Floating Valet: Beach/Pool Water Caddy and Smart Phone Cradle

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Product Choices

$30

Floating Valet

This pledge will yield one Floating Valet. Choose your waterproof pouch size, color, and add on the Floating Valet Anchor System to keep your valuables and drinks steady in rough water!


$20

Floating Valet Logo T-shirt

This pledge yields a T-shirt with our cool oval-outlined Floating Valet logo featuring our adorable otter mascot holding all your stuff for you in the water. Be one of the first to show off the awesome logo of the coolest new product on the planet!


$54

Floating Valet 2-pack

This pledge will yield two Floating Valets. Choose your waterproof pouch size, color, and add on the Floating Valet Anchor System to keep your valuables and drinks steady in rough water!


$320

Floating Valet Reseller 14-pack

Details

Have way more fun in the water with no more worries - thanks to the Floating Valet!

Have you ever been on vacation or just relaxing at a beach, pool, bay, or lake, or been on a cruise excursion at a water-related location, or snorkeling, etc., and really wished you could:

… keep your icy cold drink, hat, phone, sunglasses, snack, and more dry and stable while you go fully under or swim HANDS FREE?
… truly RELAX without worrying about your unguarded wallet, phone, keys, etc. being stolen way back on shore or at your chair out of sight?
… receive and make calls/texts/etc., and/or use any app on your phone, including streaming the BIG GAME live so you don’t miss it?
… listen to all your MUSIC with perfect sound while in the water?
… play mini-basketball out there in the water with your family and friends?
… promote your business by putting its name/logo on something brand new and so hot/interesting that EVERYONE is staring at it all day?
… be the envy of everyone coming over to see what your cool new thing is, including all the pretty girls and hot guys?

Well now you can! … with the super fun, multi-functional, inexpensive, amazingly simple and totally reliable new Floating Valet!

It truly offers “Way more fun in the water, with no more worries!”

Please watch BOTH OF OUR VIDEOS linked here to learn all about it!

Check out what the Floating Valet has to offer!

  • Included features: sturdy, high-quality, flip-open case with 
handle, lockable latches and pre-installed, removable, customizable foam inserts pre-cut for waterproof bag (included), drink holder, pong game ball (included), ball catcher (included), tray clip (included, to hold case flat in water), and storage cavity for optional anchor
  • Available in green and/or black exterior
  • Choose regular waterproof bag for iPhones and other phones less than 5” long, or XL waterproof bag for phones/devices 5” to 8” long
  • Optional anchor adapts cleverly to any depth of water without tether becoming messy, wraps up easily and stores in Floating Valet cavity
  • The floating Valet is a unique and synergistic promotional/advertising opportunity for any company related to its purposes; such as cruiselines, resorts, scuba/snorkeling companies, beach/pool supply stores, restaurants, sodas, beers, smart phones, theft prevention…the possibilities are endless! Put your logo on them and rent them out, sell them, loan them, give them away, or whatever…However you do it, your brand will be on the hottest new product at the beach or pool being stared at all day be everyone there!

Choose between black or green colors

Premiums & Pledge Levels

All prices are special campaign-only prices to show our gratitude to our first customers.

Floating Valet Logo T-shirt ($20)

This pledge yields a T-shirt with our cool oval-outlined Floating Valet logo featuring our adorable otter mascot holding all your stuff for you in the water. Be one of the first to show off the awesome logo of the coolest new product on the planet! 




Floating Valet ($30-$37)

This pledge will yield one Floating Valet. Choose your waterproof pouch size, color, and add on the Floating Valet Anchor System to keep your valuables and drinks steady in rough water!



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Floating Valet 2-pack ($54-$68)

This pledge will yield two Floating Valets. Choose your waterproof pouch size, color, and add on the Floating Valet Anchor System to keep your valuables and drinks steady in rough water!


Floating Valet Reseller 14-pack ($320-$390)

For those small business owners looking to resell the Floating Valets, this is the option for you. Also make for great corporate gifts! Over $100 in savings! Choose a single color or a combination of the two. If a combination, please include your desired color choices in the comments during checkout.


Top Otter Pledge ($500)

This pledge yields 2 Floating Valets with anchors pre-installed (one to love and one to share), the deep appreciation of Les & Nita for helping so much to make their life goal come true, and 2 nights stay and meals for a long weekend at their San Diego condo anytime after 1/1/2016, which these pledges are helping to make possible!



Manufacturing Plan

One of the strongest features of the Floating Valet is the simplicity with which it delivers its functionality. As such, now that it has been fully developed it can be conveniently assembled from its various components. We have identified reliable high volume suppliers for each of its parts and established strong working relationships with each of the most critical and/or customized components. We will have a starting assembly capacity of 1000 Floating Valets per month and 400 anchors per month, with the ability to transition to higher production rates as the product grows in popularity.

Risks & Challenges

1) Spreading the word effectively without a major water product manufacturer backing us or being in large retail stores at first - but we have plans to overcome this challenge though an extensive network of friends, family, and connections made through many years, especially by co-founder Nita who is a teacher with 32 years of 15-20 student classes who almost all still keep in close contact with her, an entrepreneur colleague who already has connections in the resort, pool products, and cruise ship industries who are asking when/how they can buy the product, and of course Crowd Supply’s visitors and other resources.

2) Growing pains in transitioning to high volume production if it is successful - but we are passionate about this product and will find the best ways to grow it efficiently and with the absolute highest quality, utilizing co-founder Les’ 32 years of experience in manufacturing engineering and program management.

History of the Floating Valet

The Floating Valet was originally born one day from co-founder Lesʼ desire to find a way to hold his tropical drink above the water while he and his lovely wife Nita were out in the perfect waters off St. John, USVI. Les had always found it annoying that every time you want to go fully underwater at any beach or pool, you need to find somewhere to set your drink, hat, and sunglasses, or hold them above the surface as you go under. That day he looked around and noticed that the entire beach was full of other people holding other drinks and wearing other hats and sunglasses, all with the same dilemma. So, he got to thinking how great it would be if he had a nice looking personal-sized “raft” of sorts to hold his stuff afloat - and not spill his drink! Next they thought about how they had always hated leaving all of their valuables on the beach unprotected when entering the water at any beach or pool, fearful of easy theft out of sight… so Les thought – why couldn’t he embed a waterproof box into that “raft” and bring their stuff out in the water with them, where NOBODY could steal anything? Soon things rose to a whole other level of awesomeness when he thought of using a clear (to see in), waterproof (to keep water out), gas permeable (to let sound in/out), thin (so touch screen tactile functions work through it) bag instead of the box, and found the perfect one already for sale and receiving rave reviews all over the internet. That was the real game changer. In Les and Nita’s minds, that offered so many reasons for people to want and love the product… because how terrific would it be to have all the music from your phone available out there as you relax in the water?!!! And if you wanted to make or receive an important text, email, or call, or even watch your team’s big game LIVE, you could! The ideas kept flowing from there, including the ball game that draws fun people over in the water every time (and then they can’t stop playing it!). Basically the Floating Valet lets folks enjoy their time in the water more in many ways, for a great price, and in a personal-sized, simple-to-use way so as to not disturb anyone around them, while looking WAY COOL doing so! And of course there are the obvious marketing/advertising opportunities too. But to close our story, the fun of imagining it turned to a wonder/worry of how it could be that nobody had ever come up with this obviously beneficial idea already!? Somehow after much researching and conducting a patent search it turned out that nobody had. So with your help, the Floating Valet is finally coming to life now… Hopefully you will enjoy using it as much as Les and Nita do!

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Credits

Floating Valet

Goods created for your relaxing pleasure.


Les Kelly

Co-founder & Design Engineer

Nita Kelly

Co-founder & Spokesmodel

Melissa Denny

Social Media Director

Stephanie Scriven

Videographer

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