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How Do I Sell Courses (and More) on My Storefront?

Learn about selling courses, physical products, and bundles, setting up a course catalogue, and creating promotional codes.

Selling a Course

In your RapidLMS account, navigate to "Uploaded Courses" in the Courses section of your account and click the [+ New Course] button at the top of the course list or edit on an existing course.

Using the Pricing tab, set up the payment details of the course for the storefront, such as cost, bulk discounts, SKUs, and which storefronts will sell your course.

You will be able to edit these details after creation.

You can manually license and distribute a course to learners and training managers even if it's not added to a storefront.

If you have the course added to a storefront, it will become available for registration as soon as you click "Save."

If you want to make some course changes, add certificates, expiry, or any of the other advanced course items, you can leave the storefront section blank and update later.

Selling a Physical Product

In your RapidLMS account, navigate to "Products" in the Storefront section of your account.

In the Products tab, click the [+ New Product] button at the top right of the page.

Set up the Basic Information including name, description, category, shipping, tax, and any product images.

Using the Pricing tab, set up the payment details of the product for the storefront, such as cost, bulk discounts, SKUs, and which storefronts will sell your course.

You will be able to edit these details after creation.

Bundling Courses and Products

In your RapidLMS account, navigate to "Products" in the Storefront section of your account.

In the Bundles tab, click the [+ New Bundle] button at the top right of the page.

Set up the Basic Information including name, description, category, shipping, tax, and any product images.

In the Bundle tab, check the courses or products that will be included in the bundle.

Using the Pricing tab, set up the payment details of the product for the storefront, such as cost, bulk discounts, SKUs, and which storefronts will sell your course.

You will be able to edit these details after creation.

Setting Up a Course Catalogue

In your RapidLMS account, navigate to "Pages" in the Storefronts section of your account.

To create a new Course Catalogue page, click the [+ New Page] button at the bottom of the page; to edit an existing Course Catalogue page, either click the page name or Action > Edit.

Creating a New Course Catalogue Page

If the page is brand new, think about what you'd like to include.

Do you want a list of all your courses here, or are you looking to highlight a product or training line of course?

For Example:

For a list of all courses, you may want to maximize the catalogue space, so you may opt to just add a single main section in the body of the page with a Product Catalogue widget.

For highlighting a group or line of courses, you may opt to include a few sections that let you display Testimonial, Textblock with Image, and other content to help with sales, and a smaller Product Catalogue widget.

Product Catalogue

The Product Catalogue widget allows you to set the display settings and choose which categories of courses, products, and bundles will be included.

The Product Catalogue will let visitors click to view Course Details (jumping to the product page) or Add to Cart directly from the catalogue.

Using the Categories dropdown menu, choose the categories that will be included; the category will be visible to people ordering, so make sure they make sense for external and internal users.

For Example: If course "Level 1 Advanced Basic Computing" is part of an "Advanced Basic Computing" product line, using "ABC" as the category will mean that all visitors to the storefront will see "ABC" in the catalogue options. If that makes sense for potential learners, great! If not, make sure "Advanced Basic Computing" is used.

When multiple categories are selected, you can choose how options will display to visitors:

  • "OR" means that visitors will see products for any categories selected
  • "AND" means that visitors will see products that include all categories, (i.e. multiple categories are applied.)

For Example: Course "ABC" has "in-class" & "online" options assigned as categories.

If we set combine categories to "or" and the visitor selects "ABC" and "online" the catalogue will filter to show "ABC" courses that are either "in-class" or "online."

If we set combine categories to "and" and the visitor selects "ABC" and "online" the catalogue will filter to show "ABC" courses that are only "online."

You can also set display settings such as number of columns and enable mobile-friendly viewing.

Promotional Codes

Creating a New Promotional Code

In your RapidLMS account, navigate to "Promotional Codes" in the Storefronts section of your account.

Click the [+ New Promotional Code] button in the top right of the page.

Enter the code that will be used (lowercase and no special characters).

Set the discount to $ or % and enter the details; you can apply a single discount amount to multiple courses, or you may wish to set different amounts for different courses.

For Example: Promotional code sale20 could be set to provide a discount of $20 off Course A and Course B and 20% off Course C.

 

Set the remaining restrictions such as when the promo code expires, how many times each user may apply the code, and how many users in total may use the code.

For Example: Promotional code sale20 could be set to provide a discount from January 1 through January 31 and/or be used 20 times by a user and/or be used 20 times in total.

When any limitation is met, the code will stop providing a discount.

Editing a Promotional Code

In your RapidLMS account, navigate to "Promotional Codes" in the Storefronts section of your account.

You will see a list of all promotional codes, including those that are expired or have reached their limits; edit any of the promotional code details and click save.