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Well we are back to work! A bunch of you guys must have had your fingers hovering over the Checkout button because orders started coming in mere minutes after re-enabling sales!
So what did we get done during the shutdown? Well to start, not nearly as much as I had hoped. Year-end accounting was supposed to take 4 days, but a key piece of software stopped working so starting fresh with a new system gobbled up the entire second week. That's the week that was earmarked for new designs.
One thing that is in production now is a new add-on for the Viper combat kits: a Vertical Spinner Add-On. We also drew up some titanium blades for the Spinners that will hopefully be ordered soon.
A lot of back-end things were upgraded to make the website run more smoothly too. It's mostly invisible to customers, but will speed up operations and hopefully leave more time for all the new designs that didn't get finished!
FingerTech's birthday is October 31! It has been another wonderful year of roboty goodness, thanks to all of our fantastic customers.
We are a relatively small operation, and so you may have noticed many products out of stock throughout the year. Especially Viper kits! Just when one missing item would come back in stock, something else would go out. "Too many sales" is not something we can complain about, but it means we have been spending all our time just assembling, packing, and shipping orders with no time dedicated to designing new items and improving existing ones. And that's what FingerTech is all about!
To help us get ahead of things, the store will be shutting down for two weeks: October 21 - November 7. All product sales will be disabled!
We will be completing a year-end inventory (no more "Sorry, that's actually out of stock" emails), updating the website (adding items that we've had sitting on the shelves for months), reorganizing the warehouse to be more efficient, and working on several exciting new products!
So remember to get your orders in before October 20! Thanks for your patience and we will see you when we return!
August 25 backorder update: Parts have arrived! We are busy unpacking and assembling them, and will start shipping backorders right away!
FingerTech will be closed August 30 - Sept 8 while we attend the Robot Battle at DragonCon, and again Sept 15-21 while we attend the Canadian National Championships! Orders placed during those times will begin shipping when we return.
August 22 backorder update: Parts are on their way to us now! They should arrive by the end of the week and we will be packing over the weekend to start shipping on Monday.
August 17 backorder update: The manufacturing factory is giving the anodizing factory one more day to get it right. If they aren't done by tomorrow, they will be trucked to a new anodizing factory that promises they will get it right on first try. Either way, they expect the parts to be shipped to us by Tuesday next week. They should arrive here by Monday (Aug 29th) then we start working like crazy to fill all the backorders.
Our Beater Bar Assembly and Beater Bar Electronics are now available! Knock your opponents into next week!
August 12: For everyone waiting on backorders of Viper kits, Snap Hubs, Blade Hubs, and Mini NutStrip - they are still not here. The first delay was because the factory fell two weeks behind schedule, and the recent delays have been caused by the anodizing process (coloring) failing repeatedly. We just got word that the factory changed out all its liquids and a test batch has come out okay, so they will attempt the entire batch (thousands of FingerTech parts) again very soon. If all goes well, we should be able to start shipping backorders later next week.
Check back here for updates as we receive them!
On a happier note, Silver Spark Motors are back in stock!
Welcome to our newest distributor from Peru - VAVA Technologies!
They carry FingerTech MiniSumo Wheels and a range of Silver Spark gearmotors!
August 2: Canada Post has not gone on strike yet and they are still in negotiations. Packages will be delivered as long as things continue going well. You can check for updates any time at https://www.canadapost.ca/update
We will be closed July 6-18. Orders will begin shipping once we return.
Just a quick note that Canada Post shipping methods are not currently suggested for any shipments. The postal workers union is in a labor dispute that could turn to a strike or lockout, which means shipments would stop being picked up/transported/delivered.
DHL (as always) is your best option.
April is going to be a busy month! We will be closed April 2 - May 1 while we attend RoboGames 2016 in San Francisco, Siast MyRobot Rumble in Saskatoon, and BattleBots™ in Los Angeles! Orders placed while we are away will begin shipping when we return, but may take several days to get through everything!
January 2016 Updates
What a year! With the 2015 return of RoboGames AND BattleBots, our inventory was flying off the shelf! Our manufacturers are getting aquainted with our suddenly much larger orders and we hope that products will be in stock more often in the future!
We have some new distributors! Another in the USA, Mexico, and even Australia! If they don't carry the FingerTech products you want, email them (and us) and we will see about getting them stocked up!