Tag: Kickstarter

10 Years of Kickstarter, 10 Lessons to Help You Succeed

On April 28, 2009, Kickstarter was born. The site’s promise was simple but ambitious – to provide a place for independent creators to launch their creative projects. Kickstarter has seen profound success on a scale no one could have anticipated. Indeed, last week was Kickstarter’s tenth birthday. After 10 years of Kickstarter, it’s time to look back and see what the platform has taught us. Ten years is plenty of time for a platform to grow and creators to learn. …

Fulfilling Board Games in One Simple Infographic

At Fulfillrite, we spend a lot of time thinking about supply chain management. Even our part in the process, largely centered on order fulfillment, can be very complex. So much so that we’ve built a business out of having people outsource it to us. Fulfilling board games after a Kickstarter campaign is a good example of this complexity. Kickstarter is 10 years old now, but it still attracts board game creators who are brand new. Can you imagine how difficult …

How to Fulfill Your Kickstarter On Time: 5 Bottlenecks to Avoid

It is notoriously difficult to fulfill a Kickstarter campaign on-time. For that reason, we have worked with Sal Briggman of CrowdCrux to identify five common bottlenecks. We want every Kickstarter campaign to meet its true potential! Do you ever feel like Kickstarter campaigns are always late? It’s not your imagination. According to CNN, 84% of Kickstarter projects shipped late in the year 2012. Kickstarter creators often do not understand foundational business concepts. Many times, that includes supply chain management, a …

Tabletop Tops Kickstarter in 2018. Again.

Crowdfunding is growing, and so are the number of crowdfunding platforms. But in one category, there’s one platform that remains king, and whose empire is only growing. That category is tabletop, and the platform is Kickstarter. For the 5th consecutive year, the tabletop category was the highest growth category for Kickstarter, the highest successfully-funded campaign category, and the category with the highest grossing single Kickstarter project of the year. (“Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon” by Poland based Awakened Realms …

Kickstarter Fulfillment: Here’s How To Choose The Right One For You!

Deciding on the right fulfillment center is never easy. Trying to compare pricing, services, and capabilities between various order fulfillment companies can be downright bewildering! Add a timeline-constricting crowdfunding campaign into the mix, and things can get pretty overwhelming. Sal Briggman of CrowdCrux decided to spend some time with us and get to the bottom of Kickstarter fulfillment. His excellent podcast has been a valuable resource for crowdfunding creators from the novice to the Kickstarter expert. He chronicles the trends, …

Got My Back(er)? Do I Need To Back My Friend’s Kickstarter Project?

You know the scenario. Your friend Juan sends you an email asking you to back his new project on Kickstarter. It’s this really cool, incredible new board game. At least that’s what Juan says. You click on over to his campaign and, mmmm…nah. It really does not look like something you’d ever open, much less play. Besides, you’re feeling pretty tight these days, what with all the money you just spent running your own Kickstarter campaign. Oh, wait. Juan backed …