**Now that Soylent 1.0 is shipping, we are excited to release the new http://soylent.me website! **
The new site offers two different ways of acquiring Soylent 1.0: one time purchases and subscriptions. Over the past year, many backers have asked for a subscription option. Soylent subscriptions are a fantastic way to ensure that you always have Soylent when you need it. With options for 1, 2 or 4 weeks of Soylent delivered monthly, a wide range of customers will be able to receive Soylent at a rate that matches their consumption.
You will notice that prices for some quantities of Soylent are higher than the crowdfunding campaign. These changes were necessary in order to ensure that ongoing Soylent production is economically viable, since the original crowdfunding prices did not take several important factors into account:
Starter kits. The prices used in the crowdfunding campaign did not include a starter kit. During our beta program we realized that the pitcher and scoop were vital for successful use of the product and decided to give them to our crowdfunding backers free of charge.
Shipping costs. A week of Soylent is about seven pounds, and a month is thirty pounds. We have negotiated competitive rates with FedEx, but they’re still higher than our original estimates.
Ingredients costs. We established the original Soylent campaign prices before the Soylent 1.0 formula was finalized, and these new prices better reflect the costs of Soylent’s raw ingredients. The ingredients used in Soylent 1.0 are also of higher quality than those that Rob originally used to make Soylent at home.
Because of the high volume of pre-orders that we are still working on fulfilling, orders placed by new customers on the site will ship in 10-12 weeks. Customers who have already received their first Soylent order will receive any reorders in 1-2 weeks. Updates to our shipping progress will be posted on blog.soylent.me and @soylent.
As we switch over to our new site, we would like to thank Crowdtilt and Backerkit for providing a solid crowdfunding platform that allowed us to concentrate on the most important aspects of our business – making Soylent 1.0 the best product possible. Glass and Marker did an amazing job on our new video, and we would also like to thank OKFocus for their partnership in designing our new site and working tirelessly to integrate the various pieces necessary to ensure a seamless online experience.