Time for an UPDATE!! We appreciate all of the emails coming in about the new technology upgrades! If you missed the video in update #6 we have included a new video below. We’ve received many inquiries and YES the Kickstarter pre-order pledge rewards will include the upgraded electrical system featuring the 21-color options and 9 Motion Activated Effects!!
We’ve also had lots of backers asking for an updated delivery date for their pre-order pledges. Going into our Kickstarter project we had just completed production of our first 355 Lumativ Snapbacks. We felt confident we had completed a working design that would allow us to move forward with larger production runs.
However, in February it became clear to us that we had an issue with one of our suppliers. As it turned out, they would not be able to provide us with the goods we needed to complete larger productions. This forced us to make a very difficult decision to redesign and upgrade the entire electrical system.
This was not a decision that was easy for our team to make. Once the decision was made we attacked it with the goal to still come as close as possible to reaching our shipping date of May 2013. Ultimately this has been a beneficial process for our product and the customer as we were able to make the system lighter, less bulky and add additional features. This system if now completed and ready to go!
Last week we had to make another very difficult decision that we felt was in the best interest of our company. For multiple reasons we felt it was time to move away from our current headwear manufacturer and source a new manufacturer.
We know that everyone is excited to receive their Lumativ Snapbacks with the upgraded electrical systems seen in the video below. We are thoroughly committed to finishing this process and producing these snapbacks for our loyal backers. However at this time we are unable to give a firm shipment date until we are able to complete the elaborate manufacturing processes with a new factory.
84%* of successfully funded Kickstarter projects that have shipped late. We are grateful for the understanding of our backers that pledged for the pre-order Snapbacks that have continued to show us support and enthusiasm.
If you were lucky enough to pledge for one of the original 355 Boss Snapbacks we’d love to hear your feedback! Where do you wear your Lumativ Snapback? How do you like it? What kind of a reaction do you get from it? How may people have tried to buy it off your head?
Kickstarter is a great platform that provides start-up companies the chance to build an audience and secure funding for growth and development. We are proud to be a part of the Kickstarter Community. It has been an incredible experience for our small team. We’ll continue to keep you updated and share the story of our small company over the next few months until each of our backers have their own LUMATIV Snapback.