Paypal and ebook downloadable options

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How can I put my ebook on a link that the customer will get taken to after payment has been completed with paypal?
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Hello strutters25

I have just replied to your email in support. I'll also reiterate my answer here.

We don't yet have a feature in Yola 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: They have an ideal set-up that allows you to sell digital products and they are compatible with Paypal. For more information please take a look at their support page: Payloadz Support

If you decide to use this service you can easily integrate it into your Yola site by:

1. Dragging and dropping an HTML Widget onto your page.
2. Pasting the HTML embed code provided by

Here is some 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.

Please let me know if this alternative is not acceptable to you, and I will see what else I can suggest. I will also pass your question on to our developers in the form of a feature request.
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You could have Paypal send them back to a thankyou page where you could put a link to the ebook file. Don't put that page into the navigation and name it something that is not easy to guess. Here's what Paypal says: "Your customers can be sent back to your site immediately after payment. You choose where they go, perhaps to a thank-you page or back to your home page. (Set this up in your Website Payment Preferences on the Profile tab.) We'll send you their contact information for future marketing efforts."
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Maybe you can try out, a service that allows you do upload your product and link it to Paypal. You don't even need to register and it's free.