FAQ: Bike to Work Backpack for Fearless Commuters
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I have ordered from outside the United States, what taxes and duties should I expect?

The pledges include taxes and duties for purchases delivered to: United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Union, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom

All other prices are exclusive of local import duties and taxes which may be levied once the shipment reaches your country.

Last updated: February 13, 2020 23:16

When will my order ship?

We are aiming to ship all orders from our factory in April 2020. That means that most backers (who fill out their surveys on time) will receive their new products late April, in time for Bike to Work Month! We sea ship products to several fulfilment warehouses around the world, then use local couriers for the last mile.

The factory expects it will take 6 weeks to complete this order. If all backers meet the fulfillment survey timeline of 25 February, we will be in a strong position to meet or exceed that timeline. I will be very proactive in alerting you to any issues that impact our shipping dates.

Last updated: February 11, 2020 01:19

You are manufacturing my Shellback in Vietnam. What is the impact of the coronavirus there?

As of 11 February, the government of Vietnam has been extremely proactive in quarantining infected citizens and preventing the spread of the coronavirus. As of today, there has been 15 cases of coronavirus in Vietnam.

Even though most of the Shellbacks fabric, trims, and components come from Vietnam and Korea, less than 10% of the pack includes components from China. The border between China and Vietnam has been closed until 16 February, preventing any shipment of lead items until then. That said, we do not anticipate any disruption in our planned manufacturing dates in May and April at this time.

This situation is fluid; I will update you with any new information. [20200211]

Last updated: February 11, 2020 02:40

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