We’re getting this question a lot, as you can imagine. Here’s the latest:
Updated on 11-10-2008: We’re open!
We’re working our way through the beta wait-list. Over 1,000 people have already received invitations to try out the beta site, and a few hundred are left on the list as of this writing. Unless we get completely slammed by an unexpected PR event ("Please don’t throw me in the brier patch!") everyone currently on the list should have received an invitation within the next week or so. Until we’re fully up and running, however, we will continue to send invitations only to people who’ve added their email addresses to the wait list. Sign up for list here. In the second week of May we will start to email invitations to create Spoonflower accounts to a small number of beta-testers. Because such a large number of people are interested in participating in the beta (thanks everyone!) we’ll expand the number of invitations we send slowly over a period of two months or so. At the end of two or three months we hope to be able to take the wrapper off the web site and open registrations to everyone, but we’ll have to see how things go. Thanks for being patient, and thank you again for all the encouragement. We’re looking forward to hearing your suggestions and ideas.