Travis Nichols on April 14th, 2014
You just bought an issue of a digital fashion magazine. Very nice. Say, how about The Ultimate Guide to Cufflinks?
Recommendations from Gumroad is a new opt-in feature that will allow related products to show up after purchases are made. If you enable recommendations, your products will be recommended to buyers of other products, and likewise, after the purchase of your products, related projects will be shown.
You can turn recommendations on in your settings.
Once activated, up to three recommendations will appear after a purchase of one of your products is made (once we’re able to recommend related products). Note: a product must have a cover to be included. But of course your products have covers.
How does this work? To find and recommend related products, we look at the intersection of buyers of a seller’s products with buyers of other people’s products. If that “signal” is strong enough, and we deem a product recommendable, we’re show it to the buyer. Recommendations can come from other sellers’ products and/or your own products depending on purchasing habits.
As your sales increase, and as more Gumroad sellers opt in, this feature will become more and more robust.
When a product of yours is purchased via a recommendation, it will show up in your analytics as “Recommended by Gumroad”.
We’d love to hear your feedback on this feature. Please let us know what you think. And if someone out there is working on an Ultimate Guide to Cufflinks, we’re extremely interested.