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Sell Downloads

Sell Downloads is an WordPress eCommerce for selling downloadable files: audio, video, documents, pictures all that may be published in Internet. Sell

Interface

Setting up of shop

Sell Downloads can be set up via the menu: "Sell Downloads > Sell Downloads Settings". The setup screen offers general settings for the shop, allows entering the PayPal data required to process sales and texts that will be used for the email notifications with the download links of the purchased files.

Settings Interface

The setup interface of commerce includes the following fields:

  • URL of store page: Enter the URL of the webpage where the ecommerce was inserted. The URL of the store will be used to return from the product page to the shop page.
  • Allow to filter by type: Inserts a field into the shopping webpage that allows to filter products by type (jpg, mp3, doc,....)
  • Store layout: Allows select one of the multiple layouts available for the store.
  • Allow multiple pages: Allows paging through the shop's products.
  • Items per page: Defines the number of products per page in the commerce's page.

Payment gateway data (PayPal)

  • Enable PayPal Payments: Allows the sale of products through PayPal.
  • PayPal email: Enter the email address associated with the PayPal account.
  • Currency: Symbol of the currency in which payments are accepted.
  • PayPal language: Preferred language of the PayPal interface.
  • PayPal button: Select the PayPal button design.
  • Increase the download page security: Requests the email used in product's purchase from the download page.
  • Download link valid for: Set an expire time for the download links.

Discount settings applied to the sales of the ecommerce. In the shopping cart the discount is applied to the total sale cost(premium version)

  • Percent to discount: Enter the percent to discount to the total sale cost.
  • Valid for sales over than: Apply discount to sales superior to this value.
  • Valid from (dd/mm/yyyy): Apply discount from the entered date.
  • Valid to (dd/mm/yyyy): Apply discount until the entered date.
  • Promotional text: Text to promote the discount.

Coupon settings applied to all sales of the ecommerce(premium version)

  • Percent to discount: Enter the percent to discount to the total sale cost.
  • Coupon: Enter the coupon code.
  • Valid from (dd/mm/yyyy): The coupon is valid from the entered date.
  • Valid to (dd/mm/yyyy): The coupon is valid to the entered date.

Notification Settings, both for buyers to complete a payment, and the shop manager

  • Notification "from" email: E-mail address that will appear as the sender of notifications.
  • Send notification to email: Email address where a notification is sent after each sale.
  • Subject of user confirmation email: Subject of the confirmation email sent to the customer when making the purchase.
  • Email confirmation to user: Body of message sent to the customer when making the purchase. The message should include the tag %INFORMATION% which will be replaced by the purchase data, like the download link.
  • Subject of email notification to admin: Subject of email notification sent to the administrator when a purchase is made.
  • Email notification to admin: Body of the email message sent to the administrator when a purchase is made. The message text should include the tag %INFORMATION%, which will be replaced by the purchase data.

Creating product for commerce

The shop allows to sell possible digital files (video, audio, documents, etc). To create a product press the menu option "Sell Downloads > Products for Sale". Initially it displays the list of products entered previously and a set of data associated with the product: Product Name, File Type, Downloads, Purchases and Date (screenshot-2)

To enter a new product/file to the shop press "Add New".

The interface for entering data pertaining to a product is described below (screenshot-3):

Product's data

  • Enter Title Here: Enter the title-name of the product to display in the shop page and the product page.
  • Description: Description of the product. This field is optional, but offers the opportunity to provide additional information about the product, this information is displayed only in the product page.
  • Sales Price: Retail price of the product.
  • File for sale: URL of the file to sell. The button associated with the field displays the WordPress media gallery making it easy to select the file.
  • File for demo: URL file demo. The file for demo may be accessed from the ecommerce page.The button associated with the field displays the WordPress media gallery making it easy to select the file.
  • File Type: Select a file type from the list or enter a new one if it is not yet on the list. The file type allow filtering the products in the shop page.
  • Image: URL of an image that represents the product, the product image is shown in the ecommerce page and product page. The button associated with the field displays the WordPress media gallery making it easy to select the file.
  • Duration: Enter a value with time format. Useful for Audio and Video files. With other files types the fields may be let empty.
  • Publication Year: Enter a value with year format. Useful for files associated with a date, as the creation or publication date , for example a book or monograph.
  • Additional Information: URL of a webpage with additional information about the product.

Programming a discount for the specific product(premium version)

  • New price: The new price to apply to the product. The old and new prices will shown in pages of the ecommerce and the specific product.
  • Valid from (dd/mm/yyyy): Apply discount from the entered date.
  • Valid to (dd/mm/yyyy): Apply discount until the entered date.
  • Promotional text: Text to promote the discount. The promoting text will be shown in the shop page.

Publishing the "Sell Downloads" ecommerce

The "Sell Downloads" ecommerce can be posted on a page or post of WordPress. To insert the "Sell Downloads" shop go to the relevant section (page or post) and press the "Sell Downloads" button above the content editor of post/page(screenshot-4), the action displays a setup screen (screenshot-5)

Interface for insertion dialog

  • Filter results by products type: by default, displays only products that belong to a specified type.
  • Columns: Defines the number of columns in the shop page.

The insertion process generates a shortcode which will be replaced by the shop when it is displayed on the website.

Note: After inserting the ecommerce on a page of your WordPress, it is advisable to copy the URL of the relevant page, and enter in the "Sell Downloads" setup section, to allow the users to return to the shop from the product page.

Interface for insertion dialog of product (the products list is available as widget to be inserted in the website's sidebars)(the option is available only in the premium version of "Sell Downloads" plugin)

  • Enter the product's ID (screenshot-6)

The insertion process generates a shortcode which will be replaced by the product when it is displayed on the website.

Interface for insertion dialog of product list (the products list is available as widget to be inserted in the website's sidebars)(the option is available only in the premium version of "Sell Downloads" plugin)

  • Select the type of list: it is possible insert the list of top rated products, the newest or top selling.
  • Number of products to show: enter the number of products to display in the list.
  • Number of columns: enter the number of columns. (screenshot-7)

The insertion process generates a shortcode which will be replaced by the list of products when it is displayed on the website.

The products list, and specific products, can be inserted as widgets on sidebars (screenshot-8)

Sales Statistics

When a sale takes place, a notification email is sent to the shop manager. However, sales can also be reviewed in Sales Reports. To do this, go to option "Sell Downloads > Sales Reports"(screenshot-9)

The Reports section allows you to filter sales reports over a specific period, by default it shows the current day's sales. It also shows sales' totals for the selected period and the currency of the sales (screenshot-10)

The statistics module allows to display animated charts for specific reports like: sales by currency, sales by country, or by products.

You can delete a sales report from the list of sales. This may be useful in case of a refund granted to a buyer, and allows to keep your sales statistics updated with the actual purchases.

Requires: 3.0.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-7-22
Downloads: 6,271

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