This is closing the journey of getting Bebox to the USA, but the start of a new journey in truly bringing my mission to life here. If you’ve been following my journey since 2015, you’ve read most of my ups and downs and as promised…. I didn’t give up and it finally got me here.
A quick glimpse of all the hurdles that came, these hurdles are to blame for the delay:
January 2015- I moved to Los Angeles with little money and experience but I had a big dream and lots of energy. I moved around 8 times, kind of lived out of my car for a month, and maxed out my credit cards. BUT I also made great connections, each person guiding me closer to where I needed to be. I did some market research, mocked up some designs, found my amazing product developer, and prepped to launch a crowdfunding campaign.
December 2015- My Indiegogo campaign ended. I reached half my goal and had a promise of an investor that would match the other half. The amount of support I got from family, close friends, and acquaintances was surreal. You will all still be more than half the reason why Bebox is where it is today. Thank you.
January 2016- The promise did not fall through, and I felt like I was left at square one again. It was a setback, but not a stop. I created a new plan and timeline to work towards. It’s crazy to look back at this blog and see that I made a goal to get funded before June 2016.
“Get funded before June 2016
If I am not funded by June 1st 2016, I will be refunding on all contributions I was unable to fulfill. Please hang tight with me, I REALLY appreciate your patience! I gave myself a few months as I’m learning negotiating a deal can take 1-4 weeks.”
May 2016 – Magically, I found the funds to get the mold a month before I committed to sending out refunds. It wasn’t quite magic, but I think the luck came with determination.
October 2016- I went to China to see the first samples of Bebox. It’ll probably be the closet I get to the feeling of having birth, because seeing the idea I had in my head to a product on the table felt like I gave birth to my baby!
March 2017- Negotiating the production order from the factory took foreverrrrrrrrr
May 2017- Inventory confirmed!
July 2017- Of course, more delays and problems. We had a few hiccups with QA, but.. as I wrote in the blog
“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…
September 2017- BEBOX GOT ON A BOAT! If Bebox was a person, it’d be in this music video.
October 2017 – My original warehouse plans got cancelled, had to make another last minute shift to find a warehouse. October 24th 2017, my first batch of inventory finally got here. Finally. It’s here. It’s really here!
November 2017 and onwards…. What’s the next steps?
Well, first thing is to ship all my pre-orders out! I cannot wait to get them in your hands for you to use for your mealprep. This week I’m verifying that I have the correct addresses as I want to make sure it gets to the right place the first time. I cannot thank all my customers enough for being so understanding and supportive. Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if your address needs to be updated and or if you want to leave me a comment 🙂
I’ll have more updates coming soon! Cheers everyone!