What is Yubi wallet? A simple design that offers a minimalist alternative to “old school” bulky wallets
The “Yubi-Illusionist” has a unique hidden cash sleeve that keeps your cash secure and safely hidden out of sight. Tap the bottom and presto the cash is ready for retrieval.
Stash. Carry. Tap. You’ve Got Cash in a Flash.
The “illusionist” Yubi Wallet offers:
- A quick money retrieval system. Tap the bottom of the wallet and your cash bills pop out!
- A quick draw sleeve for easy access to your most used card.
- Durable, machine-washable elastic.
- A small, lightweight design.
Designed to be low profile and simple to use.
Yubi Wallet adapts to your needs:
- Securely holds 10 cards or just a single card
- Cash can be stored folded in half instead of quartered.
- Securely holds large amounts of cash
- Fits in front or rear pockets
I was visiting a local fabric store in the Los Angeles garment district when I saw this really cool looking elastic material and thought it could be used to keep things in place. That’s when I started to get the idea for Yubi wallet. The material looked and felt great. It would work perfectly for a wallet because it stretched and could hold as many or few credit cards as you wanted. I took some of it home and started to work on some prototypes to test different materials, stitching options and pocket sizes. After many attempts I finally came up with the perfect wallet that could not only keep your money and credit cards securely, it also had a touch of magic.
Locally produced and environmentally friendly…
We believe in U.S. manufacturing and supporting our community, and in doing so we can help the local economy and the environment by maintaining a low carbon footprint. Less shiping means less environmental impact.
Prototyping and testing...
After dozens of prototypes and feedback from countless volunteers we are ready to launch. To date I've made over 300 hundred wallets testing various thread, stitching options and pocket sizes. It was important to make sure that the pockets sleeves could hold a single card firmly and as many as ten or more.
We are already ahead of the game. All we need is your support!
We've done our homework and are ready to go as soon as the pledges are in. We've settled most of the details of production, logistics and manufacturing so you won’t have to wait very long to get Yubi Wallet in your hands.
Why we need your help?
The funds raised will go toward manufacturing and fulfillment. What does that entail? Buying the material that we will use for the wallet, paying the manufacturer to get the product made and finally the shipping company that will get the product to your door.
My workshop at home allows me to make the wallets entirely in house. However, one of our goals is to leverage cost savings by manufacturing in larger quantities through a local garment contract manufacturer.
Fortunately for us there are many reputable manufacturers to choose from in Los Angeles. After an extensive search we have found one that does nothing but high quality work specializing in stretch material. With a large quantity order, they are ready to produce Yubi wallets to exact specifications, start to finish.
After production, getting everything packaged and shipped to our backers will be the next challenge. To accomplish this goal we will work with local fulfillment company Shipwire, to make sure rewards get to our backers quickly and reliably. Shipwire services are ideally suited for Kickstarter projects and we have full confidence in their ability to deliver.
“So that’s Yubi wallet. We've finished the designs, and are ready to start production. But we need help to get Yubi wallet into your hands.
The funds raised will go toward manufacturing and shipping costs for all the wallets that will be sent out as a funding reward.
I really believe you're going to love YUBI wallet as much as I do.
THANKS for checking us out......AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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Risks and challenges
By far the biggest challenge with bringing a new product to market is the cost of tooling and the high cost of meeting minimum order requirements for materials and parts. We have minimized the risks by working with a leading fabric manufacturer in America who specialize in elastics and we are confident in their abilities to produce high quality fabric. Likewise we have have negotiated strict quality control with the manufacturer and we fully expect them to meet those requirements.
DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING
New product development offers a host of challenges and unexpected issues.
Making sure the parts fit perfectly together is a challenge that will require careful design and engineering.
For example each card sleeve will need to form a tight pocket to ensure cards and cash are held securely. We have gone through many prototypes and will go through many more to make sure that we have the best possible fit with all parts.
Getting everything packaged and shipped in a timely manner is always a challenge, To minimize setbacks we will work with reputable local fulfillment company Shipwire, to make sure rewards get to our backers quickly and reliably.
We believe keeping our backers informed and engaged is also a challenge that we must meet and we expect do so by updating often....expect to hear from us!
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