Welcome to my second post of experiences and lessons learned as a small publisher using Kickstarter. This post will try to explain in depth my experience with EU Friendly fulfillment. There were definitely a few issues and delays that were very unsatisfying and the best way to make sure this does not happen to anyone else is to let you know about what I went through. The company that I worked with for EU Friendly fulfillment was Ideaspatcher. This analysis is not a review of my collaboration with Ideaspatcher but about the overall experience of sending the games to France and providing EU Friendly Fulfillment.
I am fairly new to the board game publishing world and have run 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns in the past two years (Dino Dude Ranch, Dirigible Disaster, Ph. D. The Game). I figure it is time that I reflect back on some of my experiences in order to pass some knowledge that I have gained on to anyone else who might be interested in doing the same. I already have the first 4-5 posts planned for this blog and will try to post new ones as often as I can. This first post is going to touch on what I consider are some of the biggest mistakes I made when running my first campaign (Spoiler Alert: I plan to discuss my experiences with EU friendly shipping in my second post).
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