[Express] Downloadable eBooks

Can anyone give me some insight into how eBooks (PDF) work in terms of securely hosting them and making them available for automatic download after payment?

I have a cart pretty much setup with Mal’s

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Have a look at LinkLok - haven’t used it myself but others say it does the trick.

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http://www.vibralogix.com/linklokipn/

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Had a look at linklok, looks decent.
I think I’m sorted though. Decided to use ECWID instead, shop front looks really good.

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Does it do the auto download thing?

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Hi Dave,

I set up a demo template store with one downloadable good, in this case a .zip. As far as I can see, ECWID does a good job in handling downloads (500MB in the free version).

It is set as “demo payment” so you can have, if you want a test-order http://www.kimmich-dm.de/ecom/ecwid-shop.html .

I would much appreciate your judge.

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How does it do the Download?

My German isn’t good enough to work it out.

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Hi Dave,

ahmm a bit confused. I recognized an order and you should have the following (or not???):

Keep me informed, I thought download is maximum international (agree the buttons not).

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… and by the way - you should have the downloadlink in your eMail.

It should be said, that only the “paid version” has an expiring download lifetime.

And it should be said furthermore: Not the best collection - but hey - it’s for free :slight_smile:

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you should have the downloadlink in your eMail

Not unless yours is the one with the subject “my naked pic is attached”

I dont remember it asking for my email address!

I will try it again.

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Got it now!

It was a language problem - I didn’t understand the German instructions and that you had to register/sign in/create an account to get the download.

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OK - should rethink about language settings, but it is as far as I remember it’s not necessary to “sign in”. An eMail Adress should be enough.

But thanks for the input anyway - very valuable in order to get more experience cause I really think that ECWID is handsome compact … and I do not have anything to sell - what a pitty.

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On 15 May 2011, at 17:30, Thomas Kimmich wrote:

I set up a demo template store with one downloadable good, in this case a .zip. As far as I can see, ECWID does a good job in handling downloads (500MB in the free version).

It is set as “demo payment” so you can have, if you want a test-order http://www.kimmich-dm.de/ecom/ecwid-shop.html .

I would much appreciate your judge.

Hi Thomas; I went, I added to the cart, I viewed the cart, and at the bottom it said:

MwSt. für United Kingdom, Saint Austell

How did it do that? I hadn’t entered any personal information at all, no email address, nothing. How did it know where I live?

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Hi Paul,

cool point. I think I’ll have to doublecheck to whom I want to sell stuff (Maybe to those who know who they are :-))

No - it could be, that I disabled selling “to the world” and that I haven’t proper set the “tax rules” for any foreign country.

Yet I haven’t expected any “demo sellings” but if you’re all in I do - but please give me a few hours (to sleep) actually I got ten to midnight - doh.

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ok - quick state:

@Dave: The main reason you couldn’t get any further eMail is that ECWID quoted your order as spam. The main reason for this is, that your Customer details doesn’t fit to what ECWID expects:

(and the answer to Paul aswell)

ECWID grabs your IP in order to refer your location (as near as possible) including the possibility to clarify with the bottom button and of course with the check out.

Dave entered as his location the “United States” that doesn’t fit to his IP. Further more he entered some cryptic name and address (JJJK HHGF) that forces ECWID to verify your eMail (or to let you log in) to double check if you are physical person or a spammer.

Paul, late last night I haven’t proper understood what you meant, I hope this is clarifying it. I really like to understand as much as possible round about ECWID, so all testing sceneries are welcome.

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On 16 May 2011, at 07:01, Thomas Kimmich wrote:

Paul, late last night I haven’t proper understood what you meant, I hope this is clarifying it. I really like to understand as much as possible round about ECWID, so all testing sceneries are welcome.

Thanks Thomas; I was a bit concerned from a privacy point of view, as I hadn’t given the site any information about me at all … but I guess anyone can snag my IP address.

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On 16 May 2011, at 07:01, Thomas Kimmich wrote:

… but I guess anyone can snag my IP address.

yes Paul - regarding Google Analytics I’d say very similar mechanism (and btw. those who are seeking for the illegal downloaders use this way as well).

But please keep in mind: It is just a “local” thing that ECWID grabs your IP and displaying it for you.

The main reason they did is for shipment and taxes. Assumed you’re selling stuff into different regions of a country (or the world), all have different tax rules or shipping costs, it’s more then helpful to determine what would be the charged to you and all this before you purchase (… or walk the checkout steps through … or read a long “terms of use and shipment”).

Just a thought.

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On 17 May 2011, at 13:36, Thomas Kimmich wrote:

The main reason they did is for shipment and taxes. Assumed you’re selling stuff into different regions of a country (or the world), all have different tax rules or shipping costs, it’s more then helpful to determine what would be the charged to you and all this before you purchase (… or walk the checkout steps through … or read a long “terms of use and shipment”).

Yes, it’s clever. Thanks for explaining :slight_smile:

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