Status Update -- It Rained!
It rained last night! I know we're all anxious to start collecting it. Luckily it is just the first storm of many this winter in California. A "wake-up storm"!
Sorry we didn't send an update sooner -- so busy! But don't worry, we're still [almost] on track, as the first few boxes did go out the door in October. Just not all of them, which we regret, but are working hard to fulfill.
Things have been more or less on schedule, but with a few unexpected delays with the manufacturing and testing and availability of accessory parts. But we have several pallets of Forest boxes, and the first Raindrop Boxes were delivered this last week to a few local homes, those who pledged for the Forest color. We are figuring out how to ship them UPS and will have those going out the door this week (also Forest).
The other colors are taking a little bit longer. We offered color choices as reward levels, not quite realizing the extra cost and time involved in "matching custom colors" and "mixing pigments" and "minimum orders" that the factory requires. We have an order in for Sand, Loam, Ocean, and Clay, but have not yet heard the exact lead time to receive them. Thanks for your patience on these colors, and if you'd rather trade for Forest and get them sooner, let us know.
We've also had to get earthquake brackets made, source all the connectors and parts and labels and packaging and instructions and all of the things that go into a new product. There's a lot to do! But it's basically all done now, with the exception of updating the web site to be more helpful and figuring out how to ship them and a few things like that.
Please email us at "firstname.lastname@example.org" at any time for direct questions, updates, complaints, or anything else!
The Raindrop Crew!