Logistics Update- Chinese May Day Halts Certifications
CHINESE MAY DAY HOLDS BACK DANGEROUS GOODS CERTIFICATIONS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA- After pulling all of our strings with our logistics relationships, we were unable to expedite the certifications process for our Boombot REX delivery. We are all disappointed about our inability to get around the red tape of Chinese logistics. We ran into May Day which has put our certification on hold till MAY 10th.
As something to take note of, whenever you’re transporting goods out of China, talk to your freight forwarder MONTHS in advance and be sure that all certifications have been taken care of. We had the Boombot REX go through CE, FCC, ROHS, CTIA and many more. Even with that, this last UN38.3 one put a halt on our shipment in a very untimely manner. You can move product at smaller volumes without much restriction, but when you’re dealing with bulk shipments with batteries, there are different rules of engagement that need additional attention. Lesson learned.
WTF IS CHINESE MAY DAY
As a day for the working people worldwide. I guess it’s kind of like Labor Day for China. It was established on May 1st in 1886. In China. They probably have BBQs and sip PBR in their own form.
TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD
So the good news is that we’re jumping the boat. Yup. No more 30-day chug across the Pacific Ocean. That’s RIGHT. We are putting these puppies on a jet and we are getting them out of China ASAP. Between pick-up, transit and customs, we could see product stateside as soon as MAY 16-18th window. The White REX early backers will have their Boombot REX and wall charger delivered to them with first priority. We will have some units at our SF studio if anyone wants to come in and grab one by hand. You can come party with us at Bay to Breakers Block Party and it will be all good.
WHO WANTS TO GET THE FIRST BOOMBOT REX?
We have ONE lucky unit coming over via DHL Express for our favorite Kickstarter backer. Leave a comment on why you deserve the best portable speaker and what you will use it for and we’ll send you your Boombot REX. Be the FIRST. We will pick a winner this Friday. Enter the contest HERE.
Thank you all for your patience and we hope that we’ve been doing a good job keeping you updated and in the loop on our startup woes.
Frustrated Boombotix Team
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