CrowdStarter charges a platform fee based on the main category of your campaign from 3% to 5% on all funds raised by your campaign.
Fees are calculated on the actual money raised and not your campaign goal.
Our payment processor also charges a transaction fee which is charged on the total of each electronic payment made.
Let's break it down further:
Platform fees are charged on and deducted from each contribution made to your campaign.
Platform fees are as follows based on the main category of your campaign:
Cause and Relief: 3% platform fee
Tech startup: 4% platform fee
Project: 5% platform fee
Transaction fees are charged by our payment processor PayFast on each payment made. These fees range from 2 - 4.5%. Learn more about PayFast transaction fees here.
The net amount contributed to your campaign is as follows:
net contribution = gross contribution - (platform fee + transaction fee)