So you have a great digital product that you want to sell. Now you need to find the best platforms to sell your digital goods online. There are plenty of options how to sell digital download online. There are different options and you can use a combination of these.
E-junkie is great option for selling digital downloads on your own website, blog, social media site or any place you can insert the html code that creates the shopping cart for customer to checkout. You can integrate with Paypal, Stripe, Authorize.net, 2Checkout, Braintree and others to handle your payments. Pricing starts at $5.00 per month.
When selling digital goods, it is important to be able to limit the number of download attempts and the expiration date of the download links. E-junkie allows you to set limits on both those items for example you can set a limit of a max of 3 download attempts that will expire in 10 days after purchase. E-junkie will also record the IP address of the last download attempt and the date and time of the last download attempt, although it does not log every download attempt but it will give you the number of total download attempts. Limiting the number of downloads, setting time expirations on downloads, and having the buyers IP address location of where the download was attempted, and the date and time of the download can help prevent software piracy, software theft and issues related to chargebacks and refunds. If a buyer says that they never got the digital download, you can provide proof of how many times, when and where the item as downloaded.
With Shopify, you can create an ecommerce website that also has the ability to sell digital goods. You can choose from a variety of themes, both free themes and paid themes to use for the layout of your website. You can then install apps that give your shopify based website additional features such as a search app, email list marketing app and also there several options for apps that can handle your digital downloads. Shopify has a free app for digital products called "Digital Downloads". After you install the app in your store, you can then create a digital product. After a customer buys a digital product, then are given the opportunity to download right after purchase and also send and email with download link. You can place a limit on the number of downloads however you can not set a time limit for the download links to expire but you can manually deactivate the links at any time. A great new feature is that Shopify now records the IP location of the person clicking the download link and this is recorded for each download attempt. Pricing starts at $29.00 per month.