This Week in Commerce: How an online coach uses Commerce to validate their digital course idea with a presale

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As ConvertKit Commerce beta testing 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.

How an online coach uses ConvertKit Commerce to validate their digital course idea with a presale

The creator:

Zig ZigsaZig Zsiga has been in the networking industry for 20 years. He is currently a Customer Delivery Architect at Cisco Systems.

Zig holds an active CCDE and two CCIE certifications, one in routing and switching and the second in service provider. Zig also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Park University. Zig is a father, a husband, a United States Marine, a gamer, a nerd, a geek, and a big soccer fan. Zig loves all technology and can usually be found in the lab learning and teaching others.

Zig has created the Zigbits Network Design Podcast where he provides real world context around technology. He also has just started a YouTube Channel where he covers network design concepts and frameworks. In the near future he will be launching his very own Digital Course- Network Design Course: Let's Make you the Best Network Designer!


The product:

Network Design Course: Let's Make you The Best Network Designer!

ConvertKit Commerce product page for a digital course.
ConvertKit Commerce product page for a digital course.

The results:

ConvertKit Commerce is extremely easy to leverage. I created a product in less than 20 minutes and had my first purchase within 5 hours.

I needed a pre-sales transaction to handle initial purchases of a digital course that doesn't exist yet. I wanted to get this cart/transaction page out there quickly so I could complete the idea validation for my digital course and get into content creation.

Currently, I have sold 10 out of 20 spots in my early adopters program for my course titled, Network Design Course: Let's Make you The Best Network Designer! I actually have the other 10 people in emails currently, just waiting on them to complete the transaction process. Each spot is $149.00 USD which ends up being $2,980.00 USD.

-Zig Zigsa

What's next in ConvertKit Commerce

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

Are you a creator selling digital products?

We'd love for you to test out ConvertKit Commerce and help us make it the best tool for creators to earn a living online.

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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