No doubt the biggest question everyone has is when will the Ergo SpoutTM be ready? The short answer is soon. The longer answer is that there are certain things that need to happen before we launch the crowdfunding campaign. They are:
- The Lid Redesign
- Video Production
The Lid Redesign
The picture you see here is the design of the lid as of January 2018. We used this picture to run some Facebook ads and so many of you found us that way (Hi, Facebook friends!). In fact it was someone on Facebook that helped us realize a redesign was in order. She asked if there would be a cover to the spout. A cover! Of course the Ergo SpoutTM needs a cover! So we hired some new designers to make a new lid that covers the full spout and has a flip top. It’s going to be awesome! However, we’re not ready to reveal it yet. I’ll save that for another email.
We approved a new lid design a few weeks ago and are just waiting for it to be rendered in CAD so we can create a 3D print. Once we get a 3D print we can make any necessary tweaks and then order the real prototype that will look and function like the final product. We are hopeful that we will have his by May. Unfortunately there is a bit of waiting in this process, but as my Dad always used to remind us kids, “Patience is a virtue.”
Once we have the final prototype we will be able to move into the video production phase. For those of you who are familiar with Kickstarter you know that the video is a huge part of the campaign. It’s where we get to show off all the cool features of our product and and demonstrate how useful it is. After the video is ready we can launch the campaign! Woot! Woot!
So there you have it, our next steps in bringing the Ergo SpoutTM to market. Thanks again for following along with us. Let us know if you have any questions.