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Selling zipped files
January 6, 2011 11:28 AM   Subscribe

How do I sell a large zipped file on the Web?

I'm looking for a platform that would allow me to sell a large file (a few hundred MB, containing a variety of file types) from the Web. The ideal platform would grant access for downloading after a credit card were authorized. Does such a platform exist?
posted by Toekneesan to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Maybe try Clickbank?
I've never sold on it personally, but judging from the volume of products it can't be too bad.

Also, it can give you something to google, such as "clickbank alternatives".
posted by mhp at 11:39 AM on January 6, 2011


Perhaps e-junkie.com?
posted by Tres at 11:52 AM on January 6, 2011


Some of these options from a previous AskMe will work.
posted by BurntHombre at 11:57 AM on January 6, 2011


If you have a little site-building savvy, you could try using Joomla CMS with the Virtuemart extension. I believe it has a built-in function for handling pay-for-download files.
posted by Willie0248 at 12:42 PM on January 6, 2011


I've purchased from various sites who use PayLoadz - which is mentioned in the thread BurntHombre linked - without any problems.
posted by alynnk at 1:08 PM on January 6, 2011


Hosting company Dreamhost has a service called Files Forever which might meet your requirements.

For a small fee they host a large file for you, provide secure access to it for paying customers, and maintain an access database for your clients.
posted by Aquaman at 2:26 PM on January 6, 2011


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