12 Aug

Today marks an important milestone for the OpenShot Kickstarter campaign, many of the rewards have started shipping, and many of you should receive a tracking # via email (in the next 48 hours). Others will receive your tracking # later this week. Worst case, you won't receive a tracking # via email, but your package will still be shipped, so no worries.

What Will You Get?

Based on your reward level, you will receive one of the following (assuming you did not opt-out of receiving a package):
  • Certificate
  • Certificate + USB Flash Drive
  • Certificate + USB Flash Drive + T-Shirt

NOTE: The digital rewards, such as vector logos and 3D animations, will be delivered with the final release of OpenShot 2.0, scheduled for December 2013.

Challenges of Reward Fulfillment

As many Kickstarter projects before me have discovered, fulfilling rewards is an intense process, that takes way more time than you would ever imagine. For example, the logistics of preparing & shipping packages to 40+ countries (postage, customs, different languages & character sets), coordinating multiple vendors, etc... can be overwhelming at times, and prevents you from working on the primary goal of the Kickstarter project.

So, in other words, I will be super excited to complete this phase of the project, and re-focus on the programming tasks... which I am much more skilled at. So, thank you for your patience during this phase of the project, and hopefully these rewards will actual arrive at your houses in the next 10 to 14 days. =)

List of Countries that have Shipped:

The following countries have been dropped off at the United States Postal Service (USPS) for shipping:
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Republic of Korea
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom

The only country not shipped yet is the USA, which is scheduled to ship later this week (probably Thursday).