Mercorgi was recently discovered among a school of Merpugs off the coast of Shlii. They are very playful merdogs and seem to enjoy making people laugh. The local fisherman have many stories about the Mercorgis’ goofy behavior!
Thanks to the success and experiences of last year’s Merpug plush Kickstarter, Mercorgi now has the opportunity to be made into an adorable plush for everyone to adopt!
Each plush measures ten inches tall, is made with soft, high quality fabric, and is embellished with expertly embroidered details. Mercorgi will also come with a cute "Norfolk Merdogs" hang tag.
Plush production is very expensive, but with your help everyone can have the opportunity to enjoy this cute and cuddly Mercorgi plush! I’ve created many different reward tiers to choose from, and I am extremely grateful for every single pledge made. Sharing this project on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media also helps in a huge way. Thank you so much for your support!
The goal of $6,700 will allow me to cover:
- Plush production and shipping costs
- Backer rewards and shipping costs
- Kickstarter and Stripe fees
I taught myself how to sew and started making cute plush toys in 2009. Now, I've sold my handmade toys all over the world and enjoy participating in anime and comic conventions on the east coast. Each plush is lovingly hand-crafted in my home studio in Norfolk, VA.
I started drawing a new line of characters a few years ago called the Norfolk Merdogs. Essentially, they were some of my favorite dog breeds with mermaid tails! I made plush dolls of some of the Merdogs, then expanded to pillows, accessories and jewelry.
In 2015, I launched a Kickstarter project to have Merpug plush professionally manufactured. With everyone’s amazing support, the project finished at 126% funding! This year I’ve started a new journey to have the Mercorgi plush manufactured. With your help, this Kickstarter campaign will be successful, and the Mercorgi plush will be available to adopt and love!
Risks and challenges
Once funding is received, I can pay the manufacturer so they can order the supplies required for production in bulk. They will then construct the plush. Plush production generally takes around five months. Once I receive the shipment of Mercorgis, I will check them over and then mail them to their new homes, along with any other rewards.
I'm estimating that I'll be able to start shipping smaller reward tiers in October and plush reward tiers in January 2017. I've had an online shop for the past six years and am experienced at shipping my work worldwide. Here is my shipping information for your Backer Reward packages:
~ U.S. BACKERS ~
I will be shipping USPS Priority, First Class or Parcel Post (for heavier packages). USPS Priority includes insurance and tracking, and it generally takes one to three days for your package to arrive. USPS First Class includes light insurance and tracking and generally takes five to seven days to arrive. Parcel Post packages take seven to ten days to arrive.
~ INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ~
I will be shipping USPS First Class International, which is the most affordable option available. Even so, shipping outside of the United States is unfortunately still pricey. Please note: You are responsible for any of your country’s Customs Fees. To remain ethical in my business practices, I will not mark international shipments as a “gift” since this is against the law. USPS First Class International takes anywhere from ten to thirty-five days to arrive depending on your location. There may be Customs hold ups that are beyond my control. If you haven't received your package in the given time frame, please contact your local Post Office and/or Customs Office to inquire if your package is being held for Customs fees. Tracking is sometimes available depending on the destination.
~ RISKS & CHALLENGES ~
Risks and challenges involved in plush manufacturing include production delays and defective plush. As a plush toy maker, I have very high standards for my manufactured plush and will only be sending you a plush that meets those standards. In the event of any delays or issues, I will be fully transparent with all backers and keep the lines of communication open via the Kickstarter blog for this project. New Kickstarter project blog posts are emailed to backers, so please check your email for each update.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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