How to Set up Kickstarter Backer Rewards - dummies

How to Set up Kickstarter Backer Rewards

By Aimee Cebulski

Before you fill out the Rewards tab on your Kickstarter page, find your list of backer levels, the reward for each level, and your estimated delivery dates for each reward.

Then fill out each individual reward box on your Kickstarter dashboard by following these steps:

  1. Click the Rewards tab to begin inputting rewards.

    You start with a blank box labeled Reward #1.


  2. In the Pledge Amount box, input the dollar amount for your lowest-value reward.

  3. In the Description box, enter a brief description of the reward that your backers will receive if they support you at the listed dollar amount.

  4. Select a month and year for your estimated delivery of this reward.

  5. Select from the following options: Shipping Anywhere in the World, Shipping within the US Only, or No Shipping Involved.

    If you ship worldwide, you can charge backers outside the U.S. a shipping fee. Simply select the Add a Fee check box and enter an amount. However, you don’t have the option to charge U.S. backers a shipping fee, so make sure that fee is included in your cost estimate. Kickstarter recommends that you budget domestic shipping into the price of the reward.

  6. When you’re ready to enter your next highest reward, click the tile labeled Add Another Backer Reward and repeat Steps 2–6 until you’ve entered all your rewards.

    Again, click the Preview button in the upper-right corner to see how your entries will appear on your campaign page.