Is Gumroad for Me?

Gumroad is for independent writers, designers, software developers, musicians, artists, teachers, filmmakers, and anyone in-between. Whether you sell digital goods or physical goods, you can use Gumroad. Simply put, if you make stuff for people to buy — Gumroad is for you.

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Gumroad enables you to sell directly to your audience — just like you talk to them. If you use the Free version of Gumroad, our fee is just 8.5% + 30 cents per transaction. If you get the Premium version of Gumroad for $10(USD)/month, our fee is 3.5% + 30 cents per sale. 

You can use affiliates to help you sell, and stay in touch with your customers after their purchase.

It's quick to integrate Gumroad onto your website, sell on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and through your own email newsletter.

And it's even faster to buy. Learn more about the customer experience on Gumroad.

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Simple setup; simple sales

Once you create an account you can start selling products on Gumroad in a matter of minutes.

With the Gumroad platform, you're not limited to selling individual digital products or physical goods. You can create bundled products, tiered products, subscription and membership products that charge recurring fees, pre-orders, and issue license keys.

Send customers directly to a single product's payment page, or to your Profile page, where they can buy multiple products at once. Create offer codes, free products, and automated workflows to stay in touch with your customers and build relationships long after their initial purchase.

Even if you don't have products to sell, you can use the Audience feature to build a mailing list and enthusiasm for your work. When you're ready to get selling, just publish your product, send out a link to the world, and wait for the sales to roll in.

Grow beyond your core audience with Discover

With Discover, we can help you grow beyond your friends and followers to a much wider group of people who care about you and your work. Discover works by recommending your products to buyers of related work after they’ve made a sale. Products by creators with Discover enabled will be recommended on receipts and download pages, and will also be searchable at gumroad.com/discover.

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Products purchased by new customers via Discover are subject to an additional 10% fee. This additional fee will only be applied to purchases made by customers who haven’t purchased from you before. The fee for products sold by you directly to your audience or otherwise outside of the Discover feature will remain at 8.5% + 30¢ per transaction (or 3.5% + 30 cents if you use the premium version of Gumroad).

Insights and access

When you sell a product on Gumroad, we show you your customers' contact information and their location. Your Customers tab is a hub for you to issue refunds, send updates, or create automated workflow emails to existing and future customers.

With Consumption Analytics you can see how exactly your customers are interacting with your work. You can use these insights to enhance your work and build a loyal customer base. Learn how to make sense of, and benefit from feature here.

Who can use Gumroad?

As long as you live in a country where you can receive payments through PayPal, you can use Gumroad.

We support direct bank deposits in the United States. We pay all the necessary fees to move money into your PayPal account. From there, PayPal may deduct fees for withdrawals. They do wacky things sometimes, so you should ask them if they're going to take your money.

Learn more about getting paid.

Security

We take security very seriously in this here neck of the woods. All credit card information is processed in a PCI-compliant environment, certified by an independent auditor, and your payout information never sees the light of day (we also work in a cave). 

Not only are your account details kept secure, private, and encrypted, but your customers' information is processed with the highest possible security standards.

Every purchase on Gumroad takes place on an encrypted HTTP Secure connection. We will only store sensitive information if a customer creates an account. Creating an account enables us to remember their payment information for future transactions — making future purchases a snap.

Your customers' download links are also secure. The download links expire after one use, and require verification before another download happens. We tag customers' computers to make sure that they only have to verify their identity if they are on a different computer than the one they bought the product with.

For authors, we offer PDF Stamping, and if you're a filmmaker, check out our Rentals and Streaming-only features.

What we can't help you sell

There are a few things that Gumroad can't be used for. Things like mummies, or moldy fruit, or Microsoft Word.

For context on our restrictions, please see What Can't I Sell On Gumroad?

For a full list of what we don't allow, please refer to our List of Prohibited Goods. By all means, please contact us with any questions that you have about the products you are selling.

Not ready to start selling?

Don't worry - we built the 30 Day Challenge just for you. This deliriously fun and informative program provides you with tips and tricks every day for a month, challenging you to grow your audience and get selling in under 30 days.

Want a hands-on experience building your first product? Join the Small Product Lab! In only 10 days, you can have your first product off the ground and be making sales, starting your new life as a creator. 

We also recommend reading through the Help Center, creator stories on our blog, and our terrific Resource Center to get inspired and learn more about the process. Or check out our New Creator FAQ!


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