Top 4 Platforms to Sell Digital Products Online:
Digital products are becoming quite popular and people are shifting from typical brick and mortar selling to digital selling. Dealing in digital products can be a highly lucrative business today. If you can sell digital products like e-books, photos etc., you can build a long-term passive income empire which will make you money even while you sleep. This is the best part of digital marketing and ecommerce. You don’t make money only on the physical site but even when you are away. Unlike selling physical products, you don’t need to keep inventory.
Benefits of Creating and Selling Digital Products:
- It has Long life and high profitability- very low investment required
- No packing, shipping and overhead costs, only registration required to sell
- Develop your offerings once such as ebook, websites and start earning passive income
There are many amazing platforms where you can set up your online store for selling digital products such as e-books, software, video tutorials, seo services, images/ photos, audio and video products, etc.
If you don’t want to create your own services then you can leverage online marketplaces such as amazon and flipkart to sell your physical products online. Just make sure that you comply with all the legal requirements in digital business because it can lend you in trouble on a higher scale than an offline business, because it is accessible globally and you need to be responsible.
Best Resources To Market Your Digital Products:
You must have seen many Wix commercials on youtube. Wix is going heavy on advertisement and their services are equally impressive. Create a free account on WIX. Choose a premium eCommerce plan to create online store at basic price of Rs. 485 a month.
Go to Store Manager and Upload digital products you want to sell online. Enter product details and add images. You are ready to sell. When you get an order and receive the payment, you will mark the order successful and an email is sent to buyer with a link to the download of prouduct.
The file sizes are restricted to:
- Image: 50 MB
- Audio: 100MB
- Document: 40 MB
- Zip file: 1GB
Shopify is world’s number one SAAS (Software as a Service) platform to create your online digital shop. You can sell both physical and digital products here ranging from services such as digital marketing to dropshipping of merchandise.
(Check out our post here know all about Dropshipping in India)
To start your own digital shop on Shopify:-
- Create a free account on Shopify
- Choose the subscription plan which suits your needs and goals. Ideally you should choose the cheapest plan for beginning.
- Then install free “digital downloads app” provided by shopify
- Upload digital files as products to be sold in your store.
- Here you can choose to send automated email with downloadable link to customer after successful purchase or deliver the digital products to customers yourself.
If you want to host digital files with file hosting services like Dropbox, you can install third party apps like SendOwl from Shopify to avail additional features.
GoDaddy is famous for domain and hosting and you can also register an online store on GoDaddy at Rs. 749 a month (after free trial for one month).
The maximum allowed file size is 500 MB. All file types and formats are supported. If the order is placed with a credit card and the shopping cart payment option chosen is- “Before Authorization,” then the download email is sent immediately after the transaction is completed. If the payment is set to “Authorized,” you have to manually receive the funds and mark your order as “Shipped” before the download link in email is sent. If the purchase was not made with a credit card at all, the download email is sent after the order is set to “Shipped” by the seller.
Create an account on Ecwid to sell digital products online anywhere in India. Choose a digital store plan starting with as low as Rs. 700 per month. You can’t sell digital goods with a free plan on Ecwid. Upload the files in the product catalog same as you would in case of physical products. Your buyers will get access to the files only after you receive the full payment. Allowed file sizes are 100 MB, 1GB AND 10 GB respectively based on the type of plan you purchase.