Help Out, and Take Our Survey:
We need to make some decisions before crowdfunding starts. Your information determines our next decisions.
What will a XOOT System Cost?
Finally, we have an answer. Our current “estimated” retail price is:
$750.00 US Dollars
We wish the price could be lower but based on our projected costs we need to be realistic about pricing.
For details of pricing see the post: https://xoot.pro/xoot-system-cost/
We’re received several estimates on pricing for manufacturing. Both in the US and Overseas (China / Taiwan). In general the price of US manufacturing averaged over 4 times the overseas estimates. Our plan is to produce the XOOT system oversees. There are still a few issues to work out, but we have a good understanding of the supply chain and manufacturing costs.
Shipping, Duties, Fulfillment:
The more you dig into this the more complicated it gets. We’ve spoken with several fulfillment experts and other crowdfunders. There are many “tales of woe” about the logistics and costs for international shipping for heavy expensive objects. It’s a big priority to make the XOOT system available to the full international audience. However, we’ve been “Strongly” advised to start small and grow from there. We are still in the planning phases, but the crowdfunding launch will most likely be to a small number of countries.
Cintiq 24 HD (released 2011):
We removed the Cintiq 24HD from the list of screens supported for the crowdfunding lunch. Less than 2% of signups replied they wanted support for this screen. After launch we will produce a Kit for this screen (it’s already designed). However, it will not be a choice available for crowdfunding.
- Note, this is NOT the “Cintiq Pro 24”. The “Cintiq Pro 24” was the most popular choice on the signup page.
Delay To Timeline:
It’s taking longer than expected to finalize the design. See the March Update.
We expect new prototype construction to start in late February, it normally takes about 5 weeks until be get parts
Assemble and Adjust
We get prototype parts then have to assemble them ourselves. This is never as simple as it sounds. Some things get built wrong, some things don’t work as we plan, it’s always a leaning experience. Overall, this takes about 2 weeks.
Get Marketing Ready
Shoot videos, get crowdfunding site ready, let everybody know it’s about to launch. (two weeks)
(Early May to late May)