Important Information About Manufacturing: What’s Causing The Delay
We’ve got a lot of news to share today!
For those of you who are in a rush, here’s a recap of everything discussed below:
1. The back-and-forth with our manufacturer about the Boost fin form caused a 2-week delay
2. Already working with 3 new companies – the press-form production begins next week
3. Estimated delivery time moved to July 2020
4. The Boost fin motor, control systems and batteries – all finalized, tested and sent to production
5. Boost App is in development – initial UX design is ready for your review
Now let’s dive in for more specific details:
We’ve run into the difficulty of finding common ground with the factory that we’ve successfully worked with before. Our manufacturer wanted to simplify the Boost fin form design for a smoother and quicker mass production. However, changing the press-form would negatively impact the functionality and performance characteristics of the Boost fin. That was a hard “NO” for us. We’ve made a promise to you to deliver an amazing product and we don’t want to lose your trust.
As a result, we’ve lost about 2 weeks trying to find a compromise. However, we’re already working with 3 new companies and are expecting the production of the press-form to start by the beginning of next week.
Due to the pandemic, we can’t get to China to discuss all the changes and supervise the production on the spot, which would help a lot. Nevertheless, we keep progressing: essential parts of the Boost fin like the motor, all control systems, and the batteries have all been finalized, approved, and sent into production. So we are only waiting to finalize the mass production of the body shell.
All in all, we’re projecting to have the press-form ready by the end of June. The mass production will begin right after that and the Boost fins will be ready for shipping in July 2020.
Currently, we are also in the process of developing the Boost app. In our private Facebook group we’ve shared a sneak peek of the app. Join the group and see it for yourself!
Also this weekend we’ll begin one great initiative: a Boost Surfing referral program for our Boosters! Share a link with your friends for a 5% discount and get one too for future Boost purchases (like Boost merch, snorkeling adapter or who knows what else we’ll come up with in the following months ;)) Check it out here: boostsurfing.referralcandy.com
In the following emails we’ll also share news about updates in the adapter design, two charging systems, and the smart control button. Regardless of the struggles that we’ve ran into so far, we always find something to work on and improve.
I hope you guys are still excited about the Boost fin and the amazing transformation it’ll bring into your water sport life. We sure are!
Struggles come and go, but they ain’t gonna stop us! Hope you guys are still excited about the Boost fin and the amazing transformation it’ll bring into your water sport life. We sure are!
P.S. One quick reminder: if you think the Boost fin will be a great addition to your business or community, you should consider becoming one of our distributors!
Why become a Boost distributor?
– There’s a huge interest in the product worldwide (over 2000 pre-orders)
– You’ll get our insights about your target market: demographics, interests, and tips on how to sell
– We will provide all the promotional materials for the Boost fins
– Discounts from 40 to 55% off retail price
– You can get exclusive distribution rights for almost all countries
Just fill out this form at boostsurfing.com/sales and we’ll gladly reach out. Got any friends or relatives that could be interested in taking the leap? Share this information with them.