Updated May 18, 2023
Is That Really Allowed?
Yes, it is! However - following all the directions in this FAQ is mandatory. Missing even a single step may lead to suspension of your Boom selling account. Additionally, all items listed on other marketplaces or sites must also be listed on the Boom Learning site.
ALL USES NOT ALLOWED BY THIS FAQ ARE PROHIBITED. This is the law, but we are stating explicitly for those of you who are not lawyers. You may not embed Fast Pins, Previews, Hyperplays without our express consent and a written agreement.
How Does Payment Work?
You are paid by the selling site according to their standard terms. You will owe Boom Learning a small service fee pursuant to our Payment Schedule*. We will track what you owe and deduct it from your payouts and/or invoice you if you owe more than we are due to pay you.
*At this time single deck sales on TPT are not subject to a service fee.
Will My Customers Need to Buy a Membership?
Your customers will need to create an account if they do not have one. We do not collect any credit card information from your customers when they come from other marketplaces.
We offer customers new to Boom Learning a free trial. At the end of the free trial, the membership will expire unless the user proactively chooses to purchase a paid membership.
Pricing and Bundling
Bundling is allowed
You can list a Boom Cards product by itself or you can create a mixed bundle that includes Boom Cards and other products you sell.
You set the price
It does not need to be the same price you use on Boom Cards; however, your buyer will see your Boom Cards price if they search the Boom Cards Store. Your service fees are based on the Boom Cards Store price.
Create your External Product to List
You'll Need a BoomURL
If you don't have one, make a branded BoomURL first. See instructions here.
Create a Product PDF
Using a tool of your choice (such as Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, or Keynote), create a .pdf about the product that the user will download after purchase. See the example attached to the bottom of this FAQ.
- Include an image or text that instructs the user to "Click Here to Redeem Your Boom Cards" (or similar text).
- Embed your listing URL in the image or text in your Product .pdf. Do not post the listing URL in plaintext.
Where to Find Listing URLS for Single Decks
Go to Studio, click on your deck to open it in the editor, and then go to Details.
You can also access this by clicking "Quick Edit" in the top right corner of your deck's store page.
Choose TpT/Other and click on "List on other marketplaces". To unlock access to the URL's, you'll need to have your deck published to your store.
For TPT choose the "Secret TpT URL". This URL may only be used for TPT. Using it on other sites can result in the suspension of your seller account. For special promotions and giveaways, see Short Term Promotions.
For other sites or markets (blogs, etc), choose the "Secret market URL".
Where to Find Listing URLs for Bundles
To retrieve the URL for a bundle, you'll first need to unpublish the bundle from your store (don't worry, this won't affect anyone who has downloaded your bundle in the past).
After you have unpublished your bundle, click on "List in other marketplaces" at the bottom of the editing bundle page. Select the Listing URL for the site you plan to sell on. If you need a URL other than those listed, send us a message and we'll review whether we can add it. You must use the correct URL for the correct site. For TPT, put the bundle link in a bonus file. In your description explain to users that they should open the bonus file to get one-click fulfillment of the bundle.
After you have grabbed the link for your bundle, republish it to your store. You can now distribute your bundle link as needed.
Always test your URLs
Check your links and make sure they open properly and redeem the correct product. If your link does not work properly, these instructions may help. Mac Users may also need to check that article to create a clickable link.
Do not post the Listing URL in plaintext
Using a file instead of the bare link gives you a basis to request that the file be pulled if it is posted publicly. Additionally, an embedded URL will always take your customer to the correct Boom resource. If the customer can read, type, and copy the URL, they may make a mistake and become frustrated that your product appears not to work.
Optionally, dress up your Product Listing with logos and badges.
Find logos, badges, and rules for using them here.
List Boom Cards as “Internet Activities” On TPT
When you choose the Listing Type, include “Internet Activities” as one of your Listing Types. You may also add a custom "Boom Cards" category. Add additional Listing Types as appropriate.
So there are no surprises for your customers, your description must include this text (sellers on French sites must provide a translated version):
To use Boom Cards, you must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for modern Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires. For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards. You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with "Fast Pins," (a form of play that gives instant feedback to students for self-grading Boom Cards). For assignment options that report student progress back to you, you will need to purchase a subscription. If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial. Read here for details: http://bit.ly/BoomTrial.
If you are posting to a site that does not allow you to refer to a digital subscription (such as Facebook), use this variation:
To use Boom Cards, you must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for modern Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires. For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards. You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with "Fast Pins," (a form of play that gives instant feedback to students for self-grading Boom Cards).
Include at least one screenshot of one of the cards from your Boom Cards deck. Also, copy/paste the “preview” URL for your Deck. The preview link is the green link in the TPT/OTHER tab. Tell buyers it takes them to a playable preview.
Also, included in with your Preview this short blurb:
"You may be eligible for a free trial from Boom Learning. Read here for details: http://bit.ly/BoomTrial. If you choose not to stay on a paid subscription account after your free trial, you will still be able to assign all your Boom Cards to as many students as you see fit using Fast Play pins (which give instant feedback for decks that are self-grading). You will not be charged when your free trial expires."
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (833) WOW-BOOM. A real human will happily help you!