#ShipHappens x 500.
After 2-days, 500 packages, and a post-pack celebration over all-you-can-eat-sushi, I think the whole team spent Sunday in "aero" position.
I am not sure what was more impactful: Shipping 500 units (which is a WHOLE lot) or knowing that this is just the tip of the iceberg. We have another 2,000+ units to go!
If you were in the first batch, you should have a shipping number in your email box this morning. If you were not in this first batch, just sit tight. We are back at it this morning getting the remaining Bia's built and in-house, prepped, and shipped throughout the month. We'll update you as it happens.
This is our postal carrier. We filled her truck to the brim TWICE on Saturday, and she has a few dozen straggler packages to pick up from us today.
This is backer-turned-packer Amanda taking her Bia home with her!
We are shipping *roughly* in order of how you backed us with a few key exceptions:
- We needed to take all the complexity out of the system so we could outsource the kitting and shipping process when the next 500 and the 1500 after that, so *exceptional" orders moved to the front of the line: mainly His&Hers and anything with engraving.
- We had to adjust to fit the watch/watchband combinations we had in house, mainly lots of "Man-bands" and very few Firefly watches.
- And then there was the last minute hustle when both CRM export and our label printer decided to go all "Bermuda Triangle" on us. Our postal rep was at the back door with her truck as Jen slow-rolled helping her load the truck while the rest of us frantically cut & pasted & macro'd & stuck from CRM to Word to Excel to CSV to ReadyShipper to our label printer to our packages. And then we had to discard every third label becaus it mis-printed, and ignore the 4 blank labels between every usable label and .....sigh.
Seriously, respect logistics. We have lots to beef up (and outsource) on this front over the next few weeks! We knew this was coming and growing pains are good.
Alright, back to work for us. More updates coming soon.
C2K & the Team