We are excited to wrap-up another successful month. Although we did not get through all orders that were estimated to ship in June, we did get through the majority of them. The backlog caused by the charger switch was not fully overcome so we are still a few weeks behind schedule. However, we completed all pre-orders from March, April and May 2015 this month.
The current bottleneck in production is assembly. We have all the parts flowing in smoothly and are working to assemble the units faster. We have 5 new techs learning the assembly process. It takes about 30 days for a new employee to become effective, so we will see the results of more new hires soon.
We will have updated shipping estimates for everyone whose orders were estimated to ship in June but were not yet shipped. We’ve still not hit the mark perfectly with our adjusted dates but they have been much more accurate and we are continually improving. The average wait time for a new order has gone down an order of magnitude in 2016. We are glad you have stuck with the wait as we improved the Grasshopper for everyone.
Accessories, shirts and more goodies are in the works. You will see some of this stuff shipping to you soon. We are continuing to invest in the Grasshopper family and have plans to grow the community aspect of the product. We have been blown away by the photos, comments and creative applications of the Grasshopper.
The shipping number tallied right around 2000 units this month. More on the way out this week!
Thanks for your support,
The Grasshopper Team — GH
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