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Safeways HelmetsBy Safeways Helmets
First created
Safeways HelmetsBy Safeways Helmets
First created
€1,323
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
14
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, January 9 2019 11:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

                        Create your own Awesome design, But how?  

Safeways offers you an easy to use online configurating tool to create your fantasy or art as an all over print on the inside of your helmet shell. You are master of the design.

SKATE     CYCLE     SKI    RIDE
SKATE CYCLE SKI RIDE

 Use the online configurating tool to design your fantasy, art or upload images and logo’s. Create your own, or customize one of our designs or order as is. Duplicate and order more for your kids. Endless possibilities. It is easy and fun to play with. In the account you can save unlimited designs in different models. Share your creations with your family or friends.

immediately after the campaign you can start creating
immediately after the campaign you can start creating

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In the helmet making process your flat 2D design is printed in mirror on the inside of a PETG-sheet thermoformed by a mold into a shell, logically the process will transform your design. 

design in 2D
design in 2D

Our software calculates the anticipated deformation of your flat design  during the thermoforming process. Configurator, will show your design in 3D how your helmet will look like after the mold processWYSIWYG

3D design preview compared to real shell - before CNC - finished in glossy
3D design preview compared to real shell - before CNC - finished in glossy
shell in matt finish after molding and CNC
shell in matt finish after molding and CNC

Why we need your pledges?

It has been a long journey to get to Kickstarter. With new printer technology it has become possible to individually print helmet shells opposed to traditionally mass screen-print. For over 2 years we lived a multi-threaded iterative process of researching and improving software & prototypes, scanning models, testing printers, failing, learning, repeating again. At our own cost we produced hundreds of helmets (R&D has no credit in the start-up world).  We did it all with our own money. 

Now its “Go” Time! 

When this Kickstarter campaign closes, we will be laser focused on production, fulfilment, in communication with our Backers in a transparent and timely fashion. It’s not our goal to just meet your expectations. We want to blow you away and create a community of Backers who will be thrilled with their customized helmet and help us to grow for the future.

 Design Inspiration 

The design process will always be at the heart of Safeways. Lovingly obsessing over every single consideration of our product is pure joy for us. 

Frank and Ronja form our graphics team, both love to create and design. In the INSPIRATION section at our website they created many examples for you with the option to purchase, modify them to your liking. In case you need inspiration, no problem look @Safeways-Helmets.com in library for textures, graphics, word art etc. 

Our team is ready to assist with the design process.  If selecting "assist reward" we will assist making the design with you with 2 reviews based on your instructions.

Please understand that the final result of the print of the helmet shell depends entirely on the quality of your design. For uploads a minimum of 2000 x 2000 pixels is required. Also please be careful of using other peoples' logos. See also our FAQ

Our team shall survey the quality of your print before actually releasing design to the printer. We'll contact you if the desired quality is not achieved. We also will be very communicative with you in the chat box at the site powered by TALK.TO in case you experience any issue during your design process. We especially man this chat box during our late nights when California is waking up. 

PRODUCTION PLAN 

We have established a relationship with one of the top helmet manufacturers in the business KED Helmet Systems in Germany and will have boots on the ground to oversee every major production milestone. We are not secretive, but proud on our collaboration with them. We do not want to re-invent helmet manufacturing, we want to make it smarter. Thus, whilst, not foreseeing any major production issues, we recognize that unexpected hiccups can happen. We promise to be transparent and to keep our Backers updated on any potential delays. 

THEN IN JANUARY WE ARE READY TO START PRODUCTION! 

 As soon as a Backer redeems his token a print order is generated, will be inspected by us. We wait with printing 72 hours to give you time to contact us for possible changes, mistakes or whatever. Then your design will be printed and sent to Germany for manufacture. Our fulfilment will be based on first in, first out. 

SHIPPING 

Having studied many KS projects we found that successful campaigns all had shipping policies in place. SAFEWAYS paid great attention to this subject and decided to go for a hassle free process for all our Backers in collaboration with UPS. 

We solely operate online, no distributors, no retailers, no marketing budgets and hence cutting margins which we we can pass to you by offering a real good KS price. UPS brings a box to your door, but a helmet in a box is large in cm3, not heavy in weight. But unfortunately shippers charge by voloume-weight,

We were able with great help of UPS to work out a competitive shipping rate for EU (€ 30) and USA (€ 40) Rest of the world (€ 45). Took a lot of time but it’s worth it! 

In case of doubling your reward we will still ship at the same  cost as 1 pledge. 

Shipping will be solely based on daily production and first Backer order in, first Backer out. As soon as a personalized Safeways helmet is ready to go, received final quality inspection it will be labelled with the UPS shipping information. You will be e-mailed, track & trace code allowing an opportunity to trace the package. 

UPS SHIPPING inside EU: 

Your pledge will be delivered inclusive of Dutch paid VAT, so no VAT will be added to your cost. 

UPS SHIPPING outside EU : 

For all Backers in the rest of the world we negotiated a very competitive shipping rate with UPS. The shipping charge came with your pledge. We have absolutely no control over the additional duties/VAT that may or may not be charged in your country. As it is a consumer article with a discounted value of around € 99 (incl. shipping) we expect that most countries will not be too difficult with the taxes and most of you will be delivered under private tax exemption. We sent several helmets to the USA/Canada and none of our clients so far paid additional charges. 

As our accompanying invoice will state the paid value of your pledge incl. of shipping cost it does not include VAT, GST or other country taxation. Unfortunately we also cannot mark orders as gifts or samples, as this is illegal. 

There is a handy tool online available to calculate these costs. Please note that this is an external online partner, so we cannot be held accountable for differences between the actual cost and what is mentioned on this website: 

 https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/ 

The Safeways helmet will be shipped from The Netherlands so this will help you to calculate the costs at face value of your pledge. 

If any duties and/or VAT are applicable UPS will be in touch with you. Your helmet will be packed in a strong 3-ply export carton size 30 x 20 x 23cm. 

 As mentioned above it is not all about money but sharing our brand & product with you together with Safeways Helmets strive for perfect service.

Not much special to tell you. We are a small company based near the seaside close to Rotterdam in The Netherlands. We earn our money as parts supplier of fitting & adjustment systems to the helmet makers worldwide. Our business is to manage the supply chain with on-time delivery.

Rob has over 40 years experience in production, building factory releationships and 2 patents - in helmet MFG - granted to his name. Jaap is the software designer specializing in 3D visualization. Frank and Ronja are the creative brains.  

Most importantly, we are all personally 100% committed for ensuring that our Backers' products are fulfilled and their expectations are exceeded.

 
 

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter Campaign, and with all our efforts, we've made a point to be farther along in development and ready for production.

Over the years we have accumulated deep and broad business experience. This provides us the foresight and insight to be able to identify and minimize the most likely risks and challenges before they occur. Risks must be actively managed, and "hope" is not a risk management technique. In order to better manage our risks and challenges, we approach them in 7 categories.

• Product
• Internal
• Supply Chain
• Marketplace
• Litigation
• Force Majeure
• Unforeseen

Product: Product risk refers to the end product not living up to expectations. This could be with regards to quality, performance, or any other product attributes represented to potential customers and Backers. We have minimized this risk by ensuring that we have hundreds of real helmets in hand produced in a mass environment that prove out our concept, before sharing our customized helmet with the Kickstarter Community.

Internal: Internal risk refers to our ability to perform our work and deliver on our promises. These typically refer to labor issues, skill-set shortages, lack of capabilities, and management problems. We are a small company. We have hands-on business management and operations experience. This is our dream, and we are 100% committed to making this a success.

Supply Chain: Supply chain risk refers to not being able to produce products. To even further minimize this risk to our Kickstarter Backers, we have invested our own. Our close collaboration with KED, a leader in the industry ensures us that we deliver helmet models that have been running successfully over many years with millions of happy clients. KED is not only a brand like many others incl. Bell or Giro who simply outsource the production. KED owns the brand and production facilities. This ensures you that if you back our campaign, you WILL get your helmet in a timely fashion. We believe in our product and are all-in. We know you will love it too.

Marketplace: We do everything within our control to produce the absolute best highest-quality helmets we can – from design and prototype, through real-life testing, to production MADE IN GERMANY. We skimp on nothing. We believe that we have done everything we can to give you the helmet you will value, use regularly, and be proud to wear.

Litigation: Litigation can come from anywhere, and it can be crippling to a business both financially and in terms of time and resource demands. We have done everything we can to minimize this. We have a patent filed on our software design. We have trademarks filed, domain names purchased, trade names filed (Safeways since 2006), and exclusive license agreements signed. We pay our bills, pay our taxes, don’t make claims and promises we cannot keep. We have done everything ethical and prudent to ensure that the litigation boogeyman stays away from us.

Force Majeure: Force Majeure is a legal term that refers to extraordinary events or circumstances beyond our control such as a war, strike, riot, crime, terrorism, or acts of God (e.g. hurricane, flooding, earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc.). We believe that we have done all that we can to minimize this risk.

Unforeseen: Unforeseen risks and challenges are, by definition, infinite. In business, as in life, things happen and you need to be prepared to deal with it. We have a world-class team with decades of experience, and a proven track record of success. We have, and will continue to, work through any and all challenges that come our way in order to uphold our commitments to ourselves and our Backers.

While we can't control when any of these events happen, we can and will promise to communicate transparently and frequently with you. That's the fun of being a part of Kickstarter campaign, and it's what you deserve!

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €25 or more About $28

    Designed by Safeways

    Our graphic team helps you to create your ultimate design, incl. of 2 revisions.

    Add €25 to your helmet pledge or pledge € 25 and decide to use it within 12 months after the campaign in our online shop.

    We e-mail you after the campaign with a questionairy and prepare your 1st design, you will have 2 revision options and we promise you it will be awesome.

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    Pledge €49 or more About $56

    SUPER Early Bird kids model MEGGY

    38% off retail value of €79.

    Receive one of the first Meggy kid helmets - designed by you - or themselves for your loved ones.

    We’ll e-mail your token for redemption after the campaign.

    ** REDUCED GUARANTEED UPS SHIPPING to EU, US & INTERNATIONAL **

    INCLUDES:

    One customized kid bike helmet with your design. The ultimate gift for a kid so he or she will have a helmet they want to wear and be proud of.
    Add € 25 for our team to help you design.

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    Pledge €55 or more About $62

    EARLY BIRD kids bike helmet MEGGY

    30% off retail value of €79.

    Receive in February your Meggy kid helmet - designed by you or themselves - for your loved ones.

    We’ll e-mail your token for redemption after the campaign.

    ** REDUCED GUARANTEED UPS SHIPPING to EU, US & INTERNATIONAL **

    INCLUDES:

    One customized kid bike helmet with your design. The ultimate gift for a kid so he or she will have a helmet they want to wear and be proud of.
    Add € 25 for our team helps you desing.

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    Pledge €59 or more About $67

    SUPER Early Bird RISCO or CERTUS or PINA

    40% off retail value of €99.

    Receive one of the first RISCO or CERTUS or PINA helmet created by you as funny, smart you can.

    We’ll e-mail your token for redemption after the campaign.

    ** REDUCED GUARANTEED UPS SHIPPING to EU, US & INTERNATIONAL **

    INCLUDES:

    One customized helmet of your choice with your imagination of art, logo or image.
    Add € 25 for our team helps you design.

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    Pledge €69 or more About $78

    EARLY Bird model RISCO or CERTUS or PINA

    30% off retail value of €99.

    Receive in February RISCO or CERTUS or PINA helmet created by you as funny, smart you can.

    We’ll e-mail your token for redemption after the campaign.

    ** REDUCED GUARANTEED UPS SHIPPING to EU, US & INTERNATIONAL **

    INCLUDES:

    One customized helmet of your choice with your imagination of art, logo or image.
    Add € 25 for our team helps you design.

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    Pledge €89 or more About $101

    SUPER Early Bird TARA or PASO Riders cap

    38% off retail value of €145.

    Receive as one of the first TARA or PASO riders cap created by you as smart or posh as you can.

    We’ll e-mail your token for redemption after the campaign.

    ** REDUCED GUARANTEED UPS SHIPPING to EU, US & INTERNATIONAL **

    INCLUDES:

    One customized riders cap of your choice with your distinctive stable logo or name and image of your beloved horse .
    Add € 25 for our team helps you desing.

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    Pledge €99 or more About $112

    EARLY Bird TARA or PASO Riders cap

    31% off retail value of €145.

    Receive as one of the first TARA or PASO riders cap created by you as smart or posh as you can.

    We’ll e-mail your token for redemption after the campaign.

    ** REDUCED GUARANTEED UPS SHIPPING to EU, US & INTERNATIONAL **

    INCLUDES:

    One customized riders cap of your choice with your distinctive stable logo or name and image of your beloved horse .
    Add € 25 for our team helps you design.

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Funding period

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