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  Patreon NOT shifting fees to patrons MondayDec 12, 2017 10:56 PM PST | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:Update 12/13: Patreon have decided not to roll out the fee change due Monday after all, after they received a lot of negative feedback from creators and patrons on the proposed change. So, no new fees for patrons! Yay! : D
 
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If you're helping support A* through Patreon, first of all, thank you a whole bunch! : ) Anyway I wanted to make sure you all knew that Patreon's fee structure is changing on December 18th—that's this coming Monday.
 
Their description of it is here—and they probably emailed you about it, too. I just want to point out that if you are supporting a bunch of folks, particularly with pledges at the lower end, like $1 or so, you may find yourself paying more than you'd bargained for, because now a "$1" pledge is actually $1 + 2.9% + a flat $0.35 per-pledge fee—so basically each separate $1 pledge will now be costing you $1.38.
 
If you have fewer, larger pledges, your cost won't go up as steeply. The fees, which are credit card fees, pretty much, used to be a smaller, single fee taken from the creator's monthly total, rather than up-front from the patrons, so this change will let creators keep more of their patron's pledged money—but on the other hand, the patrons will be the ones having to cover the fees. So take a minute to have a look and figure out what you'll be charged under the new structure.
 
The change will also change *when* you are charged: up to this point, patrons were charged at the beginning of each month, for the most part; in the new system, you'll be charged on the same day of each month corresponding to the day of the month in which you made the initial pledge, which could be kind of complicated to remember if you're used to filling up your charge account just before the pledge date. As for me, unless they change the pledge tracking system in some way that makes it impractical, I'll still be working on rewards—e-book reward emails, in particular—starting on the first of each month, I guess except for the first month in which you make a pledge, if it's after the first, since then I'll need to get you your e-book right away. Gee this did already get a little complicated.
 
In any case, thank you to everyone who supports this comic in whatever way, including reading it. : D You're the best! ^_^
 
 
 
 
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