Thinkific is a platform to create and sell online courses and digital products. It gives users the tools to build, market, and sell their course content. With Thinkific, you can easily create engaging course content, design beautiful webpages for your courses, promote them on social media platforms, and even process payments securely through integrated payment gateways.
This article will provide a comprehensive guide to linking buttons on Thinkific pages to product purchases. We’ll cover how to create a button link from scratch and how to customize it so that it works seamlessly within the page layout of your choice. We’ll also discuss best practices for optimizing your button links for conversion rates and share tips on testing different versions before going live with changes.
Finally, we’ll provide resources for troubleshooting any issues you might encounter while setting up or tweaking your button links on Thinkific pages.
Overview of Thinkific Checkout Page
Customers who purchase a product from your Thinkific page are taken to the Thinkific checkout page. This page contains all the necessary information for them to complete their purchase, including an order summary and payment form. On this page, customers can also enter any discounts or coupons they may have.
Components of the Checkout Page
The Thinkific checkout page consists of three main components: the order summary section, the payment form section, and the coupon/discount section.
Order Summary Section
The order summary section displays a breakdown of the items included in the purchase (e.g., course name, quantity) and applicable taxes and shipping charges (if any). It also shows a subtotal of all items before taxes and fees are applied.
Payment Form Section
The payment form section lets customers enter their payment details (e.g., credit card info) to complete their purchases. Depending on which payment gateway is being used, additional fields may need to be filled out (such as address information).
Customers can enter any available coupons or discounts in this section before submitting their payment details to receive applicable discounts.
As an experienced user of Thinkific, I know that it’s important to ensure that all components of the checkout page are properly set up and functioning so that customers can complete their purchases without running into any issues.
Linking a Button in a Thinkific Site Page to a Specific Product Checkout: Step-by-Step Guide
I’ll link a button on a Thinkific site page to a specific product checkout.
Step 1: Go to Design your Site
To begin, head over to the “Design Your Site” tab in your Thinkific dashboard. This is where you can customize the layout and design of your course pages.
Step 2: Select Site Pages
Select “Site Pages” from the list of available options on the left-hand side. Doing this will take you to an overview of all existing pages within your Thinkific site, giving you an easy way to view their titles and edit them as needed.
Step 3: Select the page you want to edit by clicking the pencil icon
Find the page that contains the button link that needs editing and click on its associated pencil icon (this will open up what’s known as “Site Builder”). Once inside Site Builder, it should look something like this:
- A menu down one side displays all available sections for this particular page
- An area at the top right displaying any existing buttons already linked on this page
- A toolbar across the bottom shows all available blocks that can be added or removed from this section
Step 4: Select Add a section, or locate your desired section in the left-hand menu
Now let’s navigate into adding a new button link by selecting “Add a Section” at the top right or locating it in your preferred spot in the left-hand column.
Click on said section name for details about how it appears on your site so far – we’ll need these details when we start building out our new button link!
Step 5: Click on the Button block
Clicking on it will bring up more options related to customizing our newly added Link Button block – such as adding text content or changing its size & shape etc. From here, click on the ‘Button’ block type for further instructions about how exactly it works with Thinkific pages & products checkouts:
Step 6: In the Link to the field, select “A checkout page…”
To connect our newly created button link directly with its corresponding product checkout page (on Thinkific), simply select the ‘A checkout page…’ option from the dropdown list under the ‘Link To’ field.
Side note: if using the ‘A checkout page…’ option, then ensure you also selected the correct product from the ‘Product’ field.
Step 7: In the Product field, select your course, community, or bundle
Selecting which product(s) we’d like linked with our new button by entering relevant details into the ‘Product’ field – e.g., course title + price point, etc. If applicable, you can also use additional dropdown menus (in the same box) to specify whether specific versions/pricing plans you should use instead of the default settings.
Step 8: Select your desired price from the dropdown menu in Checkout Price Field
For those needing finer control over pricing tiers for each product/bundle, there’s always the option to go back to the admin settings and adjust accordingly before continuing through the current setup process.
Step 9: In the Button Text Field, input desired Button Text
Now let’s enter the text that should appear once visitors click on their chosen purchase point on a given webpage. You may type in anything, from ‘Buy Now’ to ‘Sign Up Today.’ Here again, various features allow customization beyond basics, such as font style/size plus color scheme being used too!
Step 10: Click Save
Finally, after everything else is complete, simply press ‘Save.’ Ensure to apply changes correctly across the page without any issues occurring along the way. Once done, your changes should reflect the current state of your site page, and your potential customers should be able to see your new checkout button right away!
In this guide, we have discussed the importance of linking buttons on Thinkific pages to product purchases and how to create and customize a button link from scratch. We have also shared best practices for optimizing your button links for conversion rates and provided tips on testing different versions before going live with changes. Finally, we have provided resources for troubleshooting any issues you might encounter while setting up or tweaking your button links on Thinkific pages.
To recap, here are the key takeaways:
- Linking buttons on Thinkific pages to product purchases is important to improve conversion rates.
- It is necessary to create and customize a button link from scratch to ensure that it works seamlessly within the page layout of your choice.
- Best practices should be followed when optimizing your button links for conversion rates, and you should test different versions before going live with changes.
- Resources are available for troubleshooting any issues encountered while setting up or tweaking your button links on Thinkific pages.
As an experienced platform user, I’m confident that if you follow these steps and use the resources provided, you can quickly link buttons on Thinkific pages to product purchases!