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Crowdfunder: DIY Pre-Order Crowdfunding

Crowdfunder: DIY Pre-Order Crowdfunding

Developed by Ethercycle

9 reviews
Price: $19.00 / month Free Trial: 7 days More info
  • Run Your Own Crowdfunded Pre-Order Sale
  • Add Psychological Conversion Triggers
  • Free 7-Day Trial, Then Just $19/mo, No Hidden Fees

Crowdfund from Your own Website

Have A Successful Website? You Don’t Need Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Etc.

With over $3 billion pledged to crowdfunded projects, there's no doubt that crowdfunding has exploded and changed the nature of pre-orders for entrepreneurs and consumers. But you don’t need to use a service like Kickstarter if you’re already running your own popular website.

In fact, you may be better off crowdfunding on your website.

Why pay fees to Kickstarter if you already have your own following? By running crowdfunded pre-order campaigns on your website, you control the entire process from beginning to end. You'll save time, fees, and gain flexibility.

Enter Crowdfunder App

In 2016, we were approached by Brooklyn design studio FCTRY to build a crowdfunding page for their Shopify site. We did it, showed it to some folks, and immediately began getting inquiries to do it again for other stores. Meanwhile, the original campaign for FCTRY did over six figures in sales. Crowdfunded pre-orders make money. We built Crowdfunder App so that everyone can have access to the same marketing strategy used by some of the most successful Shopify stores.

Having a custom crowd-funding platform, hosted on your Shopify site, puts you in the driver's seat of your pre-order campaigns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it support my currency? Yes, we use your store's currency automatically.

Can I have multiple campaigns? Yes!

Can I change my goal amount after starting?
Yes! You can change the goal amount at any time.

Can I my goal be total orders instead of a dollar amount?
Yes! You can choose from either a financial or quantity goal for your campaign.

Does this app change how orders, charges, or customers work?
No, it does not alter how orders, customers, or charges are handled. it only alters the product page. It's meant to add social proof and urgency to product launches to maximize revenue.

When are customers charged?
Customers are charged when they purchase your pre-order. You can capture funds immediately for your pre-order product as long as you communicate to your customers that you are charging them in advance for an item that will ship at a later date.

Can I change the progress manually?
Yes! If you want to "prime" your campaign by showing progress, you can set the inventory quantity to some negative value.

Crowdfunder: DIY Pre-Order Crowdfunding reviews

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Excellent customer service. Super helpful. Thank you! Kurt,check out Moxie and Moss Workwear's limited pre-order June 1st - June 30th: www.moxieandmoss.com


I like this app a lot! Not just because it's simple and easy to understand, but because of the team behind it! Every question I asked was assisted within a day, and they were very thorough. To the degree that they were willing to go into my css and fix a loading issue that wasn't even their problem!

You guys rock, and I can't wait to see what other improvements you make to your app.


Before installing Crowdfunder, I was concerned about having to install a bunch of janky code in my theme, having to pay extra fees, or jump through hoops. As soon as I installed it, I was relieved. The app is easy to install, flexible, and easy to use. Plus the support from Kurt and Ethercycle is great. Our pre-order campaign is off to a strong start, and we're already looking to launch more products this way.

I'd recommend Crowdfunder to anyone who is looking to maximize sales when launching a new product to an existing store.


I really like this app. I just finished testing it out for a couple of days with a last-minute-first-ever-pre-order-sale, having no knowledge or experience with pre-order sales. It was really straight-forward, and easily customizable. (I perfectly matched the ticker color to an ink color in a t-shirt I was using it for, and it looked great.) I love that it doesn't look spammy too.

Now that I know it works well, and how to use it, I plan on incorporating into a routine for new design drops after vacation, and ad optimization.

I did not need assistance, but did receive some friendly, non-annoying emails from the developer, informing me he was there to help if needed.

I highly recommend taking advantage of the free trial, so you can get a feel for it, and realize its potential. It opens up a lot of possibilities.


Awesome customer service and the app is incredible. Best crowdfunding/pre-order app out.


Great app. Crowdfunder was easy to set up, and any questions we did have, were answered quickly by their phenomenal support.

My shop relies heavily on pre-orders and we didn't have the time or budget to work with a third-party crowdfunding host for a very important new launch.

We found Crowdfunder just in time. Looks great so far.


Awesome app, easy to install and set up crowdfunding projects! This suits our product amazingly well as we almost always need a minimum number of pre-orders before creating a new variation of our product is viable, and we now have this to manage them with total transparency for the customers!

With a bit of planning it also works well for offering group buy pricing too which is great!

If you run pre-orders or group buys, this is a no-brainer!


Love it, easy to install and works great. Nice App


We needed to quickly set up a fundraiser and we used this app. It was so easy to use and actually helped motivate people to donate. I totally recommend this app for fundraisers, donation or crowdfunding. Also the support is awesome too.

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