BackerKit FAQ

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.

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.

Project FAQ

Can I add other books and merchandise from your store to my order?

As part of this project you can only add Seventy Maxims books and posters as add-on items. If you have a Mandatory Failure order, that is the place you should add books and store items. If you did not pledge to Mandatory Failure and want to combine orders, copy the link below into your browser and order everything you want. When we send you the survey for this project we'll allow you to combine your order and save on shipping.

I'm worried about shipping costs, what if shipping to my location is expensive later?

You can use USPS shipping calculator ( to get an idea of how expensive a package to your location will be. We're shipping from US area code 84057 and the package will be about 2 lbs. If a problem comes up at shipping time, I will have full power to refund your order or work with you to find an option that works for you. We really wish it didn't cost so much to ship, but we're incredibly grateful for the systems that let us courier a book from our location to yours.

Will VAT be included for International orders?

We will do all we can to set things up so that your package will arrive to you with pre-paid VAT costs. However with all the different rules for various countries we can’t guarantee that your package will arrive without you having to pay a VAT fee.

I live near you, can I just pick up my order?

We don't have a mechanism to allow this without making personal appointments. Individual appointments to pick things up are a huge burden on Sandra's schedule. We'd have to apply a surcharge to pay for her time which would be roughly equal to, or more than, the shipping cost.

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