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ICEGOLD: World's Purest Glass Design Highlights Every Drink

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ICEGOLD: World's Purest Glass Design Highlights Every Drink
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683 backers pledged €32,488.00 on Kickstarter

Highly transparent minimalist glass design highlights your beverage by becoming virtually invisible.

Raised in Kickstarter
€32,488.00 / 683 backers
Raised in BackerKit
€5,116.48 / 660 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Production, Quality Inspection, Shipping Plan
30 days ago – Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 12:54:09 AM

Dear Backers,

Thank you very much for your comments on the last update. Actually, I was pleasantly surprised by your comments. Today I have to share good news and not so good news. Let’s start with the good news.

Production and Quality Inspection

At the beginning of April, the production has been finished. Here are some pictures from the quality inspection that we did to ensure the best quality possible.

As you see in the photos, we use functional package which has performed the best in the recent years. Styrofoam with huge padding protects ICEGOLD from impact and pressure. In addition to that, ICEGOLD is made of borosilicate glass which is not just temperature shock resistant but also much more robust than other glass products against physical stress. Every glass is wrapped in paper to avoid those sticky styrofoam particles and to facilitate the unboxing.

Shipping Plan and Delays

As planned originally, we have split the goods at the factory in two parts for the US and the EU. One part is being shipped to Portland, Oregon in the USA and the other part goes to our warehouse in Hamburg Germany. All rewards will be shipped domestically or Delivered Duty Paid (DDP). That means that all backers will receive their rewards without paying any additional duties or taxes.

However, there were some unexpected challenges along the way that caused a delay for both parts. Backers from the US and Canada will receive their rewards at the beginning of June. Backers from Germany, Europe and other countries will receive their rewards at the end of June.

The fulfillment company from Florida surprised me with the message "Unfortunately, upon discussion with our freight coordinator and our own research, our warehouse is unable to house product under the guidelines of the FDA". I have found another fulfillment company which is FDA approved. This company is in Portland Oregon, which is the opposite side of the continent. We had to cancel the original sea freight and book different one to another destination. The ship will finally depart on 30th April and arrive on 29th May in the USA.

The originally planned rail freight to Germany should have taken 22 days. Because of extensive repair and modernization work in Małaszewicze, there will be a delay that might cause rail freight to take even longer than sea freight while being much more expensive. All companies use the same track through Poland and experience same delays. I was already close to publishing an update, but there was another surprise. The 20 feet container is too small for our freight. The logistics company admitted their mistake and gave me a discount for the 40 feet container, which will finally depart on 7th May. The goods will finally arrive in our warehouse on 22nd June. We will immediately start the fulfillment such that you may expect to receive your rewards at the end of June.

To save you at least one month of waiting time we have also considered shipping worldwide directly from Asia. A fulfillment company in Hong Kong quoted $24868 including $22030 shipping cost Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU). The remaining cost is for packing labor and shipping boxes. The total cost including duty and taxes and delivery from China Mainland to Hong Kong would be even higher. To put it in perspective, you have pledged $7600 shipping fee in total on Kickstarter. Domestic fulfillment in the US and Germany including sea freight excluding taxes and duties will cost roughly $12000 in total.

Finally, everything is in place and moving forward now. I apologize for the delay and hope that you understand. In June you will get a glass product of exceptional quality which is worth waiting a month or two longer.

Best regards
Pawel

Production, Logistics And Numbers
about 2 months ago – Sun, Apr 08, 2018 at 09:32:17 PM

Dear Backers,

Thank you for your patience. The production has been completed and we are virtually finished with packaging. The glasses will come in a package that will ensure safe delivery. Based on our experience with other glass products we are confident that this package will give the best possible protection.

I am pleased to realize that ICEGOLD has been supported by backers from 39 countries all over the world:

The organization of the logistics is in process. I want to choose the very best option for you. There are several strategies we compare using actual orders from the campaign. Originally, I planned to deliver the goods to Germany and to the US and distribute from there. But this might take more time and become even more expensive. The other option would be to send directly from Asia worldwide. This could be a much faster option for the most rewards and even still within budget.

The pre-orders have been closed down. There are 34 backers who did not respond to the survey on BackerKit. All backers who have pledged on Kickstarter will receive their rewards independently of their participation in the survey.

After analyzing all the pledges and payments the numbers add up perfectly. And since some of my friends and backers asked me about the actual payout from Kickstarter and BackerKit I decided to share this data with you.

There are 24 backers who were automatically dropped by Kickstarter because of an unsuccessful payment. This is about 4% of the collected amount on Kickstarter. Insufficient funds were the reason in virtually all of these cases. One backer decided to dispute his payment on BackerKit. Unfortunately, he did not react to emails and did not ask for the refund in advance. His decision to dispute the payment of 34 € costs horrendous 18 € transaction fee.

The campaign ended on the 7th January. The payout of 29.859 € from Kickstarter arrived on 23rd January 2018. The last payout from BackerKit will arrive next week. From the officially collected amount of totally 37.527 € on Kickstarter and BackerKit the total payout is 34.539 €, which is about 8% less.

I can't wait for you to get your rewards and experience ICEGOLD. Thank you all again for the support.

Best regards
Pawel

Complete Your Survey Please: Confirm Or Update The Reward You Want To Receive
4 months ago – Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 10:02:43 PM

Dear Backers,

90% of the backers have already completed the survey. Thank you very much for your responses and additional orders!

If you have not completed the survey yet, please do it as soon as possible. In case you've lost the email with the invitation, please go to icegold.backerkit.com, enter your email address and click on Get My Survey and then follow the link in the email.

We are organizing production and planning logistics. One part of the rewards will be shipped to Europe, another part will be shipped to North America and distributed there. We plan to lock down the surveys on the 1st of February to know the exact quantities we have to ship.

If you are moving, don't worry. You will be able to update your shipping address afterward.

Best regards
Pawel

 
 

 

Happy New Year! + New Limited Offer
5 months ago – Wed, Jan 03, 2018 at 01:34:51 PM

Dear Backers,

Happy New Year! I wish you all the best. Be positive, feel gratitude, enjoy the moment to the fullest. Let good people, events, and things come into your life.

We have the third day of the year, and we have 3 days left. We have already started the organisation of production and logistics.

Some of you asked about a limited offer for larger bundles. So here is one for the bundle with 96 items with a huge discount.

New Limited Offer

48x ICEGOLD330 + 48x ICEGOLD330-T Catering Bundle for 499 € instead of 769 €. This is a huge discount for those who have a restaurant or a catering service. I have to limit the number of backers to 10. The double pledge is allowed and welcome.


Best regards
Pawel

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New Early Bird Option + Double Pledges
5 months ago – Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 10:49:51 AM

Hello Backers,

thank you so much for your amazing support.
Let me share some news with you.

New Early Bird Option

There is a new early bird option 2x ICEGOLD330 + 4x ICEGOLD330-T.

The pledge amount is virtually the same as for 2x ICEGOLD330 + 2x ICEGOLD330-T. Especially those backers who have pledged for the double wall version are invited to pledge for this option and be amazed by the look and feel of ICEGOLD330 with the single wall design.

Double Pledge Option

We will use BackerKit for our fulfillment, to ensure everyone gets the desired reward. For example, if you want to get 2x 4x ICEGOLD330-T you have to pledge 2x 36 € and 1x 5 € for shipping. In this example, you need to adjust your pledge amount to 77 €.

The Glasses Are Dishwasher Safe

Actually, using a dishwasher with usual multi-tabs is the best and easiest way to clean the glasses. They look like new after every wash cycle.

However, to avoid mechanical damage through vibration inside the dishwasher, ensure that the glasses do not touch other dishes.

Visit us on INTERNORGA 2018

We will present our products on INTERNORGA 2018 in Hamburg 09th to 13th March 2018. Visit us in B7.118.

Best regards
Pawel

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