It's well-known that if you want to run a crowdfunding campaign, websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are a good starting point.
These crowdfunding platforms allow you to promote your campaign to interested backers, in addition to features that will allow you to safely and effectively collect contributions from all around the world.
While Kickstarter and Indiegogo are great for helping you carry out your campaign, you may find their marketing and operational features lacking.
That's why we've come up with this list of complementary crowdfunding tools and services that can help with the marketing and operations aspects of your campaign.
If you want to ensure that your campaign runs smoothly and that you reach your funding goal, consider using the following tools!
Backerkit is a service provider that helps you gather information about your backers easily, give your backers the ability to customize their pledge, automate your operations, and prepare your campaign for shipping.
Set up fees start at $199 and pricing plans vary according to your needs.
Additionally, Backerkit has integrated Easyship's CSV template into their dashboard, which makes it even easier to upload your BackerKit orders into the Easyship platform for fulfillment! Learn more.
2. Crowd Ox
Crowd Ox is another effective crowdfunding campaign service. It lets you manage your pledges and backer information in a centralized and simple way. It also helps you to adjust pledge levels, give refunds, and add credit and rewards.
Pricing is based on your project details; contact the Crowd Ox team directly for more information.
Easyship also has a CSV integration with Crowd Ox! Learn how to upload your Crowd Ox orders into Easyship.
LaunchBoom is a complete system that manages your crowdfunding campaign from the beginning to end. Their team has years of experience in crowdfunding, and they specialize in structuring campaigns properly to ensure the maximum return of investment. They also offer very good post-campaign assistance to help keep the momentum going.
At the moment, they are selective in the campaigns that they choose to work with. However, if your goal is to do a massive product launch, don't be afraid to reach out to them!
Easyship is proud to have a partnership with LaunchBoom; learn more here.
Thrinacia offers a variety of tools to help manage some or all aspects of your crowdfunding campaign.
Additionally, if you're not interested in using the usual crowdfunding platforms for your campaign, they can also provide you the tools needed to launch it on your own website.
Campaign management and marketing packages start at $250, with custom consulting services available as well.
Trello is a powerful tool that'll assist with the communication, collaboration, and productivity of your crowdfunding campaign. It lets you plan events and organize tasks in form of boards and cards - perfect if you're a visual person.
You can also share files and multimedia on the platform so everything is in one place. A mobile app for Trello is also available making it more accessible and feasible to use.
It's free to sign up, with paid pricing plans starting at $9.99 per user, per month.
Did you know that yours truly partners with warehouses around the world so you can affordably and successfully fulfill your campaign? When paired with our shipping platform, these warehouses can help you automate your logistics and get your product to your backers on time and within budget!
Contact our shipping consultants to get a free, detailed quote and additional information around fulfilling your campaign.
Additionally, check out our free crowdfunding fulfillment guide which shares everything you need to know about shipping your campaign worldwide!
Whether you're new to crowdfunding or you're feeling like you've bitten off more than you can chew, we hope these crowdfunding campaign services will either help you run a smoother campaign or take out some of the stress you're feeling.
As always, if there are any tools or services that we missed, do share them with us in the comments below!