You can set your product to start on a future date.
This can be helpful in a few different scenarios:
- You’d like to pre-sell your product and allow customers to pay for it before the launch date.
- You’d like to have all of your customers start your product at exactly the same time.
- You’d like to run your product multiple times per year (and have everyone start at the same time).
With this feature, your customers will be charged immediately after they purchase. This is different from our pre-launch feature, which simply collects email addresses of people interested in buying your course when it launches.
Note: start dates only apply to customers who enroll in your product themselves. if you manually enroll a customer into a product, they'll get access immediately, even if the product has a start date in the future.
To set a start date for your product, go to your product’s Settings tab and scroll down to “Start date” in the Enrollment area.
Select “Add a start date” and choose the date and time you’d like the product to start.
Note: all times are in UTC.
If you’d like the start date to appear on your sales page, select “Display start date on sales page”.
Select “Add start date” and that’s it! Your start date is all set.
Once your start date has passed, you can add a new start date if you’d like to run your product for another group of customers in the future.
You can also remove a start date (and give everyone access immediately) by selecting “Remove” anytime before the start date passes. If you do this, anyone who enrolls in your course will get immediate access, and anyone who has already enrolled before the start date will get access.
Note: Any customers manually enrolled into a product will override the start date and will have immediate access to any course content.
Another note: If your product is an online course with drip content, the drip content won't start until the start date.
Have any questions about setting a start date for your course? Shoot us an email or send us a message on live chat, we’d love to help 👍