You guessed it, I'm facing a big issue to ship the last batch of SLICK.
90% of pre-orders have been fulfilled and the last one is blocked due to some "political" reasons.
Working with China has been my biggest chalenge on this project, although I've spent 5 months there. Suppliers are constantly lying to me, that's the game. Big cultural difference.
I've been discovering slowly the landscape of how a SLICK is being made. I though I was working with X factory but I'm working with Y because they are hiring there friends. Etc.... Long short story.
Today, there are 600 SLICK ready to be shipped at the factory, but it looks like that the 3rd party project manager I've hired at the beginning has not paid the factory ... So the SLICK cannot be shipped.
Even though I've paid all bills, i'm stuck. The 3rd party is being agressive to me saying he has paid the factory and the factory is waiting for the $$.
I'm still trying to figuring out a solution between the 2 parties. But it's the jungle there. Agreements, contracts, whatever is useless.
My very first priority is to ship the 10% remaining orders. And I'll do it!
Even If I have to empty SLICK's bank account, pay the factory (again) and shut down the company afterward. I'll have fulfilled everyone's orders. Trust me, that's my TOP priority. I'm not spending any money with hire, marketing, ads, R&D etc.. until I've shipped all orders.
Some of you are being really supportive, thank you so much for all the love you send to Aude and I. That keep us motivated whatever happens!