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Costs of Manufacturing and Fulfilling

I was doing the rough numbers, and I believe that if my Kickstarter ends at $25k, I will have just about exactly enough money to pay for the costs to finish readying the game for manufacturing, manufacturing, freight and customs, and fulfillment for the copies I need to deliver.

Doesn't include the money I spent before the KS, and of course my own time is valued at $0 both before and after.

I think shipping will be around $4500-5000. We'll see if I'm right.

I'll have about 600 copies left over, and selling those is where I can get to True Break Even, or maybe even to the mythical land of Small Profit.

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Total Shipping cost

Does the 4500-5000 for shipping include both the cost of shipping the game to the fulfillment center and then shipping the game to backers?

So are you basing these numbers on a print run of 1000 copies?

I hear you!

We've just gotten quoted from "A Fulfillment/Shipper" (I won't say the name to be nice...) to handle the freight, warehousing and shipping to backers... Let me tell you it wasn't pretty. Lucky we have other alternatives, because with the number they quoted ($18+ USD/game) we would have $0 Net profit on "core" games which were priced at $29 USD/game...

$18+ freight, warehouse and shipping + $10+ manufacturing = $28+ USD...

Seriously everyone thought it was a joke! Lucky we have two (2) other price tiers with better breaks for everyone.

(Still dreaming about the mythical land of Small Profit...!)

harmon89 wrote:Does the

harmon89 wrote:
Does the 4500-5000 for shipping include both the cost of shipping the game to the fulfillment center and then shipping the game to backers?

So are you basing these numbers on a print run of 1000 copies?


Yes, 1000 copies. The $5000 shipping is to send about 300 parcels from the US to the customers, including VAT and customs fees where I committed to being "friendly". I'm allowing about another $4000 for total freight to get 1000 units from China to the US warehouse.

There's a reason the price point is $59 including shipping :(

Some good luck..

One of my stretch goals was double-sided punchout cards for the tokens. I was estimating that at $0.20, but it was really just a guess. Price is actually $0.07. Woo!

Think I'm going to put the savings into spot foil on my box :) If you've seen my logo, this should make sense:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/727578181/heroes-and-treasure-rpg-b...

So you have about $10,000 set

So you have about $10,000 set aside for shipping cost. Is the other $15,000 manufacturing costs?

Yup.Well, no.Actual

Yup.

Well, no.

Actual manufacturing will run about $11k unless I missed something.

Kickstarter will take $2100 off the top.

The rest is probably paying for the art I haven't paid for yet (we're not quite done.. box art, 4 new player characters, and card/manual final layouts)

Edit: Oh, and that money also includes 18 sketches and 10 custom player characters, which all need to be drawn at my expense :)

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