Dimple Square Sushi Enamel Pins - We're almost there!
3 months ago
– Wed, Aug 04, 2021 at 06:53:43 PM
It's been a little while since we gave you an update. But we're excited to share that we have all the pins on hand and we're gearing up to ship!
The quality of the pins is absolutely amazing. We got a friend who handles collectables and even he's impressed and said they're better quality than the Disney pins.
We're working with the printer to finalize the sushi boat meanwhile so we can have them ready in the next 7-10 days.
Backerkit questionnaire will be going out soon to all of you after a few days of quick testing to make sure they're working as intended. We will also be offering you the series 1 original sushi pins we made at a discounted price as add-ons. So please watch out for the Backerkit email coming in in the next week or so, and if you haven't seen it come in for over a week, kindly double check your spam filter or let us know so we can assist you.
QuickNote on Shipping
Just wanted to make a quick note that shipping is already collected through your original pledge, and the only times you'll be charged additional shipping is for the add-ons.
That's it for now! You'll hear from us again shortly and hope you're equality excited about these cute little pins!
Thank you for your support!
4 months ago
– Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 06:51:59 PM
So just to give you a quick rundown on what's going to happen now that the campaign is successfully funded, and what we can expect.
Kickstarter takes roughly 30 days from the end of the campaign to actually release the funds to us, which also provides everyone a chance to update their credit card info if there are any issues. This would also give us a chance to finish the work on our end finalizing the artwork and aligning things with production. In the past experience we haven't really ran into much issues with KS so we expect things to go smoothly here which would get us to the next stage.
Production from our previous batch with our manufacturer had been really smooth, and it took about 30 days from payment to the end of production. Shipping to us took less than a week so that totals roughly 35 days or so. As much as we want to get the pins into your hands, we want to ensure the quality of the pins and make sure everyone is happy.
So roughly 30 days from now we will be sending out BackerKit emails to everyone with the survey so you can choose the reward for your pledge. We'll also have to go through the same process as Kickstarter so that everyone would have a chance to update their payment info in case there are any issues with charging their cards.
In a nutshell, we can expect our first shipments to go out roughly 60-70 days from now. I know it's a bit of a wait, and we are actually more anxious than you all. We will do our very best to make sure things go smoothly and give you updates if anything changes.
Lastly, thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for your support.
You are what made this possible, and we cannot be more grateful.
GREAT NEWS! Regarding the remaining locked designs
4 months ago
– Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 06:25:58 PM
Just one quick update since there's only about 48 hours to go, and we're still a bit behind on the final stretch goals.
We already made the decision to go forward with producing all remaining designs so you don't have to worry about not having all the selections you desire because a round 2 of crowdfunding on Indiegogo to get to the where we want. So it doesn't matter where we end, as long as we are over the original pledge amount of $800, we are good to go.
In short, ALL the designs will be made available to you at the end of the campaign!
Just like our last campaign, surveys will go out about 30 days after Kickstarter campaign ends and you'll be given the choice to all the designs, where we'll simultaneously run our Indiegogo campaign. We're currently at the final stage of refining our artwork with the manufacturer already, so hopefully that would cut down on the wait time on delivery.
Just to show you what we already have on hand... can't wait to get the entire collection together!
Thank you again for your continued support.
More pins unlocked!
4 months ago
– Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 07:54:42 PM
Unagi Sushi & Salmon Sushi UNLOCKED!
Thank you for all your support!
Great News! Unagi and salmon sushi are now unlocked!
With just a few days to go we're turning our attention to local sushi restaurant. This all came along because we brought in some of our sushi pins and gave them to the owner and her staff. Before she could even put them away, another customer saw the pins and wanted to buy them on the spot! This all happened while I was actually dining at the sushi bar. We're certain you guys will love these pins when you get your hands on them, and we are determined to do what it takes to get all of them unlocked.
Hope we have more great news to share with you all very soon!
NEW! Adjusted stretch goals + MORE!
4 months ago
– Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 10:36:01 AM
I was on my way to work today and getting stuck in some bad traffic when I got an alert from FedEX. I immediately turned around and went home to pick up this very important package. I normally would have waited til the end of day to go home to open them, but boy we've been really looking forward to this one for numerous reasons. These designs are something we poured our heart and soul into during shutdown last year. We're super anxious to see how they turn out with the slightly larger size than the previous pins. The other reason being we've actually made this batch with a new manufacturer... which leads us to the other great news.
Lowered Pledge Goals!
It hasn't been easy with our very last campaign with 2 of the pin designs having a high rejection rate, which led to slower delivery time and added cost. This time around we've improved the process in terms of quality, delivery time, and eliminating the middle man, which allowed us to directly communicating with the manufacturer and getting them exactly the way we wanted. And through this process, we're also able to get much better rates and negotiated a lower minimum. Which means that we're now able to bring down the pledge goals altogether!
Updated Goal/Stretch Goals now are as follows:
are now all unlocked at $800
Unagi Sushi - $1,200
Salmon Sushi- $1,300
Tamago Sushi - $1,400
California Roll - $1,500
Hamachi Sushi - $1,600
Saba Sushi - $1,700
Toro Sushi - $1,800
Uni Sushi - $1,900
So let's try to get them all unlocked so the complete set of sushi pins can be proudly displayed on their home - sushi boat pin board!
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