Risks and challenges
While manufacturing a product has become easier in today's well-connected world, it’s still quite a complex challenge. To best prepare for the challenges ahead, we've partnered with supply chain and manufacturing experts and have recruited advisers and board members, who can provide expert advice and help us tackle challenges in production, engineering and retail management.
We have developed our plan for manufacturing in Asia and for shipping to our backers around the world. We have sourced the factories for all of iBackPack major components. For the two years, we've been developing long-term working relationships with these manufacturers, and they have been invaluable and active partners during our prototype development phase. They have approved the iBackPack design for its manufacturability and are committed to its success. During the production process, we expect to make minor changes to optimize the design for mass production. On the logistics side, we have established partnerships with a US fulfillment house and international shippers to help the iBackPacks get to where they’re going quickly and safely.
Although it's difficult to plan for every unforeseen circumstance, such as political or economic events that might delay production or delivery, we've created contingency plans should these type of problems arise. Nevertheless, we are certain to face unexpected challenges throughout this journey and will do our best to solve them quickly. We pledge to keep our backers well-informed in a timely manner throughout the entire production process and to do everything we can to deliver the iBackPacks to you as planned.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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