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Migrate to the DDA app from Other Shopify Digital Download Apps

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Shopify doesn’t have any in-built functions for digital products because they have their own digital product delivery app called “Digital Downloads“. Their app is the most basic version of an app for selling digital products, and DDA is a much more versatile, feature-rich, scalable alternative.

We have had a lot of merchants feeling stuck with Shopify’s app as it doesn’t provide any protection functionality, storage expansions, control over customers’ downloads, or scalability. So we have created this guide to show merchants how they can migrate to the DDA app to unlock many more features for growing stores.

Whether you are using SendOwl, Fetch App, EDP, or Shopify’s Digital Downloads app, it’s super easy to migrate over to DDA. I have broken down the steps below so you can understand how it works.

Why switch to our DDA app?

Es gibt einige wichtige Gründe, warum Sie zu einer anderen Anwendung wechseln sollten. Andere Apps haben vielleicht nicht die spezifischen Funktionen, die Sie wollen, haben zu viele Bugs, die Entwickler kümmern sich nicht, der Support ist schlecht und vieles mehr. Wir sind hier, um jedes Problem zu lösen, auf das Sie stoßen könnten.

One of our main goals is to help store owners protect their digital downloads. See our comprehensive guide to preventing customers from sharing your digital products.

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Limitations of the Shopify “Digital Downloads” app

You might be using the Shopify digital downloads app, and it’s just not scaling well with your store. There’s a huge reason why our app stands above, and we’ll show you why below:

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Shopify’s “Digital Downloads” app:

  • Kann nur 1 Datei pro Produkt anhängen
  • Unterstützt keine Downloads von Kundenkonten
  • Hat keine E-Mail-Verfolgung
  • 5 GB Gesamtspeicherplatz pro Datei
  • Probleme mit Cookies in einigen Browsern
  • Verwirrend in der Anwendung
  • Keine Upgrade-Optionen
  • Keine Schutzfunktionen
  • Sie können Ihre eigene E-Mail nicht verwenden
  • Keine Shop-Branding-Funktionen
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Please note – It is possible to use DDA alongside any other digital downloads app on Shopify. It won’t mess up your current application, and everything will run as normal.

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Wenn Sie eine Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung lesen möchten, scrollen Sie bitte weiter nach unten.

1. Installieren Sie unsere App (DDA)

Go to the Shopify app store and install DDA (Downloadable Digital Assets).

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2. Disable automatic email delivery

If you have a store that has orders coming in, this is important.

Before we carry on, we need to disable automatic download emails that are sent by DDA, so that we can set up the app. This makes sure that your other Digital Downloads app can keep delivering files while we complete the new setup.

Gehen Sie auf die Seite "Einstellungen" und scrollen Sie bis zum Ende. Hier können Sie die automatischen E-Mails deaktivieren, während wir Ihre App einrichten. Dies hat keine Auswirkungen auf Ihre aktuelle App für digitale Downloads.

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After everything is set up, we can enable this option again later in the tutorial.

3. Upload your digital files to our app

You will need to upload your digital products to the DDA app.

There isn’t a method to transfer files from another app to DDA. You will need to download them from the old app or find them on your computer, then upload them to DDA.

Uploading files to DDA is the safest option and provides the best protection for preventing customers from sharing digital downloads. You can learn more about preventing customers from sharing downloads here.

You can also attach your own S3 server to DDA if you choose to host files yourself. This means you can manage your own storage limitations.

Method 1 – Uploading files directly to DDA

If you are already logged into the app, click here to upload files.

Wenn Sie zum Uploader navigieren wollen, müssen Sie nur Folgendes tun:

  1. Gehen Sie zur Seite 'Assets'.
  2. Klicken Sie auf die Schaltfläche "Neue Assets hochladen".
  3. Laden Sie Ihre Assets hier hoch. Um direkt hochzuladen, klicken Sie auf die Schaltfläche "Dateien hochladen" oder ziehen Sie die Dateien per Drag & Drop in den Uploader.

Method 2 – Sell links at checkout using “URL Assets”

If you want to sell external URLs at checkout, such as Dropbox, Google Drive etc., follow this URL Asset tutorial.

Um es kurz zu machen:

  1. Gehen Sie zu "Vermögenswerte".
  2. Klicken Sie auf "Neue Assets hochladen".
  3. Click “Add URL Asset”

Dadurch wird ein Asset erstellt, das auf Ihren externen Link umleitet. Sie können dieses Asset dann an Produkte anhängen.

Bulk-add URL Assets

You can do this in bulk if you follow this bulk CSV guide. This helps if you have thousands of them.

4. Attach the files to your Shopify products

All of your Shopify products are automatically synced to DDA’s Products page.

This is important because DDA doesn’t need you to create products twice like other apps do (that’s confusing when other apps do that). DDA simply works alongside Shopify’s platform and delivers digital files alongside your Shopify products, making it super simple.

  1. Go to the “Products” page in DDA
  2. Klicken Sie auf ein Produkt
  3. Then attach your files to your product using the search box/drop-down menu
  4. Repeat this until all of your files are attached to the products
Vermögenswerte mit dem Produkt verbinden

5. Richten Sie Ihre Einstellungen ein

Here you can build your settings to suit your business’s needs. Depending on your plan, you may have access to some extra features.

Take a good look at the Settings page to make sure everything is in line and set up the way you want it.

Add downloads to Shopify’s Order Confirmation email

Using DDA, you can add a method to deliver downloads using the Shopify Order confirmation email that gets sent with every order. You will need the Checkout links enabled for this to work.

This is available on the Basic plan.

If you want your download links to appear in the customers’ accounts order pages, you can this guide to enable this. You can also enable download links using the CustomerHub app.

This is available on the Premium plan.

This setting allows customers to download their assets from the ‘Thank you’ checkout page directly after purchase. This is a great option in case the email goes to spam, allowing users to download them without logging into their email.

This is available on the Basic plan.

Set release dates on digital files

Learn how to set release dates on files so that you can sell pre-orders.

This is available on the Premium plan.

Sell digital products as a subscription

Sell your digital products with a subscription plan by following our guide.

This is available on all plans.

Prevent customers from sharing assets

Wir haben eine ausführliche Anleitung, wie Sie Kunden daran hindern können, ihre Assets mit anderen zu teilen. Bitte lesen Sie es und lernen Sie die besten Methoden mit unserer App für digitale Downloads.

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6. Disable your old digital downloads app & enable DDA

The final step is to switch over to the new app.

  1. Go to DDA > go to the “Settings” page
  2. Disable the checkbox below as shown below. This will enable all download emails to be sent from DDA. Or you can leave it enabled if you do not want DDA to send download emails to your customers.
die E-Mails aktivieren
  1. Now disable your other digital download app so it doesn’t send downloads to your customers. If you want, you can keep it installed while you ensure DDA is running perfectly, or you can just go ahead and uninstall the old app if you are happy.


There you have it, an easy guide to migrate over to our digital downloads app on Shopify. If you have any questions, please contact us, and we will reply to you as quickly as possible.

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