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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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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

Production is on!

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Hey Backers,

Good news!! Thanks to the generosity of over 10,000 backers who pledged their additional support last week, I’m so excited to share that the Coolest Cooler production line is back up and running! This means those 10k backers are guaranteed to receive their Coolest by July 4th this summer!

For those who didn’t participate last week, please know that our sole objective is to get every Reward delivered to all remaining backers as quickly as possible.

As I mentioned in the previous update, we’ll begin retail sales in order to raise additional capital needed to fulfill all Rewards. Please remember that ALL, yes 100%, of any profit generated by retail sales are being used to make and ship backer units. Every sale we make allows us to fulfill more backer units.

At the end of each month we’ll share how many Backer Rewards we can send the following month, with the first of these shipments going out right after the folks who paid for the July 4th shipping guarantee. The more sales in May and June, the more Rewards we’ll be able to ship, and we’re all hoping for a huge number.

For those frustrated with this process, the delays we’ve encountered, the decisions I’ve made, or just generally angry you don’t have your Coolest Cooler yet — we hear you. Selling coolers at retail to fund the remaining production is certainly not ideal, but every unit we sell brings us one step closer to putting your Reward on your doorstep. And it sure beats just giving up. But despite your frustration, please, on behalf of all backers still waiting for their Coolest, do not post hate or misinformation online. If you hurt retail sales, you hurt the timing in which everyone here gets their Coolest. We’re all in this together, and all we want is to get backers their Coolests faster. This is the only way.

Launching my idea on Kickstarter and bringing it to life for tens of thousands of you has been a tremendously humbling process with higher highs and lower lows than I’ve ever known. But we keep charging forward, taking the heat, working 24/7 to make this happen. For those cheering us on, you’ll never know how appreciated you are.

These first production units ship from the factory next Thursday, and we're excited to see how many we can get made in our first full week back. Talk to you again then, and thanks.

-Ryan

4th of July Option

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Hey Backers,

In the update last week we asked for feedback on a proposed plan to give unfulfilled backers the option to contribute more and have a guaranteed Coolest Cooler delivery before July 4th.

Over 10,000 backers said they were interested, and we’re hard at work to make this request a reality.

I’ve just returned from China and confirmed that yes, the factories are ready to turn on production. We’re now determining how many units we can make in this short window because frankly we can’t make this guarantee to you without a guarantee from them.

Next Tuesday the 26th we’ll send an email with full details and participation instructions, so if you know you want guaranteed shipping for your Coolest keep an eye out for this email. There will be a limited quantity available, and the deadline for this option is next Friday the 29th.  Remember, participation in this plan is not required.

Thanks again for your understanding, and we will never forget your support as we move forward and restart production of Coolest together.

Thanks,

-Ryan

The Path Forward

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