WE DID IT TOGETHER... NOW IT'S GO TIME!
4 months ago
– Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 09:44:05 PM
Dear Backers -
Thanks again for all of your generous pledges, your pledge increases - and your trust in us here at FoxxVault to deliver on ALL of our campaign promises.
Again, we have partnered with Backer Kit to help us with our post-project supply chain logistics. They seem to be a huge value-add to both backers and companies alike - and should help us make the fulfillment and communication process with you much more seamless.
Nevertheless, we are reconciling all of the pledges as we speak, as well as troubleshooting a few of our backer's payments. We should be finished with all of this "fun stuff" by COB tomorrow.
That said, we will be sending your pledge summary’s ASAP, as well as asking for some additional information, like; the name of the FoxxVault owner, ship to address, and special considerations for those of you who increased your pledge to $101.00 on the last day. BTW… It looks like I’ll be busy crafting some personal notes:-)
We’ve also had quite of few of you, especially the folks on the East Coast, ask how they could participate in our Final Backer Special - because they missed it the last hours of our Campaign. To be perfectly honest, we aren’t exactly sure how to do this… yet. But, believe you me, we will figure out a way if there is one.
In the meantime, if you would be so kind as to send me a quick email letting me know that you are interested – just so we can set expectations with Keyport, Backer Kit, and other partners. email@example.com
I hope this communique gives all of you a high comfort level with FoxxVault, as I know some Kickstarter companies have over promised and under delivered. Of course, we won’t be without our issues and hiccups along the way, but rest assured we will do everything we can, and probably even some things we shouldn’t, to make sure we rectify them as quickly as possible - and always be 100% transparent of where we stand.
Of course, if you ever have any problems, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact me, or any of the team, directly.
All the best,
VERY STONG FINISH
4 months ago
– Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 07:44:19 PM
FoxxVault Backers –
Brett here…coming in hot!
Well, here we are at the end of what has been some pretty crazy days… wonderfully crazy!
Although we all still have our fingers crossed, unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we are going to hit our stretch of $125K. Or are we?
We’ve had the best couple of days of the campaign, both in terms of backing and feedback. So, perhaps our goal was a bit lofty? Having said that, I know that a lot of you want to give FoxxVault as a gift - and would love to have something more than just Fuzzy Foxx Balls to put under the tree.
So, in the spirit of never giving up, the holidays, and to try and accommodate you gift givers – if you increase your existing pledge by $101.00 you will get the following:
- 1 FoxxVault
- 1 FoxxBloc
- 1 FoxxLid (Logo Hat)
- *1 Engravable metal customizable vanity insert (holds onto the front of the FoxxVault with very strong neodymium iron boron magnets)
- 1 FoxxVault Logo Keyport with two years of ID Service included
*These are brand new and really cool
And for those who have already increased their pledge over the last couple of days with a $99.00 or $190.00 pledge, if you increase it this one last time we will also include these items for all of your FoxxVault’s – including your original FoxxVaults.
In addition, I will also send a personal note to whomever you want, and say anything you want if you put it in an email. Well… almost anything. LOL
So, who knows? There are over 400 FoxxVault backers. If everyone takes me up on this, not only will I have some very sore fingers from all of the personal notes, but we will crush the $125K.
Regardless, I can’t thank all of you enough for putting FoxxVault on the map.
A VERY PIVOTAL STRETCH GOAL - UPDATE #6
4 months ago
– Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 04:57:32 PM
FoxxVault Backers -
Brett here again. I must say this day has been supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
I’m not really sure what that word even means, but it must be good. Right? Plus, I’ve always wanted to use it. And why not… you’ve all helped us hit our goal! Incidentally, only 1% of 1% of first-time Kickstarters actually hit their goal if it is over $95,000. So, to say that the team and I are very thankful is a huge understatement. We owe you a lot. Of course, the very least of which is your FoxxVaults.
Inasmuch, I’m very pleased to let you know that Mike Koclanes didn’t miss a beat and pulled the trigger today with our manufacturer, ordered our long lead-time parts, and put in a bid in for our carbon steel stock. Which means, we are very hopeful that we might be able to ship final products by late April 2018. Of course, we don’t want to over promise and under deliver, so we are still committing to June 2018.
As committed, we also put together a very special Stretch Goal. We partnered with a fellow Kickstarter backed company, Keyport. This company not only has some really great products, they also have some really great people. Josh, Dave, and Amy were able to put together a very generous offer for us - which has enabled us to give all of you Backers who ordered a FoxxVault a Free Keyport Pivot if and when we hit our Stretch Goal of $125K. These things are just too perfect for your FoxxVault!
We will be able to deliver your Pivot in time to put under the tree or stuff in a stocking. They will arrive with your Fuzzy Foxx Balls, a very nice FoxxVault pamphlet, and a signed message from the team. So, if you plan on giving FoxxVault for a gift, the recipient will have something to open that is sure to put a holiday smile on their face.
I realize we only have 4 Days to hit our target… but I’m confident that if we all give it our best, we have a real shot!
I wish each and every one of you a very happy and Foxx Free Thanksgiving.
We're really doing it Harry! Update #5
4 months ago
– Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:19:00 PM
Hey Backers -
Brett Pellicano here, FoxxVault founder, and one of the most appreciative guys on the planet.
I know several of our team members have done a nice job of keeping you updated on our progress, responding to comments, and answering a whole slew of questions. Of course, they try and keep me from answering too many questions, as I’m a “technical marshmallow” as Mike Koclanes puts it.
At any rate, I want to extend my sincere gratitude to all of you for your generous support, amazing feedback, and patience as we have learned the intricacies of the complex world of Kickstarter. Even more, I want to thank you for spreading the word about FoxxVault so to speak. We have had a tremendous uptick in backers over the last week or so, which was really due to several pivotal events:
We officially announced our strategic relationship with TrackR
- Mashable did a feature video story
- Future Tech announced us as one of Top 5 Amazing Products
- Surf gave us a great post
- 3 car dealers backed us at 50 units each
- 2 small businesses backed us to give a FoxxVault to all of their employees
We won Digital Marketers “Best Marketing Campaign” for our Foxx
Most of all, we have had such an incredible response from your referrals, emails, posts, and “likes”. In fact, we are almost at 97% of our goal! That said, as soon as we hit 100% - I would like to thank you properly with a warm and fuzzy. No. Literally a warm and fuzzy… set of FoxxBalls. Of course, they’re not real. But they are real fun for kids, pets, friends - and me. I actually hang a set from my rear-view mirror. Who needs fuzzy dice?
In addition, we will be announcing our stretch goal as soon as we hit 100%. I know you all will love these new add-ons – they came from your suggestions. We have an incredible attachment to FoxxVault and a “Key” product with a prior Kickstarter success that will fit perfectly in your FoxxVault.
Make it a FoxxFree Day!
Some Funny Comments from Facebook
4 months ago
– Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 01:27:59 PM
We have had some funny exchanges on our Facebook page, with 2000 followers, I thought I'd share.
One frequent comment is:
"Once people know there is a spare key or keys in the FoxxVault they will just rip it off the bumper and steal the car".
Our replies range from telling them about the FoxxJaw and how it takes 420lbs of force to pry each fastener from the vehicle. Furthermore about the tamper alerting capability of the FoxxVault and vehicle location tracking. Then we remind them they still need to get the vault open once they pry it off, no seams to pry.
The funny part is to just imagine this scene. A guy with a crowbar, screwdriver, hacksaw, somehow discretely exerts 800+ lbs of force on the rear end of a vehicle and pry the vault and part of the car off. Then they discretely saw, or somehow pry into the vault. From the moment they started this caper, the owner has been notified by the tamper alert. The cars location is known and the police are notified by the owner. Let's say the thief is somehow able to get it open and get the keys. Now they are driving a vehicle with no plate, damaged rear end and the vehicle location is being tracked and the authorities notified. Sounds more like Wiley Coyote than the Foxx!
Get the word out we are almost to the end of the campaign and we need that last push. This is not an ACME product!
FoxxVault is SMART and functional tell your friends and social network. Thanks again for all your support.