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WePlenish Java Smart Container

The first smart container that senses when coffee + pantry supplies are low and ships them straight to your door so you never run out.

WePlenish Java Smart Container

The first smart container that senses when coffee + pantry supplies are low and ships them straight to your door so you never run out.

pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 29 2018 12:30 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 29, 2018

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Prototype Gallery

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About

First shopping went digital, then it went on-demand with subscriptions, buttons, and voice. Now, WePlenish offers you an even easier way to shop with the first Smart Container that automatically senses and reorders your favorite coffee pods, espresso capsules, tea, candy, snacks, baby formula pods and other pantry items when supplies run low, and delivers them straight to your door.

WePlenish learns when you need to refill so you never run out and remembers your favorite brands and flavors.

Save time and effort by automating the mundane task of having to reorder or run out to buy pantry essentials. Free your mind and your shopping list knowing that your favorite pantry items will arrive exactly when you need them. Stay fueled and never miss your morning ritual. Join the age of automation with a pantry of the future that lets you spend more time on family, friends and fun.

 What the Press is Saying:

WePlenish Java Smart Container is the first and only smart container that you can link to your existing Amazon account for free shipping and easy returns and payment. The set-up is simple - just connect to Wi-Fi using the WePlenish app, select your pantry item and let WePlenish do the rest. The minimalist battery-powered, cordless design means you can stow and stash your Java Smart Container anywhere.  

About WePlenish Java Smart Container:  

  • Integrated with Amazon Dash Replenishment 
  • Replenishes K-Cup Pods, Espresso Capsules, and more
  • Built-in Sensors Measure Quantity 
  • Automatically Reorders using Wi-Fi
  • AA Batteries Last 1+ Year (cordless)
  • Minimalist Design
  • Simple Set-up
  • Available in Glossy White or Black Finish  

The Java Smart Container is available in Glossy White or Black – select your color via the backer survey we’ll send out at the end of the campaign. The Java Smart Container replenishes your favorite pantry items like coffee pods, espresso capsules, coffee creamers, sweeteners and more from your favorite brands including Starbucks, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Nespresso, Gerber, Annie’s Organic, Dove, Dunkin’ Donuts, Skinnygirl and Sugar In The Raw. We're continuing to add more Compatible Consumables leading up to our delivery date and welcome your suggestions! 


What our Pod Pilots are Saying:

The AHA moment came when our founder, Ro Grosman, bought his new home. The property came complete with swans that he could either keep and care for, or bring to an animal sanctuary. The swans, now named “Hiss” and “Puff,” soon became a part of the family. Feeding the swans became a challenge for Ro that soon took away time from his work and family. To simplify things, he bought an off-the-shelf auto-feeder to make sure they were fed on time each day. The issue now was remembering to fill the feeder with more food when supplies ran low. Ro thought, “If only the auto-feeder had sensors and could remind me to buy more food.” Then it hit him. Ro called up his brother-in-law, Craig Rettew, an electrical engineer with a love for gadgets who can “put sensors in anything!” Ro thought, why stop at just a notification, why not integrate online shopping to auto-reorder for you? Ro quickly realized this went much farther than swan food…imagine never running out of your everyday must-haves like coffee, and in turn, never running out to the store! And with that, the idea for WePlenish was born. 

Co-founders Ro Grosman, CEO and Craig Rettew, CTO
Co-founders Ro Grosman, CEO and Craig Rettew, CTO

Our Timeline:

Backers of the project will be the first to receive the Java smart container, helping to bring the product to market at an affordable price and fund the company’s larger mission of automating the entire pantry. Smart replenish today, save time & effort tomorrow.

Meet the Innovators:

Ro Grosman, Co-Founder and CEO of WePlenish, is a software engineer and creator of GoDataFeed, the automation and optimization platform that has helped thousands of online retailers find success selling on the Web's most popular shopping channels. As CEO of WePlenish, he brings with him a deep knowledge of e-commerce and an innovative approach to the future of retail. 

Craig Rettew, Co-Founder and CTO of WePlenish, is an electrical engineer who feeds off innovation and technical design. He was instrumental in bringing one of the first 3D printer, DeltaMaker, to market and founded his own electrical engineering consultancy. Rettew holds a BSEE from the University of Central Florida and brings extensive knowledge of complex circuit design, system-level design, product design and a passion for problem-solving to the WePlenish team.

Special thanks to our Foundation Team:

  • Mike Medwin – Chief Operations Officer
  • Casey Bowen – Customer Support Coordinator 
  • Bill Deme – Director of Software Operations 
  • Mack Hooper – Senior Firmware Engineer 

Special thanks to our Support Group:

  • Lin and Sivan – Happy Wives, Happy Lives 
  • Shiloh, Mia and Landon – The future 
  • Hiss & Puff – The inspiration that started it all 
  • Fletch and Misty – The fur-techies

Risks and challenges

Our team has decades of experience together in the e-commerce space, working with 10,000+ e-commerce stores to perfect digital product listing and online transactions. On the hardware side, our team of engineering experts brought one of the first consumer-facing 3D printers to market. We’re turning to the Kickstarter community to help us produce our Smart Container in large enough quantities, so we can deliver them to the market at the most affordable price. As with any new category, we know there will be unforeseen challenges, but we are mitigating risks by working with a knowledgeable but lean team and carefully chosen advanced manufacturing partners and leveraging the Kickstarter community for early feedback on consumables they’d like to see incorporated into our platform in time for our delivery date.

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    Never Run Out Mug

    Full, good or low? Let our mug be your helpful guide to keeping your cup full!

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    Java Smart Container - EARLY BIRD

    Never run out again. Be one of the few to receive the Java Smart Container at our special launch rate – 50% off the planned MSRP. Available in Black or White. Pick your color in the backer survey we'll send out after the project ends.

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    Office Pack: 3 Smart Containers - EARLY

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    Founders' Edition Java Smart Container

    Personalize your Java Smart Container with your family name or favorite quote to add a new level of specialness to your morning ritual. Etch up to two lines of 12 characters each on the front of the smart container. Tell us what you want etched in our backer survey at the end of the project.

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