January Update (late)
We hope you had an awesome start into the new year :-) Thank you again for your support and patience.
First, we would like to recall und sum up what we achieved within the past 6 months of work until now. After our Kickstarter campaign ended, we started to look for new suppliers, who are able to manage production of the sheer amount of Amabrush pre-orders. Our initial suppliers were not able to handle this anymore. In the meantime we started to work on modifications and refinements in order to deliver the best quality for you. As a result we made changes such as the new handpiece design, new capsules, longer battery life, etc., which we’ve already communicated with the previous updates.
As you know we had meetings with possible new suppliers in January. We expected to receive an on-site offer (photos weren’t allowed), but we didn’t and were promised to get these offers a week later. Hence the delay of the update. We are still in negotiation with them in order to deliver larger quantities in a shorter time, but we already got an estimation for delivery.
Tooling for manufacturing will take a few months in production. This is the most extreme time-consuming part in production.
To keep it short: Amabrush is expected to be ready for delivery in July! We know how anxious you are waiting, and so do we! We never thought that tooling and manufacturing takes so much time. Please keep in mind that we completely produce in Europe and US in order to achieve and secure highest quality as possible for you. Unfortunately, mills in Europe and US are grinding slowly, but they do.
We keep up with our promise that our backers should benefit the most from Amabrush
Our focus is still to deliver the first batch to you guys, our early supporters. That’s for sure! Since some backers raised the question, why they pledged for Amabrush and have to wait so long. Please keep in mind, that every Kickstarter backer who bought at least the Amabrush basic version, will get a 15% discount code, that he/she can use to buy additional toothpaste capsules, bottles, refillable capsules or mouthpieces on our regular online shop (after Kickstarter).
At the moment we also wrack our brains, in order to come up with a goodie for you to compensate the wait, stay tuned :)
Amabrush Official Online Store
Our official online store will go live on the 9th of February! You will then see our final product design :)
Until now you get redirected to our Indiegogo Indemand page, when visiting www.amabrush.com. We are almost done with finalizing the last bits of our online shop.
Regarding shipping address. As we received many requests on how to change the shipping address: You can easily do so via the Crowdox survey. Those who don’t have the link anymore can click on the following CrowdOx link in order to change the address -> https://app.crowdox.com/retrieve/1071673943/amabrush-worlds-first-automatic-toothbrush
CDS Midwinter Meeting
As we said in our last update, we will be in Chicago for the CDS Midwinter Meeting, from the 22nd - 24th of February. You can expect the next update release after the exhibition with news and insights of it!
Thanks again folks! We are awaiting your friendly feedback, and please be patient in the meanwhile, stay tuned and hungry :)
P.S. As some of you already recognized, yes we’ll be on TV next week! Don’t miss the program, on Friday, the 9th of February - “Das Ding des Jahres” - at Pro7!
PREVIEW OF THE NEXT UPDATE (FEBRUARY)
- Insight of CDS Midwinter Meeting
- Summary of TV presence
- Manufacturing details