As 2016 comes to a close, we wanted to send a summary of the year and look ahead to 2017.
First off we wanted to let you know that due to some last minute delays in our supply chain over the past two weeks, we have not yet started shipping the Nebia Shower System. First deliveries are now scheduled to start shipping during the 2nd half of January. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, however we want to assure you that we are working around the clock to deliver a product in which we have full confidence.
On a different note, we are pleased to announce that the Nebia Shower System has passed the ASME A112.18.1 standard that all showers need to pass to be sold in the U.S. and is now certified by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).
For more details please read the full update below.
We are on the brink of shipping the first Nebia Shower Systems to our Kickstarter backers. We had planned to deliver the first units before Christmas, however we ran in to some last minute challenges with our supply chain- Two of our subcomponent suppliers were not able to deliver on time and a challenge with one of our subassemblies has pushed back our first deliveries to next month.
Our team was on site at our contract manufacturing facility last week working through these final obstacles and getting the assembly line geared up. All of our final components are now in-house and as soon as we feel confident with component and assembly quality inspection we will begin shipping.
The first shipments will go out in the 2nd half of January, and we will be sure to keep you informed when we have updates. As we have announced in previous updates, the mass production ramp up process will take a couple of months, meaning that shipping of all units will take approximately 2-3 months from the time we start delivering the first units.
Year in summary
We began 2016 with a team of just 7 full-time team members, and we close the year with 13 full-time team members. This year, over 3,100 people have joined our backer community by pre-ordering the Nebia Shower System. Most importantly we have completed the design and manufacturing development phase and are nearly ready to start shipping the first Nebia product.
Early in 2017 we will ramp up to full mass production and shift gears to work on growing our partnerships and sales efforts.
Coming up next month
Our engineering team will continue to work closely with our contract manufacturer in the Midwest to perform quality inspection and pack up final units as we get ready to start shipping. In addition, we will continue reaching out to all of our Kickstarter backers to confirm addresses. If you have not heard from us yet, don’t worry we will be sending reminders to update your address throughout the month of January. Please note that final address confirmation is mandatory before we ship you your unit; this is to ensure that we don’t deliver to out-of-date addresses.
We want to thank all of you for your continued support. From the thousands of you who backed us during our campaign, to the countless backers who have visited our office and invited us into their homes for beta testing, we have very much enjoyed building the foundation of Nebia alongside you.
Hoping you all have a good holiday season and we wish you a Happy New Year! We can’t wait to start 2017 off by shipping you your Nebia Shower Systems.
Carlos, Gabe, and Philip