Tailmo: magnetic tailgate beer pong party cup holder
Tailmo: magnetic tailgate beer pong party cup holder
A cup and a cup holder with double walled insulation and convenient magnetic attachment, Tailmo delivers!
A cup and a cup holder with double walled insulation and convenient magnetic attachment, Tailmo delivers! Read more
About this project
Tailmo is developed as social accessory for the party cup user, tailgater or beer pong player. Functionality beyond a simple koozie or basic cup, Tailmo keeps beverages cool and stable while providing a reusable cup and holder all in one.
Spending time with friends should be an enjoyable time that involves making memories. Social experiences can be short at times compared to our busy lives. Who really wants spilled drinks or warmed beverages while spending our valuable time?
Resembling the profile of the iconic party cup, Tailmo fits easily into most social situations. It is a social accessory, crafted to add value to tailgaters, parties or BBQ’s. The red party cup is a classic fixture in our social experiences (like “keggers”). The key drawbacks of the disposable cup are that they can easy spill, crack and they get warn when neglected from talking and not drinking.
Our design is complete, the prototypes work great, and we've got manufactures lined up that want to build this thing! Now with help from our solsh friends, we can bring this idea and product to market! Thanks for supporting Tailmo.
Tailmo compliments social opportunities with friends during tailgate sessions. Hood top beer pong brings new experiences to parking lot “meetings”. Strong magnets and an anti-skid rubber base lock it down to prevent party fouls.
With a rack of 10 or more Tailmo’s filled with the beverage of choice (we don’t judge those that use light beer), dropped in place its game on for pong
Tailmo extends the usability of the classic red party cup. Insulating the party cup while resting in the hand or on a vehicle, beverages are free to stay cold or warm when needed. Testing of Tailmo kept our drink 20F degrees cooler over a 5 minute period.
Neo magnets allow cup/holder to attach to ferrous metal surfaces like hoods, tool boxes, lunch boxes, trunks and tailgates.
Tailmo can travel. Tailgating at games, hanging with friends or even a rodeo, Tailmo is versatile.
Packaging design is important to build brand recognition of a product. Being a social accessory, even our packaging doesn’t take itself too seriously. Angled sides and exaggerated steps are added to accentuate the product design. Colors were chosen for their nature yet simple energies. Solsh has chosen to use recycled paper for the printed liner.
Instructions for proper use were added to the packaging, even though we expect Tailmo to be used improperly and even abused (not recommended). To be honest most do not read printed instructions on packaging…..
Fluid level markings were added to the product to ensure proper fill is achieved. To refill, it is recommended to pour into the big open end at the top.
Generous funding will assist with the cost of tooling, the first manufacturing and production run, and distribution - and more importantly, delivering a quality social accessory for our solsh partners (you!). We will also be using the funding to develop the Tailmo product line including customizations and accessories.
In order to get Tailmo across the line, we need support!
The Tailmo project needs pledging, but more importantly, it needs interest! So please, take a moment and click on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram tabs at the bottom of the page put it out there, so Tailmo can live solsh!
Because we would want our partners to understand the details like we do, we have listed a breakdown of the costs involved.
We have calculated our pledge goal at $79,000; representing the minimum amount we need to take Tailmo from a prototype to a production level product. This amount not only covers all production costs for the cup/cup holder and the packaging, but allows us to implement a sufficient network of quality control to ensure all tailmo’s meet our standards.
$8,000: Kickstarter/Amazon Payment and fees
$50,000: 2 custom injection molding tools (1 inner cup and 1 outer cup tool)
$13,000: Material cost
$4,000: weld station tooling
$3,000: Packaging manufacture, Die cut tooling, recycled cardboard minimum order, Pad print and shipping
$1,000: Quality control, refinement and product/packaging assembly
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Risks and challenges
Once we have the Kickstarter funds, orders will be placed so that backers will have their rewards in about 10 weeks (faster if the planets align). We'll communicate often and clearly with our backers on where we are in the delivery process. We'll also be here to answer any questions you have about how things are going. If delays occur, we will keep backers updated to let them know when they will receive Tailmo.
As with all new to market products, there are certain risks that we face in bringing the product to fruition. We consider our risk to be minimal as the manufacturing is straight forward, and have put in place the following measures to ensure you receive a quality Tailmo experience.
The solsh team has professional backgrounds as a product design engineer, scientist, and a sourcing and business developer - creating years of combined experience in design & development, international production & trade, shipping & logistics, financing & funding, and public/private business operations.
Tooling has been established (waiting on funding for payment), prototype quality testing performed, and a strong manufacturer relationship is in place for successful product fulfillment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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