The Quality Control results and shipping start!
Hello, Beautiful People of The Jollylook Community!
Thank you for backing Jollylook!
Straight to the news:
We have been testing every single camera and the first two thousand cameras passed additional control.
Light tightness test
Shutter test in automatic and manual modes:
The development mechanism test
The packing of Jollylooks that passed the tests:
We already delivered these tested Jollylook cameras to our shipping partners without waiting for the completion of the entire batch release. During next week the first 2000 Jollylooks should be delivered to our amazing backers and in the coming 2 months All our backers should receive their Jollylooks. We hope that our attention to quality and careful testing will give the expected result and you will be able to enjoy the analog photos of Jollylook.
Such a long delay and the need to correct and remake a lot of parts led to a big cost overrun, and OIeg had to invest an additional $65,000 of his own savings in order to complete settlements with contractors and pay for part of the Instax mini cassettes that come with every camera for our backers. But this is not enough for Jollylook to survive and we still need to pay for the rest of the cassettes and the costs of the shipping. We have to start selling a part of the first batch to dealers before all the shipping to backers is complete, we will use the funds received to fulfill our obligations and to continue the manufacturing, it was a difficult but necessary decision! We are also looking for an investor and we will solve this issue in one way or another.
A serious problem remains - we still need to minimize the ammount of rejects of the manufactured Jollylook cameras and we are considering many options: optimizing the design to simplify the assembly, the possible change of the contractor and even the organization of our own assembly and of course we will cope with everything.
We thank you ALL once again for your patience and massive support, we can't wait to send you all your rewards and we beleive that all our backers will recieve their Jollylooks within the coming two months.
We will keep you updated.
Until next time,
The Jollylook team.