Meet the new Creator Resources page — with help from A to Z
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Running a project can come with a lot of pleasant surprises and sometimes a few unexpected curveballs. It’s a fantastic chance to become better at your craft, create the things you’ve dreamed of, and connect with the community that loves your work. Then comes the part where you might find yourself becoming an expert in international shipping, custom packaging, or the fine points of vendor relations.
But if your goal is to create something amazing — a film, an album, a poster, a gadget — you probably want to put your time and energy into creating, not wondering how best to track package deliveries. And here’s the good news: there’s a whole community behind you, full of creators who’ve already tackled these challenges and can tell you exactly what works, what doesn’t, and who can help.
Over the past few years, we’ve spoken with countless creators about how they made sure their rewards all arrived in one piece. They’ve shared stories from factories and mailrooms, and pictures from packing parties in their living rooms. Drawing from these conversations — every lesson learned and insight gleaned — we’ve put together a list of services that can help with all things fulfillment related.
Introducing the Creator Resources page
The companies on the Creator Resources page offer services that range from printing stamps and shipping labels to manufacturing parts to help you make almost anything. And even better, they all have experience working with Kickstarter creators on projects across all of our categories. With solutions for projects both large and small, there’s something on this list that can help just about any creator out.
Not sure where to start? There’s a wealth of knowledge and experience in the conversations happening on Campus. Drop in and ask fellow creators for advice on how and why they choose to work with specific fulfillment services.
For even more, check out our Creator Handbook, which outlines the tools available to all creators on Kickstarter. There are plenty, from a dashboard that tracks your funding progress to a Backer Report that catalogues information on your backers and lets you export it all into sortable CSVs. The Creator Resources page even contains a few services that can help with navigating questions around taxes and the legal issues.
Join the conversation
If you’ve already stared down all these tough questions, we’d love to hear which fulfillment services worked for you and left your backers wowed over great packaging and speedy delivery. You can join this Campus conversation to share your experience and trade insights about how other creators approached fulfillment.
And if you’re involved with a service that helps creators complete their projects, we’d be happy to learn more about what you’re doing. There are a few brief questions at the bottom of the Creator Resources page that you can answer to share more information about your company. We don’t charge to be listed on this page, nor do we collect a referral fee when creators use these services. We’re just trying to make it a little bit easier for creators to create — to put their time and energy into making great things the whole Kickstarter community can be proud of, and stress over packaging and tracking numbers only as much they want to. Happy fulfilling!
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