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WRAP BUDDIES | World's Simplest Gift Wrap Assistant

Created by Bret Wortman

WRAP BUDDIES | World's Simplest Gift Wrap Assistant
2017 4 20 wrapbudz 0017
219 backers pledged $7,805.00 on Kickstarter

Lightweight, simple setup, easy storage. Kitchen and craft room uses too! Get up off the floor and make wrapping fun again!

Raised in Kickstarter
$7,805.00 / 219 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$531.00 / 219 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

If you haven't received yours...
about 1 month ago – Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 05:04:46 PM

...then we don't have your color selection and/or shipping address. Please visit http://wrapbuddies.backerkit.com/ and fill out our shipping survey to get yours.

Thanks!

Final(?) Update
about 1 month ago – Thu, Jan 04, 2018 at 05:23:46 PM

Our Final Project Update

We've shipped as many backer rewards as we had addresses & valid cards for, so if you haven't received yours, please contact us or BackerKit to see what happened.

This means we're effectively done with our Kickstarter Campaign! Thanks a million times over to each and every one of you for making this happen.

What are we up to Now?

Since our last update, we've been focusing on direct sales through Amazon and as of this morning, we cleared the last hurdle to be Prime-enabled, which means anyone who's paid for Amazon Prime qualifies for special and free shipping! Woot! Check it out at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077BJ6FG4?th=1

We're also close to having some stopgap packaging designed so that we can get some of our remaining stock into retail outlets this year. We're working on small foldover header cards to staple on to poly bags holding a set of Wrap Buddies while we're also preparing blisterpak clamshell enclosures as a more permanent, longer-term solution. We're also investigating doing some kind of cardboard overwrap for smaller shops and boutiques where plastic packaging wouldn't fit with the aesthetics. Something nicer.

Coming up in May, we'll be at the National Stationery Show at the Javits Center in New York. If you're in the area, stop by booth #1564 and say "hi"!

If you're a retailer or know of one that might like to include Wrap Buddies in their offerings, have them contact us at hello@wrapbuddies.co or visit our wholesale portal at http://wrapbuddies.co/b2b.

Usage Feedback

If you have any feedback for us about how the Wrap Buddies you received worked, please let us know at hello@wrapbuddies.co. We're very interested in any thoughts you might have.

That's about it. Thanks again for joining us on this amazing journey. 

Yours,

Bret Wortman and the Wrap Buddies Team

Cyber Monday (and beyond)
3 months ago – Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 04:36:22 PM

I've had a number of people tell me that they're planning additional Wrap Buddies purchases, or have friends & relatives who are interested. Nothing could make us happier!

So for you, your friends and families, feel free to use and pass along this coupon code for 20% off in the Wrap Buddies shop: WBKSFF (for Wrap Buddies KickStarter Friends & Family). The link above even has the coupon code pre-loaded for your convenience.

I'll leave this code good through the end of the year, and if any of you need one after the code has expired, please email us at hello@wrapbuddies.co and we'll set one up just for you. Forever. Because you all ROCK.

Thanks for making this one of the happiest Christmases I've had. You're the best.

Bret

Shipping complete!
3 months ago – Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 06:37:37 PM

All our backer rewards have shipped (or are going to be locally delivered/offered for pick-up). If you have not received a tracking number, please check your backerkit account at wrapbuddies.backerkit.com.

Expect tracking numbers to be updated throughout the weekend and into next week. Some backers have already received their rewards and more should arrive Saturday and Monday. I'll be monitoring the progress including for International orders through next week.

Tell your friends!

Our online shop will be having a 20% off sale for Black Friday / Cyber Monday. Tell your friends to stop by shop.wrapbuddies.co and pick up a set for themselves!

Thank you all again for helping us get to this point. Please share with us your pictures of Wrap Buddies in action, and tag us as @wrapbuddiesco on Twitter, @wrapbuddies on Instagram, or feel free to share on our facebook page at facebook.com/wrapbuddiesco.

Now I'm going to crash for a week or so and recover. You have no idea how good it feels to know these are all on their way...

Bret and the Wrap Buddies Team

Shipping has begun!
3 months ago – Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 09:09:30 PM

Our air shipment arrived from the factory yesterday, and last night we completed packaging all the single orders of red and green Wrap Buddies!

Today, the elves are working on single blues and then will proceed to the rest of the rewards in increasing size. We hope to complete as many by the end of Friday as possible as all the elves had already scheduled a week of holiday during Thanksgiving week (11/20-11/24) making shipping during that time impossible.

We're having some minor issues relating to getting tracking numbers published to you through Backerkit, but they're working with us to resolve this while we continue to package, label, and ship. We kinda think you'd rather have the product than the tracking number, but we'll get the tracking numbers out as soon as we can.

Again, thank you so much for your patience. I know we'll be cutting it close for some of you, but we're doing everything we can!

See you soon!

Bret and the Wrap Buddies Elves