They’ve progressed from shipping to backers to shipping to pre-May-6 web orders (which are being lumped in with crowd funding orders). Someone recently posted that they had ordered online in February and received their shipment this week (the post was this week).
Considering that they went from over 100,000 pouches shipped on 8/8 to over 200,000 pouches shipped on 9/3, and since a week supply consists of 7 pouches. If we assume there are a round 30-days in each month, then they’re shipping 476+ weeks worth of Soylent every day. (100,000 div 7 div 30 = 476 weeks/day shipped)
When you consider that they indicate they’ve increased their shipping rate by 500% (not manufacturing rate!) it means that either they used to be shipping the equivalent of
1 week 92 weeks shipped per day (500% increase = 5x increase = 6x original shipping rate. Using the 549 rate in the post, divided by 6, results in 91.5 weeks) of Soylent every day or their my numbers/math was off. (And it was off… thanks for the correction.)
What’s not available from provided information is exactly how much of the crowd funded orders remain, nor how many orders were made via ecommerce since May 6, nor how much of this shipping pipeline is consumed by recurring orders.
If we had this information, and where we were in the queue, we could accurately predict the current ETA to receiving our product.
If we at least knew how many outstanding orders existed, we could predict the maximum amount of time it would take to receive our product.
I ordered in June, I think, and my current delivery estimate is in December. (It was originally supposed to be this week and slipped 4-6 weeks which is late November to mid December.)
Hopefully they will be able to keep this new delivery date.