Posted March 16, 2013
FUNDED! Our Kickstarter Project ended on Monday, April 4th at 7:23 PM PST and we couldn’t be more excited! The project ended with 425 backers and $287,767 – making it the 16th most funded Kickstarter project of all time!
If your credit card has not been charged yet, don’t worry – we’ve been informed that credit cards may take up to a week to be charged. The one downside to the amazing amount of money we’ve raised is that Kickstarter and Amazon Payments now have to be extra careful when it comes to fraud monitoring, charging credit cards, and delivering the money to us.
Kickstarter let us know that Amazon Payments will hold the funds for up to 14 days once received, and that the process of moving them into our account could take another 5-7 days (see below).
Depending on this timing, it could possibly (but not definitely) shift back our manufacturing and delivery schedules. Like we’ve mentioned before, without the Kickstarter money we are unable to purchase necessary components, and thus unable to build boards (this effects production of both Kickstarter and website orders).
We realize and apologize that this lack of concrete timing is a headache for you – believe me it’s a headache for us too.
Thank you for your support and patience throughout this process.
Behind The Scenes:
Since we build ZBoards by hand, the surprising amount of orders means we will be hard at work for the next few months. Initially, we set our goal at $10,000 and projected selling ~20 ZBoards. We told people they’d receive their ZBoards at the end of April / early May. But since our volume projections were off by ~2,000%, not everyone will receive their boards that fast.
ZBoards outside our initial projections will take longer.