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How to Mark Products as Digital in Shopify (3 Simple Steps)

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Selling a mix of physical and digital products on Shopify is becoming more common. If you haven’t dealt with this in the past, you may be wondering how to mark products as digital.

To mark a product as digital, simply go to your product page in Shopify, scroll down to the “Shipping” section, and uncheck the box that says, “This is a physical product”. This will tell Shopify not to send the shipping email and allow your customer to checkout without shipping.

For a more detailed list of steps to accomplish this, continue reading this article. I will share the process, step by step, along with some tips in case your display appears slightly different than described.  

1. Navigate to your Shopify product edit page

As with most modifications, marking a product as digital starts with logging into your Shopify dashboard.

  1. Go to “Products”
  2. Click on a chosen product
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2. Add or edit your product

Once you’re on the Products page, you can add new products or edit existing ones.

If you’ve decided to eliminate the physical aspects of a product and offer it as a digital-only product, you can edit it from here. Otherwise, you can add a new product to get started.

3. Uncheck “This is a physical product”

Once you’re on the product page, enter the product’s information, including its title and price. Then scroll to the Shipping section of the product and find the checkbox that says: “This is a physical product”.

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If you uncheck this box, Shopify won’t require a shipping address from the customer when they purchase it. 

To be sure your product is showing as a digital product, refresh your screen and navigate back to the product page to confirm “this is a physical product” is still unchecked for the item on the shipping page.  

Digital download app for Shopify

To offer digital products or downloads, you must use a digital download application that works with Shopify. The best way to sell digital products is by using the Downloadable Digital Assets app, created by Shopify Experts.

Learn how to sell digital products on Shopify quick & easy.

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Final thoughts

By now, you should be able to confidently mark products as digital items in Shopify. Remember to double-check your settings and plan to use the digital download app that I suggested that integrates with Shopify.

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