Thinkific Checkout Page

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Thinkific now has two types of checkout pages, the two-step checkout and the performance checkout. 

Neither checkout page will allow you to use more than one currency. However, there are ways around that.

Key Takeaways:

  • Thinkific has two types of checkout
  • The platform only supports checkouts in one currency, but there are multi-currency solutions

Two Types of Thinkific Checkout Pages

Thinkific has two checkout types, two-step checkout and performance checkout.

The performance checkout became the standard for all Thinkific accounts and it was only available to Thinkific Payment users.

Performance Checkout

Thinkific says it produced the performance checkout after testing and optimizing its previous two-step version. It is available for all users and all subscription plans.

If you signed up to the platform before the performance checkout rollout, you might have to opt-in to use it.

The performance checkout looks like this when implemented.

Thinkific Checkout

How to Enable It:

  1. On your dashboard, navigate to Settings
  2. Scroll down to Performance Checkout
  3. Click the toggle to activate the checkout
  4. The performance checkout will now be live

Two-Step Checkout

The two-step checkout used to be Thinkific’s standard checkout page.

The platform advertises that the two-step checkout allows for greater customization and more control when using third-party apps to enhance the checkout experience.

If you signed up before the performance checkout became the default, you’ll likely already be using the two-step checkout.

To upgrade the checkout to performance, you should follow the steps above detailing how to do it.

The platform allows users to enable a two-step checkout by deactivating the Performance checkout.

Here is How to Do It:

  1. On your dashboard, navigate to Settings
  2. Scroll down to Performance Checkout
  3. Click the toggle to deactivate the checkout
  4. The two-step checkout will now be live
Thinkific Checkout

How to Customize Your Thinkific Coupon Text

One of the features that Thinkific offers is the ability to customize the coupon text on the checkout page.

By default, after the customer has clicked Have a coupon?, they are shown a box that says Coupon Code.

You can customize both texts with your preferred messaging.

Thinkific Checkout

Here’s How to Do It:

  1. On your dashboard, select Settings
  2. Then click on the Orders & accounts tab
  3. Select Modify text: Orders on the left-hand side
  4. Add the text with your chosen words for the Coupon Code and Have a coupon? sections
  5. Click Save for both of them

Thinkific Post Checkout Page

After the students check out, they are redirected to the post-purchase thank you page.

Here they’ll be able to click the link to the product they’ve purchased and dive into the content.

The post-checkout page will look like this.

Thinkific Checkout

To customize the post-purchase page or if you want to redirect students to another page, you’re able to do that by following the instructions in Thinkific’s after-purchase flow blog post.

How to Test Your Thinkific Checkout

First, you’ll need to create a 100% off coupon for the product you want to purchase.

Here’s how to create a coupon:

  1. Once you’re on the dashboard, navigate to Market & Sell
  2. Select Coupons
  3. Then click on + New coupons
  4. Fill out the Coupon details (name and expiry date), Discount configuration, Discount Type (100%), Product, Duration, Codes, and Quantities
Thinkific Checkout

After your code has been set up, ensure you have a clean email that isn’t linked to any Thinkific account.

Here’s How to Test The Checkout:

  1. In a private window, go to your product landing page
  2. Select Buy
  3. Fill out the required details
  4. Select Sign up
  5. Add your coupon code to the checkout page
  6. Complete checkout

If the transaction went through, your checkout is functioning and working correctly.

Thinkific Checkout

Supported Checkout Currencies

Thinkific only lets you display and checkout in one currency.

You can change the site-wide currency, but they do not support multi-currency displays and checkouts.

If you’re looking for a multi-currency solution that displays the correct local currency based on the geolocation of the student, you’ll need to integrate a third-party solution. 

Here are your two options:

  • External Payment Processor – Instead of using the built-in payment processor on Thinkific, you can send the students to checkout externally. A solution like Shopify can support multi-currency displays, billing, and automated enrollments.
  • A Unique Site for Each Country – You may duplicate your Thinkific site specifically for each currency you sell to. You can then set the site-wide language to be that of the local currency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Thinkific has a checkout where customers can purchase products from. You will need to use a payment processor such as Thinkific Payments, Stripe, and Paypal to enable payments.

Students checkout and pay directly on the platform. Once the payment has been accepted, they’ll receive access to the course, subscription, or community. The payment processor will then disburse the payment to you within the next few days.


About Authors

  • Samuel Fletcher

    Samuel Fletcher is a entrepreneur with over 15 years in online course development. With an in-depth understanding of online course platforms, including Kajabi, Thinkific, LearnWorlds, and more, he has not only created courses on these platforms but has also assisted others in their course creation journeys. Beyond his hands-on experience, Sam is a passionate blogger, online business mentor, and a proactive contributor to community initiatives. His commitment to excellence and belief in dedication, perseverance, and unwavering commitment drives his success. Recognizing the gap in unbiased, quality information about online course platforms, he co-founded SupplyGem. In addition to his leadership role, Samuel serves as a Technical Writer at SupplyGem, sharing his expertise with a broader audience. Moreover, he's an active member of professional associations such as the Association for Talent Development (ATD), The Learning Guild, and others, underlining his dedication to continuous learning and industry advancement.

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