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Can I sell physical products alongside my course?

We do have instructors selling physical products (kits, books, etc) alongside their courses as part of a bundle, or as an upsell.


To be able to take payment for that through Thinkific, all you'd need to do is create a 'course' called something like 'How to receive your [product name]' and then set the pricing as usual. Within this course, you can include a survey or another kind of form (e.g. a Typeform) for collecting the customer's shipping address.


Alternatively, you could also embed a button from another payment service onto your landing page - if you're not sure how to do that for the service that you're using, leave us a comment below and we'll be happy to give you a hand :)


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Hi Desi!


Happy to help.


Where the information captured in the second course goes depends on how you capture. If you use our built-in Survey lesson type, for example, the info would be stored under Reports > Quiz & Survey on your admin dashboard. If you use an external survey builder then the info would be stored in their system.


In your case, I would recommend using a survey option where the answers can automatically be sent to Acutrack.  For example, I believe Typeform will allow you to have students' responses emailed over to Acutrack.


I hope this helps, and just let me know if you have any questions!


Thanks,

Catherine


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I have a physical workbook that I would need to capture a shipping address for. So is it my understanding that I wold create a "course" called "How to receive your Encountering the Healing Power of Forgiveness Workbook" and set the price to "$0" because they will have paid $37 for the digital files of the course already? Or do both courses have the same price? I do not want my participants to be charged twice!


Thanks,

Shawn Lantz

Hi Shawn!


You could create a separate free course. Or, if all signups for your course are receiving that workbook, you could just include a survey for capturing shipping address at the beginning of the main course.


Either way, that will mean that your students are only paying you once :)


Thanks!

Catherine

I am also in need of selling physical products along side my courses. Specifically, I want to offer the option of receiving the same video courses on DVD. This is a very popular option on my current WP platform. I’m hoping I can find a way to make this work in Thinkific.

If I understand you correctly, I can bundle two courses together with one being the online version of the course and the other being a survey or form to capture the mailing address of the customer. For example, I might have options like this:

Course A Online
Course A Online + DVDs

The second option, “Course A Online + DVDs,” would be a bundle of the first option “Course A Online” and a second course called something like, “How to Get Your Course A DVDs.”

My question is, where does the information captured in the second course go?

Here’s where things get hairy… I use a fulfillment house, Acutrack.com, to duplicate and ship my DVDs on-demand as orders are received. How can I get the order information over to them?

Currently, Acutrack.com is integrated with my current shopping cart, 1ShoppingCart.com, but I’m looking to replace 1SC with Thinkific. Acutrack says they are not integrated with Thinkific and provided this list of solutions: http://www.acutrack.com/services/ecommerce-solution/shopping-cart-integration.htm

But I’d rather not have to pay for a separate shopping cart or deal with the added hassles and costs of API integrations. I find Thinkific’s $99/month business plan very attractive considering it includes a shopping cart.

With all this said, what’s the solution? How can I use Thinkific’s shopping cart, sell DVDs along side my online courses, and still get DVD customer order information over to Acutrack for fulfillment?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

 

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Hi Desi!


Happy to help.


Where the information captured in the second course goes depends on how you capture. If you use our built-in Survey lesson type, for example, the info would be stored under Reports > Quiz & Survey on your admin dashboard. If you use an external survey builder then the info would be stored in their system.


In your case, I would recommend using a survey option where the answers can automatically be sent to Acutrack.  For example, I believe Typeform will allow you to have students' responses emailed over to Acutrack.


I hope this helps, and just let me know if you have any questions!


Thanks,

Catherine

How about if I have different download products that i want to sell. Ebook, or charts... Can I have a page showcasing them all? and may be link them to a online shop? because you do not have a shopping card or a way to integrate a online shop right?


Thanks a lot!


Lilly )*(

Hi Lily,


If these products are all downloadable then you could just create "courses" for them on Thinkific, so that all of the payment for that is handled directly through Thinkific. You'd use the Downloads lesson type for adding the content into the course.


Then, all of the products will be listed on your site landing page alongside your courses.


Would that work for you?


Thanks,

Catherine


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thanks a lot!

Hi. If I wanted to sell an add-on to a specific course that offers an hour of consulting for an additional price, would this entail creating a course that is not visible, but including this in the upsell for the course option? or would you have the course priced two different ways?


thanks!

-greg

Hi Greg!


What will work best really depends on how you'll be arranging the coaching with them. 


For example, if you create the second hidden course, you could then include an appointment booking page within the course (using the multimedia lesson type). This means that somebody could set up their consulting immediately after buying.


Alternatively, if you'll be arranging the consulting more manually, then a simple additional pricing option for the same course will work just fine.


Thanks!

Catherine

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