I'm looking for a store solution to sell digital downloads. I'm not selling PDFs or anything small - these may be maps of states and countries.
I want it to have: digital downloads of large files (100MB - 10 GB). Possibly order the same digital downloads on DVD. Sort offerings by state, region, activity, and tags. Be SEO friendly. Take payment in Google Checkout, Paypal, or authorize.net. Preferably generate a certificate that can tie the order to an email address. Should have capability to display a mobile version (when the user agent requires it) and look awesome. Should have affiliate support.
Though I am a technical guy, I am not interested in programming it. I want to focus my innovation on the digital products themselves.
Hosted is fine.
A quick web search turns up:
getdpd.com payloadz.com digitalcontentcenter.com: (storage space seems low: 1GB) cleverbridge.com: sounds very full festured, very customizable, and would probably take many days just to figure out which of their many products I need.
Any one have experience with these or have others to suggest?
The 1st hurdle you need to over come is yout hosting/bandwidth requirements, I currently have a project that involves 600gb of content. I feel hosting and distributing that could be rather costly. You will also need to think about a delivery mechanism a 10gb file could be problematic to some users.
Im leaning away from hosting the 600gb worth of content onm my site however I have an alternative
I am leaning towards *not* hosting it on my own site (which is currently shared hosting). In fact, I would not want to do much programming, scripting, or setup, so I can focus on content creation and marketing.
FastSpring.com looks attractive. It has a CD fulfillment option.
In my own opinion, Avactis cart would be the best solution because it offers digital distribution of e-goods both offered as download or physical shipment. You can also sign-up for their e-commerce hosting plans (dedicated servers). The things that I loved about this cart is that it supports 40+ payment methods, is very easy to integrate to existing website and is also friendly to non-programmers.
[edited by: lorax at 11:49 am (utc) on Oct 8, 2011]