Update on shipping status ... 99 backers left to ship
So my last update was way too optimist and I apologize for that. While my son is improving, I have ended up spending countless hours making trips with him back to the doctors since. It definitely meant I was not able to ship out the rewards like I thought I could.
If you have been following the comments, you know I've been communicating these issues and trying to keep everyone as up to date on everything as I can.
As of late, I committed to shipping at minimum of one backer a day and I have been posted to the comments the name of those backers so I had full disclosure that I was seriously working on that commitment.
On October 1st, the project will be one year late for shipping and I have zero desire to let that happen. I have 72 days left to September 30th and 99 backers left to ship so with just 2 a day on 27 of the remaining days we'll reach that goal.
Each backer can take hours to pack up as I sort through figures and get everything put together so that is while the goal seems small it has proved realistic for me to achieve.
The other issue is that the amount of funding needed for the KickStarter was not estimated correctly by me. My error fully. But as a result the money for shipping and getting restocks of the miniatures was exhausted early this year. The average backer is costing me about $20 to ship and I've had to order several thousand $ worth of more castings as stock ran out. I took out a loan to cover all the extra costs and I want to know that I am fully committed to getting everyone these rewards. I've been using almost all the profits from the company to make sure this KickStarter is properly finished.
I have deeply appreciated all the kind personal messages and comments from backers as I know this project is very very delayed but you will get your reward and barring a severe issue ... they should be all shipped by the end of September.
I wanted to also thank all the backers who have checked their packages and noticed something missing and worked with me to make an ordered of greatly discounted items from the store and covering the postage for me to get them that order plus the missing items. I cannot express how much I appreciate everyone working with me as we reach finishing this KickStarter.
So it has been a long road but today I shipped out packages and got under 100 backers left to ship .. so I do see the end of the tunnel and I believe it is a light and not an oncoming train.
Thank you and I hope on October 1st I can happy announce that we are completely finished with this project.
Tom @ Impact!
P.S. I have a list of 15 backers who have expressed to me that they cannot wait for various reasons until end of September possibly to be shipped and I'm working on getting those packages out as soon in the shipping schedule as possible. If knowing your package should ship out in the next 10 weeks is not enough ... let me know and I'll do my best to move it up in the que. I can make no promises. My son's health will come first but I will do my best if you have an event that means you need the teams right away.