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Introducing: Purchasing Power Parity

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Benianus

Great feature. but you should take into consideration people who use VPNs to change their country to one which has a lower cost. is this will cause problems in the future?

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The Overwhelmed Brain, LLC

I imagine that would be rare. I suppose it happens, but they'd have to know you offer this, then buy through a VPN - two conditions. Hopefully, it won't happen often.

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OhepoLeatherCraft

😊 Don't be little the capacity of humans 😎

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OhepoLeatherCraft

Exactly! I am not impressed with this feature as it will make people to falsify thier location πŸ‘

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Nihal Kothiyal

in order to get the discount, you need to use the cc of the same country, otherwise it won't work. So, VPN is of no use.

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Shmuel Israel

I was thinking the same exact thing, and it won't work well unless there is more security then an ip address.

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Fardeen Khan

Great job on this, activated on my products., I have one feature request above anything else - bank payouts for India!! That's it!! I'm fine with other features rolling out next year or even late tbh πŸ˜…, I'm just so done with paypal πŸ™

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OhepoLeatherCraft

Exactly! I have been clamoring for the same thing here in Nigeria πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬, PayPal doesn't work here and they are other platforms that gumroad can ride on so that creators here can be involved to contribute and also earn from the platform. Rather than gumroad giving low income countries fish with the purchasing power parity, gumroad should teach them how to fish by creating the enabling environment for them to sell buy and receive payments with no hitches.

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infinity_procreate_brushes

ВсСм спасибо

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Arnaldo Souza

THIS IS AWESOME! As a Brazilian, I can assure you this will avoid a lot of piracy. I didn't buy some add-ons in the past due to the price being too high in my currency and just didn't pirated because it felt wrong. Now I'm happy to know it's more accessible for the people that need it.

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OhepoLeatherCraft

How about countries that are unable to sell and buy on Gumroad due to the PayPal policy where PayPal only work ls in some selected countries, gumroad is yet to do anything about this πŸ˜”

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this is a test store

Just use shoprocket.io and you can use Stripe, PayPal or PayU (many more gateways coming soon)

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akadelnith

Why should some pay more and than others. When did this become socialistic. Make it cheaper all around then. That's the most fair. Just because you don't live in a "under privileged area" dosent mean your not stuck being a slave to your government and bills and your environment!

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Olaf

Because $10 for some is $10 and for some 3 times more.

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OhepoLeatherCraft

The best comment I have seen here so far πŸ‘ Gumroad is giving fish to low income countries with thier purchasing power parity, instead of teaching the low income countries how to fish by creating the enabling environment for them to sell, buy and receive payments via thier preferred channel. Gumroad is forcing everyone to receive payment via PayPal know the fact that PayPal is not operational in most low income countries. I believe in equity just like you πŸ‘

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Blogger Store

Please help me I'm not able to turn on this feature. when I click on discount codes there is no option for selecting country

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Jennifer

Hello. I need to contacto Gumroad because I purchased a book, but it declined my card. Minutes after the amount Was deducted from my Credit card but I didnt receive the book. Please if there is an Email or something. Thank you.

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Mustafa Rasheed

Is there a way to collect payment in local currency? My buyers in Bangladesh and Pakistan seldom have access to Visa/Master/PayPal but local payment services are wide spread there and just makes it easier to sell.

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OhepoLeatherCraft

Same issue as mine, the fact that PayPal is the only available option for my country πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ Nigeria to receive payments on gumroad, gumroad is also aware that PayPal is not operational in Nigeria. As a creator in Nigeria how can I be able to sell, buy and receive payments on gumroad this is the issue I have been stock with for years now πŸ˜”

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Anirban Chatterjee

this is a cool feature for customers

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OhepoLeatherCraft

πŸ˜‚ And not for the seller right πŸ‘?

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Olaf

Do they force you to turn it on?

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OhepoLeatherCraft

Also remember that low income countries like Nigeria πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ are not able to sell and receive payments on gumroad due to your PayPal policy as PayPal is not operational in Nigeria. Please don't give use fish, rather create the enabling platform for us to fish πŸ‘Œ You can partner with payments platform (Paystack, interswitch etc) already existing in the country so that creators here can grow and also contribute and earn from your platform, thus moving the country to a high purchasing power country in thier on little way.

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Cinecom

Great new feature! Is there also an API available for this? I have products listed on my website and would like to automatically show the lower price for a visitor from lower cost of living areas. Is that list of areas/countries also available through the API?

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ShortCutstv

Thank you for making this an option.

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Nikola Nikolic

It's a great option but I'd like to be able to toggle it on and off for certain products. Is that possible?

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Logo Package

I would love to run some marketing campaigns in the countries that this feature effects. Please provide a list or a link to the list.

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DIGITAL PRODUCTS

Hhh

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Antracite

I have tried to publish some posts, but when I try to upload the photos it gives me problems

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Trinity Inspired

Thank you for the info!

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vincetriff

I love the idea of making things more accessible for everyone but couldn't people fake their location? It wouldn't be the first time customers took advantage of features on Gumroad. If anyone could explain how Gumroad verifies locations I'd appreciate it. It also seems a bit unfair to the creators, is there any way to add a limit to the amount of money our products will be discounted? 50% is a steep loss of revenue. Lastly, will it be toggled on for every product or can we choose which items it's applied to? Right now it looks like it's automatically applied on everything in our stores. Everyone is invited to do the research for me and post the answers under my comment ty-

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Propylene Foliescu

But still who would pay 7 usd if he can have it for 2 on telegram piracy group.. Complete lack of understanding of how fencing works

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Karam Saad

Great feature. but maybe buyers make VPN to Change their locations to get good Price if you can deal with this trick go on

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