Traditional air fresheners are distracting and embarrassing. They're an eye-sore that can easily make even a brand new car seem cheap and tacky. When someone notices your air-freshener they might think it looks childish and they will probably assume that you are covering up some unpleasant smells. If you have a nice car, you’re a ride-share driver, or if you ever pick up friends, family, or especially dates, then you can’t have your passengers judging you for your cheap looking air fresheners. So keep your car neat and discreet with Car-Discs!
I was motivated to make this new product because I can’t stand traditional air freshener designs. I also live in Colorado where I need to use the defroster and heater to melt snow or ice on my windshield in the winter, and nothing is worse than those clip-on air fresheners blowing hot oils into your face on full-blast. Spraying a home air freshener is equally stuffy. It's never recommended to spray those in a small confined space like a car, and the pressurized cans pose an explosion risk if punctured in an accident. Traditional hanging fresheners are annoying and distracting to have swinging around on your mirror because it blocks your view while driving. (And let’s face it, hanging a paper air freshener off your rear-view mirror makes it look like you’re still in high school.)
So I was determined to design an air freshener that keeps your car fresh without the mess, and stays completely out of the way. Your passengers should notice the great smell of your ride but they shouldn't see your air fresheners. (Unless you want to show off the amazing new design of Car-Discs of course!)
The patent pending design of Car-Discs is a flat disc with a hole in the middle and a small cut that allows you to easily clip it on multiple areas in your car such as sun-visors, headrest poles, and even behind your rear-view mirror. Car-Discs also easily fit into door or seat pockets, the glove box, and can be placed in the bottom of cup-holders.
Car-Discs always come in sets of two and they will be individually wrapped so that users can place them in their cars one at a time. I will switch to a single business card per order instead of having the head-card backings on every pack in order to save space, eliminate unnecessary packaging waste, and make them easier to ship.
I have already talked with multiple suppliers for price and delivery estimates, and I've tested the samples. I will order a large batch of Car-Discs right after receiving the Kickstarter funds in January. Then, once I receive the shipment I will personally hand pack and send out each and every order as soon as possible. I plan to print directly onto envelopes and use a shipping aid called Stamps.com to help me manage and sort addresses and in order to calculate or even print exact postage. You should receive your order by March 2019, and I will pay extra to ensure that your Car-Discs are handled only by hand while in transit.
Why I need your support-
I’m doing a Kickstarter because I don’t have the funds to make a bulk order and ship it from the factory to a warehouse. The set up cost for designing the samples was expensive, and the shipping, storage, and pick-and-pack fees would easily eat away all of the small profit margin on this product. So I’m starting small and I need your support to make this product a reality. Every single backer means so much to me, and I couldn’t be more excited about this campaign!
$8k- After reaching this goal backers will be able to choose between Original (Forest) scent and the special unlocked mystery scent which will be revealed after reaching the stretch goal. (It's probably going to be Ocean Breeze) And backers who order more than 1 pack of Car-Discs can even mix and match scent options! They both smell fantastic without being overpowering, and you really can't go wrong with either one.
Risks and challenges
Due to the relatively simple nature of the product I don't foresee any problems with production or any substantial delays. The challenges however, are in delivering Car-Discs with free shipping anywhere in the U.S. all at an affordable low price. I have already shipped multiple samples in a test-run to work out any potential problems that may arise, and I promise to do my best to deliver a quality product to every backer at an affordable price. During product testing of the samples the most important feedback I received was that even though Car-Discs are sold in packs of two they should still be individually wrapped to give the customer the option of using them one at a time and to make the product last twice as long. This is what I plan to do for the full production run and I will also remove the staples and cardboard backing of the packaging and replace it with a single business card per order to cut down on wasted packaging and to make the product more compact and easier to ship. The biggest risk in my opinion is the slight possibility of damaged goods upon arrival, but I will pay extra to ensure that your air-fresheners are processed only by hand and never run through a machine during sorting and shipping. Unfortunately I'm currently only able to offer international shipping on the highest reward tier.
Finally, each scent has a high minimum order requirement so I won't be able to offer multiple scents unless we reach the stretch goal of $8,000 dollars. Backers will then have their choice of the Original scent which is called Forest and smells like a fresh shower, or Ocean Breeze which is a light and refreshing pleasant aroma. Both scents are neither masculine or feminine and if the stretch goal is reached you will be able to mix and match scents if you ordered 2 or more packs of Car-Discs. Order yours now!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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