After announcing the acquisition of ecommerce startup Kit earlier this month in its bid to create an automated merch service for creators, Patreon unveiled today a new tool that will help users manage and track all of the reward deliverables that they owe to patrons.
“Before today, it took too much manual work to keep track of fulfilling the special things you give your patrons,” the company wrote in a blog post. Given that Patreon creators offer both physical items and digital incentives as reward tiers for different donation amounts, creators consistently asked for a tool to keep track of what needed to be delivered to patrons and when. “Now, the benefits you owe to patrons will automatically appear in a digital to-do list so you can easily keep track of all your deliverables,” Patreon said — complete with patrons’ names and addresses.
Patreon creators including writer Kate Hacket and musician Megan Slankard applauded the new feature, with the latter (pictured above) calling it a “gamer-changer.” Patreon added that staying on top of deliverables helps creators retain long-term, trusted connections with their patrons.
The new feature can be found on the ‘Edit Your Page’ section. After enabling the feature, a to-do list will appear in the ‘Benefits’ area of participating creators’ sidebars. For additional information, check out a specially-dedicated ‘Help Center’ article right here.