Dear Amazing Backers,
Wow, its been a long time since I first launched this product on Kickstarter, and even though I didn't reach my goal the first time, the amount of positive response during that first campaign and up until now has been amazing. Since then the product has been shown at trade shows, received a healthy amount of press, and has won design competitions.
The first time I launched this product I wasn't able to satisfy a large amount of light switch scenarios that people had because I was only able to offer two types of switch plates; and none were for your standard toggle switch. However, this time, after partnering with a US manufacturer I am now able to offer 6 different types! These hopefully address the majority of scenarios in peoples homes. Also, my Fund Goal is MUCH lower now because the majority of the upfront costs are already covered... Only 5K this time.
I was debating on even launching on Kickstarter again, however the amount of support I received from all of YOU the first time I launched was incredibly appreciated; so how could I not keep you in the loop about the relaunch. After all, if it wasn't for your support the first time I probably wouldn't have had the motivation to keep pursuing it.
The official new name of the Wallplates product is now Walhub, and it will hopefully be the first of many under the Upwell Products brand. Thank you all so much for your past and continued support, it means the world to me, and I am touched by it. I'm grateful you've been here for the start of this endeavor, and I hope you'll continue to be there as it evolves and grows.
Here it is: Walhub
I need your support once again...
Hey Everybody, I'm trying to get Wallplates out via Quirky.com. However, this time it requires zero monetary commitment on your part - I just need you to vote for it - simple!
So check it out and here, and simply vote: http://www.quirky.com/ideations/83921
Thanks again for your continued support!!!
So, there are only 6 Days left in the Wallplates Kickstarter campaign, and it looks like the odds of it getting funded require nothing short of a $25,000 miracle...
So in case that miracle doesn't happen ...Santa...are you there...
I'd to take this opportunity to thank ALL of you for the support and generous pledges. Its been an incredible learning experience on many levels: The crowd sourcing process requires a ton of shameless self promotion - not an easy or fun exercise. You find out which friends/family and colleagues will actually support you and your endeavors - that lesson alone has been well worth it and paid close attention to. Friends/family and colleagues I haven't talked to in years showed up here to pledge and support, and I'll never forget that - as well as my dear friends/family and colleagues I keep in touch with today; don't EVER hesitate to ask me for help or support. However, perhaps the most inspiring lesson - as cliche as this will sound - is the support and generosity I received from people I don't even know. Weather you supported myself - a monetarily challenged designer trying to get a product to market - or the actual product because it met a need you have, or you simply appreciated it, I am sincerely grateful for your contribution and support - please keep in touch.
Thank you ALL again for your amazing support! If it doesn't happen here, please know that I will be doing my best to explore other avenues in order to get Wallplates into production...
So Wallplates has just past its halfway point as far as days left within its Kickstarter Campaign. I wish we had passed the halfway mark as far as the pledge goal, but we're not quite there yet. There is still plenty of time left, and I continue to shamelessly promote in order to bring Wallplates to you. Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still out here pounding the pavement for pledges, and trying to draw as much exposure to the project in order to pick up momentum again. Once again, Thank you for all your pledges and support. Don't forget to help spread the word: tell your friends, family, even friendly looking strangers, you can even post on your Facebook page ( http://kck.st/ly2jz4 ) or tweet if you feel so inclined!
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Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
Not only do you get the satisfaction of helping out a young designer, but you are basically contributing to the next round of Wallplate Products, such as: Picture Frame, Double Gang, and Toggle Switch, which will hopefully fill your Wallplate needs if this round doesn't. Plus, I'll be sending large amounts of positive energy your way - Thank you SO much!
Pledge $15 or moreYou selected
You get the HOOK! HOOK comes as two molded plastic parts, and a set of screws. You will receive the HOOK faceplate, which screws into your existing light switch, and the HOOK plastic part which snaps into it - already assembled. Shipping is included within the U.S. (add $10 for international)
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
You get the ENVELOPE! ENVELOPE comes as two molded parts, and a set of screws. You will receive the ENVELOPE faceplate, which screws into your existing light switch, and the ENVELOPE plastic part (which has the hook function as well) - already assembled. Shipping is included within the U.S. (add $10 shipping for international)
Pledge $35 or moreYou selected
Cant decide? Get both - HOOK and ENVELOPE - you most likely have more than one light switch in your place... This package comes with one complete ENVELOPE set, and one complete HOOK set. Shipping is included within the U.S. (add $10 for international)
Pledge $65 or moreYou selected
Get 2 HOOK's and 2 ENVELOPE's in the "Gift Set". Keep one set for yourself, and give the rest to family and friends... or keep 'em all! Put one in a bedroom, dorm room, garage, basement or take one to work. Shipping is included in the U.S. (add $10 for international shipping)
Pledge $125 or moreYou selected
Get 4 HOOK's and 4 ENVELOPE's in the "Family & Friends" set. Share the love - keep a couple for yourself - and share the rest with family and friends - they make a great gift... Shipping is included within the U.S. (add $15 for international shipping)
Pledge $185 or moreYou selected
6 backers Limited (42 left of 48)
Wow, I could hug you right now. When you order the "Designer" set you get 5 HOOK's and 5 ENVELOPE's. With this pledge you will receive a Limited Edition, signed and numbered print of an original sketch from the design conception of Wallplates. This is a limited offer to the first 48 pledges. Shipping is included within the U.S. (add $15 for international)
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