What we have learnt in the past 2 days?
Apologies for not posting the week-end special (had it ready last week by the way). Just coming out from looong meeting where we looked at the things, discussed, shared views, and listed down things where we went wrong. Here is the snippet:
- Before going live allow all kinds of money transactions. (this would have pushed us to 7 Jan as the Pre-Order day, but this mess wouldnt be there then.)
- Have a page where you can enter address much before you can press BUY button. (the design team had suggested that you HAVE to write the address again on the Payment Page on CCavenue and this would cause a lot of repetition for use, passing address directly to their page has some security issues. Android Police suggested, that since we are not doing this, we are a scam. Hmmm)
- Anticipate demand and then open slow release. We can understand when one says that Apple is selling 100k devices in a day, but it was difficult for us to imagine that this could even be possible with us. Production is not limited to any component as much as it is to PQ. We are really pushing them hard. We have extremely high number of normal LCD panels available, and that wont even go out of production (total number of these panels manufactured runs into millions a months)
- Dont have short agreements! This is extremely weird suggestion and I will try to fight this till death. I have always found long agreements messy and incomprehensible, but it seems its best for business. In my last meeting our investors presented agreements from every other firm which had much worse terms, and no one knew, just because they were hidden somewhere in the long sea of texts or mentioned in nth url link.
- Notion Ink is right now too mysterious and needs to share everything about the product: Agreed, and accepted. Till CES we will spend our energy in the same.
- Involving everyone in the process of creation has its benefits and losses. No concrete decision made here (but I got hours of advice from everyone today, and I have only been in listening mode today)
The introspection has yet not ended, and we are learning. As we have said earlier, we are here to stay. Ups and downs are a part of any journey, but we will try to smoothen the process for anyone who is linked to us. My next goal is to make Notion Ink best in its customer relations and whole of my energy will go into making this happen. I would love to hear your comments and suggestions on this topic.
Warm thanks for those who still support, apologies to those who felt disappointed. But as of now seeking more strength.