Effective October 2, 2018
Can We Really Do That?
Yes, you can! All items listed on other marketplaces or sites must also be listed on the Boom Learning site. BUT - following all the directions in this FAQ is mandatory. Missing even a single step may lead to suspension of your Boom selling account.
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 Teachers Pay Teachers 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 all customers new to Boom Learning a special promotion. At the end of the promotion, the membership will expire unless the user proactively chooses to purchase a paid membership.
Create your External Product and Set a Price
Decide what to list.
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.
Set a price for the product.
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.
Create your Product to List
Using a tool (such as Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, or Keynote) of your choice, 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 (see below for where to find your Listing URL.
You'll Need a BoomURL
If you don't have one, make a branded BoomURL first. See instructions.
Listing URLS for Single Decks
To get your Listing URL for single decks, go to Studio, open the deck, and go to Details.
Choose TpT/Other and click on "List on other marketplaces".
For Teachers Pay Teachers choose the TpT market Listing URL (this URL may only be used for TpT).
For other markets choose the Secret market Listing URL (do not use for TpT). If you don't see an other market option, send an email to email@example.com and explain which market you want to add. We will review the market and add a link if approved.
DO NOT USE THE PREVIEW URL!
Listing URLS for Bundles
At the bottom of the bundle details window, click on "List in other marketplaces". 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 Teachers Pay Teachers, 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.
Do not post the Listing URL in plaintext
Equally important is the fact that an "embedded URL" will click and take your customer to the correct Boom resource. If the customer can read, type, copy the URL, invariably your customer will make a mistake in the copying process and become frustrated that YOUR product appears not to work.
Mac users may need to follow these instructions to create a clickable link.
Dress up your Product Listing with Boom Learning logos and badges.
Find logos, badges and rules for using them here.
On Teachers Pay Teachers List Boom Cards as “Internet Activities”
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 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," (play provides instant feedback for self-grading Boom Cards). Fast Play is always a free way for students to engage with Boom Cards decks. For additional assignment options you'll need a premium account. If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial of our premium account. 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 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," (play provides instant feedback for self-grading Boom Cards). Fast Play is always a free way for students to engage with Boom Cards decks.
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 include 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 premium 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)."