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Easy Digital Downloads Review
Easy Digital Downloads is a tool which allows you to sell digital download products online. It comes with a lot of management and monitoring capabilities, including graph reports and the option to export your sales, earnings and customer data to Excel, Google Drive or anything that reads .CSV files. They have a variety of support videos and documentation, charging $129 per year for that service.
An appealing feature is the fact that the tool itself it is free. In its most basic form, without add-ons or support, you can make good use of the program depending on your desired outcomes. Payment can be accepted through a variety of ways; the shopping cart screen is customizable and uses AJAX to give customers a smooth experience without having to refresh their screen.
The extensions are numerous, various and expensive. The value of their 25 most important add-ons is $2,230 but they offer them as a pack for $495. These add-ons include PDF invoices, Amazon connectivity, an audio player, email templates, recurring payments, purchase limit, coupons, reviews, discounts and more. This seems like the only tool you really need to operate a fully-fledged eCommerce site. Combined with one of the lovely eCommerce themes available on iThemes, you’re onto a winner. As well as some add-ons of their own making, they also offer third-party add-ons as seen on other places as part of other packs and bundles.
As well as the tools just mentioned, Easy Digital Downloads also offers a variety of themes. They are, of course, built to work perfectly with their add-ons and other products. These themes are for nothing other than eCommerce, so their focus is strong and that makes good themes. Themes like ‘Quota’ are highly simplistic and make the user focus on the product and nothing else. The large grid design is particularly effective and the symmetry is visually appealing. Another quick pick, Marketify, is incidentally hosted on ThemeForest, the universal theme marketplace hosting creations from many different developers and designers. Marketify looks very familiar, but most themes do these days. There are only so many times you can see a picture of an Apple Mac, layered over by a grey transparency and clean, white text. The dialog box which pops up when you click to buy one of the fake items in the demo is very clean-cut and leads to a simple and effective checkout screen.
Easy Digital Downloads seems like the place to be for eCommerce. Since they put all their efforts into creating themes and tools for it, it’s likely it will work as well for you as it has for every other one of their satisfied customers.