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Need recommendations on automated checkout and download
November 16, 2009 7:38 AM   Subscribe

I need recommendations for a web host and software to allow people to purchase digital downloads using Paypal, etc. (think Rifftrax or eBooks, etc.)

I want to have a web site where I can make electronic things available for purchase. Be it software packages, MP3 podcasts, or eBooks, I want to have an automated checkout and download system where people can pay and then immediately download the item they've paid for. Credit card purchasing is a must.

In my research I've come across DigiVendor Pro at http://www.idevspot.com/DigiVendorPro.php and the software is very cheap (in price), and security and reliability is a must for me so I'm not afraid to spend more if it means a more robust, secure solution.

Has anyone done this and can they recommend a good package for me?

(as an aside, I'm a programmer and web developer not afraid to get up to my elbows in code to implement or customize the solution. And yes I asked this question: http://ask.metafilter.com/120735/Need-a-store-thats-quick-and-cheap but this one is different as it's digital download automation, whereas the last one was shipping a physical product).
posted by arniec to Computers & Internet (1 answer total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
I can't answer your question directly but have you tried asking on the Business of Software message board? There are plenty of people there doing exactly what you are describing (for software at least):

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/?biz
posted by primer_dimer at 5:09 AM on November 17, 2009


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