5 months ago
– Fri, Dec 16, 2022 at 04:55:26 AM
Dear GigaWatt Friends,
We have been busy for the last couple of months with sending out our games and addressing questions from our customers. Here’s a small update on how our fulfillment is going.
All games have been shipped out by Meepleshipper to Europe and abroad. We have an additional fulfillment partner for the UK and Eastern Europe, who have also started sending out the games.
We are up and running as far as fulfillment is concerned as we have found a replacement partner in Meeples.nl, who is also located in The Netherlands. Meeples.nl have already been onboarded into the process and they have started shipping out games from our sales channels- bol.com and shopify.
We are very happy to have signed a contract with them as with this our shipping time within NL/BE/DE reduces to 2-3 days and remaining European countries to 10-14 days. However, any existing issue with orders that have been sent out by Meepleshipper, will still be taken care of by them.
We hope you have a lovely time with family and friends during the festive season and keep enjoying playing GigaWatt.
The GigaWatt Team
7 months ago
– Fri, Nov 04, 2022 at 11:45:46 AM
Dear GigaWatt friends,
As we are coming to the end of this year, here’s an update on what the GigaWatt team has on the calendar for the remaining months. Here’s an update for you!
We managed to secure a spot at Spellenspektakel, the largest board game convention in The Netherlands, which is scheduled to take place in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht on 5-6th November. With Spiel (Essen ‘22) being a tremendous success both in terms of brand exposure and revenue generation, we look forward to this convention as a platform to reach out to a wider audience of board game lovers. There will be demo tables for people to try out a few rounds of the game.
As conveyed to our backers during our Kickstarter campaign, GigaWatt decided to plant 650 trees with TreeNation in Project Amazon Windshields in Bolivia. This project is estimated to offset 520000 Kg of CO2. Production of our board games was already CO2 neutral and this project is estimated to offset further CO2 emission from shipping of the games.
Our fulfillment partner Meepleshipper has sent out the first batch of games, the rest is delayed by a little bit and will be dispatched in next two weeks. At dispatching all backers will receive a tracking id in their mailbox (please remember to check your spambox).
Our fulfilment partner Meepleshipper has decided to seize their operations, therefore we are in the lookout for a replacement. Please let us know if you have good recommendations.
Since BoardGameGeek is a widely used platform among the board game lovers, it is for our benefit to have a higher ranking on that platform. We would kindly request everyone to support us on BoardGameGeek by giving us a rating and subscribing to our page: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/333481/gigawatt.
Some people have accidentally received 2 sets of wooden boxes (instead of 1). You can consider this as a gift from us.
The GigaWatt Team
7 months ago
– Fri, Oct 21, 2022 at 02:51:24 PM
Albeit a little delay, we are happy to inform that our fullfilment partner, on arrival of the first stock of the games, have already sent out the big orders for companies. Next week you will receive an email with a tracking ID and the week following that (from 1st of November) the games will be shipped out to you.
Local pickups in Amsterdam will start from next week and in Utrecht the week after that (from 1st of November). You will receive an email with further information.
We are happy to inform that we have secured a spot at Spellenspektakel, the largest board game convention in The Netherlands, which is scheduled to take place in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht on 5-6th November. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
The GigaWatt Team
GigaWatt has launched!
8 months ago
– Sat, Oct 08, 2022 at 06:24:56 PM
GigaWatt just had its official product launch at Internationale Spieltage SPIEL ‘22. Here’s a little update on how things are going.
Games are ready!
We managed to have our first stock of 5000 games ready as communicated before on 30th September. Workers in Ludo-Fact, the factory in south of Germany, where the game was being manufactured, have worked hard to ensure that all games are produced on time. We had our first local pick up during Spiel.
Meepleshipper is our logistics partner. After Spiel, around 10th of October the games will be shipped from Ludo-Fact to Meepleshipper who will then take care of fulfillment of the first orders in the same week. The mild delay in the shipment is due to the fact that the logistical parties are occupied with Spiel in the preceding week.
Backers from Utrecht and Amsterdam who have chosen local pick-up will soon receive an email stating at which possible dates to pick up their games.
Cardboard box for Power Plants
The cardboard boxes that we provided with our first stock of Gigawatt games to store the power plants might turn out to be difficult to put together in some instances. We are aware of this issue and expect to resolve it with our next round of production. Pictures illustrating how to put the cardboard box together have been attached.
9 months ago
– Mon, Sep 12, 2022 at 07:56:51 AM
Dear GigaWatt friends,
Summer is over, so time for GigaWatt! 😊 This update comes a little later than promised, apologies for that! It means we were busy making sure production and logistics were all going smooth.
Our manufacturer Ludo-Fact (South Germany) will have the games ready to ship 30th of September. From there they will be shipped to Meepleshipper in Belgium. Meepleshipper will send the games to you! We always had Spiel as our deadline and we are expecting to make this, although a little bit close :).
All backers who chose local pickup have received a separate email to confirm their pickup location.
Last chance to change your address
We have the shipping address for all confirmed orders, so no action needed here. But did you move in the last few months, then you might need to change your address. Just find one of the Backerkit emails and re-open the survey in the backerkit tool. If you have problems with this, just send the new address to [email protected] and we will update your information. All addresses will be locked next week September 18th.
Pledge Manager closing
We kept the pledge manager open as long as possible. All existing orders were already locked. New orders are still possible. We expect to close this also next week September 18th, in order to make fulfilment go as smooth as possible. Begin October we expect to (re-)open our webshop. We will then use the new (MSRP) pricing, with the standard edition price increased to 54 euros. Volume discounts will also be adjusted.
We promised a game without plastic, and this is what we managed to succeed. But unfortunately our manufacturer made a mistake and wrapped the cards in plastic film instead of paper. Together we decided to stick with the plastic wrapping for this production run, because otherwise it would lead to even more use of material, which would be against our mission. All games will have a short note inside explaining this and hopefully everyone will understand this decision.
We will be at Spiel 6-9 October in Essen! You can find us (with games!) at stand 4C105. We hope to see many of you there!
FIrst elements done
The production process is now fully up and running. Next to the aforementioned cards, some images of the meeples and 2 add-ons that are done below! We will share more footage on our social media!
Have a great week!