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Pre-Sell Products

Let people pre-order your products

Podia’s pre-sell feature lets you set a start date for your products. That means you can collect pre-orders and even start selling your product before it’s finished.

It’s normal to feel like your product isn’t ready. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take pre-orders

Selling your product early might feel a bit funny, but pre-ordering is a very common (and successful) way to launch. You can pre-order books, clothes, concert tickets, and even cars. Pre-selling your digital products works the same way.

How does pre-selling work in Podia?

Step 1

Start taking pre-orders when you have your outline

Add your idea to Podia, and set a future start date to allow pre-sales. That way you’ll see if there’s interest in your product before you spend days (or weeks, or months) making it.

Step 2

Build a customer-validated product while sales come in

If people buy your product, you’ve got a winner. Imagine how good it will feel to work on a new project and know it’s something your customers want. Better yet – what if that product could put some cash in your pockets?

Step 3

When your product is ready, Podia handles the delivery

Anyone who pre-ordered your product will automatically receive their purchase on the date you’ve chosen. So you can enjoy launch day without stressing about logistics.

Pre-sell courses, downloads, and anything else

"The biggest thing that helped me get going was to pre-sell my first course"

The biggest thing that helped me get going was to pre-sell my first course. Getting that money upfront not only shows me that the product is worth the time, but it gives me the finances to create the content and pay for marketing.

Jess Shanahan, Racing Mentor

Earn more with pre-sales – no extra tools required

Podia lets you pre-sell unlimited courses, webinars, downloads, coaching sessions, and digital products. Plus, you get access to other Podia features, like a website, your own community, and integrated checkout.

  • Coupons
  • Access limits
  • Sign up limits
  • Several payment methods
  • Embeddable checkout
  • Free products
  • Waitlists
  • One-time payments
  • Payment plans
  • +20 currencies
  • Specific start dates
  • Cohort programs
  • Global tax support
  • Instant payouts
  • Free website
  • All other Podia features

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  • Set prices for your products
  • Fast, one-page checkout
  • Payment methods

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Quick answers

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  • Accept pre-sale payments by Paypal and Stripe (Through Stripe you can also use Google Pay, Apple Pay, iDEAL, SEPA Debit, Stripe Link, etc.)

  • Yes, once your start date has passed, you can add a new start date if you’d like to pre-sell your product for another group/cohort of customers in the future.

  • You can remove a start date (and give everyone access immediately) by selecting “Remove” anytime before the start date passes. If you do this, anyone who enrolls in your course will get immediate access, and anyone who has already registered before the start date will get access.

  • Yep! If your product is an online course with drip content, the drip will begin on the day you set as the start date.