How can we help?

Here at Beyond Cataclysm we’re all about partnering with other creatives to make beautiful things. As part of that, we provide a one-stop shop for Kickstarter and Crowdfunders. This includes:

  • arranging and creating Kickstarter campaigns
  • collecting surveys & postage costs
  • printing and distributing to your backers worldwide

We also offer a partial service; just need printing, or shipping, or just cover for part of the world? We can do it all! Why not drop us a message to discuss it?

What makes us different?

We are a bunch of creatives who love to make things with our hands. We operate professionally, but – make no mistake – we do this because we love it. There might be distribution companies who operate a more slick routine than us – but will you find anyone else who will write a personal thank you note to every single backer, and decorate every single parcel? We don’t think so!

Every parcel Beyond Cataclysm post out has a handwritten thank you note and a hand-drawn label!

What do we charge?

Our fee structure for fulfilment is simple:

Service Cost
Admin, setup costs & backend configuration £100 per Campaign
Backer data sorting, shipping cost collection £.75 per backer
Printing costs Quoted before Campaign
Labelling & packaging £1 per backer
Postage & prep costs As per tables below

Tier 1 – Up to 500 grams – Large Letter, for Zines & Books

UK Tracked 48 £5
EU International Economy £7
Rest of World International Economy £8

Tier 2 – Up to 700g – Small Parcel, for Cards, Tshirts, Extra Items

UK Tracked 48 £6
EU International Economy £12
Rest of World International Economy £12.50

Tier 3 – Up to 2kg – Medium Parcel, for Cards, T-shirts, Extra Items

UK Tracked 48 £12
EU International Tracked £16
Rest of World International Tracked £25

Tier 4 – Over 2kg Individually Priced

*Postal fees last updated 15th Jan 2024. Some of above is untracked shipping, other services available on request. We don’t offer IOSS – backers are reponsible for their own import charges, although we do takes steps to minimise this.

Sorry, how much will that cost me then?

Obviously every campaign is different, but here’s an demonstration.

Example Campaign:

A 48 page RPG zine campaign.

  • Full colour, printed on recycled 120gsm paper with matte 300gsm cover. Staple bound.
  • 100 backers from around the world, 20% UK, 30% Europe, 50% Rest of World.
  • Beyond Cataclysm handling everything, including printing.




Service Cost
Setup cost £100
Backer data collection & shipping cost collection £75
Printing costs + delivery with £180
Labelling & Packaging £100
Postage Costs £100 UK
£210 EU
£375 ROW
Total Cost of Printing & Worldwide Fulfilment
Per Backer Printing & Fulfilment Cost Average
Per Backer UK Fulfilment-Only
Per Backer EU Fulfilment-Only
Per Backer ROW Fulfilment-Only

What about missing/damaged parcels?

We understand this is a concern, and everyone has a preferred approach. We offer three options for

  1. We cover all missing parcels up to 15%, and add 10% charge to above prices excluding print costs (so, 55p on a UK tier 1 above) to cover additional costs. We receive 15% extra stock which we store for free for 6 months, and which we can resell if unsent at that point (hence not 15% charge). More expensive for your backers, minimal risk to you.
  2. We repost missing parcels, and invoice you at the end of 6 months for the additional cost, materials and labour. (Our prices for labour would remain fixed, but Royal Mail fees might increase). We receive 15% extra stock which we store for free for 6 months, and which we can resell if unsent at that point. Lower total cost – our 10% above is padded to protect our risk, but you have extra expense at end to cover.
  3. You handle and repost all missing or damage parcels yourself. Cheapest option for backers, no need to give us surplus stock.

Option 1 & 2 involve us holding stock long term; we don’t want to become a company that solely provides warehousing, hence the unclaimed/unused resell aspect.