... and drumroll... the survey is completed, here are the results (and what they mean).
72 people participated in the survey, thank you!
The Design: Design J won the survey with an average score of 1.57
I won't go into how the others played out (but if you really want to know, send me a PM and I'll send you a screenshot from surveymonkey), but the 4 designs ranked like this:
1.57 / 2.36 / 2.75 / 3.32
According to the "deal breaker" question, 5 persons stated that they would not order if Design J won.
Checking in with those 5 persons and their potential order quantities, we lost a few count of jersey, bib and arm-warmer orders (5, 4, 2 respectively).
However - after subtracting those losses - here are the potential order quantities we're looking at, which includes a few people who intend to order multiple quantities:
72 short sleeve jerseys
21 pair of armwarmers
This is really great news! It puts us into some potentially nice pricing categories.
-At the moment we are down to three potential vendors, while I'm still awaiting confirmation on the capabilities of a 4th).
The three current potential vendors are: Jakroo (jakroo.com), Mt. Borah (mtborah.com) and JLVelo (jlvelo.com)
All three have been extensively researched. I've interviewed teams and people who have used these kits every day, all season long, and inquired about their build quality, service and so forth. They're all flying high in those remarks! That said, I also inquired a bit with some questions that came through via fellow WW about women's options, accessories, features, and more. Through this, I am leaning heavily towards Jakroo at this time... While all three vendors have been impeccably responsive, friendly, and helpful, the distancing as they came closer to the finish line came through in the detail:
With Jakroo -
-No extra costs for women's variations (they're included in the same model quantity)
-Extra security pocket on the jersey (why not?)
-Subtle Reflective detailing (might as well throw a little safety in there)
-Extensive sizing charts that detail the dimensions for the products including variations (club cut vs. racer cut)
-Quantity pricing is really great: Since we're topping over 50, any product now goes into the '50' quantity level. This include arm warmers, skinsuits, whatever. They're all priced at the 50+ level.
-Store can be left open for 21 days, which covers our traveling WW and other potential issues. They take Paypal.
-Flatlock stitching throughout
-4 week turnaround on production.
-You will pay directly to Jakroo and they will ship to you directly (international too!)
So that said, we're potentially looking at these prices (and hoping that at least 50 people, if not more, follow through on their intent to order)
Tour level Jersey - $74USD
Velo Pro Bib Shorts - $92.00USD
Arm Warmers - $23USD summer / $28USD winter(thermal)
These are approximate prices, I'll have final prices soon.
And speaking to the rep, I believe there is a potential to add a few more products if anyone wants them but I want to check in about this to be sure.
These could be:
Again, I need to check in on these one more time just to be sure.
The store opening will be announced before it actually opens. This will give everyone enough advanced notice to be aware of the opportunity to order.
Finally, once the store is opened - ANYONE can order. This means whether you're an active member here or just lurking, whether you've for some reason had a change of heart and want Design J, or whatever.
So right now, please sit tight while the vendor is officially selected, design and store opened, etc:.
Any more questions?
If you're posting in the thread, keep it nice.
If you believe it would be better to ask or state an opinion directly so we can avoid thread deraillment, please send a PM. I'm fairly responsive (usually within 24hr).
The first post will be updated with relevant information.
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