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Approach Innovative Notebook System

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4.9?
Discovered on 2017-09-13

Organize your thoughts and schedule with the Approach Innovative Notebook System. Designed for thinkers and strategists, these notebooks actually resolve 59 different problems with traditional notebooks. The Approach System includes two types of notebook: Lite and the Professional. It comes with sticky notes for quick jotting, highlight stickers for reminders, and index stickers for superior organization. It also has a bookmark so you never lose your spot. With these add-ons, your experience becomes flawless. Even with all of the add-ons, the Approach Notebooks remain slim and sleek to fit into your bag as well as your style. There are no rules for using the add-ons, you can create your own system to stay organized and tidy. The binding also allows the durable notebooks to lay totally flat. You have your choice of blank, ruled, or grid paper and a variety of modern notebook colors.

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Overview & Specs
Color :
Light Gray, Navy, Black
Notebooks :
Lite, Professional
Add-ons :
Sticky Notes, Bookmark, Index Stickers, Highlight Stickers
Paper :
Blank, Ruled, Grid
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Karl Kennedy
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Excellent item and really high quality. Is it possible to purchase additional notebooks please?
Brad Dancer
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Got them, they are awesome - thanks so much!
Brad Dancer
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Any updates on the shipping from your Jan 9th post? Did Amazon get them in, are you shipping them out, inquiring minds want to know!
Jazmin Sabino
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Is thier anyway to change address? Thier has been no update and I must leave soon.
Gary Scott
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Still waiting for an update or my shipment. Amazon isn't that slow so what's the story on U.S. shipment.
Brad Dancer
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Any news for US?
Danica
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Do you have any update on when the US orders will be shipping?
Christopher Fay
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Already received the notebooks one or two weeks ago, but I'm in Taiwan. Looks good. I like the accessories.
Christoph Bank
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Is there any update regarding the import fee?
Approach
Review from Kickstarter
@KIM SEUNGKEUN 김성근님 안녕하세요. 한국 후원자들에게는 CJ대한통운을 사용하여 제품 발송해드렸습니다. 김성근님 송장번호는 CJ대한통운 340736667621입니다.
KIM SEUNGKEUN
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배송조회는 어디서 해야 하나요?
Nicole Valencia
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I love my notebooks, and all the accessory products, too! Where can I get more of these going forward? I’ve just started writing, but am already afraid to run out. Lol!
Fabienne
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Where will the notebooks be available in the future (outside/after kickstarter)?
I already love them!
James Beavis
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Good Notebooks, nice design, but something has gone wrong i feel as i had to pay £18 customs / import duty
Christoph Bank
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I had the same experience as funzski, also living in Germany
funzski
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hi,
received the notebooks right now. like them already.
but I was very surprised I had to pay custom fees... a bit more than 20€...
did I overread some information? because I wasn't aware of this. did anyone else had to pay custom fees? btw, I live in Germany. best, adam
Lois
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Arrived today (Jakarta, Indonesia) :) The size is close to an A5 side to side, but on it's own, it feels visibly more compact.
Paper is thicker than imagined. Still suffer the same problem as any other notebooks with back pocket, the spine's width seems to be measured to the pages only, so when strapped, the back cover curves a bit even when the pocket is empty. Hasn't tried the paper. Still got 120 pages to burn in my current notebook :D
verushka
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Haven't received anything -- no shipping notification -- nothing. Am in Sydney, Australia.
Approach
Review from Kickstarter
@Suzanne Taylor Hello. We sent the PDF files on OCT 2017. We apologize if you haven't received the file yet. Message us and please let me know your e-mail.
Suzanne Taylor
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When will the PDFs be received?
Approach
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@Ebony As we use the Amazon fulfillment service, you will get a shipping notification.
Ebony
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Will we get a shipping notification? My mail person isn't reliable and I need to have my package held at the post office.
Jannah
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Hi, I'm just wondering if there's any updates on shipping? Thank you
Yasa Tahir
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@Stafford lucky you!! does this mean they have started shipping already??
Brad Dancer
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updates on shipping progress?
Stafford Lumsden
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Yay! Just received mine! (I imagine I am one of the first since my office is Literally 10 minutes from The Approach offices) Everything is great.!!
Brian Vance
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Is there an anticipated date for receiving the PDF file of the pages?
No name needed
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Lois, I emailed them and they actually said the following: So sorry for the shipping fees needing to be counted for each item; because the project is using weight-based shipping to fulfill product all over the world, they need to account for the postage and handling needed for every item shipped (even when sent together). So each item actually has separate shipping (i.e. the stickers are $2.00 and shipping is $3.35). Therefore, you don't always necessarily get an $0 balance, especially if you added add-ons and calculated correctly via kickstarter.
Lois
Review from Kickstarter
Backerkit list the pledge and shipment cost, then deduce it with the money you already pay from Kickstarter.
As long as the final number is $0, you don't need to pay anything more. Unless you buy add-on.
No name needed
Review from Kickstarter
Hi, was shipping not included in the original pledge? I'm unsure why I have to pay an additional shipping charge on the backer kit survey process. Thanks for the clarification in advance.
Lois
Review from Kickstarter
Since the weekly planner layout is not ruled, can't those who need wider space just turn the book to the side ? :) Like Moleskine's now-retired turntable weekly planner.
Peter Dracopoulos
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Hello
Because I wanted to get both a Lite Notebook Pack and a professional notebook, I pledged the total amount for both awards, and the shipping was automatically added on. I will be able to get both awards once the survey email is sent out, right? Thanks so much.
Approach
Review from Kickstarter
Hello, Alexander Thank you for your comment. We originally planned to have the vertical outline for the reasons you outlined, but we received overwhelming feedback about the width of the columns being too narrow for their needs. It was a difficult decision and not one that we made hastily. For this release, we will offer the vertical layout only.
We are always accepting feedback from our users and supporters, and will do our best to accommodate more people in the future. Please feel free to ask any more questions you may have. Best regards,
The Approach Support Team
Approach
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Hello, Mayra. Thank you for contacting us. From the feedback we received from users, we learned that the column width of our planned vertical design was too narrow to be used comfortably as a weekly planner. We have decided to use the horizontal layout as our only option for this release. We are always accepting feedback from our users and supporters, and will do our best to accommodate more people in the future. Please feel free to ask any more questions you may have. Best regards,
The Approach Support Team
Alexander Nirenberg
Review from Kickstarter
The vertical weekly planner allows you to better see the overview of the week at a glance, seeing busy periods and free blocks of time, and therefore makes it easier when planning your week This is less obvious in a horizontal layout. It was the preferred layout of Stephen Covey of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" fame. It is certainly my preferred layout. Unfortunately different people have different needs, so it is difficult to please everyone with only one layout.
Mayra Benitez
Review from Kickstarter
Do you think you could make us choose the layout of the professional notebook? I can't work with the horizontal view..
Scott Goolsby
Review from Kickstarter
Perfect! That’s what I was hoping! I can’t wait for them to come out :-)
Approach
Review from Kickstarter
Hello, Scott. Thank you for contacting us. Approach Notebooks are made with 100gsm quality paper. With this paper, users will barely find ghosting, and even with fountain pen use, there will be no bleeding or feathers. Please feel free to ask any more questions you may have. Best regards,
The Approach Support Team
Scott Goolsby
Review from Kickstarter
What paper weight will you be using?
Approach
Review from Kickstarter
Hello, Leow Thank you for contacting us. We are sorry to hear about this inconvenience that you have experienced.
Unfortunately, Approach does not control the payment system for the Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter handles the transactions on behalf of the companies with open campaigns. We have reached out to Kickstarter for a solution to your problem and we are waiting for their reply. In our experience, this can take a little bit of time. We recommend that you inquire directly with Kickstarter, if you haven’t already, in order to have the most correct and detailed answer. We can inquire generally, but you should receive all of the information about your transaction if you inquire directly. Below is a response that one of our backers received when they had a similar experience. This backer pledged over $1000.00 and they were charged $216 on the day they pledged. We hope this might help you understand what might have happened, until you receive a reply from Kickstarter.
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[Kickstarter support]
Apologies for the confusion here – the transaction you referenced appears to be an authorization for your pledge.
Due to Kickstarter’s funding model, we don’t charge backers at the time of pledging. Instead, backers are only charged for a pledge if the project meets the deadline and reaches its funding goal. Pledges for higher level reward tiers are subject to an authorization check. It looks like your pledge falls within this range.
Authorizations function in different ways, depending on your bank. Some authorizations will drop after a few days, while others may be in place until the project ends. We recommend that you contact your bank for more details about their authorization procedure.
- We will be in touch once we receive a reply from Kickstarter. We apologize again for the inconvenience and for not being able to provide an answer sooner. Best regards.
The Approach Support Team.
Leow Jia Ling
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Approach, Kickstarter I've chose to backed this project on the 24th Sep. However, there were multiple deduction of transactions under my saved back card since 24th. Kindly advice me on why is this happening when you are only supposed to deduct the backed amount on the 8th Oct as stated in the email. Thank you.
Approach
Review from Kickstarter
Hello, Stafford.
Thank you for contacting us. That's right, Approach made its start in Seoul, Korea. Our main office is still in Seoul and our distribution centers are in the United States and Hong Kong. We are thrilled to be branching out to reach users worldwide. Best regards,
The Approach Support Team
Stafford Lumsden
Review from Kickstarter
Am I right...? Approach is based in Seoul?
Approach
Review from Kickstarter
Hello, Thank you for contacting us. You can check out the prices for additions at this link:
Https://goo.gl/LeCrQR Best regards,
The Approach Support Team
No name needed
Review from Kickstarter
Awesome campaign. Can you post the add-on prices (additional notebooks, sticky notes, etc) so when the campaign ends we already know what to expect. Thanks a bunches!
Approach
Review from Kickstarter
Hi. Bruce Schreiner. Thank you for contacting us. We use high quality PU artificial leather on our Professional Notebooks. We can provide laser etching with bulk orders (over 100 notebooks). But for your own etching, designs generally show up well on our artificial leather covers.
Please feel free to ask any more questions you may have. Best regards,
The Approach Support Team
Bruce Schreiner
Review from Kickstarter
Was wondering the actual materials used to make the cover. Hoping to laser etch designs on the covers safely.
Approach
Review from Kickstarter
Hi. Frank Strona. Thank you for your question. 1. If you would like to purchase both Lite and Professional Notebooks: 1) Begin the process to pledge for the Professional Notebook and add the cost of the Lite Notebook in the "Pledge Amount" section.
*For example, if you want 2 Professional Notebooks and 1 Lite Notebook, pledge the professional notebook and add $13.00 for 1 Lite Notebook in the "Pledge Amount" section.
*Therefore, your final plege amount would be $30.00 (2 Professional Notebooks) + $13.00 (1 Lite Notebook) + $7.00 (shipping*) = USD$50.00 total pledge
2) After the campaign ends, you will recieve a survey email where you can choose the products you will recieve, totalling the amount of your pledge *Shipping cost may vary depending on your final order and location where the products will be shipped 2. Lite notebook has 3 types of paper: 1)Ruled only 2)Grid only 3)Blank only
When you receive a survey email, you will need to choose the type of paper (ruled, grid, blank) for your notebooks.
***The notebooks do NOT have every type off paper included in sections.
Frank Strona
Review from Kickstarter
Well thought out. Looking forward to seeing it funded. Wished that you offered a combo full kit bundle of one lite and one professional notebook with the extras. Will the lite notebook have grind or lines only paper?