Click on Sign up (should be on the top right corner)
You can either then choose to use your Facebook account or to create one from scratch.
If you choose to continue with your Facebook account you’re good to go! If not, you just need to fill in the blanks - First name, Last name, email and password.
You can choose or not to receive their weekly newsletter.
And that’s it for setting up an account to use on indiegogo!
To buy something on Indiegogo, when you click on the perk you want (where it says Get the perk), it’ll give you the information you need to fill out - you can do it as a guest or with an Indiegogo account. There you need to tell your shipping address, pay with credit/debit card or paypal and choose if you want to display your full name, remain anonymous or put any other name next to your contribution.
Here’s an example of what that page should look like:
I think the seller chooses the currency (I see stuff in USD, CAD, AUD, EUR…)
I found this though:
“If you raise money in EUR or AUD, you will only be able to accept contributions through PayPal … Please note that if you’re raising funds in CAD or GBP, funds can only be disbursed to a Canadian or UK bank account.”
I can only speak from personal experience with Paypal - it depends on the conversion rate of Paypal.
E.g. I recently bought some mechanical keyboard switches via PayPal and the conversion rate was like 1.04.
I think you can also change in your Paypal account whether you want for example the credit card associated with the Paypal account to be billed in the orgiinal currency.
If your credit card/bank account is being billed in USD and it is not a USD account, additional/different rates and fees may apply.
You should really check how you are going to pay and then look up the respective terms for the related services in your specific country. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this.
thanks - I did a little digging and it seems paypal charges an additional 2.5% to convert the currency. you’re better ticking the option to pay in the seller’s currency and letting your bank convert. (even though the back still gouges…)
edit: it seems my bank charges 2.5% also. robbery.
Drat - I got all excited because the countdown said it was only a couple of minutes to go, but it looks like the timer may have a bit of a glitch. Current time is 2:16pm Monday 21/11 in New Zealand and the timer looks like:
Correct launch time is probably 2pm GMT Monday or something like that, I’m now guessing?