The Date-crate is a monthly date in a box. No blow-up dolls included! The creative date idea and supplies are delivered to your door. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 6, 2014.
About this project
What we are raising funds for?
We are raising funds to set up our online business. We need to pay for a hosting site, shipping company, shipping supplies, purchase Date-Crate items for the first month (possibly 2nd month also), marketing, and advertising.
You are investing in our business to change the way and frequency of date night. By investing $50 or more you will experience first-hand our creative date night ideas. You can expect your first Date-Crate to arrive in September!
How do we plan on pulling it off?
I'm a magician. Just kidding. I'm a teacher so if anyone can make stuff happen it's me! I've worked out the costs of running our business for the next 6-12 months and that's where the $2,700 comes in (That also takes into account fees for using this site lol). That takes into account all of our operational expenses. Unless the internet, like bacon, becomes a hot commodity and the prices skyrockets, we should be fine. We will continue to use new customers subscriptions to buy supplies for The Date-Crates and pay for shipping. In order to pull this off we need you! You are the missing piece of the puzzle. There is no doubt in my mind that with the support of some backers we can pull this off.
Risks and challenges
First off, there is relatively no risk at all. Unless for some reason both me and my helper die, then I will definitely put in my will to refund your money. We have no plans on dying anytime soon but rest assured if it did happen you will not be at a loss. I do like lilies if you'd like to make flower donation to my grave.
As for challenges, aren't there challenges and obstacles with everything? I could have a certain crate in mind and the company could stop producing them. I could go to the post office to deliver your packages and they could be close due to one of her 765 holidays a year they celebrate. I could be on my way to my laptop to check for orders and trip over the obstacle that I call my cat.
Please have the utmost confidence that I can conquer all of those obstacles and then some! I can order new boxes! I can come back the following day to the post office! I can step over my cat! This is life. Things come up. I'm determined to make this work so I will find a way.
Here are some possible/realistic problems that could occur:
An item that we were planning on purchasing is no longer available- Buy another one. We have many different suppliers to buy from. This might affect the cost but we will deal with it. We will do the same thing if the cost of an item rises. We have built in some wiggle room the purchase items. We don't think we will need to change the prices of our Date-Crates higher anytime soon. (Working on lowering the prices actually!)
Delay in shipping items to us for the Date-Crates - We have about a 3-4 week window for finding, buying, and receiving items for the Date-Crates. If for some reason we haven't received all the items in time we have a window for shipping. Instead of shipping on the 7th maybe we push back to shipping on the 10th or 12th of the month. We aim for packages to be received by the middle of the month. As long as we can meet that deadline we should be fine. If we can't, we can supplement the missing item for something else that we can receive in time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes. We do take into consideration different temperatures and seasons. Some places experience cold and others experience heat and humidity. We will do our best to take that into consideration. We will not send items such as meats, ice cream, etc. that would not do so well in the extreme temperatures.
Both. Some dates can be flexible. You could have a picnic inside or outside. You could play a board game inside or outside. If we do plan an outdoor activity we will probably plan for it during "nicer" months. If the day you receive the crate and it is rainy, too cold, too warm, windy, hurricane season, etc. you can always hold off on it OR be super creative and make it work indoors!
As much as I want it to be a surprise, I don't want it to be something completely different than what you expected (in a negative way). We aim for a theme. Sometimes it has to do with a holiday, season, suggestions, etc. From there we think of an activity (or a couple) that fit that theme. Maybe a game? Maybe something to create? Maybe a challenge? Then we want some items to really set the mood. Say the theme was Vampires (something we would not pick. I like Vampires but for some reason I am not thinking "romantic" or "date night" when I think Vampires lol) We could include fangs, maybe a cape, make up, etc.Something to get you into the theme. When possible, we can include food/drink. Sticking with the Vampire theme, maybe include ingredients for blood punch, bat gummies, etc. And of course we will include directions and information about your crate. If there is additional information online we will point you to where to look (maybe a video on how to make the blood punch). That was a tough theme but that gives you SOME idea of what to expect.
Activities, Theme objects, Food/drink (when possible)
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