Chinese New Year Delays, Shipping Updates
We wanted to give you a quick update on our shipping timelines. Our factory finally finished the first large batch of lightning cables last week. We found out that our fulfillment center was closing early for the Chinese New Year and would open back up in early March. So, we went ahead and researched a couple other fulfillment options and picked one that we thought would work. The plan was to have the cables shipped out of China to avoid CNY closings, and into Hong Kong where they would be fulfilled. That way the fulfillment wouldn't be affected by the holiday closings we mentioned in the last update. Unfortunately, our factory got behind and wasn't able to ship the cables out before CNY closings over the past week. Between customs and shipping couriers closing for CNY, they couldn't get them out in time. We even looked into having the cables driven into Hong Kong where they would then be dispatched by courier. We spent a week and a half organizing and setting up the channels to make the fulfillment work, and were really hoping to skirt CNY with this tactic.
The good news is our factory has promised they will ship on the first batch of lightnings on 24th of Feb, and the fulfillment facility will receive it on the 25th (just a week from now). They will take a couple days to process it and then they will be off. Again, this should fulfill the majority of the cable orders (finally!!). Then by mid March they will finish the rest, will ship to our fulfillment center, and the remainder of our backers will be good to go! Woo!!
Many of you have already received your cables and have told us how much you are enjoying them! Thanks for that! We also really appreciate your patience as we get the remainder of these cables manufactured and shipped out!
The BelayCords Team