How to Sell Paid Content Online?
December 3, 2010 10:49 AM   Subscribe

I'm helping a friend with her website. She'd like to be able to sell paid downloads (eBooks and Videos), but doesn't want to run her own shopping cart or delivery system.

Companies like and seem to offer what she's looking for. Does anyone have other suggestions or experience with these or other providers?
posted by cell divide to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Clickbank has been the industry standard for affiliate marketing if she is looking to attract other people to promote her products. Clickbank handles a lot of the work
posted by lakerk at 11:15 AM on December 3, 2010

e-junkie gets tons of good reviews from reputable people I know and is pretty easy to integrate with any website.
posted by circular at 11:16 AM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]

I know nothing about them at all, but ran into BigCartel the other day and it seems terribly simple.
posted by Iteki at 11:31 AM on December 3, 2010

What about Etsy? Then she'd not only have a website and a shopping card but she'd be hooked into a larger community.
posted by amethysts at 11:37 AM on December 3, 2010

Pulleyapp is another popular option (used by Cameron Moll and Dan Rubin, for example, if those names mean anything to you). Wazala is another. DPD is another. And I know the people behind Digital Delivery App though have not tried it.
posted by wackybrit at 12:20 PM on December 3, 2010

FoxyCart is dead simple. Here's a video on integrating Foxycart with Wordpress, but it integrates well whichever CMS you're using. Works great without a CMS too.
posted by backwards guitar at 12:20 PM on December 3, 2010

Seconding BigCartel, they're great to work with for the vendor and the buyer.
posted by mewithoutyou at 12:43 PM on December 3, 2010

I have not used it myself, but I've heard good things about shopify.
posted by dyslexictraveler at 1:12 PM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]

For the digital download part, Fetchapp extends Shopify, and it's theoretically usable with your own site.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 9:01 PM on December 3, 2010

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