[Pro] Selling PDFs online with FWP

For the past 25 years, I have been publishing a quarterly magazine and selling it in print format. I am now considering changing over to an online (downloadable) PDF format. Can anyone give me directions where I can find a reliable source of info on how to set up a form using FW Pro that will include setting up online subscriber database and payment forms? I know the very basics of FW Pro, but I really am just a novice. I like using FW and would like to stay with it. The other real plus to being a FW user is the great forum support I have found in the past, which is why I am putting this question here.


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You’re going to have to use a good cart service that will allow you to offer large numbers of downloads. I think e-Mal’s is limited to something like 500 max for downloadable objects, and thats for the paid edition.

It might work as long as you are doing weekly articles.


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Thanks for the quick reply. It will be a quarterly publication and I doubt there will be more than a couple hundred sold each quarter. Perhaps it would work better to set up a pay-by-credit card page and once payment is cleared a copy could (automatically?) be sent. Just getting started on this idea, so any suggestions are welcome.


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Have a look at LinkLok - no personal experience of it but others have sung its praises and it can be tied in with Mals. http://www.vibralogix.com/linklokme/

By all accounts the developer provides excellent support.

David


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For a shopping cart system I can thoroughly recommend http://www.e-junkie.com/ who I’ve been using for a couple of years now with PDF downloads. Prices start at just $5 a month but they don’t treat you like a client who is only paying $5 a month.

It’s a very flexible system that hooks straight into various billing solutions including ClickBank, PayPal and Google Checkout etc. You can try them out for a free trial period as well I believe and there is no long term contract if you decide it’s not for you.

They are a good company to deal with and I like the fact that they come back to you quickly with qualified answers, which show they actually read the question. They also admit if they have a problem and then put things right unlike certain other companies. I find the best combination is e-junkie with PayPal and PayPal can be set up for subscription payments which should suit you.


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