We are excited to say that all Kickstarter trucks have been shipped and many of them have already been delivered as we’ve seen pictures of them mounted on boards everywhere! So far the feedback has been great!
For the International supporters (Everyone outside of USA). We’ve received some calls from FedEx and US Mail that some packages have arrived but need your signature to finish delivery. (Some territories require signatures) They’ve informed us that they will throw away your package if it is not picked up within 7 days of its arrival!
We want to make sure you do not lose your package so this is what you need to do –
You will need to contact your local FedEx office or Postal Carrier/Customs Agency and present them with the tracking number that was emailed to you when your package was shipped. Your tracking number will tell you if your package was shipped via FedEx or US Mail. (If you are unsure if your package was delivered, please refer to the shipping email that was recently sent to you and click on the tracking number – This will tell you if your package has arrived, or if its still en route).
So if your trucks have not arrived yet check those tracking numbers and contact your mail carriers!
The only update we’ve wanted to post over this last year can finally be posted!
Trucks are in!!!
That means from here on out we’ll be busy packing and shipping and getting these orders out as soon as possible.
After so long it seemed like this day was never going to come. I think we were hit with nearly every delay possible throughout the design, production, manufacturing, even the shipping process. It was like- if there was a process for it, we saw a delay from it. But after talking with other skate companies over this last year and hearing some major launch horror stories, we learned that delays happen and preventing a possible mistake by taking the extra time will always be worth it. (Some of the errors other companies saw literally stopped them dead in the water).
We wanted Avenue Trucks to survive and to reach its finish line, and most importantly we wanted you all to get our absolute best. I think its safe to say everyone’s patience was tested and for those that stuck with us through it all, we promise the wait will be worth it. A major THANK YOU from everyone at Avenue Trucks!
We’ve been waiting to announce this for the last few days as we didn’t want any risk of delays further pushing this announcement back but..
MANUFACTURING IS FINISHED!
The first ever Avenue Suspension Truck production run is done!
So now we await final delivery of trucks to our warehouse (we are estimating the middle of April we’ll take delivery) and it looks like we will be able to begin shipping all trucks out to you all around this time next month.
Thanks again everyone for being patient in this start up process. We are very excited to get these trucks out finally!
I’ll get straight to the point – We are looking at April to begin shipping trucks!
I spoke with our manufacturing agent recently and he has informed me that we are scheduled to be completed by the 15th of this month. We were gunning to finish manufacturing by the end of last month but the final process (heat treatment of our trucks) has been a process that could not be rushed. We are only able to heat treat smaller batches of trucks at one time as opposed to all trucks all at once. The reason for this is by heat treating smaller batches we reduce the risk of damaging and losing potentially the entire production run of trucks as opposed to a few hundred at a time, (if any error was to occur).
So far our manufacturer has seen great results with the heat treatment process our trucks require and is almost 50% done with our first run of trucks. So as the next few batches get finished this week and next week we will have the shipping date up!
As things continue to go smoothly in our final days of production, we’ve been speaking with our manufacturer and signing off on the smaller things (but still very necessary) such as box sizes, shipping materials and shipping accounts. This means that production has been going smoothly and we are entering the last phase of getting these trucks to our warehouse and then packed and shipped to everyone of you! So as of this moment we are still expecting to begin shipping as early as March! We’ll keep you updated on the final steps as we reach the finish line!
Happy New Year to everyone around the world!
As we enter 2016 we enter one of the most exciting quarters of the year for Avenue Trucks which will include manufacturing completion, delivery of product, and official physical launch of the brand!
It seems like it was just yesterday when we released this idea via Kickstarter and now we are at the final stage of completion and should have that long awaited expected delivery date soon!
Again, we thank you for all your continued support and patience with Avenue Trucks, suspension trucks will be coming to your boards asap!
As the holidays approach and we all brace ourselves for the usual crazy family experiences at Christmas with questions such as “What are you doing with your life now? You got a girlfriend yet? How’s school.. Why don’t you get a real job?” (My family every year for as long as I can remember), If you’re like me.. I wish you survival this Christmas. If you choose to dodge the family questioning and grab a board and skate the icy sidewalks like I will probably be doing… You can embrace that frostbite knowing that soon enough your boards will have that soft ride of suspension that we all have been waiting patiently for the last 7 months.
THE GOOD NEWS – I’m happy to inform everyone that manufacturing has continued to go smoothly!!! We have also been fortunate enough to bump up our manufacturing time to grab an earlier projected ship date!! This means we expect some fresh samples from our manufacturer shortly and will be doing the final signing off on everything. Things will then begin production in larger volumes and that long expected shipping date will be here!!
Also remember – You guys will be getting these trucks FIRST! We will begin shipping starting with all kickstarter orders and going through the list!
So Happy Holidays from all of us at Avenue!
Oh and if these are intended as a gift, below is a printable flyer to let your skater know Suspension Trucks will be coming to them asap
Did you pre-order a pair of trucks as a gift for a shredder you know this Christmas?!
Let them know your gift has been ordered and it is coming! Print out our flyer and present your skater with info that they’ll be one of the first ever to own a set of AVENUE SUSPENSION TRUCKS! (Just click the image and print it out!)
Things with Avenue continue to be on a very good road.
A few days ago we met with our manufacturer again in person to discuss all the final production specific requirements needed to meet our quality standards, and finally to establish the realistic, target shipping date to get our trucks out to you guys.
As emails and constant phone calls are an everyday routine with our team and manufacturer, it has left little room for posting exciting and substantial updates, really it all comes down to going through the final stretch of steps, most which have eaten up weeks of time. We cannot risk launching this project with any room for error, and we’re sure you do not want to receive a less than perfect product from Avenue either.
The good news is after meeting with our manufacturer a huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders. They’ve shown us in detail the methods they will employ to produce our trucks and are extremely knowledgeable on our design. They have produced our prototype trucks almost perfectly, impressing our own engineers and design team. After all, they have been producing skate trucks and skate products for over 3 decades, and we are in good hands knowing that our suspension skate trucks will be manufactured with superior integrity.
After the next few phone calls and emails we will finally begin the very first run of suspension skateboard trucks ever produced. Each and everyone of you who have supported us on Kickstarter will be one of the first few hundred people to ever ride and the idea of Avenue Suspension Trucks. In a world of tens of millions of skaters… you guys are the ones who have helped make this happen and put us where we are now.
‘When will Avenue Trucks start shipping?” The ultimate answer to the ultimate question is coming very soon!
Stay tuned everyone!