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NFT Drop


NFT Drop enables users to release a collection of unique NFTs using the ERC721A standard. NFT Drop uses a “drop” mechanism intended for large collections to distribute NFTs. The NFT Drop can be deployed via the dashboard, CLI, or SDKs.


NFT Drop vs NFT Collection

NFT Drop differs from NFT Collection in that it allows users to lazy-mint the NFT directly to their wallet. This eliminates the need to mint the NFT to the creator's wallet and then transfer the asset to another user’s wallet.

Use Cases

  • Create restricted-access NFTs which can only be claimed by a specified allowlist of wallets
  • Create large collections of unique NFT profile pics with each NFT corresponding to unique metadata or traits
  • Create NFTs of artwork intended for distribution


  • ERC721
  • ERC721Burnable
  • ERC721Supply
  • ERC721LazyMintable
  • ERC721Revealable
  • ERC721ClaimPhasesV2
  • Royalty
  • PlatformFee
  • PrimarySale
  • Permissions
  • PermissionsEnumerable
  • ContractMetadata
  • Ownable
  • Gasless

Deploy NFT Drop (Dashboard)

Deploy and configure contract

  1. Navigate to Contracts > Explore > NFT Drop

  2. Select Deploy now

    Deploy a contract view from Explore

  3. A modal will appear to set Contract Metadata or settings to organize and distinguish between contracts. Set the following metadata:

    1. Name - name of the contract
    2. Symbol (optional) - shortened name or symbol to denote a specific group of tokens. Similar to a stock ticker.
    3. Description (optional) - description of contract to
    4. Image (optional) - image or icon of contract

    Contract metadata settings

  4. Set fund distribution recipients for Primary Sales and Secondary Sales by passing in the corresponding wallet addresses you want to receive the funds.

    1. Primary Sales - The initial recipient will receive any funds from sales made upon initially minting the NFT.

    2. Royalties / Secondary Sales - The recipient that will receive funds from any secondary sales or re-sales of the NFT.

      Fund distribution settings

    3. (Optional) Platform fees - Recipient that will receive additional fees for all primary sales that happen on this contract. (This is useful if you are deploying this contract for a 3rd party and want to take fees for your service).


  5. Choose a Network / Chain to Deploy to. View list of available Networks.


  6. Select Deploy and sign the transaction prompted in the connected wallet to finish deploying the contract.

Upload NFTs

Single Upload

  • Single upload is a preferred option for users uploading few NFTs at a time. Learn how to single upload through dashboard.

Batch Upload

  • Batch upload is a method that allows you to upload large amounts of NFTs in one click. Learn how to batch upload through dashboard.


Enable Delayed Reveal

Optionally, users may choose to hide their NFT image and metadata from users before minting. Learn more about delayed reveal.


Deploy NFT Drop (CLI)

  1. In the CLI run the following Deploy command:

    npx thirdweb deploy -n --name nft-drop
  2. Follow the prompts to fill out your contract by following the Deploy NFT Drop (Dashboard) section.

Deploy NFT Drop (SDK)


const txResult = await sdk.deployer.deployBuiltInContract("nft-drop", {
name: "<your_contract_name>",
primary_sale_recipient: "<wallet_address>",


from thirdweb.types.settings.metadata import NFTDropContractMetadata

metadata = NFTDropContractMetadata(
seller_fee_basis_points=500, # 5% royalty fee
platform_fee_basis_points=10, # 0.1% platform fee



address, err := sdk.Deployer.DeployNFTDrop(
Name: "<your_contract_name>",

React Native

const sdk = useSDK(sdk.deployer.deployBuiltInContract("nft-drop", {
name: "<your_contract_name>",
primary_sale_recipient: "<wallet_address>",

Interact with your contract

For easy-to-use code snippets for your contract, view the Code Snippets view on your contract’s dashboard or visit the SDK documentation.