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Offline voodoo6k

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Number of child kits in group buys
« on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 12:08:17 »
Hi,

I'm currently working on the childs kit for an interest check and I need help deciding how many of them will be necessary.

The trend seems to be, as far as Signature Plastics goes, to offer many smaller kits that cover all the bases in terms of keyboard layouts and colour options.

Apart from potentially confusing some buyers, is there an inherent drawback to doing this? I notice that smaller group buys will go the other way, ie. larger kits and less coverage of different layouts.

I understand that smaller kits are less efficient on cost per key, but then you only get the kits you need, so it evens out for most buyers. Perhaps it is also a good way to spread out the cost of new materials and novelties...

My question:
Am I missing other variables, or is it simply a matter of anticipating how many sets will be sold and providing reasonable options?

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Re: Number of child kits in group buys
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 12:13:27 »
Just do what makes sense.

No one would run international support in the base kit as it would be too expensive. Splitting international into its own kit makes sense.

Don't go too crazy and have 10 kits though. :)) 3-5 should cover absolutely everything.

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Re: Number of child kits in group buys
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 12:22:47 »
A minimum of ten kits has become the norm these days for Signature Plastics sets (but not GMK or MaxKeys):

1. Base TKL kit
2. Numpad kit
3. Alternate layouts kit
4. ISO (UK) kit
5. ErgoDox kit
6. Ortho kit (Planck)
7. Norde kit
8. Colevorak kit
9. Extra spacebars
10. Blanks and/or OS-specific modifiers

And that list doesn't even cover things like novelty key kits (ala "community" keys), alternate color combination kits, arrow key kits, etc.

Offline voodoo6k

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Re: Number of child kits in group buys
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 18:56:51 »
A minimum of ten kits has become the norm these days for Signature Plastics sets (but not GMK or MaxKeys):

1. Base TKL kit
2. Numpad kit
3. Alternate layouts kit
4. ISO (UK) kit
5. ErgoDox kit
6. Ortho kit (Planck)
7. Norde kit
8. Colevorak kit
9. Extra spacebars
10. Blanks and/or OS-specific modifiers

And that list doesn't even cover things like novelty key kits (ala "community" keys), alternate color combination kits, arrow key kits, etc.

Quite reasonable! :thumb:

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Re: Number of child kits in group buys
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 19:34:21 »
A minimum of ten kits has become the norm these days for Signature Plastics sets (but not GMK or MaxKeys):

1. Base TKL kit
2. Numpad kit
3. Alternate layouts kit
4. ISO (UK) kit
5. ErgoDox kit
6. Ortho kit (Planck)
7. Norde kit
8. Colevorak kit
9. Extra spacebars
10. Blanks and/or OS-specific modifiers

And that list doesn't even cover things like novelty key kits (ala "community" keys), alternate color combination kits, arrow key kits, etc.

Quite reasonable! :thumb:

Agreed. 10 kits + novelties and forum kits is pretty reasonable for a SP set.