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MyBuddy-Box
05-09-2013, 04:08 AM
Short Summary

Hi My Name is Matt Wright and I am the Managing Director of ShoppaBox Limited. I have spent the last 15 years buying and selling products on Shopping TV and through Mail Order, Internet & Printed Media. Tired of the corporate life and wanting to make a positive impact on the world I decided to do something about it…

My product is called MyBuddy-Box... Truly A Box For Life! (www.mybuddy-box.com) Based on an original 1984 award winning version invented by my father but never commercialised I wanted to start my own business and felt I could update and improve the original design and its functionality to address the worldwide environmental concerns over plastic environmental pollution, especially the pollution caused by discarded single use plastic carriers. I am a start-up business and have just occupied a small manufacturing unit in Peterborough here in the UK where this British designed product is now manufactured by me from 100% recycled plastic waste.

So Here’s My Pitch….

http://igg.me/at/MyBuddy-Box-A-Box-For-Life/x/3008042

“ Did You Know That More Than 8 Billion (58,000 Tonnes) Of Polluting Carriers Are Dumped In The UK Each Year? Surely This Has To Stop? What We Need Is To Mobilise An Army Of Everyday Heroes !! “

May I introduce a way to dramatically reduce demand for those billions of environmentally unfriendly (but useful) humble carriers which – when dumped – will kill wildlife, pollute our landscape, rivers and seas and create a dangerous legacy for generations to come as they do not degrade over time?

“MyBuddy-Box” ... Truly A Box For Life - A Perfect Solution ! “

So serious is this worldwide threat to our environment that people here in the UK are urging our government to levy a 10-20pence tax in England (already introduced in Wales and most recently in Northern Ireland) for each carrier given away by supermarkets and other retailers in an attempt to force us to change our behaviour. I think MyBuddy-Box could be part of an alternative practical solution. Your involvement will be a game changing positive step to address this growing disaster.

“Is It Really Possible To Re-Invent The Wheel ... Or Box ? ABSOLUTELY ! !”

MyBuddy-Box is British designed and made in the UK from 100% recycled waste plastic and is 100% recyclable and will last a lifetime .. guaranteed!.

“So Many Uses ! “

MyBuddy-Box can be used for your grocery shopping, laundry, filing, storage or many other practical everyday uses. It’s a simple, easy-to-use, reliable folding box and is incredibly durable and strong yet lightweight, weighing around 800gms, it can carry up to 20kg! Following the principles of origami, it folds down from a rigid box into a chic, contemporary and desirable ‘briefcase’ when not in use. The secret to its strength is the ‘living hinge’ which means it can be safely folded up and down tens of thousands of times, enabling MyBuddy-Box to be guaranteedfor a lifetime!

“Using it For Grocery Shopping?”

Just hang it on the trolley as you shop the store and at checkout simply open in seconds, place in the trolley and fill. If you have a lot of shopping, you can safely stack one on top of another in the trolley to wheel back to your car. When home, empty and simply fold down ready for your next shopping trip or to use around the home.



So Why Do I Need Your Help??

At the moment I am personally producing each box by hand in an industrial unit in Peterborough – although I am producing a high quality product it is not very cost effective and is keeping the retail price higher than I believe it should be – with your help I can buy new machinery to be able to mass produce these boxes here in the UK, not only bringing the cost down making it affordable for everyone, but also creating new UK jobs for local people.

With your help I can centralise production of all of the components taking out cost and the environmental damage of shipping multiple parts from multiple locations – this will make production cheaper, more efficient and ultimately bring the price of MyBuddy-Box down so there are no excuses for everyone not to own at least one! This will not only take out 1,000s of tonnes of plastic waste from landfill, but will also help stop the waste and pollution of single use carrier bags – together we can make a difference!



What I Need & What You Get

I am looking to raise 60,000 to purchase two semi automatic ultrasonic welding machines to weld each box much more cost effectively into the super strong finished product here in the UK (each box currently requires 16 individual welds). Once we have the production streamlined we can not only address the UK’s plastic pollution problem but take on the world – this truly is a product with no boundaries and could make such a difference to the worldwide pollution problems!

As a thank you for your help I would like to offer some exciting perks for you:-

1 Donation - I will send you a special offer code allowing you, your friends and families to order MyBuddy-Box at a 10% discount with no limit to the number you can order.

5 Donation – I will send you a unique personal special offer code that will give you 10% discount on every purchase AND I will also give you 5 back for every 5 boxes sold using your unique code.

15 Donation – I will send you a unique personal special offer code which will give you 20% discount on every purchase AND I will also give you 5 back for every 5 boxes sold using your unique code.

30 Donation – This is where it gets really interesting…. I will send you two MyBuddy-Boxes AND I will send you a unique personal special offer code which will give you 20% discount on every purchase AND I will also give you 5 back for every 5 boxes sold using your unique code AND if your code is used for 10 boxes or more I will double up your commission to 2 per box!!!

150 Donation – I will send you Twelve! Yes Twelve! MyBuddy-Boxes AND I will send you a unique personal special offer code which will give you 20% discount on every purchase AND I will also give you 5 back for every 5 boxes sold using your unique code AND if your code is used for 10 boxes or more I will double up your commission to 2 per box!!!

300 Donation – I will invite you to my factory to come and make your own MyBuddy-Box – I will show you how it is made and tell you the story of my amazing journey so far – along with that you will receive all of the extra perks of the 150 donation and to top it off I’ll even take you out for a nice cold beer! (or glass of wine if you are sophisticated!)

Please note for any donations outside of the UK for the 30 and upwards perks I will have to ask for an extra donation of 25 to cover international courier charges.

Estimated delivery of perks within 30 days of the completion of the funding round.



The Impact

You really can help me in many ways – firstly in bringing the production cost down to reduce the selling cost, so making it a no-brainer for everyone to use – secondly by spreading the word – it is a brand new and unique product and very few people know it exists – everyone who has seen it and used it loves it and I am sure you will too – please help spread the word in any way you can – word of mouth, Twitter, Facebook, Newspaper & Magazine Articles any way you can! With your help we can take MyBuddy-Box worldwide reducing plastic waste, pollution and the massive environmental impact that comes with it.

I have spent my whole life working with good products and I know one when I see it – the challenge I have now is raising awareness and only people power can really do that – please become an Every Day Hero – use MyBuddy-Box – love it, need it and share it!



Other Ways You Can Help

I am sure - like me - you can see what a great idea this is and the positive impact it can have not only on your lives but on worldwide pollution – if you can’t donate to the cause at this point don’t worry but please help spread the word, tell your friends, your family, your colleagues – anyone that will listen – they can see the whole story on my website www.mybuddy-box.com– Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, write an article about us, add us to your blog, write about is in your newspaper or magazine – I will genuinely appreciate any help you can give!



So What Happens If I Don’t Get All The Funding I Need?

Firstly I don’t buy all the equipment I need and it takes longer to bring the cost and selling price down.

Secondly I continue living in a tent eating nuts and berries while taking no salary so I can plough every penny back into the business.

Thirdly I may have to list my 3 beautiful children on Ebay to raise the cash I need to get this amazing product worldwide…..

With your help we can make this a success and reduce plastic waste and pollution worldwide!

jojomataketa
05-09-2013, 05:57 AM
Hi Matt,
you need to put the indiegogo link in your above post.
Great box! Cheers!