Manufacturing Photos Update
The scariest part of sourcing a product is starting manufacturing. You've received the samples, paid the mold fees, signed the legal docs, and approved the final design. But with over 8,000 people waiting on your final product there's a ton of anxiety and pressure to push out something with purpose. It's scary!
But once you realize all of the time and energy leading up to that final approval was well spent and deliberate, you can re-frame all that pressure into EXCITEMENT! Get excited!
We're still working to iron out the problems with the magnetic keeper (ugh) which is our current bottle neck. We had to make detailed instructions about how to make it (which we thought were pretty self evident) and we were more focused on the actual belaycords than their fabric tags. Now we seem to be moving along, just some fine tuning on the font style (we're picky people). We've also added a fun feature to allow you to move the magnets to change the tightness of the keeper...you're going to love it. We've been getting a good amount of people emailing us about how they've shared the project and want to upgrade to the magnetic keeper too. Although the spirit was to share during our campaign, we recognize we're a little late on our delivery. So, feel free to share now if you still want to be upgraded to the magnetic keeper. Just leave a comment under this update so we can get you all marked down. The majority of you have already shared and you'll be receiving one for each of your belaycords!
We're sending out our first batch of belaycords next week, with the majority hopefully shipping this month. We would feel terrible if we didn't get you your holiday gifts in time, so know that we've been pushing extra hard since thanksgiving to get these shipped with the required, proper approvals. Little known fact, "Proper approvals" is latin for huge headache. We're still waiting on our "OK" to ship the lightning cables, but know we're in daily contact with our factory to get it sorted out. We've been using our cables for months with zero problems and we're confident you'll love them! Mini and Micro USB are perfect and ready to go!
Your weekly dose of love
We were struck by Jim Carrey's commencement speech at MUM. Here's 60 seconds of our favorite highlights.
"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love." -Jim Carrey Commencement Speech Full Length
With Love and appreciation,
<3 The BelayCords Team
P.S. Email's the best way to get in touch with us, so we can assign tickets and make sure issues are resolved before closing them (which is harder to do via messages, twitter, facebook, etc.). So if you have a question that isn't covered by these updates or our FAQ, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org !
P.P.S. Here's another project we're backing this week from a pretty cool company, keep the suggestions coming!