We have been hard at work finalizing all our hardware and the last piece we have left is packaging design. We hadn't started thinking about packaging until last month, when we realized that we will need some safe way to transport the Piper kit to you! When we began researching and mocking up different packaging ideas, we realized that there many different ways to package items. At the very low-end, the easiest packaging option is packing peanuts, and you just throw all the components into a box and fill it to the brim with peanuts
We decided that peanuts would not create for a very magical out-of-the box experience, and decided to spend some time iterating a box and foam design that would allow for the parts of the Piper Toolbox to reach you safely, and for you to have a wonderful first-time experience opening the box.
Here are some design iterations that we have had over the last month.
Mission 0 is assembling the box, and a big, poster-size blueprint helps you complete this goal. You can see it folded up on top of the screen piece.
As you can see, our mock-ups were completed with foam board to separate the compartments, and provide cushion. However, the board is not very elastic, and would not shield the components from the impact they would experience in transit during shipping. So we decided to use real foam. Here is what the inside will look like:
And once all the pieces are inside, it would look more like this.
We hope that you are as excited as we are to be receiving the first Piper Toolboxes ever made!
We were showing Piper at Tech Crunch Disrupt this past few days, and TechCrunch decided tofeature us on their website this morning!
The article has already received over 400 shares, and we are so excited that you have been part of this journey with us, and were so instrumental to making Piper a reality!
Mark, Shree, and the Piper Team