Crowdfunding platform?

I have a question to solve and I want to know your opinion about it.

Yesterday in my production report I have mentioned that we are preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Initially we were targeting to run it on Indiegogo platform.

But recently I discovered that Indiegogo dropped support for PayPal payment method.

That’s where my doubts began.

How much does this influences us? Probably a lot. At the end our main audience are IT-friendly people and many of them prefer PayPal as payment method. Many prefer not use cards for payments at all. Another nice fact – when I was running monthly crowdfunding campaigns for Synfig development in 2013-2014, more than 90% (!) of donations were transfered via PayPal.

So, what is your opinion? How much availability of PayPal influences your choice to contribute (or not)?

Are there any alternative to Indiegogo (besides Kickstarter)?

I will be happy to hear your comments.

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  1. Ulule supports PayPal, CC, and even checks! They also let you run a multilingual campaign that switch translations depending on the visitor’s language. Plus, they give free consulting services, and accompany every team through the whole process. I met part of the team in person, and they are really good people! They are the #1 platform in Europe, by the way.

    1. Hey, J.P.! Thank you for the hint – I wasn’t aware about Ulule. It looks very nice! Unfortunately it is not open for residents of Russia – (see “Are you based in one of the eligible countries to launch a campaign (SEPA zone, United Kingdom, Canada and USA)?”). We’re getting inclined to run a self-hosted solution for crowdfunding. I think this will open additional benefits for crowdfunding some features for Synfig and OpenToonz.

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