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How do you sell 1 PDF file, on your site?

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7:09 am on Mar 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Apologies in advance if this seems to be a stupid question with very little details, but I was wondering if someone could please lend a hand & or point me in the right direction? I have created my site using Microsoft publisher, and I would love to be able to sell 1 pdf file. I would somehow prefer to do this internally (if that makes sense) instead of having a link to a separate site with a completely different style/design. I really am a beginner when it comes to selling stuff from a website. I have researched some shopping carts, but they all seem over engineered for just 1 pdf. What would be a simple yet, respectable / affordable way to sell a pdf from my website and what steps are required? Any advice would greatly be appreciated.
8:20 am on Mar 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Shopping cart would require too many steps. Just use a direct payment button like Paypal or Google Checkout. Using either you can receive payment and email the pdf/link to it or on the more complex method, have the item made available after purchase programatically.
5:47 am on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I found a site called payloadz.com they manage your file and allow people to download it. They use paypal though. Maybe another stupid question would be - is there a way to list my file for free instead of the 1.9%-2.9% + $.30 each transaction?

I would like a system that is automatic, so i don't keep having to send files manualy. (if possible)

Love the site by the way!
Thanks for any info in advance.
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