To add a download product to sell from your site you need to click on 'Store' in the control panel.
NOTE: Before you add your first product you must have configured your store settings.
Click 'add product' and you will get taken through to the product details page.
The first thing you must do is select 'Download' as the product type. Once you have done this you will see the page changes slightly.
Once you have set the product type to 'Download' give your product a title.
If you created categories in your store configuration you can assign your product to the relevant category.
Set who the product will be viewable by:
Set as 'administrators' if you are not ready to fully publish the product
Set to 'Everyone' if you want both non members and logged in members to purchase
Set to members only if it is a product you only want available to your members.
As the product type 'Download' was selected two extra fields should be visible
To add the download you must have the file already saved to your computer.
Click 'browse' this will open up the file upload window that will allow you to search for your download file. Double click on the required file and it's location will be visible in the 'Download' field.
NOTE: You will not be able to save the product unless you have added the download.
You also have the option to provide your visitors with a preview of the download, this could be the first page of the ebook or a snippet of an audio file for example.
If you do add a preview your customers will be able to access this from the store front and the full product description
Enter a teaser for your product. As with articles the title and teaser of the product will be displayed on the store front.
Once a visitor clicks on the title they will get taken through to view the product description:
In the description field enter details of the product you are selling.
You do not need to enter the product image within the description. The image you upload here will be displayed, full size in the product description and also a smaller copy of the image will be displayed on the store front aligned with the product title.
Make sure you have saved the required image to your computer
To upload your product image, click 'Browse...' Select the image in your documents Click 'open' You should see the location of the image now appear in the 'Product Image' field
NOTE: Images must be saved as a .jpg or a .gif before they are uploaded.
Enter the price of the product, which needs to be the cost in your default currency.
You can set a discount on a per product basis for logged in members. This means once a member logs in they will be able to purchase the product at a lower price. As this is a download product there is no need to set the shipping rates.
Click 'add product' and you can see the product has been created.
To see how this appears on the store front click the 'back to products' link.
New products get added to the bottom of the product list.