Unleashing God Mode – Crytivo’s Guide to Indie Game Crowdfunding

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

The Tally On April 23, 2014, Crytivo Games launched an indie game crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising $320,000 to fund the development of “The Universim,”, a next generation planet management-God game fashioned in the likes of Sim City and Total War.  Their campaign generated a whopping $387,345, with additional PayPal funding pushing the total over $400,000. The…

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Preview: Charity Theme for WordPress

Posted in Features by Shawn

As a company that is very active in supporting non-profits, we believe charity fundraising to be one of the most exciting segments in the crowdfunding space. This is why we’ve spent the past several months developing a new set of fundraising modules for IgnitionDeck, and why we’re excited to take the next step and reveal our charity theme for WordPress. Truth be told, since IgnitionDeck…

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Introducing IgnitionDeck Modules

Posted in Features by Nathan Hangen

For its first year or so, IgnitionDeck was offered as an all-in-one package with zero extras aside from a choice of skins and themes. Eventually, we decided to offer some additional functionality (stretch goals, FAQ/Updates, Kickstarter integration, etc) in the form of extensions. Some of these extensions were free, and the rest either required an extra purchase or were included with…

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IgnitionDeck Enterprise Now Includes Your Favorite Crowdfunding Theme

by Shawn

In our last post about passing the value down, we went into great detail about how continuous development on a product creates the ability to steadily offer more value at a better or identical price point.  IgnitionDeck Crowdfunding will now be free outright, and IgnitionDeck Commerce will, for the first time ever, have a free version.  Our child theme 500 Classic was…

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IgnitionDeck 2016: Passing the Value Down

by Nathan Hangen

One of the things we love about building software is that each new day of development gives us the opportunity to make improvements to a product, deploy the changes, and see instant results. To examine something like IgnitionDeck, which started with very humble beginnings, is to see that as bugs are fixed, improvements are made, and features are added, no single line…

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How Much Does Crowdfunding Really Cost?

Posted in Crowdfunding by IgnitionDeck

We’re all familiar with the old adage “you’ve got to spend money to make money.” Unfortunately, many newbie crowdfunders seem to forget this reality, and it’s easy to understand why. After all, you wouldn’t be asking others for cash if you were swimming in it, would you? Despite the revolutionary advantages crowdfunding provides – increased accessibility to investors, reliable viability…

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4 Must-Haves for Converting Shoppers Into Buyers

Posted in E-commerce by IgnitionDeck

We’ve all done it — a trip to the mall with no intention of buying anything. We tell ourselves we’re just window shopping, until we see something we have to have. And then, faster than we can say “Do you take Apple Pay?” we’re leaving the store, shopping bag in tow. So, what happened? Why did we buy something even though we had…

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5 Ways to Create a More Enjoyable Customer Support Experience

Posted in E-commerce by IgnitionDeck

What if we told you the chasm between that which you and your customers perceive to be “above average” customer service is as wide as the Grand Canyon? According to recent research, 80 percent of companies believe they offer superior customer service, but only 8 percent of customers agree. Something is obviously going on here! Researchers call this phenomenon “the customer service…

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Understanding Payment Gateways For Your Ecommerce Store.

Posted in E-commerce by Emma

Why do you need a payment gateway? Simply put – to accept money.  In order to process financial transactions online, you need a payment gateway that works as a line of communication between your site, your customer’s payment method and your online account that accepts funds. Understanding payment gateways is a little bit of a hurdle, but we’re here to…

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A Stellar New Crowdfunding Theme for the IgnitionDeck Platform

Posted in 500 Framework, Crowdfunding, IgnitionDeck by Shawn

Inspired by our customers, we set forth developing this new theme thinking about how an IgnitionDeck owner could build their very own hand-crafted goods website. Stellar started as a simple design that was meant to invoke that creative and handcrafted feeling, while holding true to the modern web design trends that have developed.  As we went further into development, we…

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