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The vintage instant camera that works on Instax mini film, and is handmade from recycled cardboard!
The vintage instant camera that works on Instax mini film, and is handmade from recycled cardboard!
6,110 backers pledged $377,429 to help bring this project to life.

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Film Survey Results!

Posted by Jollylook (Creator)
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Hello, Beautiful People of The Jollylook Community!

Thank you for backing Jollylook!

Although it has been 3 weeks since we posted the survey, we still have people answering it everyday.

The results so far are: 439 backers agreed to receive their rewards without film and 159 agreed to get charged additional $10 for shipping. We received so many words of encouragement and support from the backer's who answered the survey. Thank you so much for that! It really helps us keep going forward.

We also received $430 of donations and words of support to our Paypal account. Thank you so much amazing people.

Whats next:

We will lock the orders on backerkit in 24 hours and charge those who added funds. After that we will start preparing for shipping. 

Those of you who didn't take the survey and want to add $10 for shipping, you can do that by opening your order on Backerkit:  https://jollylook.backerkit.com/  and adding the fast shipping add-on

The only reason we shipped not in backer's number order earlier is because we had stock of Monochrome film, and all the previous rewards that we sent where for those backers who chose that flm.

From now on we will be shipping the orders in backer's number order and will prioritise those who payed the extra shipping fee and chose to receive the camera without film. 

We still have to ship 4300 cameras to our backers and we are doing our best to do that as soon as possible.

In maximum 2 weeks from now will ship as many cameras as we can afford to and will update you on that number.

We once again Thank You

All of you will receive your rewards! 

We  thank you for your patience and for sharing your emotions, even when some of you are unhappy with us. 

Without you, this project would not be possible, and because of you, it will succeed.

We will keep you updated on our progress.

THANK YOU!

Until next time,

The Jollylook team.

Film Survey!

Posted by Jollylook (Creator)
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Hello, Beautiful People of The Jollylook Community!

Thank you for backing Jollylook!

After the update two days ago, we received some comments of anger from unhappy backers. That is painful, but thank you, you backed our idea and we were not able to deliver to your expectations, but as we said in the previous update, we can absolutly understand you.

Jollylook is a small team that has a vision and will do everything to make this project successful. 

There were at least 5 times during the past two years when we could have said that we failed, and that this project has come to an end, but we never did, and don't plan to. 

We had to move all the production from China to Ukraine and start everything from scratch. The founders, Oleg and Evgeniy had to invest all their personal savings and even borrow money on top of that. 

Every camera in the first Ukrainian batch costed double the Kickstarter price. We always found a solution to survive, and will continue that habbit. 

Here is the prototype camera that we had 2 years ago:

Here is the camera we have today:

Jollylook is handmade. 

The manufacturing process consists of 155 manual operations.
  Using 59 parts and blanks, and although cardboard blanks are made at a print shop, the qualification and skills of the people assembling them is very important. 

Manufacturing one Jollylook camera takes 42 minutes of hand work!

The process of developing skills among the workers takes about two months and still requires constant full quality control.

... But also, after the update two days ago, we received so many comments and especially private messages with words of support and understanding. Offering us help, asking how to send us money, asking how to order more cameras, saying we are happy to receive Jollylook without film. 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

For sharing our dream and being so supportive when we need it most. 

Here is a survey for all those who are happy to receive their cameras without film:

https://forms.gle/FHUMi7NMD4vKQH669

We have unlocked all orders on Backerkit, if you need to review your address information, or you want to order extra cameras at the Kickstarter price to support us, you are able to recover your survey here:

https://jollylook.backerkit.com/

For those of you who asked for our Paypal account:

https://www.paypal.me/jollylook

Our website is:

https://jollylook.photo/

At the end of this month we will ship as much rewards as we can and will post an update with the results.

We thank you once again for your patience and for sharing your emotions. 

Without you, this project would not be possible, and because of you, it is still going on and will succeed.

We will keep you updated on our progress.

THANK YOU!

Until next time,

The Jollylook team.

Shipping and Sales!

Posted by Jollylook (Creator)
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Hello, Beautiful People of The Jollylook Community!

Thank you for backing Jollylook!

Straight to the news:

It turned out that we were too optimistic, after solving all the problems with production and setting it up, we don’t have enough money to buy film and continue shipping rewards in the planned quantities and time.

Although we were forced, as we wrote earlier, to sell some of the cameras, sales are not going as well as expected and do not provide sufficient funds.

Continuing to produce cameras and paying the production personnel is expensive. Today, after all what we went through, we are in a situation where we need to sell two cameras in order to be able to ship one reward to you, our backers. We really really really need your support and patience once again. 

Many of our backers are angry and upset, and we can understand that, but this is Kickstarter. Making something new is always hard. Some projects will stall or change direction. Many will go on to impact the world in ways both small and large. When you back a project, you’re not buying something that already exists. You’re supporting a creator’s right to try to make that thing—and agreeing to go along for the ride. Our ride has been and still is very bumpy, but we won't give up.

We will be sending rewards in small batches every two weeks. The sooner we will be able to sell more cameras, the sooner we will be able to ship all the rewards. It is hard to predict how things will go at this moment.

We will continue to work very hard to fulfil our obligationsand will keep you informed.

All of you will receive your rewards! 

We thank you for your patience and for sharing your emotions, even when some of you are unhappy with us. 

Without you, this project would not be possible, and because of you, it is still going on and will succeed.

We will keep you updated on our progress.

THANK YOU!

Until next time,

The Jollylook team.

First Ukrainian Batch Shipping!

Posted by Jollylook (Creator)
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Hello, Beautiful People of The Jollylook Community!

Thank you for backing Jollylook!

Straight to the news:

As we said in the previous update, we changed the shipping partners and had to stick the shipping labels and do all the ship-ready packing of all the rewards at our facility. 

We also had to seperate boxes by countries of destinations. This plus the paper work because of the new export rules took some extra time, and we had a delay.

But the good new is that finally we managed to solve all the challenges, and label/pack the first batch:

It is already on its way to the European terminal of our shipping partner.

Yes! Yes! Yes! 

The first batch of perfect 2500 Ukrainian handmade Jollylook cameras is already on the way to our beautiful backers.

The rewards will be sent out to their final destinations on the 6th of May.

As soon as the tracking numbers become active, you will receive an email with tracking number through Backerkit. We expect that to happen on May 3d.

Our updated shipping plan is:

Ship the second batch of 2500 cameras in the end of May. 

Ship the third batch of 1800 cameras in the middle of June.

We once again Thank You. 

All of you will receive your rewards! 

We  thank you for your patience and for sharing your emotions, even when some of you are unhappy with us. 

Without you, this project would not be possible, and because of you, it will succeed.

We will keep you updated on our progress.

THANK YOU!

Until next time,

The Jollylook team.

Preparing For Shipping

Posted by Jollylook (Creator)
94 likes

Hello, Beautiful People of The Jollylook Community!

Thank you for backing Jollylook!

Straight to the news:

Manufacturing:

During February and March the production was stable, we check every single camera and we are happy with quality.

Ready for quality control
Ready for quality control
Checked and packed in original box
Checked and packed in original box
Shipping box (original box packed + cassette)
Shipping box (original box packed + cassette)
Ready for shipping master boxes
Ready for shipping master boxes

Shipping:

As we said in the comments section last week, because of shipping costs and pick and pack rates and time the shipping would take, we had to change our shipping partners, . Instead of 3 diffferent partnerss, we found one good shipping partner in Europe that will ship all the rewards worldwide. 

Because of this change of plan we are sticking the shipping labels and doing all the ship ready packing of all the rewards at our facility. This is taking some extra time, but we still plan to ship all the rewards by May.

Our updated shipping plan is:

Ship the first batch of 2500 cameras in the end of March. 

Ship the second batch of 2500 cameras in the mid of April. 

Ship the third batch of 1800 cameras in the end of April.

We once again Thank You. All of you will receive your rewards! We  thank you for your patience and for sharing your emotions, even when  some of you are unhappy with us. 

Without you, this project would not be  possible, and because of you, it will succeed.

We will keep you updated on our progress.

THANK YOU!

Until next time,

The Jollylook team.

Jollylook Mini
Jollylook Mini