% sales trends for each model
In planning how many DE1 suitcases to get for each size, I needed to make a forecast of what models people have been buying. Our DE1XL model takes different internal foam from the DE1+/DE1PRO models.
- The DE1XL model was very slow to start, and now has been taking sales away from our DE1PRO model
- The DE1+ model is very stable at 30% of our machine sales
- DE1XL sales briefly shot up, at the same time that we had them in stock. We didn't anticipate this, and ran out of stock, and ran out of stock after 5 months, at which point sales of that model decreased.
We're in the process of receiving parts to build 2000 machines of our v1.42 model, which we plan to build over the next 9 months. As we've made 2400 machines in our entire history, that will bring us to 4400 total Decent machines out in the world, which is a fairly reasonable number. It also means we won't be out of stock for a while, since this is a much larger run than our v1.40 run of 750 machines, which we built and sold out in 3.5 months.
In September, we'll start building 2000 machines of the v1.43 model, which will be virtually identical to our current v1.42 model. Hopefully we can keep our production up with demand, and not run out of stock again.