Well, it seems that everything takes twice as long as your plan says it will... especially when you're spending a lot of time in completely new territory.
So we're putting in a lot of work, but we have not started shipping yet.
There have been a lot of issues with tweaking the final designs on the cutters and it affects things like the retail packaging and the shipping containers.
The original size of the Christmas cutter was just a little too big to fit in a standard shipping box, and going up a size increased the cost a lot.
Once we worked through that issue, we could finalize the design of the retail packaging (see attached image) and place the order for the printing and the packaging supplies.
That stuff will start coming in Friday.
I'll be collecting addresses this week so I can start putting together shipping labels.
I appreciate your patience.
This has turned into a second full time job. I'm learning a lot about metal grades and thicknesses, manufacturing processes, packaging for retail, and packing and shipping rates...
It's a lot to absorb, and I'm really enjoying it... if only there were a few more hours in the day. :o)
The next images I'll post will be the first assembled packages ready to ship... can't wait!