If you’re a Reddit user, have a unique idea for a design or product, but think that Kickstarter, Indiegogo and CrowdSupply are not really up your alley, then Reddit’s newly-launched crowdfunding platorm might be just the thing for you.
RedditMade, as this platform is called, is just like any other crowdfunding site out there. Or is it? At a first glance, it may seem so, but then people have to remember one essential aspect: Reddit has around 170 million unique visitors per month. In other words, any crowdfunding project posted on RedditMade has great chances of spreading like fire to its immense user base.
Redditor highshelfofsteam announced the launch of the RedditMade crowdfunding platform a few hours ago, saying that the site will enable subreddits to create personalized merchandise for their communities. Another unique aspect is that Redditors will get a lot of support in finding sourcing partners for their projects: “Whatever you want to make, we’ll connect you to our network of quality sourcing partners for a variety of products and walk you through every step of the process so your community can celebrate your connection and show off your pride without all the work.”
“Redditmade is a new place to turn the best designs and products by the community into reality. Redditmade gives you the flexibility to create almost anything you want, easily raise money, and support causes you care about. It’s also a great way for others to find awesome new products they’ll love and support other redditors while knowing their information and money will always be secure,” added the Redditor in the announcement.
For now, the crowdfunding site only features a couple of projects, including stickers and headphones, but the fact that the entire business will explode in the next coming days is beyond doubt.
Each project posted on RedditMade will have a section for comments and feedback. Other than that, the site resembles Kickstarter and Indiegogo a bit, in that the funding goal, the money meter and the visual content are displayed in a similar manner. On other crowdfunding sites, companies have a bit of flexibility in choosing the deadline of the project, whereas on RedditMade, this deadline is set for 30 days. I’m curious how many projects will get funded and if any crowdfunding records will be established anytime soon.
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