Nick Barr
Nick Barr
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One of the things that makes Ning Virtual Gifts unique is that as Network Creators, you can customize the Gift Store to make it just right for your Ning Network. From the get-go, you’ve been able to upload your own original gifts, as well as feature or remove gifts from the Gift Store. Today, we’re offering two more ways to customize the Gifts feature on your Ning Network:

  1. You can now price gifts at 25, 50, 75, 100, 200, or 500 credits, which is equivalent to anywhere from $.50 to $10.
  2. You’ll be able to rename Gift Categories to whatever best fits the context of your Ning Network.

With variable pricing, you can now choose from a wide range of prices, enabling you to offer members more choice around selecting, purchasing and sending gifts. And through custom category naming, you have a new way to encourage member interaction – giving gifts to show appreciation, friendship, even self-expression – all within the inherent context of your Ning Network.

Choose the price for your custom gifts

When you upload a custom gift to the Gift Store you’ll be able to set a price that matches the offering. Want to charge more for a killer set of turntables than for a microphone? Now you can. From the Manage Gifts page, select “Upload a Custom Gift.” To set the price, just click the dropdown menu next to “Price”:


You can choose from 25, 50, 75, 100, 200, or 500 credits.

Rename Gift Categories

In addition to naming your price for custom gifts, you’ll also be able to rename Gift Categories. To do so, select “Update the Gift Store” from the Manage Gifts page. On the left side of the page, click the Gift Category you’d like to rename. You’ll see a pencil next to the category name — click this to rename the category to whatever you like:


This is also the place to reset the category name to its default.

And that’s it! As a side note, if you’re interested in uploading a custom gift to the Gift Store, make sure to check out our screencast on the brand-new Ning Creators.