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.
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.