This campaign will allow us to more accurately gauge market interest in the field phone system. We have a choice between offering the system based on pricing of our ordering 100 pieces (higher unit price) or 1000 pieces (lower unit price). We'll be offering the host module and ring interface modules separately, or in a bundle. Here is what comes in a bundle:
1x Field phone host module
1x 18650 lithium iron phosphate (LiPO4) battery
4x Ring interface modules
4x 25' 4-wire phone cables
2x Cable adapter modules
The price breakout is shown in the table below, including what we will be selling the bundle accessories for individually:
|18650 LiFePO4 battery||1x||$8||$8||$8||$8|
|Ring interface modules||4x||$15||$60||$10||$40|
|Bundle price (+shipping)||$149||$99|
Our default pricing without Kickstarter would be as shown above for the 100 piece build. If the Kickstarter campaign meets its target, then we'll price components as shown above for the 1000 piece build, even if we don't actually order components at that volume.
The Kickstarter campaign has four perks:
i. $10: a thank you on this forum.
ii. $25: a certificate of appreciation as a founding supporter, plus the thank you.
iii. $150: a field phone bundle, plus the certificate and the thank you.
iv. $400: two field phone bundles, a Dante Nonlethal Intruder Deterrent, the certificate and the thank you.
New: Added a $90 perk consisting of a field phone mini-bundle (host unit, battery and one ring interface module), plus the certificate and the thank you.
We pay shipping on all Kickstarter certificates, kits and Dantes (and the two bundles will require two packages until USPS clarifies their LiFePO4 position). So, supporters at the $150 level are buying bundles at the price that would normally apply without the Kickstarter (actually a little less than that accounting for shipping), and supporters at the $400 level are buying two bundles plus a discounted Dante (normally $199).
Either way, supporters are paying no more for a bundle than they would without Kickstarter, but they are enabling us to price the production units more aggressively for future purchasers.