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Decorative and protective rail covers with kickstand feature for the Nintendo Switch console, handmade from wood and other materials.
Decorative and protective rail covers with kickstand feature for the Nintendo Switch console, handmade from wood and other materials.
2,098 backers pledged $55,286 to help bring this project to life.

Update #11

Posted by Gravilogic (Creator)
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Assembly and Shipping

The only thing happening now is assembly, testing, and shipping. We think we can assemble and ship out about 500 orders a week. We can get about half of the orders out by the end of March and should finish shipping by mid-April.

The Executive Line Switchblades will be machined by the end of next week, afterwards, they will go out for polishing then go to another location to receive a clear scratch resistant anodized coating.

Shipping Process

The shipping test we did last week worked very well, we have already shipped out a couple hundred orders successfully:

  • Export all shipping data from Kickstarter to Stamps.com
  • Use Stamps.com to automatically charge postage, print shipping label, and e-mail tracking number
  • Put Switchblades and instructions inside mailing package and apply the shipping label
  • Drop packages off at post office

We are still trying to figure out the best way to do the international shipping. The main thing is figuring out how to automate the international customs forms. Don't worry, we will not label the item inside as a Switchblade.

Assembly and testing
Assembly and testing
Shipping
Shipping
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      Jonatan on

      haha, I didn't even consider that switchblades would be a problematic name. I look forward to getting mine! Hopefully mine is one of the earlier ones lol.

    2. Aaron Colwick on

      Got mine just before the update, looks phenomenal, feels great!!!

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      Benjamin Nolan on

      I got mine in the mail the day before this update, super happy with them, they look amazing

    4. ian elliott
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      on

      My sister bought me a Blue Canary night light a few years ago, and yeah, they put Blue Canary on the label. Spent 6 weeks in customs...

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      Michael Morrisson on

      Thanks for the update and thanks for running the most professional kickstarter I've back to date! You all seriously rock!

    6. Valentin Robert on

      "Don't worry, we will not label the item inside as a Switchblade."

      Hahaha, this did not occur to me! :-D

      Thanks for the update!