A durable American-made customizable badge reel to make you smile every time you swipe your card key.
About this project
Hi! My name is Henry. Two years ago, when I was 10, I started a business selling buttons and magnets. Last year I began selling them on Amazon, and part way through the year, I added customized badge reels into the mix.
Talking with my customers I realized that they really liked having lots of options for how their badge reels were decorated, and I decided to figure out how to make it easy for them to have any design they wanted on their badge reels.
Tinker Reels are the result of my work over the last six months to solve that problem. They are American-made high-quality badge reels with customizable, swappable tops.
My company, Buttonsmith Inc., has 3 full time employees and 2 part time employees besides me. I have a patent pending and manufacturing lined up. We're ready to go. Now all I need is your help!
We plan to offer Tinker Reels in different varieties to meet your needs.
And we have more than 100 Tinker Top designs already made, with more being added every day.
I'm so confident in the quality of these badge reels that I guarantee them full for a year. If anything goes wrong with your reel, send it back and I’ll send you a new one.
We plan to have the first run of Tinker Reels and Tinker Tops in the hands of our backers by May.
And we've already tested the designs we're offering with non-changeable versions of the badge reels which have been purchased by more than 7,000 customers on Amazon.com in the last 6 months.
Risks and challenges
We've minimized the risk to backers.
We have already completed the prototyping stage and lined up the manufacturing partners we need here in the USA, including negotiating pricing.
Because badge reels come in widely-varying qualities, we've extensively tested badge reels from different manufacturers, and are confident the manufacturer we're working with in California makes the highest-quality badge reels currently on the market. That minimizes the risk of quality control issues.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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