Ogden or Bust!
LiftRiders are in Ogden Utah!
Woohoo! LiftRiders arrived at our fulfillment center in Ogden Utah on Tuesday Nov 7th and I finally got some pics just now from them to prove it!
Man, the guys in the warehouse don’t take the most beautiful pics. But I gotta tell you nothing looks more beautiful to me right now than seeing our LiftRider’s safely in our warehouse :)
What’s the plan Stan?
First I still plan to meet my goal of shipping out to you around Thanksgiving.
However I want you to know the full status.
When I promised Thanksgiving way back I had given myself 4 weeks of buffer. But each step post production has taken several days to a week longer than I expected and we have eaten through most of my buffer. In case you intend to do one of these Kickstarters yourself here is the score so far:
- Ship date from factory - right on time to the exact day. Love those guys. Let me know if you are ever making a pack and I will point you to some great folks.
- Time from factory to port - 3 days over budget.
- Time in China warehouse waiting for boat - 1 week longer than expected.
- Time from China to LA - as expected.
- Time in LA customs - 1 week longer than expected.
- Time to clear Salt Lake - 3 days longer than expected.
- Time to be received and scanned at our shipper's warehouse in Ogden - I don’t believe this will be done till Monday which makes it 4 days over budget.
I am gonna try to get the packs out to you around Thanksgiving as I promised. But I am not going to cut any corners this late in the game and fumble at the last minute.
So here is the plan.
- About 40 of you still haven’t chosen your color and given your address. I have sent you repeated emails. You are probably too late at this point to make the first batch of shipments but I urge you to go to https://liftrider.backerkit.com/ ask for a link to your survey and fill it out.
- I will send a test shipment to myself to make sure there are no quality issues with the pack -- God I hope not :) -- and to make sure the shipping process is working as expected.
- Then I will send another test shipment of 10 packs to backers to make sure everything is working properly with addresses, colors, tracking loopback etc.
- Finally I will pull the trigger on the shipments to all backers.
Please don’t be upset if your LiftRider arrives later than you hoped. Please know I am working as quickly as possible while trying not to make any dumb mistakes at the last minute.
If you have been waiting till all risk is gone to order
If you want another pack as a Christmas gift or wish to tell your friends now that it is a safe bet. This would be a perfect time to place an order. It probably won't go out until the first batch is shipped but you will definitely get it way before Christmas. Please use or share this link to order: https://liftrider.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
Never been to Ogden but it sounds nice
Speaking of Ogden I thought I would leave you with some quotes from Ogden Nash. Funnier guy than me...
Candy Is dandy But liquor Is quicker.
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up. (I should have read that one last night :-)
Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.
-- OGDEN NASH (Not sure if he skied)