How to create a Shop?

The article describes everything you need to know about Shops on Buy Me a Coffee

Updated over a week ago

Shops are where additional products or services that you offer to your supporters and members ranging from digital items to physical goods can be sold. Buy Me a Coffee platform already provides several pre-designed Shop items that you can offer to your audience. If you find this list insufficient, then you can make use of the “Start from Scratch” option.”

Steps to Create a Shop

  1. Access the dashboard and go to Shop. Then click on "Listings."

  2. Choose from the available options or select "Start from scratch."

  3. Fill in the following details:

    1. Name your Shop item with a descriptive title.

    2. Set the price for supporters to purchase the item. Here you can check in the box below to enable the “pay what you want” option.

    3. Optionally, add a featured image (recommended). If necessary you can add multiple images.

    4. Provide a detailed description of what you are selling.

    5. Create a confirmation message to be displayed after the purchase.

  4. Utilize the advanced settings, which include:

    1. Optionally, ask a question to supporters (e.g., email or physical address for delivery).

    2. Set availability limits for the Shop Item if necessary.

    3. Offer a special price for members to keep them engaged.

    4. Publicly display the rating and sales count of your shop item and encourage more purchases.

    5. Increase your sales by enabling the buyer to purchase multiple quantities of the same shop item.

  5. Once you have filled in the details, click on the "Create" button.

Your Shop item is now live and available for supporters to purchase.

Note: In case your item is a digital product click here to see how you can make it convenient for your supporters

Can I change the name "Shop"?

Yes, you can change it to Extras. Click here to see how you can change the name Shop to Extras.

What can I publish on my Shop?

The options are endless and for inspiration here we take a sneak peek into some of our creators' Shop pages.

Hamilton Glass has a Shop that offers physical branded merchandise like coasters and stickers.

Similarly, Kevin Wilson has digital products in his Shop.

And, Ross Farley has drum transcriptions as his Shop item

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