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A lot of Gumroad updates!

We're excited to share a bunch of new Gumroad updates with you today:

  1. Redesigned product editing and purchasing
  2. Linked images in posts
  3. Custom buttons in posts
  4. Automatic membership renewal emails (sent 7 days before charge) to minimize refunds/disputes

First up, we've shipped the last major chunk of our rebrand: products! This includes product creation, editing, and purchasing. Besides being slicker, there should be far less visual bugs, as we've gone through every little bit of the app and made sure everything looks great and feels great too.

It's 77% less CSS than our old design system, and 1000000% more accessible. If you're interested in reading more about the new design system and the reasoning behind certain key decisions, check out our lead engineer Maya's blog post on it here.

Redesigned product editing

Second, we've added more functionality to posts. For example, you can click the image above! All images are now link-able by selecting the image and then clicking the link icon in the toolbar:

Meta!

We've also added native button support. So instead of being stuck with a button at the bottom of your posts, you can now embed them

wherever

you'd like.

Finally, we've added automatic membership renewal emails. These will go out 7 days before charge for any membership that has a non-monthly renewal cycle. These were asked for a lot, and should help with support tickets, refund requests, disputes filed, and more.

Happy creating!

58 comments

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WhiteUI.Store

Hi. Is it possible to add an option to enable or disable transparent dark background for a purchase preview? With your latest design update preview, a pop-up is making a mess for users, they can't understand if this's a purchase pop-up or something else this pop-up just lays over the page content and interfere with elements under it. It should be separated somehow from the website.

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WhiteUI.Store

Also, it will be great if you will add an option to make Buy on Gumroad button 100% round / square / or partially round (current design)

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Suitcase Labs

Nice update! The only two things I'm not liking so far (especially #2): #1 - In the product editor page, the "Save changes" button is no longer fixed on top, so you have to scroll to reach and press it #2 - In bullet point lists, the vertical space between list items (rows) is now a little bit too tall, making it look like every item is on a different paragraph

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Landify

Kudos to the team for rolling the long-awaited change. Now the product purchasing page looks amazing. But the "Embed – Overlay" looks bad without the skrim (the black transparent layer below the popup). When we embed in our site, without the skrim the UI looks back and the popup doesn't stand out. Can you please enable that back? or customisable by the user?

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EmmaAndJordi

The dots for cycling through images now appear in the middle of the image, instead that on the bottom. Also, the text of the main page is huge.

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Madeira Desouza

It would greatly help to be able to add images to the Gumroad profile. Images help attract potential customers, but there is no way to add images now to Gumroad profiles.

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Open Eye Pictures

OMG what have you people done!? Gumroad just keeps getting worse and worse. The design is blocky and ugly with so little customization, and even more confusing with product versions. I’ve got to find another solution because you folks are going back to the 2000s with your clunkiness.

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MW

I was frustrated too.

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Ascension Vibrations

Congratulations! Your new design has made product creation 1000000% less accessible! Having the screen split into three columns now with the preview always visible has everything so squished and skinny vertically that it's pretty much unusable on my screen. Please, move the preview back to a separate tab. Honestly I've tried to wait and see if things would get better, but it seems like everything you role out with this rebrand just keeps making the site worse and worse. The whole design in general is very glaring and causes massive eye strain, and everything is just far too large as far as the text goes, which can cause eye strain just as much as too small text can.

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Chris Kluis

Keep up the good work! Can't wait for affiliate offerings on subscriptions!

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Lord Biscuit

If I click do not display rating, it still displays rating. This isn't good for new products that have no reviews yet, one of the first things the prospect sees is 0 ratings.

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Audio Ikons / Orocroon

Q: Does the new native button have an option to send customers to their product download page? Or do we still need to manually write detailed instructions in every update email about how customers need to scroll down to the bottom of the email and click on the product-name link next to "Unsubscribe" to download their updated products? A: No, you still need to write detailed instructions in every email.

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AgencyOps

That “read more” button on the product sales page is going to kill conversions. Not a fan.

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Audio Ikons / Orocroon

Agreed. This introduces an extra step the customer needs to go through to get the info they need to make an informed purchase decision. Makes no sense.

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mibrille store

Can you please make able that the quantity of the product buyed shows in the customer invoice that they receive by mail? without the need to click on "generate invoice", because in the invoice that is generated as a pdf the unique license key does NOT appear, only in the one that arrives by email :( It would help me a lot to be able to validate the license keys with the number of products purchased, in terms of reducing the possibility of malicious customers changing the amount of what they bought, basically that they see and are aware that the license is only valid for the amount of products they bought and not for more. without the need to give more clicks, because in the pdf it can be edited, but not in an online receipt ♥

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mibrille store

I really love the new preview look, tysm♥

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Daudipages

I still need time to move around and see it in details

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Audio Ikons / Orocroon

Someone needs to look at the new Discount Codes area. It's broken. A single discount now takes up over 10 times the real-estate as before, (I am not kidding, every 1 discount code now takes up ~520px in height, 520px!!!! whereas before it was ~48px or so. That means that if you have 2 discount codes, you have to scroll to see both. I am having such a hard time reading this page now, I can't believe this got approved during testing. I mean who needs 800px long input box for "amount"? Even the delete button got it's own Row and the Amount has it's own Row! You could have put everything on 2 rows and it would have at least been usable, hell even 1 row worked really well in the old design as long as you engaged the mobile css.

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Northlandscapes Photography

Yep. This is really bad right now from a usability perspective. This really needs some improvement.

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Cosmin Miholca

I really like the new design. An improvement from the previous version.

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John David Maza

Awesome!

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27thstreetcapital

When I disable reviews, it still shows. It just goes to 0 ratings.

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