Posted on February 3rd, 2016 by Sara Funduk - 1 comment

In the past, if you wanted to promote another product with your e-course (like an e-book or consulting hours) there wasn't a smooth way to do that. You could talk about your other products within your course or set up a mailing list integration and send a promotional email later. But neither of those options allow you to up-sell your other products during the enrollment process.

Now with our new feature "Add-ons" you can up-sell almost anything you want with your e-course and have it all take place in one transaction.

Offering an Add-On

The 'Add-ons' tab can be found in the left side bar of the page while you're editing your course. If you have a product you'd like to sell alongside your e-course, this is the perfect way to do it! You have the option to add a downloadable add-on (like an e-book, videos, or worksheets) or a custom add-on. A custom add-on is just anything that can't be downloaded as a file immediately, for example consulting hours, access to a secret forum, or something that comes via snail mail.

When someone clicks the enroll button on your landing page, they will be given the option to purchase your add-ons. The e-course and any add-ons chosen will be paid for all at once.

You can start offering your add-ons today! For detailed instructions on using add-ons be sure to visit the help doc.

Posted on October 27th, 2015 by Sara Funduk - 3 comments

I have quite a few improvements to CourseCraft that I'd like to tell you about! The theme of these changes is all about making life easier for you and your participants and hopefully increasing sales for you. Sounds good right?

Profile Clean-Up

With new features being added all the time, the profile options page was getting a little cluttered so we've reorganized things. This will make it faster and easier for you to find what you're looking for. It will also help participants to find their most frequently used options, which is usually updating their name, email address and adding an avatar.

Mailing List Integration

Looking at the new profile (now called settings) layout you might notice there is something new! We've just added the ability to connect your email provider and have participants automatically added to a mailing list. I've said it before, but you guys give us the best ideas. This is another feature that was requested multiple times from our users.

Email marketing is a fantastic way to keep in touch with your participants and let them know about your other courses and products. Right now, we support integration with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor and AWeber. We'd love to add more in the future, so keep an eye out for that. And just an FYI, your participants will be given the opportunity to opt-out during the enrollment process so you can be sure you're following anti-spam rules. For more info on this feature, check out the help doc.

Notification Emails

If you go digging around in the profile settings a bit more, you'll see another little change. We've added a third email notification option. You can now choose to turn off new enrollment emails.

Landing Page Enrollment Button

Another mini improvement is the addition of an enrollment button section on the landing page. Your landing page will automatically have an 'enroll' button at the top of the page, but now you can add more buttons in with your landing page content. Like always, your button will be branded in your colours if you have Custom Branding enabled. You can edit the text above and even on the button itself. More enrollment buttons make it easier for people to enroll and could increase your conversion rate. And who doesn't want that?

Server Upgrades

Lastly, we've upgraded to faster servers. This will make everything on the site generally faster and better. Your course content will load faster for your participants and we'll be able to handle more traffic at once. Even though this seems like a boring upgrade, it's exciting for us because it means that we're growing. So thank-you for helping to make CourseCraft a success! :)