great shoe bag, beach bag, book bag - 100's of uses!

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    Early bird special!!!
    Bagsablaze rechargeable bag light! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 40 or more About $28

    Early bird special!!!
    Bagsablaze rechargeable bag light! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 45 or more About $32

    Bagsablaze rechargeable bag light! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $35

    Bagsablaze rechargeable bag light! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 70 or more About $49

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    Two x Bagsablaze rechargeable bag lights! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 80 or more About $56

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    Pledge AU$ 90 or more About $63

    Two x Bagsablaze rechargeable bag lights! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About $70

    A Bagsablaze light PLUS a one hour skype call to the inventor to discuss how they did it and any other questions you may have.

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    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About $70

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    Pledge AU$ 140 or more About $98

    Three x Bagsablaze rechargeable bag lights! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 190 or more About $133

    Four x Bagsablaze rechargeable bag lights! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 240 or more About $168

    Five x Bagsablaze rechargeable bag lights! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 290 or more About $203

    Six x Bagsablaze rechargeable bag lights! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 340 or more About $239

    Seven x Bagsablaze rechargeable bag lights! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 390 or more About $274

    Eight x Bagsablaze rechargeable bag lights! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Nine x Bagsablaze rechargeable bag lights! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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    Pledge AU$ 490 or more About $344

    Ten x Bagsablaze rechargeable bag lights! Lights up the inside of your handbag. Clips onto the sides of your bag. Bagsablaze original is black. And it has an emergency charge for your mobile phone.

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Funding period

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