China Trip for Bebox Samples!

Sept 18th 2016- Shanghai, China

Patience, patience, and more patience….  for me and for you :p Today is October 5th 2016, 4 days since I\’ve been back in Los Angeles from my Asia trip and still adjusting to jetlag. Going to China to see the product I visioned and could only explain to people with words and animations was unreal. The first meeting was in a small, not so clean, a little smelly office above the silicone factory. I stepped into the office, and this was the first thing I saw… Bebox\’s everywhere!

The mixed emotions I felt were surreal as I saw all these Bebox\’s everywhere. I\’ve never given birth before, but it felt like I just saw my babies everywhere on the table (without the crying). Right away, we got into action; checking out the samples, seeing any flaws in the product, etc… and as expected there were some flaws. Let me tell you, the week with the Bebox Chinese team was the most productive and plan to action business meetings I\’ve ever had. The way in which they worked and quickly solved problems that came up filled my tastebuds. This is how I like to do business.

This is what my three days looked like

DAY 1- Examine the product, point out flaws, decide I want logo painted on the lid

DAY 2- Check out tooling factory, plastic injection factory and think on how we can paint the logo

Bebox lid mold
Pano shot of the tooling factory

DAY 3- Come to a solution for the painting (we had to take out the BEBOX text under the logo), take out the mold from plastic injection factory to fix threading problem, and finish off with the whole team for lunch.

Taking out the mold from the plastic injection machine
img_7569
Thinking hard on how to cost effectively have the logo colored
Will (engineer) and I in front of the plastic injection machine!
Will (engineer) and I in front of the plastic injection machine!

Yes, this was all done in three days! The Chinese were also GREAT hosts. They picked us up from the hotel, spoiled us with amazing lunches, and really made sure we were taken care of while we were there. Here\’s a photo of the team on our last lunch there

From left to right: silicone guy, plastic injection guy, screen printing guy for coloring logo, mold tooling guy, my engineer, me, our translator)
From left to right: silicone guy, plastic injection guy, screen printing guy for coloring logo, mold tooling guy, my engineer, me, our translator)

After China, I got to visit Thailand to visit my father who\’s been one of my biggest supporter in this. Thank you dad for telling me to never give up and just do it! Although I feel like getting here was a huge accomplishment, I know I\’m only halfway there (now it\’s time to sell)!

Thank you Dad!
Thank you Dad!

So… if you\’ve read this far, you may be asking “what\’s next?”.  Nothing happens with a action plan, so here it is:

  1. While I wait for the golden sample, start building a list for distributors
  2. Continue to build the Bebox brand (hint- MORE meal prep work shops, recipes and health advice coming!)
  3. Get ready to rock and roll once I get inventory (date TBA)

This website will be in maintenance soon as we are going to expand it for meal prep recipes, workshops, and other tips and tricks to help you make meal prep easier and to control your health. In the meantime, if you are a content writer in health/fitness please reach out to us: info@mybebox.com for possible work. Thank you Bebox #fitfam for staying on this ride with me! Once the site is expanded, I will be sending you all a notification on the update!

 

Note: Bebox sample photos COMING SOON! 

ALSO LIKE

The Scoop on the Keto Diet

If you pay attention to trends in health, chances are you’ve heard of the Keto Diet. The keto diet is popular because people see quick results, it’s easy to follow, and people generally feel full! If you are looking for a quick weight loss method, this may be the diet for you. You simply remove […]

Our Bebox inventory is landing in Los Angeles on October 14th

Our last update to you was in July about “Getting things done right than fast” Well, we were not quick to solve our quality control issues but we got it done right. Production completed in June and we got a QC to go in and ensure the products were up to expectation. We ran into a few […]

How close did your original idea look to your current designed product?

Nothing alike. The first design of the Bebox was a bento-like lunchbox, that first looked like this on paper:   This was back in October 2013 when I first decided to design and MAYBEEEE create a product. I was inspired to create a really cool lunchbox that would carry everything I would need for the […]

QC + Inventory Update with Bebox

“It’s better to get things right than to get them fast.” -Random quote found on internet but relates to where this blog update is going… We were expecting our inventory around this time, but as usual life decided to hand us a few more sour lemons. There were some issues in production we need to […]

Quality Control went into our factory and the results were…

Not a fail…. but not a pass (yet). What happened?  Main concerns were some scuffs on the product BPA free chemical testing in currently in progress and pending What’s next? We talked to the factory to make sure all products are clean and in order before sending off to customers Await for the chemical testing […]

Bebox Inventory CONFIRMED!

Money has been sent to China, meaning…  INVENTORY IS CONFIRMED!!!  Our last update was on making sure that all the t’s were crossed and i’s were dotted! The money for our first batch of inventory has been sent to China last week and they estimated a 1 month production time. We were able to get […]

Inventory Update

Time flies! At the beginning of 2017 we were able to confirm all changes/ issues for the mold. Since then, we’ve been negotiating and locking down the logistics for inventory and shipment. We know it’s been a while, but due to the several team members involved and the time difference… each question/ email has taken […]

China Trip for Bebox Samples!

Sept 18th 2016- Shanghai, China Patience, patience, and more patience….  for me and for you :p Today is October 5th 2016, 4 days since I\’ve been back in Los Angeles from my Asia trip and still adjusting to jetlag. Going to China to see the product I visioned and could only explain to people with […]

If only… money grew on trees.

Wouldn’t it be nice if money grew on trees? Well entrepreneurs go through hell and back to plant their own tree that grows money. As promised, I have found the seed to grow my tree. Bebox has found the funds. It is currently being processed and once I have the funds in the account I […]

Bebox is now getting molded!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE! For those who have not been following our updates after the campaign, quick recap: December 2015- Bebox Campaign Ended January 2016- Investor fell through, Jenna goes searches for investment and makes a promise April 2016- Jenna found the remaining funds to get into operations July 2016- Molding contract SIGNED and ready to go! Although […]