Lookit dese damgernoodles!
17 days ago
– Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 12:57:56 AM
The manufacturer sent me a pic of these new designs, all finished and about to ship!
Kitties and doggos will be made once the factory reopens after the new year's holiday!
Here are some art pics from the manufacturer of some designs!
24 days ago
– Mon, Feb 01, 2021 at 09:41:52 AM
We are right on target. The manufacturer is finishing up the new snek designs and will ship them after the Chinese New Year holiday.
Here are some of the new designs mocked up:
The manufacturer is also finalizing the designs for the cattos and doggos, and will make the molds over the holiday then continue painting and finished in the second half of February. Here are some art samples of some designs:
We are right on time for shipping all pins by mid-March.
Shipping costs from China (where the pins are made) to the US (where we are) has gone up quite a bit due to the global pandemic, sadly. There is also a tariff to the US. This makes the pins more expensive for us to produce and mucks with our budget. This is a risk with all Kickstarters, and we're handling it. You won't see anything different on your end! If you are feeling generous and able, adding a couple bucks to the Tip Jar in BackerKit will help us offset these increased expenses on the production side.
Hope you are all doing well. Thanks again for your support! I'm working on two new Pride Frog designs right now, one chibi and one more realistic. Super excited to see painted pride frogs coming soon!
LOCKING ORDERS Monday 1/25. Only 7 people remain to take survey!
about 1 month ago
– Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 02:40:24 PM
As only 7 people remain to take the survey (if you are one, please do the survey in your email or go to https://pride-pets-enamel-pins.backerkit.com/ to take care of it now), I don't want to hold up fulfillment for folks who have selected items we already have in stock from our preorder or to hold up the manufacturing process for the other pins. I will be locking orders in BackerKit on Monday, 1/25. That means I will charge cards for add-ons and shipping on Thursday, 1/28.
What does this mean?
- Your survey will be locked and you won't be able to make any changes. If you want to add any more pins, you can use the pre-order link and make a new order, or if you have changes, you can email us at email@example.com and we can override the survey manually if needed.
- Selected shipping will begin, but the bulk of fulfillment won't happen until the first two weeks of March once the bulk of the pins are received from the factory in China.
- Your cards will be charged late next week for Add-ons and shipping you selected in BackerKit
- People who have not completed the survey can still do so!
Thanks for your support!
Please Complete Your Survey - 20 backers left to complete!
about 1 month ago
– Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 09:03:58 PM
I'm pleased to report that 67% of you have completed your surveys from BackerKit! If you haven't, please check your emails for one from BackerKit (the initial survey and the reminder have gone out) OR you can click here directly and complete it:
There, you'll be able to select your pins from 57 variants of dogs, cats, and snakes, as well as add any additional pins, stickers, or buttons that strike your fancy. Also, if your pledge failed in Kickstarter, you are still part of the BackerKit pre-order, so you can take advantage of the lower prices in the BackerKit store and just be charged here in fulfillment rather than in Kickstarter.
The pins for designs that have been selected so far are currently in production. They will not be shipped to me until after the Chinese New Year's celebrations and the factory closures that accompany them are over. I expect to receive the pins by the first week of March, and then shipping will begin right away. Items ship from the United States.
Some of you have ordered pins that I already have in stock from a pre-order that I did during the campaign for a few popular designs (cat only). Your items may ship sooner if you do not have any of the designs that are still in production.
We have applied whole order shipping to this campaign, which means that you can add on items without increasing your shipping costs (unless you add on A WHOLE LOT OF ITEMS and the weight of the package goes up substantially). Some of your favorites are ordering more Pride Pets pins as well as Pronoun Pins, our Gender NonConforming collection, and our Chibi Pride pins.
Oh! Some of you were wondering what the Doggos looking like in various other flags. Here you go!
Thank you for your support!
Smoke Test Sent -- 15% of Backers Have Survey; Others Sent Tuesday 1/12
about 1 month ago
– Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 12:19:02 AM
We were approved for BackerKit and we've sent the Smoke Test out to 15% of backers. We send out to a small group to make sure the survey questions and add-ons are working correctly and to get any "bugs" out before sending to the whole group. BackerKit recommends that we wait 24 hours from sending the smoke test to receive any feedback and fix any issues and then send out the remainder of surveys.
If you've received your survey, please go ahead and complete it so we can be sure it's working properly, and feel free to ask for help through BackerKit or by messaging. Because there are 3 styles of pins (cat, snake, dog), 19 colors/flags, and up to 10 pins per pledge, there are a lot of variants so we definitely pushed BackerKit's capabilities for variations!
Whoo! Progress! Thanks for your patience and we look forward to getting your surveys and moving on to production and fulfillment!