How does BackerKit crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding is a collaborative way to bring ideas and projects to life. Project creators post their idea for a project, and backers pledge money to make the project possible. Backers get behind the scenes access and backer-only rewards, which can include exclusive products, special pricing, creative input, content, and more.
To become a backer, select a pledge level that features the reward(s) you would like to receive when the project is successfully completed and make your contribution.
All-or-nothing crowdfunding model: The creator sets a funding goal and a deadline to raise funds. If the project does not meet the goal by the deadline, backers credit cards are not charged and no money changes hands.
Crowdfunding projects can happen at various stages of the creative process. Make sure to check the estimated timeline of when rewards will be delivered. Project creators will keep you updated on the progress toward completion and delivery of your rewards.
Backing a crowdfunding campaign is not the same as purchasing an item from a store. When you back a campaign you are supporting the creation of something new. Rewards are almost always delivered, but are not guaranteed.
Can I add add-ons in BackerKit?
Want to add add-ons now? Great! You can increase the amount of your pledge by the amount of the add-ons you wish to add in the pledge confirmation screen if you want to account for the funds now, or you can wait to add them and be charged later in the pledge manager after the campaign is over.
When will I be charged for my pledge?
Your payment method will not be charged right away. You will be charged for the amount of your pledge when the campaign ends and the project reaches its funding goal. You will not be charged if the campaign does not reach its funding goal.
What happens after the campaign is over?
The Creator will send out a survey that will ask you for more information about your pledge, your shipping information, additional items you may want to add to your pledge, and collect shipping fees if applicable.
The survey will be sent to the email address we have on file with your pledge.
Any additional payment will be charged when you complete your survey and confirm your order.
I have received no survey and when I request one from BackerKit, nothing shows up. What do I do?
Here are the troubleshooting steps for anyone else encountering this rare issue: 1. Login to https://www.kickstarter.com/settings/account and see what your email address is set to. 2. Go to your inbox for the email address that is listed. Also check your Junk and/or Spam folders. 3. Search for firstname.lastname@example.org in your email. Be sure to add it to your address book or safe list. 4. Go to https://carly-kjelstrom-project.backerkit.com and enter your Kickstarter email address and click “Get My Survey.” Repeat steps 1-3. 5. If you have changed your email address in Kickstarter recently, the BackerKit pledge manager may have your old email address. Please check the inbox and Junk/Spam folders for your old address if you have access to it. 6. If you no longer have access to the email address used, or if your address is a “@privaterelay.appleid.com” address, please take a screenshot that includes your pledge details and Backer ID # / Pledge Number and send this screenshot with your preferred email address and BackerKit username included in the body of the email to email@example.com. 7. If all else fails, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you’ve already gone through these steps. Please know that support response times vary.
How long do I have to fill out my survey?
Surveys will lock March 11, 2023. Please be sure to fill out your survey as soon as possible after receiving it. Any surveys that haven't been completed by May 2023 will forfeit their pledge and will not be refunded. This is because I cannot keep my surveys open indefinitely to wait for backers to put in their shipping address.
Remind me about the pins and the display
The pins are individually 1.5" tall and filled with hard enamel. The moon pin has silver plated metal, and the sun pin has gold plated metal. There are two posts on the back of each pin. The display is 3.25 inches wide and tall, and about .25 inches thick. One side of each display is made from red duro wood, and the other is maple duro wood. The center layer is 2mm thick black felt. The slot is 2" wide and tall to fit the Sun & Moon pins and neatly frame them on your wall. Plus, you won't have to lose your pin backs in some baggie, because you will attach the clasp to the pin through the felt!
When will my pledge ship?
Pledges are expected to ship no later than middle of May 2023. UPDATE MARCH 27, 2023: 148 pledges have already shipped! Filled surveys will be shipped within 48 hours. Unfilled surveys that are incomplete by May 2023 will have pledges forfeited and be considered kind donations.