There is a lot of detail in this week's update as the scheduling has started to become very precise for when we will receive units and when we will ship them to you.
We have 2 shipments of products in transit to our office! I never anticipated how complex the shipping process would be to get the production units shipped to us. For both of these shipments, we have worked until the very last moment communicating with our freight forwarder and the factory at all hours of the day and night to work out the details for the shipments. The good news is that we have learned a lot on these first 2 shipments that should make the remaining shipments go smoother.
We expect the shipments to arrive on back to back days either Tuesday/Wednesday or Wednesday/Thursday of next week. For international backers, next Monday is a US holiday if you weren't aware. So that has been a major source of hassle working out the logistics for these 2 shipments and has added additional transit time because all couriers will be closed.
Today, we received the packaging, thermal postage printer, and rolls of 10,000 postage labels to begin labeling and sorting of all the packages.
All other items for rewards are ready to be shipped. We completed the print run of about 300 different video frames yesterday and have those ready to ship. In case you are curious, the frame below was the most requested frame from the videos by a wide margin.
We have been able to improve the schedule that we shared last week for quantities, but not dates. The remaining 3 shipments of products will still be sent out from the factory on 9/5, 9/10, and 9/14. However, we have been able to increase the quantities that will ship on 9/5 and 9/10 so that most Bobines needed for rewards will ship out from the factory by 9/10. The final shipment will be mostly our inventory supply.
The quantity in transit now is about 3000 units. These will begin shipping on whichever day they are received next week.
The shipment on 9/5 will contain an additional 3100 Bobines and 3400 USB extension cables. The shipment on 9/10 will contain 5000 Bobines and 6600 USB extension cables. These numbers may change prior to 9/5, but should only be increased if they do change.
Address and Reward Information
We have setup a database for all shipping information and reward selections to use for integration to our shipping system. We decided that it would be beneficial to provide you with access to that for final verification of your address and selections if you needed to check on it. You can access it at http://kickstarter.fusechicken.com and enter the email address you use for Kickstarter along with your exact pledge amount. This can be found on your Kickstarter Backer History page under the account link at the top right of Kickstarter. We will also be updating this database with information as labels are printed and items are packed and shipped. This will give you real-time access to shipping information on your rewards.
If your information is not correct, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with updated information as long as the website does not list the shipping labels as already printed. We intend to begin printing labels this weekend, so please provide updated information as soon as possible. For security reasons, we are not allowing changes to be made directly on the website.
[FUSE]Chicken Mailing List
As we approach the completion of the Kickstarter project, we want to provide a way for you to stay up to date in the future for new Kickstarter projects and [FUSE]Chicken products. We respect your privacy and don't want to continue to utilize Kickstarter's messaging and updates system for future products. So we have setup a mailing list for you to stay informed after this project is complete. Visit http://eepurl.com/oB_3X or our website at www.fusechicken.com to signup. We will never sell or share your address.