It's time again for an update! The last month has been super busy---we're been testing every single Twine and sensor, folding and packing boxes, and shipping things out the door. There's so much to do that we even have a bunch of new help, Christina, Quinn, Matt, and Chris!!!
Here's the current status by the numbers:
1,029 Twines shipped so far and accelerating. This week will be our first to hit 1000 per week.
2,800 Twines delivered from our New Hampshire factory and tested (more arriving every week).
9,000 Sensors manufactured, testing more than halfway complete.
48,000 pieces of cardboard folded to form 6,000 Twine boxes. That's about 678,000 folds!
Shipping status for US orders:
David Clift-Reaves, our ship master, has been rocketing through our shipping backlog. By the end of this week almost all US Twine-only, Twine+sensor, and Twine+breakout orders will have been shipped. Time in transit is currently 7-10 business days. Twine full packages are also going out, but it will take a few more weeks to process the entire batch.
Shipping status for international orders:
Shipping internationally in large quantity has been an adventure. We've gotten Twine CE approved and certified by wireless regulatory agencies in a variety of countries. We have to do all of this certification because otherwise customs might confiscate our packages. (Eek!) The last major hurdle is doing international address verification to make sure that we have all of the addresses in the proper format so that packages don't get lost or mis-delivered. The first small batch of Twine-only units has gone out, and David has been hard at work to accelerate us up to full speed. We anticipate hitting full throttle by the end of next week.
The engineering department hasn't been asleep either. Today we launched version 1.1 of the Twine software which allows Twine to recognize external sensors, improves the setup process, reduces power consumption, and fixes a number of bugs that we've encountered so far. If you'd like to check it out, just re-save your Twine rules and you will be automatically updated.
David, John, David, Christina, Matt, Quinn, and Chris