Over the past two years, we’ve built some amazing crowdfunding and commerce tools (from Tilt.com, the fastest and simplest way to collect money from a group — to the largest open-source crowdfunding tool in the world, Tilt/Open). Today, we’re excited to launch our latest advancement which is a feature request we’ve heard for over a year now. If you’re a brand or business that is looking to crowdfund or pre-sell online, then today’s announcement will make Tilt/Open the one-stop-shop for all of your needs.
Pre-orders, in Two Lines of Code
Officially launching today is Tilt/Open Pre-Orders, the easiest way to turn any website (static, WordPress, Squarespace, SpaceCraft, or any other) into an online store, taking pre-orders, all by dropping in two lines of code. Oh, and the pricing? It’s free — pay no fees beyond standard credit card processing!
Last year, the product launch of our downstairs neighbors, Coin, kicked off a trend to accept pre-orders from their own website with a slick, one-step payment form. Since then, many other successful products have launched in similar fashion, and we’ve powered a number of them, including Navdy, Amp, Whistle GPS, Lytro and more. Coin rolled their own system, building directly on top of a payments processor, and developing custom features like a referral system, order management tools, integrations with retargeting tools, and more. We wanted to empower other creators to have the same powerful features without needing to build them from scratch — and today this tool is open to the public.
We’ve been testing this tool in beta and it has already processed millions of dollars worth of products, powering some of the biggest pre-order launches in recent months. As professional crowdfunding continues to grow and evolve, we’re excited to be building the tools for the next generation of online commerce.
Pound for pound, it’s the simplest and most powerful tool we’ve seen that enables sellers to do what they do best: sell. We’ve packed a lot into those two little lines of installation code — including:
- Fully hosted payments and processing
- Built-in referral system (just like Coin)
- Promo codes
- Shipping address verification
- Fraud prevention
- Beautiful mobile optimization
- Near-infinite customization of look, feel, and options to suit your product (styles, sizes, etc)
- The ability to charge now or later
Tilt/Open Pre-Orders also integrates directly with BackerKit for pre-sales order management, and can be paired with a standard crowdfunding thermometer to reflect sales, dollar amount (for fundraisers), and more to turn any page into a crowdfunding page through our API.
The pre-orders button also allows sellers to tap into Tilt Logistics, our proprietary fulfillment service that picks, packs, and ships domestically and internationally.
The list of things these two lines of code automate for sellers is so lengthy, that I’m just going to let you check out the full list here:
And as an added bonus: Today, we’re also open-sourcing ‘Benjamins‘, a lightning-fast static page template inspired by the Coin and Navdy designs. You can use it to customize and launch a beautiful, mobile-optimized product page in a fraction of the time it would normally take. We hope you’ll thank us by using Tilt/Open Pre-Orders once you’re ready to go live!
At first blush, pre-orders seem like a simple proposition — and now with everything from hosting, processing, customizability, address verification, to referral systems and promo codes, etc, all right-out-of-the-box for free — it finally is. We can’t wait to see what you guys will make!
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P.S. If you think this would be a great tool to add beautiful and simple non-profit donations to your site, you’d be right. Contact us to learn more about Tilt/Open for non-profit donations!