The Ship Has Sailed!
Yes! It’s official – the first production batch of 1000+ Tikos has shipped, marking the beginning of a trans-pacific journey to our Canadian backers.
The very first production Tiko’s are currently aboard the MSC Candice, a 107,849 tonne goliath of the seas. She is heading over to Hong Kong, and from there our container will be transferred onto an even larger ship destined for Vancouver. This should happen in a couple of days, we’ll keep you posted as we start the next leg of the trip. :)
Track Your Order
If your Tiko has been shipped and you would like to keep tabs on its progress, or if you are still in the queue and want to know your standing, you can visit shipping-status.tiko3d.com.
This page contains information about the status of each and every backer’s shipment, along with aggregated information about the overall shipping status of the Tiko fleet.
You can also use this page to access your tracking information, however, to protect your privacy we first require you enter the email you used when filling out your shipping survey.
We built it from scratch just for you guys, so we hope you enjoy it! :)
Back in July we shipped the first hundred printers to our early bird backers. Unfortunately, many of them went through quite an ordeal testing our beta units. To honor them, we have express shipped their printers, and they should arrive this week. Cheers guys, we hope you have a blast printing with the improved production printers!
Our choice of hub-and-spoke shipping may have saved backers some cash, but there is no free lunch. There are substantial complexities involved, and although we have tried our best to stick to a backer-order shipment schedule, compromises had to be made. That said, let’s clarify what exactly the sequence will be:
Backer number, container availability, import regulations, customs procedures, shipping times, and still other factors were taken into account when deciding upon this sequence. It may be hard to tell at first glance, but it is a highly-optimized roadmap.
If you are unsure of which region you are in, we have clarified it in the following map:
The next shipment is currently scheduled for Friday December 2nd. We are not yet ready to announce any ship dates beyond that. Our expected average production rate is 1000 units per week, however each container fits just over 1500 printers, so shipping dates will remain flexible until 1-2 weeks from the date the printers are shipped.
At this time, we are expecting to ship all Kickstarter Tikos by the end of Q1 2017. Updates will be posted to the tracking page and/or Kickstarter as key dates are finalized.
Once again, our apologies if this is a bit complex or if your Tiko is scheduled to ship later than expected. We put a great deal of effort into optimizing the sequence whilst honoring backer numbers, and this is the best we can do. We appreciate your understanding.
There’s only so much information we can cram into a single update, but we have tons more awesomeness to share. Stay tuned for another update on Monday that will include the grand unveiling of our slicer/software demo, the release of our one-of-a-kind service/support system, our redesigned forum, and announcement of the long-awaited pre-order launch date! Phew. That's a lot of stuff.
Cheers guys, things are going to happen fast, so stay on your toes!