"Chi va piano va sano e va lontano" ("Who travels slowly, goes far and safely"), says an old Italian saying and indeed, willing or not, I stuck to this ancient pill of wisdom, with this journey of mine in the world of miniatures!
Sometimes I really wished to be able to make things fast and efficiently, but unfortunately I realized that I'm a kind of turtle and I need time even for easy tasks. Being Italian and loving pizza (who doesn't, after all?), I guess my turtle name would be Durginello.
Nonsense aside, today finally I'm able to open the Late Pledge (and Pledge Manager, for those who took part to the KS campaign) of our latest crowdfunding journey: the Elves of Inneath!
This is the first time that I rely on a professional platform, to manage this crucial step of post-campaign, and I confess that the guys from Pledge Manager really impressed me with their efficiency: setting up the platform has been a bit slower than expected, because I realized how many products we have collected 'till now, and preparing new graphics for more than 100 miniatures have been a time consuming matter, but finally I feel like I'm doing business like a real pro.
'Till now, in fact, I managed the Late Pledge/Pledge Manager event directly on this website, creating two distinct pages: one for preorders, and the other one for my backers. It was a rough and a bit naive way to manage it, but at least it was free and directly on my control.
Obviously, there were many cons: people on KS are spoile-ehm, used to manage their post-campaign needs on platforms like Backerkit/PledgeManager/CrowdOx, so they were a bit bewildered (often confused) to deal with my spartan system. Moreover, many late pledgers found (don't ask me how, I never realized it) the way to go directly on the backers' page, where no shipping fees were added, so I struggled a lot to control not to lose money with "involuntary discounts"!
However, despite its ailments, the old system somehow worked and helped me to raise more money after the campaign, so: thank you, grumpy little platform of mine, you gave the best of yours.
But now it's time to level up a bit the warfare.
The success of the Elves of Inneath campaign demands something more professional and efficient, after all there are now almost 900 backers to please, and as I said many times before, I want to improve as much as possible this crazy DPF, so despite my inner hesitations (I'm a Dwarf, after all, so I look at the new devilries with inner suspicion and distrust!), I decided to take a breath and jump the fence: ladies and gentlemen, the Late Pledge is officially open!
After the success during the campaign, I'm really curious to see how this new journey works, and if the investment on a more professional platform will pay dividend.
Luckily, the new Elves look GORGEOUS in real, so I'm pretty confident that many of you will jump onboard the Elf train. If you don't believe my words, at least believe your eyes: