Gumroad Discover recommends your products to prospective customers, helping you grow beyond your existing following and find even more people who care about your work (and maybe even your next superfan! Or spouse!).
Putting your products on Discover
By default, Discover is enabled for your products. But we have a few measures in place to prevent spam from clogging up Discover's beautiful aisles.
For your product to show up in Discover, you need to:
- Turn on the Discover settings in your settings menu
- Make your product's star ratings visible
- Actually make sales of the product.
- Have received a rating on the product.
And your account needs to have been verified by us. This ensures that the Discover search results are not flooded with spam.
So, if you are not seeing your products show up in Discover, it's due to one of these five reasons above.
To help customers find your products, use tags. When you add a new product, you can add tags to target those who are most likely to purchase your product. You'll find these settings in the Share tab of your product's editing flow.
Discover organizes products by 18 categories. When you create your account, you will select one of these categories that best describes your product (you can change this category in your settings).
If you don’t want to use Discover, you can disable it in your settings at the bottom of the page.
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.