Production is COMPLETE!
We're working hard to sort the cans into variety packs. We'll finish that up this week, then get them shipped out to warehouses across the country. Right now, the projected date to begin shipping pre-orders is February 1st, although it could begin sooner.
Lastly, I would like to thank all of you. As of last week, Bear has officially SOLD OUT of the Slumber Party Variety Pack and the Cookies and Cream 12 Pack. I'm already working on my next production run. Don't worry, the cans – aka the biggest delay of the first run – are already secured. I can't wait!
I can't stop staring at these cans!
Production begins tomorrow! I’m on my way to the manufacturing facility right now! So excited for you to try Bear 🐼
And yes, my cans are there waiting:
tl;dr Pandemic-related issues out of my control moved the production of Bear to January 4th, 2021
Hello! Considering I decided to start a business during a pandemic year, I've been extremely fortunate to not really run into slowdowns (or worse) getting Bear rolling. That changed a couple of Fridays ago when I received an unfortunate call from my can supplier.
My can supplier told me that the process of putting my panda design on my cans has hit a little bump in the road because some of their suppliers have completely dropped out due to the pandemic. That all happened the same week I found out! Their lead times went from 2-3 weeks to 6 weeks.
My heart sunk when they told me.
But what about all of the customers waiting on their pre-orders? What are they going to think?
A few of you have emailed me in the last couple weeks, asking when orders would start shipping. When I explained the can delay, every single person's response has amazed me.
"AWESOME!! No worries at all super excited to get the drinks!! Take your time there's no rush! I hope you get everything situated and rolling soon!!"
"Thanks so much for the update. We will hang in there and wait for the January delivery!"
These are just a couple of the responses of support I've received, and I couldn't be more grateful. It's already stressful starting a business, so having all of you be so supportive and understanding helps so much! All I want is for you to have these drinks in hand, and I want to hear what each of you thinks about them. I can't wait for that day!
So production is January 4-6, 2021. What an amazing day that will be. Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Let's get 2021 started off right!
- As a thank you for pre-ordering, 10 people will receive free drinks for a year. I'll begin contacting those 10 people once orders start shipping. And of course, you can request a full refund at any time.
- Update your address. Because the shipping time is now in January, make sure your shipping address is still good. If you need to change your address, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-orders are expected to ship in late November.
Current projected ship date: mid to late November
Hello! I feel like I'm giving birth to my own baby panda today. I have big plans for this little panda. As a thank you for pre-ordering, I wanted to do something special for you.
- The first 100 people to use code FOUNDER will receive free shipping.
UPDATE: All codes used in first 7 minutes on pre-order launch date 10.15.20
- Once pre-orders ship, 10 of you who pre-order will be randomly selected to receive free drinks for a year.
I wish I could put into words what today means to me. This is the culmination of nearly two years of work, from idea to launch. I've learned a lot, and I will continue to do so.
To me, this is about much more than just another beverage company. Sure, we're making drinks that will help you feel better during the day and sleep better, only the best of the best. At the same time, this company is the first step in my goal of giving away one billion dollars in my lifetime. This world, the people in it, I want to help them. I want to help you. I want to leave this world better than I found it.