ReadyCase Demo and Giveaway!
Many of you are getting your ReadyCases this week, so we made a quick video demonstrating how it all works. This is for an iPhone 5, but the iPhone 4/4S model works exactly the same way.
We're also going to have a bunch of left over 16GB ReadyCases after the campaign, and since we're no longer selling that size we're just going to give them away to lucky contributors and early customers!
All you need to do is post a photo of your ReadyCase or a cool photo taken with your ReadyCase and tag us so we can find it! Tag our Facebook page, Instagram (@readycase), or Twitter (@readycase), and/or #readycase and we'll pick out a bunch of winners from each. There are not that many of you guys out there, so your chances of winning are actually quite high.
As a few hundred of you have already figured out, the extra inventory arrived early and we have started to fulfill all indiegogo perks! We've shipped to everyone that opted out of both cases, and about 400 of the remaining perks (that include the extra case) will be going out today. We have about 1000 left to go, and we should be done by Friday!
One thing that is slowing us down is the switch from padded envelopes to small boxes so we can fit the extra case. The extra time it takes to fold, tape, and stack the boxes really adds up!
First ReadyCases shipped!
We want to test out our bulk shipping and tracking system before pumping hundreds of orders into it, so we're sending out 106 ReadyCases to indiegogo contributors today!
By tomorrow we'll know if the bulk tracking scan was successful, and we'll ship out the next 600. We're starting with those who opted out of receiving both cases last week, the rest will go out starting this weekend after the extra case bodies arrive.
If you were one of the lucky 106, you should have received an email notification. US orders will take about three business days to arrive, and international will take up to ten.
OK indiegogo, here is the deal. We just received our inventory and have started to get everything ready to ship out in the next few days. We have thousands of perks to ship in multiple configurations, and many people have updated addresses. We don't want to make any mistakes and want to make sure indiegogo contributors get their cases first.
But in true ReadyCase fashion, there is a slight issue. As promised, everyone will get one ReadyCase plus an extra case body to make their ReadyCase compatible with both the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5. This is not a second complete ReadyCase, just the case body that the USB drive and multi-tool snap into. Unfortunately the assembly house forgot to include these and this delays shipping yet another week.
However, about 450 of you have already opted out of this offer and want only the iPhone 5 case. Since those orders don't need to wait for anything, we can actually get a head start and ship those out on Monday! We figured more of you might be interested in this, so we're giving everyone another opportunity to add yourselves to this list.
If this interest you, just input your indiegogo email address into this form. You'll receive only a case for the iPhone 5. We'll keep this form open until Saturday.
If you still want the extra case body you don't need to do anything. Your order will be shipped the following week when the extra cases arrive.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we promise this is the final delay. Everything else has arrived and is ready to go!
Shipping Address Update Form
We didn't expect so many updated addresses in the survey, and as a result we didn't do a good job collecting clean and useful data. So now that we're about a week away from shipping, we're going to ask those of you who have updated address to fill out another form.If you haven't changed shipping addresses since November 2012, then you don't need to do anything! But if you have, please fill out this form and update us again. This form will only be live for about a week.
If you haven't changed any shipping addresses since last November, please do not fill out the form. We received hundreds of unnecessary responses last time and they will definitely slow things down for us when we start shipping.
Thanks for all your incredible patience and generous support during this project. We can't wait to get the final product in your hands!