Want to charge your backers for shipping AFTER your Kickstarter campaign but not quite sure how to do it? Curious why some of the bigger Kickstarter launches use Backerkit to collect shipping charges instead of Kickstarter? In this deep dive, Tyler will share the pros and cons of charging shipping off of Kickstarter using Backerkit.
Highlights of This Session Include:
- Seven reasons creators choose to charge for shipping outside of the Kickstarter platform?
- The downside of using an external tool like Backerkit to charge for shipping.
- All of the options for collecting for shipping on the Backerkit platform supports, and Tyler’s favorite choice.
- Plus: What’s Tyler binging right now?
Today’s Session is Brought to You By…
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Hey, are you getting ready to ship rewards to all your awesome backers?
With more than a decade of publishing under my belt, I’ve shipped my fair share of comics and graphic novels over the years… so you bet I was SHOCKED to realize I’d been doing it all wrong!
One of the most overlooked aspects of the Kickstarter process is your shipping materials, which is a shame, because how your package arrives is often the last impression your campaign will make on a backer, and will be a big factor in whether they choose to support you again.
And yet, I can’t tell you how many creators out there are disappointing their backers by shipping comics and graphic novels in shoddy packaging.
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You’ve heard the pros and cons for charging shipping after the campaign with Backerkit. What will YOU do next?