New features: Affiliates, Send to Kindle + more!

Just like you wonderful authors, we are working hard to prioritize what we should be working on next. No one wants to work on something that isn’t going to be useful to anyone!

But we’ve had help from you a few months back on what we should be working on. We’re thrilled so many authors are using Payhip and we can’t wait for you to try out the new features we are announcing today! The new features are as follows:

Affiliates

This has been a feature that has been asked for many times and we finally have it ready. You can invite affiliates to help you promote your ebook. These affiliates can be your friends, family and anyone else you feel comfortable to promote your ebook for you. Currently, affiliates have to be invited. In future, we will open this up so that anyone else can request to be an affiliate. Learn more.

Send to Kindle

Your readers now have the option to send their purchased ebooks directly to their Kindle! This greatly improves the buying experience for those that have a Kindle. Learn more.

Improved analytics

We now show conversions for each referring website. This will help you decide on what marketing channels to double down on. In addition, we have added a map to show which countries visitors are visiting your buy page from!

Custom ‘thank you’ emails

You can now add your own message and subject to the emails we send to your buyers that contains their download link. This is a great way to thank them personally and to let them know how to stay in touch with you. It is also a great opportunity to up sell them on your other books. Learn more.

Support section

We get a lot of emails each day from our wonderful users with questions and we love it when you reach out as it is always a learning experience for us. To be more helpful, we’ve decided to compile the most common questions and created a help section. We hope you’ll find it useful! Learn more.

You can start using all of these features right now so login in to your Payhip account!

We’d love to hear what you think, so comment below and let us know!


  • Shawn Montaigne

    Thank you for these new features!

  • AM

    Hi Payhip. “Send to Kindle” is a nice idea, but it shouldn’t be possible with EPUB files because kindles can’t open them! How can I turn it off?

    • Hi,

      We replied to your email btw! :-)

      Currently, you can’t turn it off. However, whenever a customer clicks on the button they are warned that the EPUB file is not supported on the Kindle, and we don’t send it to their Kindle device.

      I hope the above helps.

  • sheila

    Hi Payhip,
    I just joined and am very excited about using the site! The affiliates idea is great!
    I was wondering if there are any plans to make the site more community-oriented?
    I would really love to be able to browse through ebooks that are listed–by keyword, genre, or price.

    • Hi Sheila,

      Thank you for joining us! We’ve been thinking about having a marketplace to showcase all books on Payhip but we’re not sure if we are ready yet. It is very likely to happen at some point but we’re not sure of the time frame yet. But we have other features in the pipeline to help make selling easier!

  • ssofia

    Hello Payhip and friends.
    I’m using Payhip for a couple of years now for my eBooks and I love it.
    I’m thrilled to know that now you offer the AFFILIATES feature and I
    just watched the VIDEO.
    I have only one question though.

    -How do you handle Refunds?

    Fortunately, I had no REFUND incident so far but this is always a possibility.

    Since you are using PAYPAL as your Payment Processor, I guess you
    should pay the Affiliates their Commissions after the 45 Days period within
    which Paypal allows the buyer to ask for a refund, expires.

    But in this case, the clearance period must be the same for both the Author
    and the Payhip

    At least, that’s the only workable option that comes to my mind.

    I’d really appreciate your input on the matter.

    Kind Regards,

    Sofia