About this project
Thank you so much to all our backers! With your pledges, we are one step closer to making Shutter Buddies™ available in global markets! If you missed out on the Kickstarter project, you can order Shutter Buddies™ at anytime from www.shutterbuddies.com.
For two years we have been in R&D mode designing and personally hand sewing a simple yet creatively dynamic product. Shutter Buddies are unlike any other idea because they produce smiles from children and adults alike to capture stunningly beautiful photographs. Shutter Buddies have been tested, perfected, and are ready for the next step... global distribution. This Kickstarter project will provide the path to transition from two years of R&D to global distribution.
To Kickstart this I have dropped the retail price of $17-$23 each all the way down to wholesale pricing of $8 a piece for a complete set and $13 for a single Shutter Buddy. Early bird gets the worm! These prices will never exist again!
ShutterBuddies FIT 99.9% OF CAMERAS WITH AN EXTERNAL LENS!
ShutterBuddies fit nearly all lenses that are larger in diameter than a golf ball. They have been designed to fit virtually all brands' removable lenses.
More than 3,000 photographers and hobbyists have been our researchers around the United States testing Shutter Buddiesin the laboratories of their homes and studios. The results are in. They have been rated the #1 photography accessory! Photographers all over the internet have praised their ability to capture smiles and attention of children on hundreds of blogs. Including the ability to fit on virtually all lenses. And we have been able to do this focusing on keeping the product quality at its best and priced appropriate for you as lovers of smiles.
A Set of 10 Makes You a ShutterBuddy Addict!
This project seeks to raise funds to purchase a large quantity from our approved manufacturer that has begun production for us. They have provided us with hundreds of Shutter Buddies as test samples of equal if not greater quality than I have been producing for nearly two years. Thousands upon mountains of thousands are ready to be completed and shipped. We need your help to complete this project and fulfill our mission of bringing natural smiles to your photographs.
Our product is individually hand-sewn. In doing so they take nearly an hour each and must be done by a professional. On top of labor is the cost of quality and materials. Plus all Shutter Buddies include an attention grabbing squeaker and Scotch Guard protectant. In order to go global it has been necessary to form partnerships with manufacturers. In doing so, it has been of extreme importance to us to find an approved manufacturer with my similar ethical values that prohibits child labor. With our manufacturing partner we seek to end child labor through our initiatives of supporting the United Nations International Labor Organization. Our upper level pledges will in turn be supporting the ILO.
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Risks and challenges
To avoid any delays we have waited to present our project on Kickstarter.com until all obstacles have been appropriately addressed and overcome. In outsourcing we have secured the appropriate insurance, manufacturer, timeline, and escrow account. The pledges we have established here on Kickstarter are significantly lower than preferred pricing, but still allows room for changes in possible shipping cost fluctuations between the manufacturer as they tend to vary from order to order. The benefit we are seeking is the ability to mass produce ShutterBuddies through this project which drops the price for our fans and keeps my fingers from more needle pokes. This project takes us from the research and development phase to global distribution.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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