The Crowd Supply Guide: Order Fulfillment Policies and Procedures

Large Order Policies

Placing large orders or purchase orders:

Abandoned Orders Policies

An "abandoned order" is one where the payment was rejected and never updated. For example, the backer used a credit card that expired before the campaign concluded but hasn’t responded to requests for an update. In the event of abandoned orders, we’ll take the following steps:

  1. Send a "payment abandoned" email giving the backer one week to update their payment.
  2. Send secondary abandoned payment email giving the backer 24 hours to update their payment or their order will be cancelled.

After this time period, failed payments will be marked as abandoned and not count toward the final crowdfunding total. If a campaign meets its goal with pledged amounts, but not enough of those pledges are collected to actually meet the goal, the campaign fails and we refund all money, or find other pledges to fill in the gap.

Project Order Return and Cancellation Policy

Pledges committed to backers as a result of a funding campaign cannot be returned, exchanged, or refunded via Crowd Supply. The product creator is responsible for providing a good faith estimate of the product description, risks, and timeline for their projects.

Due to the uncertainties inherent in creating new products, during the early stage of development changes may occur to features, performance, and/or appearance. Possible reasons for this include technology limitations, issues with availability of parts or materials, or other factors outside of your control. Timelines may slip, and in rare instances a project that was funded may not be completed and delivered. Backers should only pledge to a creator’s project if they are comfortable accepting this uncertainty. If a backer is dissatisfied with a premium they should contact the project creator to share their concerns.

Backer Pledge Cancellation Policy

Crowd Supply Store Returns Policy

For all items purchased from Crowd Supply after the campaign concludes, customers can cancel their order for a full refund at any time prior to product shipment. Once shipped, customers enjoy a 30-day satisfaction guarantee:

Should any stock item fail to meet your expectations, simply return the item in new condition and we will gladly exchange it and issue you a full refund of your original purchase price. If you’re not sure if a product is going to work for you, we ask that you please keep all packing materials for shipping should you decide to return it. To start the return process, please complete the return request form.


Sales Taxes

Backers in regions for which Crowd Supply collects taxes, such as the US, EU, UK, and Australia, will be charged tax at checkout. For all other regions, backers are responsible for any import and sales taxes applicable to their region.

Income Taxes

Funds received from orders are considered income and will probably fall under the category of 1099 income. You should consult with a tax professional to help determine your liability and responsibility.

The Fine Print

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The Crowd Supply Guide: Table of Contents

For Everyone

For Backers

For Creators

Getting Started

Before Your Campaign Launches

During Your Campaign

After Your Campaign Concludes

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