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
So far so good! To address risks and challenges, at this point, we really would need to look to the future and focus on inventory. With our founder's backgrounds in design and fabrication and our rock solid relationships with our partners that will be producing the product, the freight forwarders handling our shipments, and our warehousing capabilities, we feel very confident in streamlining the process!
However, our main challenge would be inventory and additional color options! Like many start-ups, we need help accumulating the capital that it takes to purchase the minimum quantity of 300 units and start delivering actual product to our consumers (you guys!). In order to achieve our goal and "proof of concept," we ask our Kickstarter family to "invest" in our product by purchasing one as we collect our pre-orders! In turn, to thank you for your initial support, we've knocked off $30 per unit from what we plan on using as the retail (In-store) price!
Once we've proven that you love em', our job of collecting more capital to stock our shelves and sell our product in many various colors and patterns without any wait will be made much easier!
Thanks for your help in advance, and sleep tight!
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