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.
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.
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.
Crowdfunder is continually improved based on your feedback.
Our most recent update dramatically improves load times while making every text field editable and adding advanced customization options for theme developers.
Yes, we use your store's currency automatically.
Yes! You can change the goal amount at any time.
Yes, Crowdfunder uses three Liquid snippets that can be modified with only basic knowledge of HTML and Liquid. If you do not feel confident with coding, we recommend that you use a service like HeyCarson.
Yes! You can choose from either a financial or quantity goal for your campaign.
Yes! You can accept pledges by adding them as variant options in your product. For example, you'd create a product option called "Support Level" and then include $5,$10,$25 as the options with the price set to match.
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.
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.
Yes! If you want to "prime" your campaign by showing progress, you can set the inventory quantity to some negative value.