HOW TO GET INVOLVED AND ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.
When will ATS be Launching?
We are almost complete! Its been a long and eventful journey with many obstacles and changes along the way.
We have completed product development and in a position to show our final product to the public, with possibly with a few tweaks here and there
lead by our community, we expect to launch our product on Kickstarter and Indiegogo by mid-2021.
What is Crowd-Funding?
Crowdfunding refers to the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically on a crowdfunding platform at a discounted price compared to the final retail price in order to provide an incentive to early backers to fund the project.
We have chosen crowdfunding for this project as we believe it provides the best solution for us; allowing control over the quality and direction of the product, while providing excellent value to our early backers.
Our chosen crowdfunding partners for the project are Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
Why Kickstarter & Indiegogo?
Kickstarter and Indiegogo are currently the most popular crowdfunding sites on the internet.
With hundreds of thousands of successful projects backed by tens of millions of individual backers,
these sites have provided the perfect platform for start ups like ourselves who are looking for early backers to bring the project to life while providing suitable rewards to these backers who have believed in the project from its inception.
By using these platforms, we believe we will be able to provide greater transparency and security to our backers for the final deliverable while reaching a greater audience.
How certain is it that the project will be completed and that customers will receive their shoes?
We are committed to completing the project once our funding goals are met. One of the main reasons why we have chosen to use these platforms is that they operate on an all or nothing basis i.e. if the funding goals are met the project then proceeds but if it is not then all funds are refunded.
This provides some assurance for us and for our backers that the funds will be in place to complete the project and that the shoes will be delivered accordingly.
When can we expect delivery if we back you?
Once the funding campaign is over, our production lead time is 2 months. We expect to have delivery to our customers completed within 3 months of completion of the project.
Can I buy the shoes now?
Unfortunately we only have a limited number of shoes available as development samples and for testing purposes, so the only way to buy the shoes is to back us on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. As the campaign will be launching in 2021, please follow this link to signup for an account with Kickstarter to make sure you are ready and able to back our project when it launches.
Why should we back this project?
Good question! We need funding in order to bring this project to life. Any shoe production requires mold costs to be paid and also has a MOQ from the factory. This is why we have opted for crowd funding in order to receive up front payments from our backers in order to pay for these costs.
In order to reward our backers, we are providing mega discounts off our expected retail price, and we are also providing a lifetime 10% discount on all future product launches. Our backers will also receive the shoes months before they are available to the general public, so you will be among the few exclusives to be able to wear them, for a few months at least.
What can I do to be involved now?
Even better question! In our last phases before launch we need participation more than ever, and getting involved not only makes sure you will have your pair of ATS but also means you can enjoy some exclusive goodies for our early backers and brand loyalists.
Sign up on our site to receive all the important info prior to launch and be on our mail list for future products, (we only need your email and wont share it with anyone).
Head over to Kickstarter to make an account if you don't already have one, and you can check out out pre-launch page and leave comments!
Follow our Facebook page for updates and leave a message, we'd love to hear from you!
-the ATS team.