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WE WILL BE PROVIDING THE CAPABILITIES OF STRETCH GOAL 1 I9N OUR PRODUCTION RUN! We all want our tape & ribbon handled as well, so we're stepping up and providing it from the beginning. Merry Christmas!
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That's right, we've got a new design, which incorporates our stretch goal (which we're including even though we fell short, because we just feel like giving something extra this Christmas). That means one side will feature a tape dispenser (shown below) and the other will provide a way to stash a roll of ribbon, if you like.
What are Wrap Buddies?
Wrap Buddies™ (patent pending) are for anyone who enjoys giving gifts, but struggles to manage the gift wrapping process. One Buddy on each side of a gift wrap roll securely fastens the roll to the edge of a tabletop so you know where your roll is and can pull paper from it with ease. They hold the paper as you cut so your lines are straighter and cleaner. They free your creativity by making gift-wrapping a more stress-free enterprise.
30 seconds of your time could make a huge difference in growing our community of Buddies. Hit one of the buttons below and tag a friend or family member who hates to wrap gifts!
How do I use them?
It's couldn't be simpler. Attach one to your tabletop. Place the gift wrap roll on the support and then place the other to hold the roll securely. Draw out some paper and get wrapping!
Why use Wrap Buddies?
People are discovering the health benefits of standing up at work. Adjustable and standing-type desks are all the rage. Yet when it comes time to wrap gifts, most of us head to the floor, supplies strewn around us, and proceed to destroy our knees, elbows, and backs while reaching, twisting, and kneeling on unforgiving surfaces. Under those circumstances, how can anyone stay in a joyous, gift-giving mood?
There are always gift bags, but pulling a gift from a gift bag is, frankly, anti-climactic. Nothing beats tearing the paper free from a lovingly wrapped present to see what's inside.
When you're not fighting the process, it frees you to be ache & pain-free, if not incredibly creative -- see our Pinterest page for ideas!
More than just wrapping gifts!
We made sure Wrap Buddies are so much more than gift wrapping assistants. We want them to have a place in your life for more than just one month or so each year!
- Cookie giveaways -- help wrap plates or packages with colorful cellophane
- Foil holder in the kitchen
- Production line parchment paper dispenser
- Outdoor BBQ Chef? Use one for your HD foil or butcher paper
- Know any kids? Set up a roll of kraft paper and watch them color for hours.
Easy use, easy storage
Wrap Buddies are designed to mate together and store in as little space as possible. We designed them to be small enough for you to just toss in whatever bag or box you store your gift wrap in, or to fit easily in a kitchen drawer.
We've seen the existing state of the art. It's meant for retail gift wrapping operations. Your home deserves better.
One for every season
Wrap Buddies are available in 8 different colors. You'll pick your color when the campaign completes and surveys are sent out.
If we can raise the amounts below, we'll be able to deliver some fantastic updates and enhancements.
Who's behind this?
Bret Wortman, inventor, began working on Wrap Buddies in 2008, after becoming frustrated during a gift wrapping session. The first Buddies were made of wood and fit one tabletop precisely, with no adjustability. Several years later, the 3D printing revolution made it possible to prototype several designs that allowed adaptability to multiple table thicknesses, and we were off to the races.
By day, Bret runs The Damascus Group and develops software. He is a cub scout leader, a mentor for his local VexIQ robotics team, a former volunteer paramedic, and a former church praise band leader. He lives in Virginia with his wife, two kids, four indoor cats, and around a dozen ungrateful felines who just show up at the front door for dinner.
Robert Wortman, co-inventor, spent his career in the life insurance industry, starting out as an underwriter. He ultimately became a Senior VP at Homesteaders Life before retiring. He lives in Iowa with his wife of 60+ years and enjoys working part-time at a garden center every summer. He brings a lifetime's experience in sales, customer service, and business acumen to the team.
Help Out By Sharing Wrap Buddies With Your Friends!
Like what you're seeing? Don't be shy about sharing Wrap Buddies with your friends & family. We've made it easy. Just hit one of the buttons at the top of the page.
The more people who know about Wrap Buddies, the larger our community will become! And the larger the community, the better we'll be able to make Wrap Buddies!
Mike Zorger for the amazing video work.
Ask away! Shoot us a message or post a comment and we'll do our best to get back to you with an answer.
Got a creative idea you think we should implement with Wrap Buddies? Don't hesitate - let us know! You are part of bringing Wrap Buddies to life, and we want you to be a part of the creative process as well.
Customs & Duties Information
It is illegal to mark international shipments as gifts, so we will not be able to do this. Sorry.
Our prices do not include VAT, GST or other country taxes.
As many of you know, our terms of sale are CIF destination. This means that we pay all freight, but none of the duties or taxes. As we are shipping these products all over the world, it is impossible for us to build in the various duties, VAT and GST tax for each location through Kickstarter.
To help you calculate the likely duties for your location, use this handy tool. Remember to convert the US dollars to your local currency:
As many of you know, Canadian Customs are very strict on products imported into Canada. All products over Canadian $25 are subject to duties and GST or Vat tax. Our invoices are in U.S. dollars, and being converted to Canadian dollars for purpose of duties and taxes, by Canadian Customs. We can't know the exchange rate they'll use in advance.
So if you've ordered more than CA$25 worth of Wrap Buddies, here's a link to find the CBSA offices where you can actually go and do the clearance, and save some dollars:
Our 100% pledge back guarantee means you have 7 days after the end of the campaign to receive a full refund. After 7 days, we will start placing the orders for the products and will NOT issue any refunds or returns.
Exchange & Return Policy
There will be no exchanges or returns. If you have a factory defect, you may apply for your warranty and we will send you a new product. See warranty guidelines below.
If our shipping carrier attempts delivery to you and you don't get it because you’re not there, wrong address, moved without notifying us, and the package returns back to us here or overseas, we will not be able to send you another product.
When you receive your tracking number, please keep an eye out for the package.
Our products come with a 90-day warranty starting on the day of receipt. You will need to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may require photos of the failure. We will quickly & gladly replace any Wrap Buddies that can be shown to have failed at our cost.
Risks and challenges
We have tapped the expertise of campaign creators with LOTS of crowdfunding fulfillment experience. Our team combined has 20+ years of design experience. We are all entrepreneurs and have started several successful businesses. We know how to get the job done and know how to do it right. So you can sleep well at night knowing that Wrap Buddies will be flipping awesome!
We have done our homework, so the risks are minimal. We are also partnered with the best manufacturers in the industry. Our manufacturing partners have been invaluable collaborators even before our first test runs and they're excited to be part of Wrap Buddies' success.
What you are seeing in these videos and pictures are functional and design prototypes. The final products will be even better, though they may differ from what you see here in appearance! Color representations are approximate and may also change.
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