Shopify is full of wonders and cool features, but one thing it lacks is native support for easy digital products. Shopify has its own application, but it’s got a low rating, is not easy, and is known to be really buggy.
Fortunately, there is another Shopify-approved app that has won a Shopify app store staff pick, and it was created by Shopify Experts. It’s called Fileflare. It’s the perfect app to sell easy digital products on Shopify.
Oh, and to mention, it has a free plan, too, making sense to use it over the Shopify version.
What makes a digital products app easy to use & great?
This is crucial. This could make or break a business. How painful is it when you just can’t get an answer from the company? Especially when you are running a 24/7 business selling goods on Shopify.
It’s crucial to have quick support with Shopify apps because stores never sleep.
Plenty of guides will help a lot. People can easily get confused or stuck, so an app with plenty of help and tutorials will be perfect so you never get stuck.
Fast download speeds
Download speeds are important. The sole purpose of your digital product app is to deliver digital downloads. If your customer struggles to get the downloads, then you need to upgrade to a better app.
Fortunately, Fileflare uses top-grade servers to deliver the fastest possible speeds.
If the Shopify app you are using is constantly down, then it’s time to move on. You can’t risk your store being down at any point if you sell all day, every day.
Of course, most tech will have the odd bit of downtime; even Shopify has downtime. But minimizing this as much as possible will be a dream.
This is one of the most important steps when selling digital products. You need your customers to understand that you are running a business, and they are not allowed to share digital products with others for free.
The Fileflare app has methods in place to prevent and make it difficult for customers to share digital products.
Read our digital download protection guide for more tips and tricks.
How to easily sell digital products on Shopify
I am assuming that you already have got a Shopify store and have products set up on your Shopify “Products” page. If you haven’t, then you will need to do this first. You can sign up for a free trial of Shopify here.
Step 1 – Install Fileflare
If you currently use a different Shopify app, then you can easily migrate over by checking our migration guide. If you’re new, continue below.
Step 2 – Upload your digital products to the app
- Go to the Fileflare app from your Shopify dashboard by clicking “Apps” > and then click the app
- Go to the “Assets” page
- Click the “Upload new assets” button
- Upload your digital products easily
Step 3 – Attach those digital products to your Shopify products
Assuming you already have products set up in your Shopify store, all we need to do is attach the uploaded files to your Shopify products.
We don’t need to go creating products again like other apps. All of your Shopify products are automatically imported from your Shopify product list.
Method 1 – from the Asset page
Once a file is uploaded, simply click on a blue link for the file, then search for your product that you want to attach the file to using the search box. See the video below:
Method 2 – from the Product page
You can do the same from the Product page in the app.
- Go to “Products”
- Click on a product
- Use the search box to choose assets to attach
Step 4 – Customise your settings
Now you are set and ready to sell! This means that your digital products will be sent to your customers if they purchase any of the products with digital files attached to them.
Now, all you need to do is customise your settings and add protection features.
You can do a wide range of things, from customising email templates, setting IP address limitations, using your own email address to send the downloads, customer account downloads and much more.
It’s really quite easy to sell digital products on Shopify. You can sell any file type, and any file size within your plan’s allocated storage. If you get stuck with anything or have any questions, please contact us and we will get back to you super quick.