Selling on Gum Road — Start your Business Journey

Bharat Gami
2 min readMar 2, 2023

Gum Road is an online e-commerce portal that helps creators sell their products such as eBooks, Photographs, artwork, memberships, courses etc. They take a small cut of every sale. There are no monthly fees or expensive setup fees. It is worth trying if you have never tried it before.

Product categories in the “Discover” area of Gum Road. Screenshot from

Go from zero to 1
When you go to, the web site proudly tells you to “Go from zero to 1” by selling what you know. The process is quite simple. You open an account, add your products, and start selling. They also add your site to “Discover” area of Gum Road so others can discover your products. But there is a catch. You must make initial $10 in sales first. Once you reach $10 in sales, they review your information and process your share. You cannot purchase your own products or ask family members to purchase them to for you to get to $10.

My digital products
You can discover my travel post cards on gum road at

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Gum Road has an analytics section that tells you about the extent of sales and number of customers who have viewed your products. It also lists referrers, so you have an idea about where the customers are coming from.

Gum Road will help you chart a new path without requiring either tech expertise or business knowledge. “You just gotta take what you know and sell it.



Bharat Gami

Top writer on architecture on Medium. Read my reflections on sustainable architecture, travel and culture.