EPICFORGED Pocket EDC Organizer Pouch
Our pocket EDC organizer provides you with plenty of storage straps for storing and securing all the little things you’ll need to provide emergency repairs, keep your tech device cables organized, or simply be better prepared for travel.
Novel Travelbooks: Passport-Notebook Wallets Disguised As Antique Books
A Most Excellent Travel Companion. Vegan, Tactile, Suitable For Travel. Books, Traveling & Writing - All Married Together In a Tasteful Polygamous Fashion. The same magical book mimicry, now enlarged to also contain your passport, a notebook, pen & more.
Project Update: Stretch Goal adjustment! Let's shoot for $10,000
After speaking with our manufacturing partner and explaining our situation, we will be able to offer the matching zippered pouches at a lower Stretch Goal amount of $10,000. This is great news for backers! However, they increased the price per unit on the organizers AND the pouches because we are ordering a much smaller minimum order quantity than we forecasted before launching the campaign. But no worries, this is an extra cost we will absorb on our end.
Basically, before we launched the project we based a forecast on the previous organizer campaign and were confident we can probably order thousands of organizers but we are now ordering somewhere between just 500 to 1000 so the manufacturing partner has to adjust their initial pricing quote to us.
In any case, let's shoot for $10,000 so we can get these stretch goal pouches included for FREE!
Of course, if we don't reach it, it still just means we will produce only the amount needed for those who want to purchase them as a $5.00 ADD-ON at the end of the campaign.
Project Update: Multitool Carabiner ADD-ON
Just wanted to share a very useful multitool carabiner ADD-ON we are curating. We have seen these go for around $12 -$13. We are working with the manufacturing partner in hopes to get this price down to around $8 - $10 for our backers. It has 13 tools in 1 and will be available on the BackerKit Survey if anyone is interested.
For us to gauge interest and also to have an estimated quantity to discuss with the manufacturer, please vote on the Poll below.
Project Update: We may not reach the $25,000 stretch goal, but...
Just checking in with everyone. We wanted to let you know that we do not think we will be able to reach the $25,000 stretch goal and so we have an idea!
We are just $17,405 (at least at the time of this backer update) so the idea is when this project ends, we are going to see if we can move this project over to Kickstarter for additional funding. That way if we can raise $17,405 on there, we can mass produce all the organizers together and include the FREE zippered pouch for everyone and you will not have to purchase it for $5.00 each as an optional ADD-ON.
There are some pros and cons with this idea;
We believe we can reach this $17,405 goal on Kickstarter "statistically" because all of our previous campaigns have raised over the amount. We have supporters on there that we feel have not come to BackerKit Crowdfunding perhaps do to the unfamiliarity of it.
If we are able to launch there, it is possible that the Kickstarter algorithm may kick in, bringing in even more extra funding which would allow us to work on other stretch goals and/or other cool ADD-ONS for everyone.
Kickstarter may not allow us to bring this campaign over for some reason. Then we aren't going to be able to produce the FREE zippered pouch. We may also have some mass production minimum order quantity issues/delays.
Kickstarter may allow us to launch, but it might take awhile to prepare to launch which ultimately changes our delivery timeline. TBD.
We've got 11 days left, we are optimistic but at the same time statistically it doesn't look like we will reach $25,000. We really want to try and hit this goal so we will do what we can to try and make it happen.
We will be back in a few days to post up this really neat "multi-tool carabiner" we have been thinking about making available as an ADD-ON. Stay tuned for that!
Thank you for your support, we greatly appreciate you!
Project Update: Rewards Are Shipping!
We've finished making all the items for this project and have started shipping this week!! We should have everything out by the end of next week.
Just a heads up for those of you who have already received your shipping notification - our shipping software glitched and pulled all the BackerKit orders into the wrong store in our database so the notifications listed Because Marriage Matters, not Allegory, as the shipper. This is the marriage coaching business of some good friends of ours. We ship a few of their products so they can focus on the coaching. So if you received a confusing shipping notification, that's why! Apologies for any confusion!
Also, if you added engraving to your order, keep an eye out later this week for the engraving questionnaire from me.
Like others posting here, I still have not received my reward. I emailed on 2/14 and again on 2/26. Both times, I received an automated reply that I would hear from someone in 72 hours, but that has not happened. I posted a comment to the 3/2 update, but never got a response. I never received a shipping notification for my Travelbook. When I go into BackerKit, there’s a USPS tracking number. When I first discovered this in February, the tracking said that the shipment was received in Portland, OR, on 12/9. Nothing since then. When I check the tracking number now, it says the label was created, but the package hasn't been received. I'm fine waiting if something has gone wrong on the creator's end, but I would appreciate someone confirming that my order is outstanding and that they will eventually be filling it. Unfortunately, after all this lack of communication, I'm worried I'll never hear from them and should just dispute the charge with my credit card...
I have received nothing. No replies to my emails, no email indicating that perhaps it was sent or lost or stolen or disappeared...nothing. It is now mid May and no word. Will there be an update and will we receive our orders at some point soon, please? Thanks.