The crowdfunding platform for artists currently takes a fee of 5% (creators also pay fees charged by payment processors like Stripe or PayPal) from each pledge. That changes on December 18, when patrons will start paying 2.9% plus 35 cents for each individual pledge, according to Patreon’s product update page.
For patrons who back per-post creators, the 2.9% plus 35 cents service fee will be added to all paid posts. Creators don’t have the option to cover or remove service fees from their pledges.
Seems like now people are haemorrhaging pledges
in part I think down to them making their original statement very unclear but it also sounds like the addition of these fees will result in transactional fees being upped too as they move away from a monthly payment method.
Anyway, probably final proof that Pomplamoose are evil, assuming we needed it after that old thread.