This Week in Commerce: Jenny Ballif (Science Mom), YouTube creator

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As the ConvertKit Commerce beta launch continues, we're here for another installment of This Week in Commerce- your insider's peek into how creators like you are using the new tool and updates on what's coming next.

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How YouTube creator Jenny Ballif uses ConvertKit Commerce to sell her virtual summer camp

The creator:

Jenny Ballif, the Science Mom, has worked as a molecular biologist and a wildland firefighter, and at plenty of jobs that fall in between wearing a lab coat and wielding a chainsaw. She runs the Science Mom YouTube channel and has performed science demonstrations for thousands of elementary school classrooms.

YouTube creator Jenny Ballif uses ConvertKit Commerce to sell her 2-day virtual summer camp.
YouTube creator Jenny Ballif uses ConvertKit Commerce to sell her 2-day virtual summer camp.

The product:

Paper Physics Camp

Paper Physics Camp
ConvertKit product page for Paper Physics Camp

The results

I'm able to handle all the registrations, payment, and messaging for my virtual summer camp through ConvertKit Commerce. The design is clean, and the checkout process is smooth. It has been so wonderful not having to worry about creating a payment portal or using other outside services.

We opened registration July 30th and have made 138 sales in camp registrations!

Prior to using ConvertKit Commerce, I was struggling to integrate PayPal on my site. Even after successfully figuring out how to accept payments, I had to manually handle confirmations and messaging. I couldn't find an affordable service that would handle both the payment and communication components. We really appreciate how streamlined and easy everything has been so far with ConvertKit Commerce.

– Jenny Ballif

What's next in ConvertKit Commerce

Total invites sent: 1,620

Invites to send this week: 500/day


ConvertKit Commerce Roadmap

  • Support for downloadable files (ebooks, presets, zip files, etc)
  • Available for US creators only
  • Support for credit card payments
  • Mobile-friendly buyer experience
  • Embed products as a button in a website or share your product page link
  • Recurring payments
  • Expand Commerce support for Canada & UK
  • Discount codes
  • Partial refunds
  • Customizing the receipt page
  • Support for paying through Apple Pay & PayPal
  • Introduce product variants/versions (e.g. multiple packages)
  • Expanding to additional countries


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Dani Stewart

As a daughter of an entrepreneur, the wife of an entrepreneur, and an entrepreneur herself, Dani has lived and learned all sides of creating and growing businesses. She is excited to bring all that life experience as well as a decade of crafting content to the ConvertKit community. She is a part-time baker, dinner-party planner, and lover of good bourbon living the simple life in Nashville with her husband, Sean.

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