About this project
Bizhop Luggage: The World's First Fully Upright Hard-sided Case with Revolutionary Transforming #HangerHandle
*** Pre-order now to get the Early Bird discount of 50% off the estimated retail price of £160. Order now as production has started. ***
Have you ever...
- opened a hard-sided case and the contents fell out or were on display for everyone else to see?
- found it difficult to get your laptop and liquids at airport security?
- hung a jacket on the handle and the extra weight made your case fall over?
- hung a jacket on the handle and the shoulders slumped so your jacket got creased?
- had something inside your case get damaged because the contents were not properly protected?
Solve all these problems with the the revolutionary new carry-on case from Bizhop Luggage.
World's First Fully Upright Hard-sided Case with #HangerHandle
Everyone knows that a hard-sided case gives more protection than a soft-sided case yet most hard-sided cases are poorly designed. At last here is a hard-sided suitcase that can be opened and used in the upright position.
The Bizhop case has handy easy-access pockets to store and retrieve everything you need when travelling (like removing laptops and liquids at airport security or a book to read on the journey). Plus it features the unique and revolutionary transforming #HangerHandle providing a convenient hanger for your jacket.
GREAT NEWS! I've been informed by my Patent Attorney that...
"we have now received an official communication from the UK Patent Office wherein the Examiner states that he has no further objections to allowing your patent. Essentially, this means that the Examiner is willing to allow the patent to be granted but cannot at the moment because the application has not yet been published."
Therefore we have requested early publication of the Patent in order to expedite the process.
Revolutionary Transforming #HangerHandle
1) Validate the idea
2) Test the market
3) Generate pre-sales
Why have Charity Pledges?
I wanted to find pledge levels between £1 and £80 so I thought that a charity pledge is a win:win:win (for you, for the charities and for Bizhop) that's why I created the £10 pledge to Give a Case to Charity (see the pledge and reward levels).
In this video I explain the personal reasons behind my choice of charities...
At the moment we have just one product - the Cabin Bag. Some of you may not want or need a new Cabin Bag but you still want to support the project. The easiest way to support this project and at the same time support these good causes is for you to part-fund a Cabin Bag which I will donate (on your behalf) to the charities listed.
Every charity will receive at least one case - that's my contribution. Even if the final amount raised is not an exact multiple of £80 then I will make up the difference. For every £80 raised (i.e. 8 pledges of £10) I will give another case.
I have spoken personally to all of the charities in the list to explain that they will each receive one or more of our Cabin Bags that they can use for charity auctions, raffles, prize draws, tombolas etc. as part of their fund-raising activities. Our preferred use is in a charity auction since each case should easily raise over £100 for the charity and auctions are commonplace at charity balls.
In an email to Bizhop Luggage, Mussara Gray from www.alzheimers.org.uk said: "Thank you so much for your kind donation your new suitcase(s) to the Society ,which we would love to accept. Dementia is now the leading cause of death, having overtaken cancer and heart and by 2021 a million people will be diagnosed, your donation will go directly to help those living with dementia.
Please note that the money raised through the Give a Case to Charity pledges will be used to purchase cases and then the cases will be given to the charities listed. No money raised through this Kickstarter will be given directly to the charities.
Is It Built To Last and What Warranty or Guarantee is Provided?
We are building a Premium product using only the best component parts; wheels from Hinomoto, main zip from YKK, TSA approved lock etc. If you pre-order your case through crowdfunding then we will give you guaranteed replacement parts for the life of the case.
Cheaper luggage brands use push-fit or glued components. That means if something breaks then you have to buy a whole new suitcase and they will only offer a minimum guarantee...if at all. However Bizhop Luggage, in keeping with other Premium and Luxury brands, uses superior screw-fit components. This means that in the unlikely event something gets damaged then it can be easily replaced using just a screwdriver.
We are so confident in the quality of our overall package that our GUARANTEE to you for supporting us through crowdfunding is that we will send you ANY REPLACEMENT PART FREE OF CHARGE...FOR LIFE. This guarantee is unique to Bizhop Luggage. No other luggage manufacturer offers this guarantee.
Why are we offering this guarantee? The lifetime guarantee is only for crowdfunding customers because you are the first people to use the product in real life (compared to our own tests performed in the testing lab). We encourage you to give it a thorough test in all conditions and to give us your feedback so if any part breaks, we will replace it (regardless of cause) and at the same time we want to know how it failed so that we can continually improve our product.
We want you to be as delighted with our replacement service as you are with the product.
What is the Retail Price?
When these cases go on sale in high street shops the manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) is £160 so you can see that the Reward levels offer a huge discount (up to 50%) off the eventual retail price. And this price includes FREE shipping to anywhere in the UK mainland.
What are you waiting for? Grab a bargain now!
*** IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING OUTSIDE UK ***
Pledge levels of £80 or more have a reward with one or more Cabin Bags and whilst these will be delivered FREE in the UK, the pledge excludes international shipping cost, which will be handled separately when the cases are ready. Shipping outside the UK is estimated at £50/case but will be charged to you "at cost". I want to get the product to you as cheaply and quickly as possible but I'm sorry, international shipping is expensive. I will try to minimise this if possible after the campaign.
Even at international postage levels this is a bargain and it could be a year or more before this product is available in your country, so what are you waiting for?
What are the Timescales?
*** The first activity is complete so the ball is rolling! ***
Apr 2017 - place order for injection moulding tooling (done)
May 2017 - place order for Polycarbonate shell, manufacture and construction
Jun 2017 - tooling complete, test the samples from injection moulding and make final modifications as necessary
Aug 2017 - inspections at end of production, pre-shipping
Sep 2017 - delivery to UK warehouse, ready for shipping
I've kept this project description brief so if you have any questions that are not answered here then please take a look in the FAQs section or just drop me a line and also . I'd love to hear from you and will be happy to answer all your questions because I love talking about Bizhop Luggage!
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Risks and challenges
There are no further risks to production since we have already begun the production and manufacture process therefore we can guarantee that you will receive your Cabin Bags.
We are in the hands of the manufacturers and international shippers for delivery timescales however we have included some contingency in the timeline so we are confident of our estimated delivery dates.
If you have any other concerns or questions then please drop us a line and we will be happy to respond. Or, if you'd prefer to wait then let us have your email and we will be happy to let you know when our cases are available...at the full retail price.
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