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Hey all,

This one has been actually puzzling me for some time, I’m planning on launching my product on Kickstarter, initially the concept was to easily use Kickstarter as a platform to safe pre launch gross sales with a Fb group viewers, that had been partaking and constructing belief with the model.

The plan was a bit artful and I used to be going to be completely trustworthy with the fb group and clarify to them that once they pledge on the kickstarter they may also be required to pay full worth for the product on Amazon on launch day after which instantly get a full refund for the Amazon fee, This manner:

1. the pre launch gross sales are locked in
2. the product will get the rating from the gross sales (that I’ve put tons of labor into via the Fb group members that get directed to the kickstarter)

Nonetheless I’ve since realised that Kickstarter will get an absolute ton of visitors in its personal proper and it could be an enormous waste to not market to that visitors as nicely, nonetheless this DOES NOT match with the unique plan, as though the ‘pay on amazon then get refunded’ would work with the Fb group (they’re rooting for the model, and have constructed up belief and engagement for three months), it could look completely unprofessional with a chilly Kickstarter viewers. So shopping for on Amazon on launch day then getting refunded is now out the window.

This leaves a clean within the plan, I am decided to have a giant huge launch on Kickstarter (fuelled by Fb group members and Kickstarter visitors alike), but additionally will need to have Amazon rating a method or one other. So listed here are my questions:

**Can the Kickstarter rank the Amazon itemizing?**
I perceive MCF from Amazon is not going to rank, however is there one other manner?

**Is there a option to rank on Amazon independently of Kickstarter?**
I do not need to give a load of free merchandise away when I’ve simply made all of the folks on the Kickstarter pay. However is there one other manner of doing issues?

**Do I simply take the non Amazon rating on the chin and hope that the off-platform model consciousness will drive gross sales and exchange the on-platform rating?**

**Is that this much less of an issue than I believe it’s?**

A great deal of Amazon merchandise begin on Kickstarter, it simply looks as if an actual waste to not get any rating for it, in spite of everything that’s on the core of getting a product on Amazon. I do know some manufacturers do a Kickstarter once they restock an present product however this doesn’t tie in with the concept of producing pre launch gross sales from the Fb group utilizing Kickstarter.

Any assist with this could be tremendous tremendous appreciated! I could even ship a thanks reward if it may all be put collectively.

Thanks.

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