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Launch Checklist

Make sure you're ready for the big day.

Throughout our Documentation, you'll find a detailed rundown of some important elements to consider. But first, here's a simple checklist to make sure you're ready to launch. [block:callout] { "type": "danger", "title": "Don't forget to activate payments", "body": "You must set up the bank account where you'd like to receive funds before activating payments and beginning to collect pre-orders. Until you activate payments, every contribution will be in sandbox (test) mode and no cards will be charged.\n\nOnce you Activate Payments on a given campaign, you cannot revert back to Test Payments mode." } [/block] * Choose a Campaign type and provide all the relevant details for your campaign. We've compiled separate Guides for [Pre-Orders](doc:getting-started-1) and [Crowdfunding](doc:white-label-crowdfunding). * Visit Settings -> Site Settings from the menu bar to set your Site Name, as well as your Reply-to and Archive emails. More information can be found [here](https://docs.tilt.com/v1.0/docs/basic-settings#section-details-on-the-options-available-under-site-settings-in-your-admin-panel). * Activate your referral program and set your referral refund amount -- the industry standard is 10%-20% of the price of one item. More information can be found in our [Referral Program Section](doc:referral-program). * Visit the "Promo Code" tab from your admin panel and add any applicable promo codes to use at launch for friends, family, press articles (e.g. readers of this article can us the code TECHCRUNCH to save $25 on their purchase), etc. * Visit the Analytics tab in the menu bar and add your Google Analytics ID. For further instruction on how to use tracking and analytics, check out our [Analytics 101](doc:analytics). * If you plan on customizing your emails, make sure you've sent your files to us and everything looks good. Not sure how to add a custom email? Check out our Advanced section for a guide on [Customizing Your Emails](doc:customizing-your-emails). [block:callout] { "type": "success", "title": "Make sure purchase an SSL certificate for your underlying page", "body": "While Tilt securely serves all content of the pre-order payment form over https, you'll want to purchase and install an SSL certificate on your underlying page to add an additional layer of security and trust for your customers." } [/block]