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thrifty10

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How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« on: January 17, 2011, 12:27:17 PM »
I'm new at this. Have several regular websites, stores and blogs, but never could figure out how to deliver ebooks when they are purchased. I have copied and revised a few PLR books in Word, and pasted them onto a website, have Paypay buttons ready for them. How do I set up automatic delivery of the ebook when someone buys it?   



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Re: How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 12:45:10 PM »
Hi Thrifty,

Welcome to the forum!

Basically you will need to add your product to a folder & name the folder something odd so that it's hard to guess ... like "ProductName_X3QjUs", or whatever. You do this so that free loaders can't download your product just by guessing the download address. You would be surprised how many people overlook this step, and as a result they get taken advantage of.

Next, you will need to zip (compress) that download folder & upload it to your host. Two of the leading zip programs are 7-Zip (www.7-zip.org/) and WinZip (www.winzip.com/). Be sure to note the location where you upload it to.

To setup the payment button & download delivery, just log into your Paypal account. Click on "Merchant Services" and then click on "Buy Now" (under "Create Buttons").  Fill in the necessary information on that page. At the bottom of the page under "Step 3: Customize advanced features" you will notice where it says "Take customer to a specific page (URL) after successful checkout:". This is where you enter the url to your download page. After you fill in all the information, Paypal will give you the necessary HTML code that you will need to paste into your salesletter for the "Buy It Now" button.

Using Paypal to deliver your product works just fine ... but I personally prefer using a product delivery script such as DLGuard (www.dlguard.com/dlginfo/index.php). DLGuard will automatically delivery the product after a customer makes a purchase using a unique download link. This benefits you because you don't have to worry about people stealing your product. Nor do you have to worry about someone posting your download link on some public forum somewhere.   Also, many marketers use services such as eJunkie to take care of this.  (see www.e-junkie.com/)

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Re: How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 03:16:29 PM »
There are also several Wordpress plugins in the Gold members area that can do the same things from within the blog framework.

Digital Product Demon is the only product name I can think of off the top of my head, but there are a couple others. I've just started playing with any of them, but they are there if you want to check them out yourself.

HTH

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Re: How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 05:34:07 PM »
I don't know offhand what's in the Vault, but I'm sure there's a solution or two that's free.

If you want a more capable paid solution, I've used each of these...

WP eStore ($40; http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wordpress-estore-plugin-complete-solution-to-sell-digital-products-from-your-wordpress-blog-securely-1059) can do that, although it's got so many capabilities, it's a little involved to set up unless you're going to use it on many sites, not just one.

The same developer has a free, simpler WP plug-in that's based on the larger product: http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wordpress-easy-paypal-payment-or-donation-accept-plugin-120

Lastly, this script works very well on a regular (non-WP site), and I used it for years before moving the site to WP. LinklokIPN ($39.95): http://www.vibralogix.com/linklokipn/

Just my $.02.

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Re: How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 07:44:18 PM »
Hi Thrifty,

Welcome to the RRW forum.

Excellent advice given by forum members to your question.

Jim

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Re: How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 08:56:31 AM »
:welcome: to the community

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Re: How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011, 09:45:49 PM »
If you don't mind paying $5 per month, you could get an E-Junkie account.  Also, they allow you to recruit affiliates to promote your products.  I belive the $5 per month account allows you to have up to 10 products.  I have the $15 per month account which allows 40 products.  Also, you may upload your files there and they will handle delivery 100%.  If you like, they also have a redirect function so you can still set up download pages.  Hope that helps.

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Re: How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011, 09:54:15 PM »
Yes,Chrismo, E-Junkie is an excellent resource. I used them for a  while and was happy, but decided to bring that type of thing "in-house" and eliminate as many monthly fees as possible.

Another nice thing about E-Junkie is that it ties nicely into Aweber for lists, and Swift CD if you want automatic fulfillment of a CD (adds extra value).

E-Junkie is very powerful, with lots of options at a reasonable price.

gary
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Re: How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011, 12:24:23 PM »
Hi thrifty10 ::P

 :welcome: to RRW.

It's nice to meet you.

Looks like you've had some terrific suggestions to help you get this set up.

I see e-junkie has been mentioned a couple of times; I use it, too.

Karen


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Re: How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2011, 12:26:26 PM »
If you don't mind paying $5 per month, you could get an E-Junkie account.  Also, they allow you to recruit affiliates to promote your products.  I belive the $5 per month account allows you to have up to 10 products.  I have the $15 per month account which allows 40 products.  Also, you may upload your files there and they will handle delivery 100%.  If you like, they also have a redirect function so you can still set up download pages.  Hope that helps.


Hi Chrismo ::P

:welcome: to RRW. 

It's nice to meet you.

I use e-junkie, too. As you suggest, e-junkie is $5 up to 10 products.

Karen

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Free option
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 03:16:25 PM »
There's also...

http://uploadnsell.com/

...and it's free.

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Re: Free option
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 12:24:48 PM »
There's also...

http://uploadnsell.com/

...and it's free.

Brian,

Thanks for that link.

I haven't heard of that.

Karen

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Re: How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2011, 01:46:33 AM »
Hi everyone, I am new here and thanks for all the information, I have now signed up with Ejunkie with a 60 day free trial.
Pauline

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Re: How do I set up automatic delivery of ebooks to customers?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2011, 04:44:55 PM »
Hi everyone, I am new here and thanks for all the information, I have now signed up with Ejunkie with a 60 day free trial.
Pauline

Woo hoo! Pauline.

Good for you for signing up for e-junkie.

I really like it. And those free trials are good as they give you an opportunity to decide if you want to use the product/software.

Karen