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Flip Top Plates Inc.By Flip Top Plates Inc.
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Flip Top Plates Inc.By Flip Top Plates Inc.
First created
$1,468
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
13
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 25 2018 5:40 AM UTC +00:00

About

                      Flip Top Plates  

Quick intro 

A Better Solution

Have you ever spilled leftovers from the party in your car on your way home? Have you ever unsuccessfully tried to use plastic wrap to secure your disposable plates together? We have all been there. Fortunately, I developed a better solution. Our disposable plates lock together to create a lightweight, convenient storage solution. With your support, we can bring this amazing product to the market.  

 We have researched and tested several designs thoroughly, and we found that the ramp is the most effective and convenient option to have them separate and help guide the button to the locking channel with minimal effort. When sliding to unlock the plates the buttons on both sides will make contact with lower portion of the ramps at same time and slide up against them to push away and separate smoothly without any struggle.     

To close two of our Flip Top plates, you simply line up the buttons into the holes, pinch the edges and slide them in. Once the buttons lock into the holes, you can pinch and press, then slide the plate in the opposite direction to open them.

We have created a versatile product and we are confident it will become a must-have item in the market. Our Flip Top Plates work well to cover food and protect it from birds and invasive pests while outdoors, but it also serves as a convenient storage option in your refrigerator. They are great for large crowded events! You can leave your food unattended while taking a worry-free break. Flip Top Plates conserve storage space since the tops and bottoms are conveniently stored in the same stack (they are identically the same). Food can easily and safely be distributed in our covered plates for disaster relief situations. Flip Top Plates can even be used as handy storage containers for craft items. These are just a few of the suggested uses for Flip Top Plates. 

Manufacturing  

We are in the process of working with a well-established manufacturer to produce our final production mold. We need your support to pay the 20 thousand dollar mold fee. The additional 30 thousand dollars will be invested into producing sufficient product to meet the needs of our backers.  

 If we are fortunate enough to exceed our funding goal here, the additional funds will be used for marketing, advertising and participating in trade shows. We must complete our video presentation and have inventory to showcase the convenience and practicality of Flip Top plates. Having sufficient inventory on hand will also assist in getting product samples to retailers. Once we produce our initial line and have proven to have a viable and robust market, we plan to apply our design to a wide array of sizes and styles. Also, we will further develop an upscale line using chic materials and options. (We already have drafted some fabulous new designs for those!)  

 We want to stay in the competitive market pricing range as the current nonfunctioning ones and with your support, we will be able to bring down the price even further for all your future purchases and can assure you prices will remain competitive for mass marketing. Currently, our goal is to replace the existing recyclable plastic plates until we can expand the product line.

 Ultimately, our goal is to identify a manufacturer who is capable of making biodegradable plates using our new utility. In order to remain environmentally friendly, we have future plans to implement biodegradable products later along the line. For now, all of our products are recyclable. Flip Top Plates have been designed for the factories to use in the thermoforming/vacuum forming process of production. We will partner with factories who appreciate and share our vision. We have also been awarded a full utility patent #9,326,625.

Development

We have faced some tough challenges along the way which are typical with startup companies introducing a new concept. As you will note, when you watch our videos, we have fully-functional prototypes. Once the final production mold is funded and made (45-60 days) then the estimated shipping to us will take 3-4 weeks. We plan on using a fulfillment center to store and ship out our product once it’s been received. When all the Kickstarter backers have received their orders, we will have full online availability soon after.  

We have had quality control inspection teams provide satisfactory factory reports, along with positive product material testing results. And we have signed agreements to move forward. The factory we have selected has surpassed all food grade standards and is currently making disposable plates and cups for many other well-recognized companies around the world.  

Risks and challenges

Market Research

Disposable dining products command a large market share in our country. According to Statista, 218 million people in the United States used disposable cups and plates in 2017. These purchases equated to about $3.6 billion dollars in revenue. The global market is also showing great potential for growth, with projections that the market will grow by a steady 6% rate each year for the next 10 years. Clearly, there is a need for these improved products, and we are striving to provide a better product to the market.

Our Challenge

Our main challenge is funding. We have done all of the research and testing in order to provide you with the best affordable product. We have made the appropriate contacts with manufacturers and everything is set to take this project off the ground. Now is the time for people to come together and assist with financial support so we can start production as soon as possible. With your backing, we can take this amazing product from the drawing board and put it in your hands. We thank you for all of your consideration and support!

Sincerely,

Shahein Esfahani, CEO

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    1 package of Flip Top Plates

    You will receive 1 pack of plates (16 in each)

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    3 packages of Flip Top Plates

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    For the early birds 256 total plates.

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    Lifetime product membership.

    You will receive 1 free pack of any new items we make before they are sent to any retail stores for life. With this exclusive membership you will be part of our team in the decision making for new designs and factory operations. This is our appreciation in return for kickstarting us.

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    Open invitation to see if you can match up against the self proclaimed local chess champion. We will face off overlooking one of Florida's beautiful natural springs. This is great opportunity to get some insider business info for the company.

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