This will be the final status update until after Handworks in May. At that time, we won’t be giving an “update” so much as an explanation of what’s been taking so long with the routers. We know people are waiting and we feel they deserve an honest report of our activities over the past several months.
In the meantime, we are in the process of getting 100 routers ready to ship, many of which we plan to have at Handworks for people to take home. We’ve also been working on some new tools and some website updates. Our Compass Guides have recently been released and we have something else we’re hoping to debut at or shortly after Handworks. Maybe some T-shirts in the near future as well if you’re into that sort of thing.
For our website, we’ve been operating off a 4-year-old wordpress theme and it’s been having more and more issues pop up over time. We’ve been working updating the site and have made significant progress (though it’s largely transparent to the general public). One thing we do hope to get operational soon is the ability to have international orders calculated and charged accurately. It can be relatively expensive to ship tools internationally and we don’t want to overcharge our customers, nor do we want to take a significant hit by underbilling. For now, we’ve asked international customers to email us their order requests so we can calculate shipping accordingly, but in the long run we expect the automated calculator to work better for everyone.
So that’s all for now. Expect to hear about the routers as we approach Handworks. If we take any orders before the show you’ll hear about it on our blog and Instagram feed.