FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is MakerKit?

Makerkit is a SaaS Starter Kit - a codebase that you can use to build your SaaS product. It is built on top of Next.js/Remix and Firebase/Supabase. It includes authentication, billing, organizations, and more. It is a great starting point for your next project. It is not a no-code builder, which means it requires programming knowledge to use.

Why should I buy Makerkit instead of <<insert competitor>>?

Makerkit has now been around for 2 years. The success of Makerkit has allowed me to work on it full-time, which means the kits, the documentation and the support have my full attention, 5 days a week. Purchasing a Makerkit license is an investment in a product that will be maintained and improved over time. I am also very active in the Discord community, where you can ask questions and get help from me and other members of the community. Think of me as your silent technical co-founder, quietly working on the foundations of your SaaS while you focus on building your product.

I don't know how to code. Should I buy MakerKit?

Makerkit is a product for developers. You are required to have knowledge of React and TypeScript.

Do I need to be an expert to use Makerkit?

No, you don't need to be an expert. With that said, you're expected to know how to write code, and be familiar with React.js and Typescript.

While Next.js/Remix or Firebase/Supabase can be learnt along the way, I think that knowing React.js is fundamental to use these kits.

If you're not confident with your React.js/Typescript skills yet, it's best to find a simpler kit.

We support each other in our Discord chat, so you'll always be able to ask for help or clarifications.

How is the codebase distributed?

You will be added to the private Makerkit GitHub repositories.

To receive an invite to the private repositories, please add your Github username to the checkout form after purchasing. Otherwise, you can send me an email and I'll do it manually. You will receive instructions to redeem an invite using our form.

I want to integrate Makerkit into my existing project. Should I buyt it?

Makerkit is a full-stack solution, and is not meant to be integrated into an existing project. However, if you're happy with copying bits of code from the kit, you can do so. But please note that I cannot provide support for this.

How many projects can I use it for?

As many as you want.

Yep.

I am a freelancer, and I want to use it for my clients. Can I?

Yes, but you will need each client to purchase a license. You can purchase a license on their behalf, or you can send them a link to purchase it themselves.

Which plan is right for me?

As an individual, you can purchase the Pro license.

If you are working for a company or are part of a team, you can purchase the Team license - which allows unlimited developers to use the codebase and give access to the Premium AI kits.

Can I get a refund?

Due to the non-returnable nature of this product, we generally cannot offer refunds once access is redeemed.

However, if you are unsure about the product, you can ask me any questions you may have, including coding snippets or a demo of the product.

If you find a bug, please report it to me and I'll fix it as soon as possible.

If you find difficulties in using the product, please let me know and I'll help you out.

What level of support do you offer?

I will help you with any questions you may have in setting up the product, solving bugs, or clarifying doubts about the codebase.

Since Makerkit is built on top of Next.js/Remix and Firebase/Supabase (and any third-party provider you will use), you can also ask questions about these technologies - but if these are specific to the technology itself, I may not be able to help you out. In this case, I recommend asking in the official communities of these technologies. As a last resort, you're welcome to ask me and I'll try to help you out.

As a Teams client, you can request me to create a private Discord thread for your team, where you can ask questions and get help privately.

My SaaS does not need "Organizations". Can I remove them?

Yes! In the v2 version, these are optional! For v1, we have a tutorial for removing organizations from your project

Can I open-source a project built using MakerKit?

I hope you understand that our kits will not have any value if they were published (well, except for the constant updates).

Please do not distribute the codebase of your project outside of your organization.

For how long can I get updates?

Forever.

I want my teammates to get access to the repository. Can you do it?

If you have purchased a "Team" plan, you can add your teammates to get access to all the repositories.

You can so do by adding their Github usernames to the checkout form. Otherwise, you can send me an email and I'll do it manually.

If you have already purchased a "Pro" plan, I can provide you with a discount for upgrading to "Team" plan.

Can I transfer the license to another person?

If you have purchased a "Team" plan, you can add your teammate to get access to all the repositories.

Otherwise, transferring to another person is not possible as licenses are for personal use.

Can I upgrade my license?

Sure! You can upgrade your license at any time. You will only pay the difference between the two licenses. Please use this link to upgrade your license.

How can I update my project with the latest changes?

By adding the upstream repository as a remote, you can pull the latest changes from the upstream repository. Just as you would by working with your teammates.

Alternatively, fork the project and use the Github UI to sync the projects.

Imagine me as your teammate working on the core of the project, while you focus on building your SaaS.

Our documentation has a short section for updating your project with the latest changes.

How many kits are there?

Makerkit offers access to six kits:

  1. Next.js + Firebase
  2. Next.js + Supabase
  3. Remix + Firebase
  4. Remix + Supabase
  5. Next.js + Supabase (Lite)

In addition, we also offer access to example apps, such as:

  1. Kanban App (Next.js/Remix + Supabase) [Teams License]
  2. AI Chatbot App (Next.js/Remix + Supabase) [Teams License]
  3. AI SaaS Blog Writer (Next.js + Supabase) [Teams License]
  4. AI Chat With PDF (Next.js/Remix + Supabase) [Teams License]
  5. AI Avatar Picture (Next.js + Supabase) [Teams License]

I bought a license. Can I get access to another kit?

Yes, you will receive an invite for all the kits if you are on the "Pro" or "Team" plans. If you bought a "Lite" plan, you will receive an invite for the Next.js Supabase Lite version.

I bought a Premium license. How to access the Premium kits?

Accept the invite to the Premium team filling the Premium License form

Do you keep working on it?

Yes! I use Makerkit for various applications, so it's also in my interest to keep improving it every day.

What deployment providers are supported?

Generally speaking, if your provider supports Next.js/Remix, then there is nothing special to Makerkit that would prevent you from deploying to these providers. With that said, only Node.js deployment targets ar currently supported.

For example, you can deploy to Vercel, Railway, Fly, Render, Netlify, etc.

Can I deploy Makerkit to Cloudflare/Edge Runtime?

Yes, Makerkit v2 Turbo can be deployed to the edge runtime or Cloudflare (please read the relative documentation). The older v1 versions do not support this.

We are a tech company and want to partner with you. Can we do it?

Yes! Let's partner up.

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Any Questions?

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