How best to deliver digital products......?

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Hi all

I posted a very long list of questions and got only one reply - thanks Craig.

So, thinking it might be that I am either very annoying as a newbie, or that my 8 question post was too much, I'm going to ask them bit by bit.

I really need some help and am very limited in my technical knowledge.

So, firstly:

1. What service should I use to take orders and deliver eBooks? I had been thinking that I would use a PayPal account, like everyone does, but have the delivery managed by DLGuard or oneshoppingcart.com as I have seen people do. What advice can anyone offer? What's the best delivery system? I need nuts and bolts!

2. When the payment is made, do these digital delivery services automatically direct the buyer to the download page? Is that download page hosted on my site or the digital delivery provider's site?

Please let me have your thoughts on this.

Many thanks.

Will
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulSchubert
    Will, In my opinion there is only one solution... DLGuard. I have been using it for a long time and recommend it to everyone. Email Sam, the owner/developer of DLGuard with all of your questions. He will answer faster than you can imagine. His continuous customer service is legendary. Sam is a top notch person through and through.

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  • Profile picture of the author rendell
    payloadz should work fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author guruwill
    Thanks Guys - I'll be calling him. It sounds like the solution!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bob B
    Have to agree that DLGuard is a good solution - and that Sam's support is top. The software will also do much, much more which will come in useful as you grow.

    You might also want to have a look at E-Junkie.com. Sam will work out cheaper over time but if you haven't got the up-front for his software, E-junkie will get you started for just $5 a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Hi will,

    DL Guard is very good, or perhaps the one I use, Rapid Action Profits. It will do what you need and more.

    Thanks,

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author UltrasMagdeburg
    my store uses automatic payment system that delivers the download link right after the purchase!
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  • Profile picture of the author guruwill
    Gents

    This is all good stuff. I'm thinking DLGuard.

    Does anyone know if it will happiy deliver a 32MB audio file? I want to have tho as an offer on an exit pop-up sign up from a sales page on another project.

    eg -Are there any bandwidth costs from DL Guard? can I use it for a free download used to populkate a list?

    If no-one knows, I'll ask Sam when I talk to him.

    Thanks again.

    Will
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    • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
      Originally Posted by guruwill View Post

      Gents

      This is all good stuff. I'm thinking DLGuard.

      Does anyone know if it will happiy deliver a 32MB audio file? I want to have tho as an offer on an exit pop-up sign up from a sales page on another project.

      eg -Are there any bandwidth costs from DL Guard? can I use it for a free download used to populkate a list?

      If no-one knows, I'll ask Sam when I talk to him.

      Thanks again.

      Will
      I'll preface this by saying I haven't yet used DLGuard. But I have read a bit about it. I don't believe it actually does the hosting, so the size of your download would be irrelevant. I think DLGuard generates a random redirect URL that is masked to your own page with your stuff on it. This URL expires so that people can't pass it around. A very effective approach.

      Y'all who use it, please correct me if I'm wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author guruwill
    So, I think I might be thick here, but if you don't use something like DL Guard to deliver your ebook - how do you do it?

    I see that I could take an order by using a paypal generated button with html code, and that would send me an email, but that's a manual nightmare.

    It must be that everyone is using some kind of system, right?

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Thompson
    DLGuard is awesome.

    As for the 32 MB file you are mentioning, this is not relevant to DLGuard. It does not care how big your file is. YOU are hosting the file, and you just tell DLGUard where the file is. It handles secure delivery.

    In other words, you create a directory and file name for your product. You keep that a total secret, just like your PIN number for your bank card! You install DLGuard on your server (at your hosting account) and it lets legit customers download.

    I'm using it for a 150MB file. Works great.

    I love the stats tracking, ability to add coupons, ability to handle multiple products (which can be the SAME ebook you are selling but on different platforms such as ClickBank, PayPal, etc) ... love the ability to re-send download links to customers, limit the download time limit, etc.

    Sam's support is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author guruwill
    I'm sold!

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author guruwill
    One more thing - Should the first email that a buyer gets from the Autoresponder series also have a link for the download? If so, is this a generic link or is it automatically generated somehow by the delivery software? I think I'm confusing myself! If I use DL Guard, will the system send an email with a download link or does it just direct the buyer to the secure download page? If so, how do you then get the buyer on to your Biuyer Autoresponder list?

    Will
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Thompson
      Will - DLGuard directs the user straight to the download area, AND it also sends and email to the user with the download link.

      It can add your customer to the autoresponder list you have in Get-something (forget the name), but not aweber since aweber requires double opt-in.

      Sam put forth some kind of update script that is useful for aweber, but I have not dug into it yet. If anyone here has, I'd love to know what to do so that I can add customers to my opt-in list with their permission, upon purchase.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Even
    I agree about DLGuard.

    I just started using it about 6 months ago on many of my products after years without it and it works great!

    Support is great for it too!

    Ryan
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