For about a year now I’ve been helping develop and launch their product here. In general it’s an interactive striking pad that attached to a heavy bag or whatever else you can put it on.
It all started when I tracked down the company after seeing a mostly successful crowdfunding campaign that only launched in China. I bought a few and quickly fell in love with it.
After that I helped them iron out the bugs and get it ready for a US market.
And now it’s ready. The app works, the product itself is great and super durable. The only problem is that I don’t have the money and/or time to really go all in.
It’s definitely a product that has a market. And almost all the feedback I’ve gotten is positive. I’ve posted it on several subreddits, more because I just think it’s cool.
My main hurdles are: 1. A site to sell them /online orders. I’ve been doing email orders, but that seems to turn people off. 2. Product marketing, it’s a straightforward enough product. But for some people it needs to be experienced to really get it. 3. Lack of recent events and conventions. Normally I go to a lot of conventions with a group I help run. But those are all canceled. 4. Money. If I had the capital to buy a few myself, I could more easily sell them. 5. Video content. The content that I’ve shot so far is okay in the sense it showcases the product. But it definitely lacks any kind of professionalism.
I’m open to some kind of partnership, especially if it’s someone with a complimentary skill set. This product is ready to go and has a lot of potential. It’s overwhelming to try and do it myself. With help I think I can make some headway.
Any feedback or ideas are welcome.
Again, refer to my profile to see what the product does. As far as I know, I’m the only one in the US who has one. And the company itself doesn’t know how to break into the US market. But they do want it to happen. I just can’t do it alone.