About this project
- Smart industrial design allows it to ship or retail in a very small box (box size).
- This design also allows for it to be assembled extremely quickly for home use.
- 48" diameter wheel protects your cat's back.
- 10" running tread provides plenty of space for feline footing.
- Sturdy and lightweight for ease of moving it around.
- It is made of Recycled plastics.
- Run surface is made from a closed cell EVA foam to prevent claws from catching and allowing cats to run naturally using their claws for safe footing.
- Can be cleaned by taking it outside and spraying it with a hose or wiped down with a wet towel.
- Open design so cats can enter from either side.
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Risks and challenges
Our risks and challenges that come with completing our project are that we will not sell as many units as we would like. We have already spent many dollars creating the plastic injection tooling for our product and have already done field testing for our product so we know that it works well and that it has value to our potential customers. We believe that if people try our product they will spread the word and we will be successful.
There is also the chance that a supplier might go out of business. We are well versed in purchasing and finding manufacturing suppliers throughout the world. If this happens we can and will find another supplier quickly. We will have no problem overcoming all the future obstacles that lie in our way.
We have already made the injection tooling and have already received and tested our first articles, made adjustments and have tested our second articles. Everything on our product is working well. We may have some shipment or manufacturing delays but we have added extra time for delivery of our product to the customer, once funded. We have a well-seasoned team, well versed in product development, manufacturing, and customer service. We are confident in our ability to perform.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Kickstarter automatically charges the pledge amount upon the campaign deadline on August 7, 2014. If we haven't reached our goal of $10,000 by then, no funds will be withdrawn and none of our backers will be charged.
No! We don't even tack on an extra charge for shipping. The pledge amount covers the cost of the wheel including shipping to your home.
When the campaign finalizes on August 8th, we will send out a survey to all of our backers via email. We will ask for your shipping address for the wheel, and also which color traction pad you would like to receive.
We designed the wheel for cats up to 25 lbs, and have tested the wheel with 30 lb weights. The wheel proved remarkably stable and had no problem supporting the weight. We're still looking for a 30 lb cat to feature in a test video. We can't say with certainty that the wheel will work for cats in the 25 lb+ range, but we do know it can support the extra weight with no problem.
This Kickstarter campaign is limited to the United States, but we will ship internationally in September of this year via Amazon.com. Selling through the US Amazon marketplace allows us to use Amazon's proven international fulfillment options and take advantage of low shipping and customs rates that we couldn't achieve on our own. International customers should mark their calendars to look for us on Amazon.com in September!
We created a pledge with a $87 up-charge to cover freight charges for backers in Alaska and Hawaii. Anyone from those states who backed at the lower $199 option can edit their pledge choice to ensure delivery. The Alaskan and Hawaiian pledge amount is $286.
A great design is the answer. This product is very stable as we put a lot of thought and effort into the design. You and your cat are going to love the product.
Yes the wheel is remarkably stable on both carpet and hard-floors due to the well sized base. We haven't noticed any base wobbling or walking even when cats run aggressively. The design really works well!
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