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How to Deliver URLs/Links at checkout on Shopify

deliver urls and links on the checkout page on shopify

When we say URLs or Links, we mean that when your customer reaches the checkout page, they will be delivered a link/URL that they can click which will download a file or redirect to a chosen URL.

The below tutorial will show you how to sell different URL links to any product. For example, if you want to deliver a specific URL to a customer who purchases Product 1 and then sell a different URL to someone who purchases Product 2, then you can do this using our method below.

This method works well for anyone selling digital products. Usually, store owners would like to host their digital files on their own cloud server and then deliver them to their customers at checkout.

How does this work?

When selling digital products, you need to think of where you are going to host your digital files and how you are going to deliver them to your customers. Some stores would like to host their files on their own cloud server such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive etc. It’s possible to sell these on Shopify, but first, you should see how to do it below.

The easiest and best method to do this is getting the “Downloadable Digital Assets” app. This app allows you to attach “URL Assets” to your Shopify products/variants.

The URL Asset

In short, it works by allowing you to create a “URL Asset” that includes the download link, then you attach that asset to your products. You can also upload files directly to the app if you want to host your files there instead.

Below, you can see what the difference is between uploading a file to the app and creating a URL asset:

difference between asset

How to sell Dropbox URL links on Shopify

To sell Dropbox links at checkout on Shopify, please make sure you install the Downloadable Digital Assets app to your Shopify store and make sure you have a Dropbox account with enough storage. Beware of bandwidth limitations using Dropbox, you can see bandwidth limitations of Dropbox here.

1. Upload your files to Dropbox

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com
  2. Upload your file by clicking the “Upload” button
dropbox upload button
  1. Select your file or folder and click the “Copy link” button

Now move on to the step below.

2. Add your Dropbox link to Shopify

  1. Install the Downloadable Digital Assets app on your store if you haven’t already
  2. Go to the “Assets” page
  3. Click the “Upload new assets” button
upload new asset
  1. Click “Add a link
add a link

This is where you will enter the file name, Dropbox link, and file size, and then the app will create this as an Asset. Next, you will need to attach that Asset to the relevant product or variant.

file name
file size
download link

Once the asset is attached, then it’s ready to be delivered if someone orders the product or variant it is attached to. You can also add URL assets in bulk by using a CSV import feature.

How to sell Google Drive URL links on Shopify

To sell Dropbox links at checkout on Shopify, please make sure you install the Downloadable Digital Assets app to your Shopify store and make sure you have a Dropbox account with enough storage. Beware of bandwidth limitations using Google Drive, you can see bandwidth limitations of Google Drive here.

1. Upload your files to Google Drive

  1. Sign in to drive.googe.com
  2. Upload your file by clicking the “New” button, then choose to upload a File or Folder
new button
upload file to google drive
  1. Now copy the download link

Now move on to the step below.

2. Add your Google Drive link to Shopify

  1. Install the Downloadable Digital Assets app on your store if you haven’t already
  2. Go to the “Assets” page
  3. Click the “Upload new assets” button
upload new asset
  1. Click “Add a link
add a link

This is where you will enter the file name, Dropbox link, and file size, and then the app will create this as an Asset. Next, you will need to attach that Asset to the relevant product or variant.

file name
file size
download link

Once the asset is attached, then it’s ready to be delivered if someone orders the product or variant it is attached to. You can also add URL assets in bulk by using a CSV import feature.

How to sell OneDrive URL links on Shopify

To sell OneDrive links at checkout on Shopify, please make sure you install the Downloadable Digital Assets app to your Shopify store and make sure you have a OneDrive account with enough storage. Beware of bandwidth limitations using OneDrive, you can see bandwidth limitations of OneDrive here.

1. Upload your files to OneDrive

  1. Sign in to onedrive.com
  2. Upload your file by clicking the “New” button, then choose to upload a File or Folder
onedrive upload button
  1. Now copy the link

Now move on to the step below.

2. Add your OneDrive link to Shopify

  1. Install the Downloadable Digital Assets app on your store if you haven’t already
  2. Go to the “Assets” page
  3. Click the “Upload new assets” button
upload new asset
  1. Click “Add a link
add a link

This is where you will enter the file name, Dropbox link, and file size, and then the app will create this as an Asset. Next, you will need to attach that Asset to the relevant product or variant.

file name
file size
download link

Once the asset is attached, then it’s ready to be delivered if someone orders the product or variant it is attached to. You can also add URL assets in bulk by using a CSV import feature.

How to sell WeTransfer URL links on Shopify

To sell WeTransfer links at checkout on Shopify, please make sure you install the Downloadable Digital Assets app to your Shopify store and make sure you have a WeTransfer Professional account with enough storage. WeTransfer has unlimited bandwidth, so there are no worries about bandwidth usage.

Important note: do not add an expiry time to your WeTransfer file. You can set expiries in the Shopify app per order.

1. Upload your files to WeTransfer

  1. Sign in to wetransfer.com
  2. Click the “Upload files” button
wetransfer
  1. Then click the “Get a link” button.

Now move on to the step below.

2. Add your WeTransfer link to Shopify

  1. Install the Downloadable Digital Assets app on your store if you haven’t already
  2. Go to the “Assets” page
  3. Click the “Upload new assets” button
upload new asset
  1. Click “Add a link
add a link

This is where you will enter the file name, Dropbox link, and file size, and then the app will create this as an Asset. Next, you will need to attach that Asset to the relevant product or variant.

file name
file size
download link

Once the asset is attached, then it’s ready to be delivered if someone orders the product or variant it is attached to. You can also add URL assets in bulk by using a CSV import feature.

Summary

That’s all you need to do to sell links. Remember, you can do this in bulk using a CSV feature. If you get stuck, please contact us.

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