We started packing boxes three days ago. I have to say it feels pretty incredible to see all those boxes and all that popcorn. We stared in amazement for about 20 seconds and then started packing. It wasn’t pretty at first. It sounded pretty simply beforehand, but, actually, it takes a number of steps to get to a packed box. After a good bit of trial and error we got a good system down.
We’ve brought in all the help that we can fit in our tiny warehouse space. The four of us started out moving around a lot. We would build a few boxes and then move to the popcorn to put a few bags in before moving to the… Sunday was our third day and there wasn’t any people moving; just popcorn boxes. We created a pretty efficient assembly line and each had our assigned tasks. The glue gun is the trickiest job. You can blame me if you get a box with a little extra glue on the top.
In three days we packed up a little over 2,000 boxes. That just about covers our Kickstarter friends, and they are first on the list. We still need to get our shipping setup for this volume so it might be at week or so before the boxes go out.
There is another reason we are a little delayed. We are heading to Boulder, CO on Thursday to speak about Quinn Popcorn in front of hundreds of people. More on that in the next post.
P.S. The shirt voting is neck and neck. Man, I was hoping for a clear direction on this one!