Flight Satchel 2.0 - Heirloom-quality Leather Bag For Those Who Travel Light.

Flight Satchel 2.0 - Heirloom-quality Leather Bag For Those Who Travel Light.

Final orders shipping soon!
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1 day ago
by Allegory Handcrafted Goods
Hi all,

Just a quick update from us this morning. Our team had a much needed pre-holiday rush break over Thanksgiving week last week, and we're all back in the shop today ready for the Christmas rush! We have just a handful of orders still outstanding for this project - folks who just finished up their surveys in the last few days, a few personalized bags, and some artisan customized bags. 

For those of you still waiting for your bags, thank you for your patience while we on-boarded our new team member. Training always slows things down a bit for the first couple months. We'll have this project finished up completely this month so stay tuned for your tracking notifications!

For those of you who have your bags already, I hope you're enjoying them!

Thanks all! And Happy Holidays!
Jess (and the Allegory Team)
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Shipping Update
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about 1 month ago
by Allegory Handcrafted Goods
Hi all,

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Just a quick update and some fun news from us this afternoon.

Shipping

I anticipate us finishing shipping the bulk of this project over the next three weeks. If you haven't gotten your survey in yet, now's the time! 

New Allegory Team Member

Because of the great success of this project and our most recent Kickstarter, we were able to add a new member to our team! She started last week! For those of you who don't know us well, we're a small team of four (now five) so a new addition to our crew is a big deal! You'll see her handiwork reflected in the bags that shipped starting last week. 

Thank you all for your support as we grow our business!

Jess, Chad, and The (growing) Allegory Team

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Shipping Update
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about 2 months ago
by Allegory Handcrafted Goods
Hi all,

Just a quick production and shipping update from us. We've shipped exactly half the project and have another 30 orders that will be shipping out early next week.

We're also in the process of hiring another team member. Woohoo! That's always a fun milestone for our business. This additional production capacity will help us wrap up all the remaining bags and set us up well to fufill our next project on Kickstarter quickly. If you haven't had a chance to check out out yet it, it only has another week left!

We've appreciated all of your feedback about your Flight Satchels and look forward to getting the remaining batches completed and shipped this fall.

All the best!
Jess (and the Allegory Team) 
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Shipping Update and What's Next
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3 months ago
by Allegory Handcrafted Goods
Hi all,

I hope your September's are off to a great start. Today is kind of a wet and chilly day for us near Chicago - fall is definitely in the air! I wanted to pop in here today with a quick fulfillment update on your Flight Satchels and an exciting announcement about a new project launching tomorrow.

Flight Satchel Shipping
As of Friday last week, we've completed and shipped rewards for 24% of the surveys we have back. There are still a number of unanswered surveys. Please remember that we can't ship your rewards until we have your survey back! We need your shipping details and the specifications about your bag (leather color, etc.)

We have another 12% of the project shipping this week. Our team is in a great rhythm of making between 30-40 bags a week so keep an eye out for your shipping notification. We're working through orders based on when surveys were completed. Right now we have everyone who completed their survey on August 26 or 27 either shipped our queued up for production over the next couple weeks. Thanks to everyone who has emailed feedback when you've received your bags! It's invaluable!

What's Next
While the Flight Satchel project was live on BackerKit, we prepared our next crowdfunding project that will launch tomorrow on Kickstarter. It's called The Ancients: Writing tools carved in ancient reclaimed wood. The project features one of our most loved styles of click pen in a choice of five new hardware finishes and our three favorite super old, super awesome woods (ancient kauri- over 50,000 years old, bog oak - 5, 000 years old, and Bethlehem olivewood - 2,000 years old). The project also has a few fun leather add-on journals and portfolios with options with custom artwork. 

We're excited to experiment with alternating projects on BackerKit and Kickstarter. Our hope is this cadence will allow us to keep our production pipeline at a consistent level and provide an even better experience for our backers while growing our business. Keep your fingers crossed for us. And, if unique pens are your thing, we'd love to see you over on Kickstarter as a backer on the new project! You'll all receive a launch announcement when that project goes live tomorrow.

As always, please reach out to us directly with questions or feedback at service@allegorygoods.com. Emails, as opposed to comments on the project, lets us track better and respond in a more timely fashion.

All the best!
Jess & The Allegory Team

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First Rewards Shipping!
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3 months ago
by Allegory Handcrafted Goods
Just a quick update from us that the first rewards are shipping today! Woohoo! Check out Julie enjoying getting all these bags out the door to you all.



Stay tuned for shipping updates from here on out. 

Thanks!
Jess
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Surveys Sent!
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3 months ago
by Allegory Handcrafted Goods
Good morning! Just a quick heads-up that surveys went out this morning. Getting those back to us as quickly as possible will help us ship rewards in a timely manner. The BackerKit team is on standby to answer any questions as are we. The best way to reach us is via service@allegorygoods.com. 

We just finished another batch of bags yesterday so stay tuned for shipping updates starting next week. 

Thanks!
Jess
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Surveys Coming Next Week
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3 months ago
by Allegory Handcrafted Goods
Hi all,

Thanks for joining us for a great campaign! Apologies you haven't heard from us sooner. We've been hard at work making bags already and preparing the survey.

After the campaign closes there is a two week window for BackerKit to charge pledges. At that time (Wednesday of this coming week), we will be able to send our surveys as payments will have been processed and backers uploaded into pledge manager. We are on track to have the surveys ready to send out as soon as we get the clearance from BackerKit. 

You will be able to configure all of your rewards, including add-ons and making changes to your pledge, in those surveys and both Allegory and BackerKit will be available to help.

The biggest help to us to expedite shipping of rewards is for you all to complete your surveys as quickly as possible. Having all the surveys back quickly helps us create efficient batches for production and turn around rewards in a timely manner. 

Thanks all! The fun starts in just a few days. Back in touch with surveys soon.

- Chad

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Improved Closure Design + Zippered Closure Option!
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4 months ago
by Allegory Handcrafted Goods
Hey all!

We love doing these projects. BackerKit's slogan "backers make it better" has definitely been our experience over the years, and we're getting lots of stellar feedback both from backers and folks in our community who are still considering joining the project. We were able to come up with a really elegant solution for a couple of the most discussed items. Details below:

1. Snap Closure

Some folks pointed out that they would prefer if the snap closure flap laid a little more flat. We were able to adjust the position of the snap holes very slightly to put just the right amount of tension on the flap.  The results were awesome - check it out!



2. New Zippered Closure Option

One of our most popular requests was a for a zippered closure, and we were able to complete that design today! We love how it came out. Everyone will now have the option to choose their preferred closure style in the post project survey! No need to make any changes to your existing pledge to have this option.


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How to add to your pledge - A complete guide
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4 months ago
by Allegory Handcrafted Goods
We've gotten lots of requests for clarity on how to add to your pledge. Either for an add-on, the 4 add-ons for $40 deal, or folks who want multiple bags. We want to make that as easy as possible.

Since BackerKit doesn't currently support add-ons, we're using an old trick from other platforms. It goes like this:

  1. Manually add to your pledge amount for the additional items you would like (see instructions below). 
    • If you are pledging for the first time, you can skip to step 3 on the instructions. 
  2. The credit for these items will be waiting for you in the post project survey.

The last thing we want is to give you math homework! So we put together a list of totals you can just grab and use. Note that we're using sizes only for bags here, because the messenger and mailbag of each size are the same price. If your ideal pledge isn't on this list and you want to make sure you're pledging correctly you can reach us at service@allegorygoods.com or by commenting on this update - we're happy to help!

  • 2 Bags (Regular + Regular): $338
  • 2 Bags (Large + Large): $378
  • 2 Bags (Regular + Large): $358
  • Regular Bag + 1 add-on: $181
  • Regular Bag + 4 add-ons: $209
  • Large Bag + 1 add-on: $201
  • Large Bag + 4 add-ons: $229

Modifying your pledge will not effect your early bird bonus if your initial pledge was in the first 48 hours.


Pledge Modification Instructions

****  New backers making their initial pledge can skip to step 3  ****

  1. Select your current pledge by clicking on Manage your pledge on this page, or find your pledge here.



  2. Click on Edit your pledge.



  3. Adjust the Total Pledge Amount and Confirm.






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