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The COOLEST is a portable party disguised as a cooler, bringing blended drinks, music and fun to any outdoor occasion.
The COOLEST is a portable party disguised as a cooler, bringing blended drinks, music and fun to any outdoor occasion.
The COOLEST is a portable party disguised as a cooler, bringing blended drinks, music and fun to any outdoor occasion.
62,642 backers pledged $13,285,226 to help bring this project to life.

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Shipping update 6-18

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Hey Backers,

Here’s this week’s shipping progress update.

So far this month we've shipped approximately 5,100 units in every color from our recent $97 expedited shipping option. In general, we're working from East to West coast to account for delivery times from Portland, and give the best chance that all are received in time for the 4th of July.

Our UPS hubs are shown the map below, and when a semi load with your Coolest arrives at one of these distribution centers you’ll receive your notification from UPS.  Most of the units currently en route are destined for our backers in the East/South Coast regions. Next week we'll be targeting shipments to the Midwest and Texas/SoCal regions. Backers in the Pacific NW region will follow quickly afterwards.

Thanks,

-Ryan

 

Shipping Update 6-13

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Hey Backers,

The good news is that the first container of Coolest Coolers arrived in port, passed through customs, was processed by our distribution center and are on the way to 1,800 backers who participated in the $97 Option. Three semi trucks of Coolests have left the distribution center headed out to UPS hubs across the country, and backers will receive a shipping notification from UPS directly prior to delivery. More containers are on the water and will arrive in port later this week and we are on track to ship out all 10,000+ by June 28th, as promised.

For the remaining backers (those who didn’t participate in the $97 Option), we are now 100% focused on making sales in order to generate the revenue to cover the remaining cost of every Coolest. As previously mentioned, we need to do this through sales–both direct and through other retailers. The faster we can sell coolers online and in store, the faster we can ship to the remaining backers, so thanks again for your support.

We’ve had strong interest from multiple channels including several leading national retailers. We’re also driving new direct online sales through a variety of marketing initiatives. We will share additional options with you later this month that will help speed up deliveries to those of you who are still waiting.

We’ll keep sharing our progress and provide more details towards the end of the month after we get these 10,000 units shipped.

Thanks,

-Ryan

Remainder of 10k

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Hey Backers,

This week the remaining 2,870 Coolest Coolers (mostly green, some orange) were produced this week and are scheduled to ship out on Sunday.  This means that barring any cargo ship catastrophe, train troubles, or semi truck slip-up all 10,000 Coolest Coolers will make our shipping deadline and arrive before July 4th!

When your Cooler leaves PDX next month you'll get a UPS notification from us.

Also, for those of you who received your Coolest last year and are planning on breaking it out this Memorial Day weekend, remember to charge up your battery and speaker so you’re ready for all day fun. We’d sure love to see some pics! #recreationnation

-Ryan

 

Amazing review

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Hey Backers,

Production update as promised below, but first I wanted to share one of the most amazing Coolest reviews ever. 

Our goal from Day 1 was to make a high quality cooler with great features that was engineered to last for the long haul.  Every single one of you who helped bring this product to life share in whatever positive role the Coolest Cooler played in this situation:

Truck vs Coolest
Truck vs Coolest

Thank you!

-Ryan

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PS.  4,100 Coolest Coolers in Orange and Green produced this week, and scheduled to ship out this Sunday. This means we are officially (slightly) ahead of schedule for the $97 option. Woohoo!

This week's production

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Hey Backers,

I’m excited to share that between last week and this week our factory produced 3,280 Orange and Blue Coolest Coolers.

This means eight 40' containers left the factory, and will be on a ship departing this Sunday for the US of A. When they arrive here in Portland we’ll insert the Coolest Outdoor Speaker, along with any additional batteries, plates, pitchers, etc and ship these straight out to Backers who chose the Expedited Option.

As you can see manufacturing capacity and components are no longer the problem, it just comes down to capital. The Coolest Cooler is awesome, but was expensive to develop and every Coolest costs more than each backer paid for it. That money has to come from somewhere, and retail sales help cover that gap.

Remember, 100% of profits from retail sales go towards shipping Rewards to the remaining Backers.

To help make sales happen more quickly we are asking that you post any Kickstarter related comments to our Kickstarter comments page rather than on Facebook. The more Coolers we sell directly the faster we can ship to those still awaiting their Coolest Cooler. 

Thanks for your help and understanding with this.  Next week is Orange and Green production and I’ll keep you posted on progress next Friday.

-Ryan