Create a Presale
How to create a Presale on CookieSale
Create a Launchpad Video Tutorial
Before getting started, if you are planning on using multiple launchpads to raise liquidity please review the following page.
This step-by-step guide will show you how to create a Launchpad with CookieSale. This guide has been formulated for the use with a Metamask wallet on desktop.
Make sure you are connected to the platform with your Metamask wallet and have selected your desired blockchain.
Step 1: From anywhere on the site, select 'Create' on the menu followed by ' Presale' from the options provided.
Step 2: Verify Token
You will now be on the Create a Presale page. If you already have a token, enter in your token address in the space provided. After entering in your token address, you'll see your token details appear. Select 'Approve' to proceed to the next steps.
Step 3: Confirm Transaction
Metamask will prompt you to confirm the transaction. Note that the fees charged will be gas fees that are required for any interaction with the blockchain.
Step 4: Launchpad Info
Once you've verified your token, you will now need to input the necessary Launchpad information in the required fields. Check out our Presale Calculator to help you determine your rates.
Visit the Whitelist Setup, Team Vesting System, and Contributor Vesting System sections for more details on setting up a whitelisted presale and/or integrating the token vesting features.
Presale Rate: This indicates the amount of tokens an investor will receive per 1 BNB contributed to your presale. Bare in mind, the presale rate is typically higher than the listing rate. In other words, they should receive more tokens per 1 BNB spent in the presale than they would receive per 1 BNB spent at the listing price.
To determine you presale rate, establish the amount of tokens you wish to allocate towards your presale (ex. 20% of your total supply). Take that token amount and divide it by the hardcap you're setting to determine the presale rate.
Listing Rate: This indicates the amount of tokens an investors will receive per 1 BNB contributed relative to the initial liquidity pool. This rate is typically lower than the presale rate.
Softcap (Native Blockchain Token): The soft cap is the bare minimum of BNB, ETH, MATIC, or AVAX (depending on your blockchain) that needs to be raised in order to finalize a presale. Note that the amount must be 50% of the hard cap.
Hardcap (Native Blockchain Token): The hard cap is the maximum amount of BNB, ETH, MATIC, or AVAX (depending on your blockchain) that can be raised for the presale. Once the hardcap is reached, investors will no longer be able to contribute and will have to purchase upon listing on a DEX.
Minimum and Maximum Buy (Native Blockchain Token): This is the minimum and maximum amount of the native blockchain token that an investor is able to contribute per wallet address.
Unsold Tokens: The available options are ‘Refund’ or ‘Burn’. This is in regards to the tokens allocated for the presale that are purchased (ie. 10% of hardcap amount not filled). If ‘Refund’ is selected, the tokens refunded will be put back into supply. If ‘Burn’ is selected, the tokens refunded will be sent to the Burn Address.
Router: You will have Router options depending on the blockchain the token is being traded on. For the BSC, PancakeSwap is the standard selection.
Liquidity (%): Enter the percentage of raised funds that are to be allocated to liquidity on PancakeSwap (or subsequent router for the appropriate blockchain). The minimum value is 51% and the maximum is 100%.
Liquidity Lockup (days): Lock-up time in days for the liquidity pool.
This percentage will be multiplied against the tokens allocated toward presale. The result will be the number of tokens allocated toward your liquidity pairing.
Presale Type: You have the option to disable or enable the Whitelist feature. Choose 'Whitelist' of you have a whitelist of presale contributors. You can turn this feature off at anytime and make your presale public.
Currency Pair: Select the currency you'd like you token to be paired against. Keep in mind that the volatility of the native currency (ie. BNB) will reflect in your own token. For more stability, choose a stablecoin.
Start and End Time (UTC): This is the date and time to which your Presale will start and end.
Step 5: Additional Info
This is where you can enter in your website, logo, and social media information. After inputting the necessary information select 'Next'.
Please note that your logo and banner URLs must end in .jpg, .png, or .gif to display correctly. If you’re using an external image hosting site (ex. imgur, postimg, googledrive, etc), make sure to copy the image address (ending in .jpg, .png, or .gif) and paste that into the logo section. Visit Update Launchpad for Logo and Banner spec details.
Project owners have the option to include more information on the team and upcoming events directly on their presale page. Learn more by visiting Updates & Upcoming Events.
You have the option to fill in details for up to 3 members of your projects team. This includes the Telegram link to individual profiles as well are the profile displays. This is a way of providing more transparency and giving potential investors a direct line of communication to the team.
Note the Team Member fill in isn't mandatory but highly recommended. We also recommend you KYC prior to going live with your sale. This will provide further transparency with your investors. KYC is FREE through CookieSale, visit here for more details.
Step 6: Review Details
A summary of your Launchpad details will be presented here. Take the time to review and confirm all information is correct. You can go back and change any data if need be. Select ‘Submit’ once confirmed.
Air dropping tokens and enabling trading before your contract is live can leave it vulnerable for anyone to add LP. Keep this in mind and check before activating your Launchpad to prevent issues when finalizing your presale. If LP has been added prior, you will have to cancel your presale and redeploy your contract. You should be in control of the entire token supply prior to listing your presale.
Step 7: Activate Presale
After selecting 'Approve', Metamask will prompt you for the 0.5 BNB fee to generate a pool. Select 'Confirm' to finish the Presale creation process. You will now be able to view your Launchpad Page on the 'Launchpad List' as well as 'My Contributions'.
Congratulations, you've just created a Presale on CookieSale.