Is Gumroad For Me?
Gumroad is for artists and creators: writers, designers, software developers, musicians, educators, comic artists, filmmakers, and anyone in-between. If you make stuff, you can sell that stuff – using Gumroad. With Gumroad, you can sell to your audience in a few different ways:
- Build your own email newsletter
- Integrate Gumroad onto your website
- Sell on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and more
- Use affiliates to help you sell
And if you're curious about the customer experience, you can read about that here.
Can creators outside of the United States use Gumroad?
Yes! We support direct bank deposits in the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia – with more coming soon. And we also support payouts to any country where you can receive payments through PayPal.
Simple setup, powerful sales
Once you create an account you can start selling products on Gumroad in a matter of minutes.
With Gumroad, you're not limited to selling just digital downloads either. You can sell rentals, physical products, pre-orders, membership products that charge recurring fees, and even full-fledged software using license keys.
Customers can buy directly on a single product's page, or on your Creator Profile page, where they can buy multiple (or all!) of your products at once.
And, as mentioned before, even if you don't have products to sell, you can use the Audience feature to build a mailing list and generate 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 help you grow your current audience, so you can find more people who care about you and your work (and maybe even find your next superfan). Discover works by recommending your products to prospective customers that browse Gumroad at discover.gumroad.com.
Products purchased via Discover will be subject to an additional 10% fee. This applies even if the customer has purchased from you before. If they buy a product from you through the Gumroad Discover search, or through a receipt link, or through any kind of referral aspect of the Discover feature, their purchase will be taxed the Discover fees.
So, to clarify:
If you have a Gumroad premium account the fees would be 13.5% + $0.30 per sale made through Discover.
If you are using Gumroad for free the fees would be 18.5% + $0.30 per sale made through Discover.
To verify whether or not your account is premium, head to www.gumroad.com/settings/upgrade. If the page says "You're all set!" that means you have a premium account.
Understanding your customers
We strongly believe a purchase on Gumroad is the start of a relationship, not the end of one. When you sell a product on Gumroad, you’ll be able to access your customer’s email address, as well as where they purchased from. Get yourself an example customer sales CSV here.
We make it easy for you to issue refunds, send updates to your audience, create automated email workflows, offer discount codes, and more. You can read more about interacting with your customers here.
The security of our creators and our customers is our number one priority. All credit card information is processed in a PCI-compliant environment that was certified by an independent auditor.
Every purchase on Gumroad takes place on an encrypted HTTP Secure connection. We will only store sensitive information if a customer creates an account – and only to make 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.
Need help getting started?
Check out any of our following free resources, designed to build your confidence and knowledge base about selling online:
- Gumroad University, a place to learn the ropes of selling online
- Our various helpful videos for creators
- The Gumroad Community - an online meeting place for creators to share tips, discuss how they use Gumroad, and share insights gleaned from years of successful selling
- The Gumroad Blog and Gumroad's creator challenges
- Gumroad's Roadmap - our big "to do" list - where we show the upcoming features and where they are in the pipeline
- Gumroad Feedback - a place to submit feature ideas
- Our page of free product examples - see how products work from a customer's perspective