eCommerce Marketplace Details and FAQ's
Formerly Design-a-Course eCommerce (DaCe)™
What is included in the eCommerce Program?
- Your own Design-a-Course eLearning system, including the Design-a-Course Author™
courseware creator software tool and the Design-a-Course Learning Management System (LMS).
- Updates to the Design-a-Course eLearning system at no charge as they become available.
- One private, secure URL which includes one test student account and unlimited eCommerce
How much does it cost?
There is a one-time $499 set up fee. The set up fee includes:
After you're set up and your courses start selling, you and Design-a-Course split the sale
of each item as it is sold 50% - 50%, regardless if it is sold from your web site or
Design-a-Course's. Design-a-Course also takes care of the all credit card merchant fees.
- Creating a private, secure, Design-a-Course URL
- Setting up your inventory (course) items. The URL for these items will be sent to you to
be placed on your web site so when customers click to purchase an item from you, it will take
them to the Design-a-Course CRM shopping cart. You will be responsible for adding the code
and URL to your web site. Design-a-Course is available to consult with you for this code
integration at an hourly consulting rate of $100 per hour, one hour minimum.
When and how do I get paid?
Partner checks are sent out every month.
What is the Affiliate Marketing Program?
In addition to courses being sold from your web site or the Design-a-Course web site,
you may elect to become part of the Design-a-Course Affiliate Marketing Program. This program
allows companies other than yours and Design-a-Course’s to sell your courses from
their web site. There are two types of Affiliates: In Program and Out of Program.
In Program Affiliate – This is an Affiliate that is also part of
the DaCe program. There is no additional charge for Design-a-Course to create new purchase
links for your courses to these Affiliates. If your course sells from an Affiliate’s
web site you will receive 25% of the sales price and the Affiliate will receive 25% of
Out of Program Affiliate - This is an Affiliate that is not part of the
DaCe program. You can have your unique course purchase links put on up to 10 Out of Program
Affiliate web sites per month, at no charge. There is a $100 per per site charge over the
10 per month..
What about support and training?
Design-a-Course offers weekly, free 1-hour Webinar training sessions on using Design-a-Course.
Design-a-Course also comes with Help files and Flash movies illustrating Design-a-Course usage.
After a DaCe agreement is signed and payment received, support, along with questions for
your DaCe account is provided on an as-needed basis at $100.00 per hour with a one-hour minimum.
A major credit must be on file for support. Alternatively, a DaCe annual support contract can
be purchased at $2,200 per year. This agreement provides for up to five (5) support incidents
per month. There are two types of support that you will be available to you with your DaCe agreement:
- Online -
You can post your issue online at:
and a ‘job ticket’ is created. Our staff will respond to you by email.
- Phone -
Phone support is available Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm MST.
What if someone wants a refund or challenges
their credit card charge?
You are responsible for the advertising and quality of your courses. If a customer challenges
a charge with the credit card company, we will make you aware of it, but Design-a-Course
cannot work on the challenge. If the credit goes through, your credit card will be charged the
monies Design-a-Course has paid you plus a 15% processing fee.
What if I give away some course for free to my customers?
All courses in your DaCe account need to be processed at the price of the inventory item. If
you want to give away courses or have courses available for internal use, you will need a
corporate Design-a-Course account. Pricing can be found on
our Corporate Pricing page
This is done for following reason:
With a DaCe account you receive the software and hosting at no charge. It is only when you sell
your courses that Design-a-Course makes money.
Design-a-Course eCommerce FAQ’s
How will I know when someone purchases a course?
When a student purchases one of your online courses the Design-a-Course system sends an
email with the key code and URL to that student for that course or group of courses. You will
be copied on that email so will know when a purchase is made, and which course(s) was purchased.
How do I check on the results of my students?
Log into your Design-a-Course eCommerce (DaCe) URL. Click Manage Courses and either click on
the course your want to see the results for or the Student List to get details on your students.
Can I set up a time limit or attempt limit for my courses?
Yes. At the time you send the course item names to Design-a-Course to be added as inventory
items in the Design-a-Course shopping cart system, you indicate if there is a time limit for
access to that course.
Can I sell courses as groups?
Yes. The group of courses is set up as a separate inventory item. At the time you send the
course item names to Design-a-Course to be added as inventory items in the Design-a-Course shopping
cart system, you indicate if this is a group of courses.
Why is the Design-a-Course logo in the shopping cart?
All purchases go through the Design-a-Course’s shopping cart system. There can only be
one shopping cart system. You will need to advise your customers that Design-a-Course is your
training partner and that they will see the Design-a-Course logo.