Sell Downloads features:
» Sell Downloads is a WordPress eCommerce
» Allows selling digital files like audio,video,documents,pictures,etc.
» Allows to filter products by types of files
» Allows paging and sorting the results by popularity, price or file name
» Uses PayPal as payment gateway
» Allows sharing products in social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
» Allows to associate additional information to the products
» Allows to protect the files with the inclusion of a file's demo
Sell Downloads is an WordPress eCommerce for selling downloadable files: audio, video, documents, pictures all that may be published in Internet. Sell Downloads uses PayPal as payment gateway, making the sale process easy and secure.
Create an e-commerce for sell digital files never was more easy than with "Sell Downloads", the majority of e-commerce plugins are developed thinking in tangible products and does the sale's process very complex. An ecommerce that pretends to sale only digital files must to coexist with data related to tangible products, configure shipping cost, etc, "Sell Downloads" doesn't need any of previous data. With "Sell Downloads" is required only define the PayPal data and the products to sell.
More about the Main Features:
- Allows selling your digital files via PayPal. PayPal is the payment gateway by excellence, very easy to use and very secure.
- Allows a custom setup of the ecommerce, with ability to filter products by types of files, paging and sorting the results by popularity, price or file name, making of "Sell Downloads" a very configurable plugin.
- Allows to associate additional information to the products. For example, if are selling a book and like to associate a link to other books of the same editorial, or a page of reviews from critics, this field would be the option for do it.
- Allows to protect the files with the inclusion of a file's demo. Monographies, videos, songs and many other digital files, allow the creation of a version for demo. It is very hard to sell a song if the possible customers never hear at least a part of it, similar happen with videos and its trailers or the monographies and its abstracts.
The base plugin, available for free from the WordPress Plugin Directory has all the features you need to create a ecommerce for sell downloads on your website.
Inserting and using the basic "Sell Downloads" plugin.
- Allows to enable a shopping cart. With a shopping cart is possible to sell multiple products in the same purchase action, the customers will appreciate this feature.
- Includes a module to track sales statistics. With the statistics module is possible to know the amount of sales, the discounts applied or coupon used, and check the total of earnings by the ecommerce in a period of time.
- Allows to insert a specific product in a post or page. The product is available as widget to be inserted in the website's sidebars.
- Allows to insert a product list in a post or page. The products can be selected between the most rated, the newest, or top selling. The product list is available as widget to be inserted in the website's sidebars.
- Allows to define sales discounts. It is usual in the e-commerce create sales campaigns, define discounts for products or events (like mothers day, the Christmas,etc.), to promote the sales. The "Sell Downloads" allows to define shop's discounts, and display the previous and new prices of products.
- Allows to define discount coupons. The coupons are an excellent tool to know where is the origin of sales and create (like in discounts definition) sales campaings, but directed to a specific sector or website. The coupons are applied to all sales from the ecommerce.
Inserting and using the premium "Sell Downloads" plugin.
Are safe the downloads links?
The security in the access to products files is determined in different ways.
- The products files can't be accessed directly. The purchased files are stored in a special directory called sd-downloads, the sd-downloads directory includes a .htaccess file that forbid the access from browser. The files can be accessed only through a server side script that validates the purchase.
- The Store determines the validity of download links based in two options, available in the settings page of plugin.
It is possible define a time period, in days, where a download link is considered valid. If a user tries to download a purchased product, the Store checks the date of purchasing.
The Store may be configured to request the email address used in the purchasing to check the validity of download link.
If you want more information about this plugin don't hesitate in checking the plugin's website:
Inserting a products list, and products, in pages or sidebars of website (only available in the premium version of plugin).