Easy way to sell documents on the web?
June 23, 2007 1:48 PM   Subscribe

Is there any easy way to sell downloadable electronic documents (PDF format) on the web? I'd prefer that it be closely integrated into the interface of an existing website that I maintain. I'm looking for a system where someone chooses a document they want to buy, pays through a third-party site (and the third party then passes the money on to me), and the document is instantly made available to the customer. I know about sites like Lulu.com, etc., but I would prefer that this be done on my website.
posted by jayder to Technology (3 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Payloadz

The folks at boingboing use them to power their 'digital emporium'.
posted by pupdog at 1:55 PM on June 23, 2007

Best answer: Alternatively, I met the folks in charge of cruxy.com a couple of weeks ago. It seems simple and I read now that they have a widget that walks the customer through all steps of the transaction without leaving your site.
posted by jmprice at 4:21 PM on June 23, 2007

Best answer: I bought a knitting pattern from this site that used PayPal for the processing. After I'd put through my payment, I got an e-mail with a download link that was good for only a limited time. It was pretty painless from the consumer's point of view. PayPal also has the advantage of being fairly well-known and trusted.
posted by web-goddess at 5:56 PM on June 23, 2007

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