We had so much fun answering questions on Facebook this past Monday. If you weren’t able to join us, don’t worry, I have summarized what we talked about down below. You can also go and watch the video on our FB page which is linked HERE.
The most important take away from the video is that the Ergo Spout® Kickstarter will launch, Monday, July 2 at 8 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Yes, we are only about 12 days away as of this writing! So, mark your calendars and join us on day 1 to be the first to get one at an incredibly low price – for our super early backers!
When can I purchase the Ergo Spout?
The Kickstarter will launch July 2, 2018 at 8 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Once the Kickstarter campaign is live you will be able to pledge an amount toward our campaign and get an Ergo Spout® (or two!) in return. (For more information on Kickstarter visit HERE.)
We are planning to set a goal of $10,000 in order to purchase the molds and begin manufacturing. With your help we will bring the Ergo Spout® to market.
One of the things we talked about on the FB live is how important it is to receive pledges quickly on Kickstarter, so that our campaign will get ranked higher and get noticed on the Kickstarter site by regular Kickstarter visitors. We hope to fund $3,000 to $4,000 in the first 48 hours. By pledging within the first two days, the campaign will be on pace to reach the $10,000 goal, and we will be able to make and deliver the Ergo Spout®.
How much will it cost?
The Ergo Spout® will be $20 on the Kickstarter campaign. However, if you purchase early (in those first few days) it will be available for $15. This is likely less expensive than the retail price. So, there is an incentive to make your contribution early.
What about a wide mouth version?
We have had a lot of interest in a wide mouth version. (We want one too!) To make it happen, we will need to raise $50,000 on the Kickstarter campaign. That’s a tall order, but we will need the extra money to buy the second set of molds and for the design and engineering work. So, make sure to tell your friends so we can reach that $50,000 stretch goal!
What will it be made of?
The Ergo Spout® will be made of polypropelene, which is a food safe, non-toxic, BPA-free and Phthalates-free plastic. It will also have a rubberized grippy over mold on the handle.
Is it dishwasher and microwave safe?
Yes. The plastic will not warp in the high heat of a dishwasher or a microwave.
Does it seal?
The Ergo Spout® has a silicone gasket underneath to make a complete seal between the jar and the base of the Ergo Spout®. We are working to make it as spill-resistant as possible with our flip-top lid.
Is it dripless?
The Ergo Spout® is designed to reduced dripping and will prevent drips down the side of the jar.
Are there different colors available?
Yes, we are initially offering Ergo Spout® in Vintage Blue, Barn Red, and Classic White. We will offer two additional colors as stretch goals, and based on feedback from backers during the crowdfunding campaign.
Will it become available on Amazon? In stores?
We are launching the Ergo Spout® on Kickstarter first and plan to make it available online for sale after the campaign. We plan to move to Amazon and perhaps retail locations after that.