New Years Resolutions Anyone?
So its that time of year as we approach the New Year 2019...when tons of you make new years resolutions or are pondering them. One of the top resolutions is "I'm going to get in the best shape of my life this year" or "Well now its time to lose all that holiday weight and hit the gym"
At ClubFitWear we want to help you get and stay motivated as you dive head first into your fitness journey this new year. That's why we need your help to be prepared for the new years fitness rush. We are looking to raise money to beef up our inventory for 2019. In the last year we have only stocked 2-3 items of each size of blank shirts so when order come in we can go to production right away. Our normal process is orders come in we pull blanks, print on demand and then ship out. This process has gotten us down to 2-3 days production with 2-4 days in shipping so most customer receive in hand their order in 5-7 business days.
As demand grows for our brand, the increase in orders per day has maxed out our in house stock causing us to have to order inventory, wait 2-3 days to get stock in, then go to production before shipping. Pushing our delivery times out to as long as 10 days! This is just not acceptable as our goal is to get our in hand dates down to 5 days or less.
With your help through Kickstarter we can raise enough money to pay for the upfront cost of stocking a large enough inventory to help us meet our goal of getting shirts in the hands of our customers faster with less delays during busier sales periods. We believe a goal of $5000 will cover the current demands on our inventory.
Of course we can't just ask for the dollar bills without delivering some serious benefits! We are pulling out all the stops because we want this to be a win win for everyone. We hope that there is something for everyone on this list.
Who is ClubFitWear?
ClubFitWear is made up of myself(Jeremy) and my wife Jessica. We launched our website in August of 2017 and was doing fulfillment out of our basement. As you can see below.
Amidst all of this we were putting a wedding together and planning our honeymoon...
So why not move 3 weeks before the wedding lol... you can only imagine the chaos. So here is our new office.
And of coarse 3 weeks later we got married! May 27 2018
Its been a crazy year with so much going on and much more to do.
We are so thankful for all the support from our current community and we hope to connect with so many more of you in the future.
By now i hope you have heard Jess's story in the feature video above which details more of how we started but here is a company video were you see a bit more of our process.
Risks and challenges
Over the last year, we have moved from our basement to our now 3000sqft office and seen huge growth. With that growth and our desire to have products in our customer's hands as fast as possible. We currently run into bottlenecks when orders are high as any shipping delays getting inventory in delays getting them out to our customer.
Our hope is with this funding from you we can help eliminate this issue altogether. While I say that I am very aware that challenges will arise but we are willing to rise to them and face them head-on. I am also aware that when this is a huge success we could see a wave of orders in January that could cause some delays in fulfilling rewards. Rest assured we are already recruiting friends and family to help either fold shirts or sling ink to get your orders out in a timely manner.
We are so excited to continue growing our community of like-minded fitness enthusiasts and hope that you will join us by backing our Kickstarter.
Jess and Jeremy Hibbert
- (25 days)