How do I sell digital products with paypal and synthasite?

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I want to sell digital products in my store. How will customers be refered back to the thankyou/download page once they have been to Paypal? Can anyone help?
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  • tired !!!

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Ruth

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Hi freedomforlife,

We don't yet have a feature in SynthaSite that allows you to sell digital products. This is something we would need to work on. However, I can suggest the following service for this purpose: payloadz.com. They have an ideal set-up that allows you to sell digital products and they are compatible with Paypal. For more information take a look at their support page: Payloadz Support

If you decide to use this service you can easily integrate it into your SynthaSite site by:
1. Dragging and dropping an HTML widget onto your page
2. Pasting the HTML embed code provided by payloadz.com

Please let me know if this alternative is acceptable to you. I will also pass your question on to our developers in the form of a feature request.

More information on how PayLoadz delivers your digital goods to the customer (taken from their FAQ):
1. A customer browses a web site and finds a product or products that they would like to purchase.
2. They click the "Buy Now" links generated from the PayLoadz system to add an item to their shopping cart.
3. Once finished adding items, they click on "Check Out" to purchase their items.
4. They will be prompted for their PayPal or Google Checkout Username and Password. If they do not have an account, they will be given the opportunity to create one or to check out without creating an account using a credit card or bank account as their funding source.
5. After they have completed the payment process, the PayPal or Google Checkout server communicates with the PayLoadz server and provides the transaction details to our system. This communication takes place "behind the scenes" neither the customer, nor the merchant, sees this process.
6. Our system then sends your customer an email which contains custom “thank you” text that you specify during the product creation process, and a link to download their product. They are also redirected to the download page, immediately after payment at PayPal and Google Checkout, that provides them instant access to their purchase.
7. The link is an encoded link that, when clicked, processes at the PayLoadz web site instantaneously and prompts the customer with a download popup box asking to "Save" or "Open" the file.
8. The entire process happens in a matter of seconds. You are notified with two emails, one duplicate of the email sent to the customer from PayLoadz, and one for Notification of payment from PayPal or Google Checkout. We send the duplicate download email to you in case there is any problem with the email delivery to the customer. A person can purchase and download your goods in under a minute.
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Thanks Ruth, that helps heaps. Now I can get moving :)
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Ruth

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Glad to help. Good luck with your business!
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chris

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this was really helpful and u guys should definately make this a feature later on :)
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Kershnee

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Glad to hear you found this helpful!!
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But not without paying them money, right!
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I can share with you two options. Both only works with Paypal right now.

- http://uploadnsell.com -- this is really an idiot-proof system. you go there, upload your files and provide some details and you are ready to sell. no registrations, no fees, no cuts. and all the money goes into your own Paypal.

- http://minisitegallery.com/blog/simpl... -- this is a free PHP script that is easy to install. no need for databases or MySQL. you do need to edit the settings.php though. by the way, it can support multiple files in your product but only supports a single product.

All the best.