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Cómo vender archivos Zip en Shopify - La mejor manera

cómo vender archivos zip en shopify

You might ask, “What are digital products?“. It’s not uncommon to find businesses selling digital products, such as ZIP files, PDF documents etc., on Shopify. Shopify is a popular eCommerce website creation platform where business owners can set up an online store for their business. It’s built for any level of skill, allowing pretty much anyone with a computer to own an online store!

So how do you sell zip files on Shopify?

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What do I need?

Install the DDA app from the Shopify app store and skip to step 4.

What is a Zip file?

You are probably already aware of what a Zip file is, but if you aren’t, keep reading this section. A Zip file is basically a folder of items that can be sent over the web as one. Instead of having to send multiple files one by one, you can Zip them up and send them as one file.

This is also great because it reduces the file size by compressing the data. Learn more about Zip files.

Steps to sell Zip files on Shopify

If you are reading this, I’m guessing you already have a Shopify store set up, but if you don’t, you can quickly create a Shopify account here. If you have an existing Shopify store, you may skip step 1 and move to step 2.

1. Create a Shopify account (if you haven’t already)

After creating an account, you would need to choose a suitable theme for your shop and use engaging text or copy to attract customers. Shopify offers a 14-day free trial for people who do not want to dive headfirst into a monthly or yearly plan.

Lo mejor sería que pasaras tus 14 días de prueba construyendo tu tienda usando temas pre-hechos (de esta manera, puedes encontrar lo que es mejor para tu tienda) y cimentando el nombre y el logo de tu negocio.

También debes asegurarte de tener una idea clara del propósito de tu negocio y, por supuesto, un producto digital completo (en este caso, un archivo zip). También ayudaría que tuvieras imágenes que representaran el archivo zip que quieres vender.

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2. Create a Zip file (if you haven’t already)

Si aún no has creado un producto digital, ¡ponte a crear! Mira los productos digitales más rentables para vender aquí.

Necesitará un producto antes de empezar, pero de todas formas, seguiremos adelante y asumiremos que ya tiene un archivo Zip listo.

Creating products in Shopify

If you just created an account, you will need to set up your product in Shopify first. Follow these steps to create products in Shopify:

  1. Navigate to your Shopify dashboard and go to the “Products” page
  1. A continuación, haga clic en "Añadir producto".
botón de añadir producto
  1. Here, you can enter the necessary details about the product: ensure that you include how the Zip file solves your buyer’s problems and how it benefits them to improve their lives.

Note: After creating your product in Shopify, navigate to the shipping section of the product edit page and uncheck the “This is a physical product” option. If you do not do this, Shopify will assume that you are selling a physical rather than a digital product. This means it will deliver shipping emails and account shipping costs into the checkout if you don’t disable it.

3. Install the “Downloadable Digital Assets” DDA app

Shopify doesn’t have an in-built system to sell digital products and Zip files, but they have an app store with plenty of choices. We have one that leads above the rest, which includes unique copyright protection features, brandable customisation and much more.

You can get DDA here from the Shopify app store. Install it on your store and follow on to the next step.

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4. Cargue el archivo Zip en la aplicación

  1. Go to the “Apps” page in Shopify and open the Downloadable Digital Assets app
  2. Ir a la página "Activos"
  3. Haga clic en el botón "Cargar nuevo activo".
  4. Cargue su archivo Zip

5. Attach the Zip file to your Shopify product

Next, you need to attach the Zip file to the right product that you created in Shopify’s dashboard. You can do this by:

  1. Vaya al archivo Zip en la página "Activos".
  2. Haga clic en su archivo Zip
  3. At the bottom of the box, you will see a search box saying, “Attach this asset to products“. Use this to select the products that you want the Zip file attached to.

6. Place a test order

Este es el último paso, pero es esencial. Tienes que hacer un pedido de prueba a un correo electrónico personal para asegurarte de que el proceso funciona.

You can place a test order in many ways. It’s best if you take a look at how to place a test order in Shopify here.

Si tienes algún problema con el correo electrónico, asegúrate de revisar tu carpeta de spam. Los clientes de correo electrónico son cada vez más estrictos debido a la cantidad de spam que circula.

If you get stuck, be sure to check the DDA checklist to make sure your store is set up correctly to deliver digital goods.

Una vez que haya hecho esto y haya recibido con éxito su archivo Zip, puede empezar a personalizar el estilo para adaptarlo a su marca. Aprenda a hacerlo aquí:

Video tutorial on how to add Zip files to Shopify

Palabras finales

It has never been easier to start a business than it is today. As long as you know what you want to sell, be it physical products, digital products, or services, platforms such as Shopify make the process as stress-free, enjoyable, and fulfilling as possible.

If you get stuck with anything, please contact us, and we will get back to you quickly.

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