Hi SO Community!
For my special offer, I decided on 11x17 posters with every patron’s name on it to celebrate my Patreon 3 year anniversary. I’m shipping them out for the $5 tier. I know it’s kind of a low tier to be shipping to, but I feel that it’s an appropriate choice for my audience, and if they remain a patron for 2-3 months (I will ship out in December on my anniversary and livestream the mini-LA party), the cost will even out.
HOWEVER, I’m stumped as to how to handle international patrons. At the moment, I don’t have many. But I’m worried I’ll get more. Of course, it’s possible that no international patrons sign up, but… I have to be prepared for the worst case scenario (especially if those patrons are, say, in Cambodia, where I do have a large fan base but not many patrons.
I have a few ideas:
- Instead of sending rolled tubes, sending the posters folded and flat.
- Shipping out to hubs in each city, so it’s only one mailing but patrons have to pick it up from that local spot (probably to one patron’s house, and they volunteer to be the hub).
- Setting a limit of some sort on international patrons for the special offer reward Or limit it the physical shipping to the first 10 or something.
- Still promising to send the poster, but with no time frame, so I can do it anytime in the future, or if I visit that city, etc…
I’m stumped and appreciate any intel!