I’ve been closely following the progress at the two sewing houses and things are going great!
One of the exciting parts of manufacturing in the USA is that I was able to get EXACTLY the quality and specifications I wanted for the desks. A really interesting specification was how tight the fabric wraps the inserts. If it is too loose the desk can actually twist, if it is too tight the poles become hard to disconnect for disassembly. However I feel a bit like Goldilocks and found a fit that was “Just Right!”
Everything is finely tuned and each sewing house is in the middle of production and have assured me they will be done by the beginning of December.
There isn’t much left for me to be hands on with the manufacturing so instead of twiddling my thumbs waiting for the production run to complete I’ve decided to do some field testing!
I’ll be working from the road doing market research, field trials, and of course having fun, in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea until the end of November.
I will still be available and working remotely on coordinating everything to be ready to ship out in the beginning of December as soon as the desks come back from the sewing house!
25 days with a small pack and my Ninja Standing Desk! Be sure to go Like the Ninja Standing Desk Facebook Page for more updates and pictures of the Ninja Standing Desk in action.
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There is only a limited amount of additional desks being made for the December shipment, Pre-Order Today to be sure to get one by Christmas!
We will be demoing the Ninja Standing Desk at Tech Cocktails 9/27 at the Mighty in San Francisco
This should be a fun event to check out some cool startups and even see the Ninja Standing Desk in person in the Bay Area.
Oh and they are having a vote for the hottest SF startup!
Vote for Ninja Standing Desk!
We’re on TV!
On Tuesday we will be on GizWiz live demonstrating the Ninja Standing Desk! You can watch Live Online at Twit.tv at around 1pm PDT on Tuesday Sept 4th.
This last week has been the week of arriving supplies. 300 yards of fabric is heavy! It arrived on a pallet, 6 rolls each weighing 50lbs. The arrival was another “Oh my goodness!” moments in this process, both inspiring and intimidating.
I am currently surrounded by 12 boxes of cases for the Ninja Standing Desk, all screen printed with our logo.
Originally we had planned just a very simple cloth bag as a case. This case is made of strong denier nylon and has room for 2 or 3 shelf desks. I’ve been using it as a laptop case with my laptop in between the two shelves, providing protection for my laptop, and everything I need on the go right in one bag!
We have been working on upgrading our professional image and logo as you may have seen with our recent website update at NinjaStandingDesk.com
I am running a design contest at 99designs.com to have another take on our logo. Once we get the finalists in I’ll open up a survey for all of you to give your thoughts on what logos you like the best. Until then check out the design contest: http://99d.me/c/3hap
Happy Ninja Labor Day!
Thanks and I hope your Labor Day weekend is Ninja-riffic!