Hi Kickstarter, we're GarageSmart.
What Are We?
Several years ago, we thought to ourselves, "Wouldn't it be nice to have somewhere to store bikes, kayaks, and lawnmowers to allow us to have more room in our garage?" The answer to that question of course is "Yes!" These ideas ultimately resulted in the creation of MyLifter.
Our first MyLifter product was born on Kickstarter nearly three years ago. We raised over $100,000 and were able to distribute it to customers around the country.
Since that time, we've sold thousands of MyLIfter 1.0 units. Owners of MyLifter love the product, but we've also gotten feedback from several of them about how the product can be improved to allow for more versatility and more ways to use the MyLifter.
This well-received feedback sent us back to the drawing board where we've designed specific kits to meet the needs of each individual owner. Whether you want to lift a single bike, multiple bikes, a lawnmower, or a vehicle hard top, we have the kit for you!
Just like our last go around on Kickstarter, we're needing to raise funds to meet the minimum amount required to bring these kits to life.
Check out what MyLifter owners have been saying recently about our first version of MyLifter. Now we've come back to Kickstarter with a completely re-engineered lifter and some brand new lifting kits!
Here's what's being said about the first generation of MyLifter products.
Now Introducing MyLifter 2.0 Products & Kits
Universal Lifter Details:
The Universal Lifter can hoist almost anything you can think of easily above your garage floor. Our strap system makes it easy to connect any item up to 100 pounds.
The Universal Kit is perfect for:
- Children's Ride On Toys
- Car Roof Racks
- And More!
- Up to 100 Pounds
Multi Bike Lifter Details:
Lifting one bike is great. Lifting three bikes is better! The Multi Bike Lifter was created to allow our users to lift up to three bikes weighing a total of 100 pounds using one lifter unit and our multi bike holder.
The Multi Bike Kit is perfect for:
- 1, 2, or 3 Bikes
- Up to 100 pounds
Platform Lifter Details:
Each Platform Lifter Kit includes two MyLifter units and a 3 foot by 3 foot solid platform to lift any item. This is the ideal storage solution for those larger and/or awkward items that take up valuable space in your garage.
The Platform Kit is perfect for:
- Food Storage
- Holiday Decorations
- Totes and Boxes
- Camping Equipment
- And More!
- Up to 200 pounds
If you need or want double the size and lifting capacity, simply install two platform kits next to each other to create a 3 foot by 6 foot (18 square feet) platform that can lift up to 400 pounds.
Hard Top Lifter Details:
The best hardtop storage solution ever! Of every option out there, this is by far the easiest and simplest way to remove and store your vehicle hard top.
The Hard Top Kit is perfect for:
- Any removable vehicle hard top
- Up to 200 pounds
Smart Track Details:
The Smart Track is an awesome new addition to the MyLifter family.
You no longer have to install the lifter and power adapters directly into the ceiling. Now all you have to do is install the smart track unit and all of our Garage Smart products clip right into the track. It's easily installed on your garage ceiling. The lifter and power units clip right into the track, and the included track covers hide all the cables used to connect the lifters and power adapters to each other.
If you want to pledge for MULTIPLE ITEMS:
Simply pledge for one of the items that you'd like to order, and manually add the cost of the second item to your pledge.
For each piece of Smart Track you would like to order, manually add $15 to your pledge.
- If you would like 1 Universal Lifter ($175) and 1 Smart Track ($15), select the Universal Lifter pledge level and pledge $190.
- If you would like 2 Universal Lifters ($175 each), select the Universal Lifter pledge level and pledge $350.
- If you would like 1 Universal Lifter ($175) and 1 Multi Bike Lifter ($250), select either the Universal Lifter or Multi Bike Lifter, and pledge $425.
- If you would like 1 Multi Bike Lifter ($250) and 1 Platform Lifter ($400) and 3 Smart Tracks ($15 each), select either the Multi Bike Lifter pledge level or Platform Lifter pledge level, and pledge $695.
After the campaign is finished, we will send out a survey to all backers confirming the details of their order.
Installing the Smart Track to your garage ceiling is very easy. Simply drill the track into a ceiling stud or studs, depending on the desired orientation of your track. The MyLifter units and MyLifter power adapters clip right into the track with a set of included clips.
Install the Smart Track and Lifters and Power Adapters in 4 Easy Steps.
- Step 1: Mount Track Onto Ceiling
- Step 2: Clip In Lifter(s)
- Step 3: Clip In and Connect Power Adapters
- Step 4: Hide Cables and Wires With Track Covers
Pairing The Phone App To The Lifter
Connecting the app to your lifters is super simple. Once the app is open and the lifter has power, the two devices will find each other when you select the "pairing option" on the lifter. Add that device to the smartphone, and you're good to go!
Thanks For Your Support!
Risks and challenges
Every Kickstarter has risks and Challenges that backers should be aware of.
One of the most common Kickstarter project problems is late delivery. We were late delivering the rewards on our first Kickstarter. It was a painful process as we learned the things that can and do go wrong when you make changes to the product, set up supply chains and deal with global shipping issues.
We learned a LOT from our last campaign, and we are much further along with the project this time around. The tooling required to build the lifters and lifting kits is completed and production is underway with beta test units rolling of the assembly lines right now.
With the support we receive from this Kickstarter we will first work to assemble the lifters needed to fulfill our early Bird Pledges in December. Once those are completed our factory will build the much larger batch of lifters needed to fulfill the remainder of what we sell during our campaign next March.
Our delivery timeline is very tight, especially since we want the first batch to make it out in time for Christmas! We are using our established supply chains to accomplish this so we feel confident that we can accomplish this on time.
There is always a chance that delays in both manufacturing and shipping, which could cause us to miss our delivery timelines. Rest assured, we will do everything that we can so that does not happen.
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