TRANSPARENT SPEAKER UPDATE #28
We are shipping most speakers today!
Today we have started sending out the speakers from the UK warehouse. Most of the speakers have already gone through the door by the time of writing. You should get a confirmation email with a tracking number for your order. We expect the first speakers to reach people around London tomorrow. We can’t wait to see the first images on the #transparentspeaker hashtag!
Very expensive shipping
When we started the kickstarter campaign we thought the speaker would be more lightweight and the box a bit smaller. We ran a couple of checks and thought the shipping would be around 20 dollars per speaker. We can still get that price point for California and most of the UK.
However it turns out that anywhere else outside these locations is way more expensive and the average cost is now actually 71 dollar per order, a whopping 51 dollar per speaker over budget! Even Canada is five times more expensive; after changing to USPS for our Canadian backers the shipping price there is 98 dollars per backer! The current record holder however is Russia at 185 dollars for one speaker!! We have been double checking the most expensive orders (over 70 dollar) and transferred extra money for them and we are still waiting for the money wire to come in so we can send speakers to our more distant backers (like Australia).
This also affect some late survey repliers because we entered them into the system today after we ran out of money in the shipwire account.
Back on display in LA
Austere in down town LA now have stock again after their break in a couple of weeks ago. Do you have an awesome retail place in your city we should talk to?
All the best! Martin & PP-team