Crowdfunding Campaign Consulting
Here at Hive we strive to create the best tools to help creators succeed, as they embark on the challenge of running a crowdfunding campaign.
We have run numerous projects of our own using the Kickstarter platform, and after going through the entire process and learning (the hard way) exactly what needs to be done, we have the knowledge and developed tools to make your crowdfunding experience a little bit easier.
Depending on your needs, we can help at any stage of your crowdfunding campaign.
Campaign Setup Consultation
You might have the best product in the world, but that is not enough to run a successful Kickstarter campaign!
Before you begin, you will need to decide how to best present your product to potential backers. The graphics you choose, along with the layout, play a significant role in backer decision-making. You will also need to justify the cost of each pledge, and prove that you have the knowledge and ability to fulfil your promises.
We have access to graphic designers, illustrators, and crowdfunding experts who can help you avoid mistakes and greatly increase your chances of success.
Get the price you want with the quality your backers deserve. Make sure the production will be done according to plan, and that you are proud of the product your backers will receive.
We work with companies worldwide, and have curated a list of trusted partners and manufacturers to deliver exactly what your project needs.
We can get manufacturing quotes for your project, give you references, and connect you with the right people. We will make sure you have everything you need to make informed decisions for your project.
Once you know the manufacturing price of your product, we can help you come up with the correct pricing policy.
What is a Kickstarter price? What's an MSRP? What product price do distributors and localization partners expect?
If you want your product to have a bright future, even after your crowdfunding campaign, you need to position it correctly from Day 1!
We are experienced in placing products into the market. Let us help you do it correctly!
Spreading the word about your campaign is something that needs to start at least 3 months BEFORE you launch!
It is important to prepare and execute a thorough, scalable marketing plan that starts before you launch and continues after your campaign ends!
Newsletters, giveaways, contests, social media marketing, Google Adwords/remarketing, YouTube reviews, ad placements, and mailing lists, are but a small handful of tools in our marketing arsenal.
Each project is unique, with its own needs, strengths and weaknesses.
Our team can help you navigate the marketing landscape, set up an affordable budget that matches your needs, and get the most out of it.
Fulfilling a crowdfunding project is a high-risk process. One small miscalculation could end up costing a huge amount of money. Choosing the right partners for delivering your product and coming up with the correct delivery plan is extremely important.
Each project, depending on the size, weight of the final product, and the number of backers, requires a different approach to fulfilment. You want to make sure you don't overcharge your backers for shipping, but you need to ensure you don't undercharge and lose money.
We already work with the major fulfilment hubs around the globe: Aetherworks, QML, Happyshops, Green Logistics, ShipQuest, Zatu, P&P and more. We can help you get accurate quotes, understand the risks, and come up with the plan that best suits your project's needs.
Freight Plan & Management
Once your product is ready, you need to find the most efficient, and cost-effective way to transfer it from your manufacturer to the fulfilment hubs. The fulfilment hubs will deliver to your backers.
This process usually requires transport via cargo ships from China to US, Canada, Australia, EU and UK.
We can help you transport and import your products to all destination countries, handle the import requirements (certificates / invoices / regulations) and advise you on how to navigate import custom fees and EU VAT.
As we work directly with shipping companies, we cut out the "middle-man". This means we can help you create a solid plan with very competitive freight quotes.
Every Creator and every Project is unique!
If none of the packages above suit you, then Contact Us to help create your own.
Frequently asked questions
How does Hive's consulting pricing work?
For the "Extended" and "All-In" packages, we charge you 50% to start and you pay the remaining 50% only if your campaign is successful and after you receive the funds from Kickstarter!
We are confident in our experience! If you are willing to listen to our advice, we are willing to take part of the risk on us!
What if none of the packages works for me?
We understand that each project is different, with unique needs and requirements. As such, we are flexible with our service offerings and will work with you to create a package that best suits your needs. Set up a call with us and we will work together to figure out the best approach!
Hive is dedicated to creating powerful tools that help Kickstarter creators maximize their project's revenue, while at the same time tracking every aspect of their journey (from pre-campaign to final delivery) through one platform, in an easy and efficient way.