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Digital Downloads

Digital Downloads

  • Add digital assets to your products
  • Customers get access to content instantly
  • Product updates are automatically forwarded to customers

Shopify's Digital Downloads app is a free, easy to use app that allows you to offer digital products in your Shopify store.

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  • Digital attachments are linked to a variant on a particular product

  • Mix and match a product to have physical and digital products

  • Your customers get a direct download after checkout, and an emailed link

  • Set download limits as needed.

Digital Downloads reviews (27)

couldnt even figure out how to "add a digital product" after selecting products tab where it shows to go do it and I've run 4 shopify stores before so I'm not dumb

I have been testing this for several days now and I have not experienced any problems. The download emails have never taken more than a minute to show up.

I was wondering if anyone has been able to get access to the attachment URL as specified in the email template ({{ attachment.shop_url }}) but on the customer orders page?

A great feature to add would be to produce unique keys with the download from a list. This seems like a standard feature on other paid apps but could work so much better if it was integrated with Digital Downloads.

App doesn't work very well, but when it does its adequate. I tried removing the app, then adding it back into my store, but it 404 errors on the subsequent install.

TOTAL & UTTER SHIT.

I process between 30 & 40 orders a day for digital downloads and every day I receive complaints from customers that they have not received the download link. I have contacted support several times and they always say that they don't see a reason why the e-mail was not received. When I look in the app I am finding that every 3rd order is going un-downloaded. I'm having to manually go into the app and re-send the download link, which is sucking up an unacceptable amount of my time, in addition to making my business look terrible. Moreover, I can't resend the download e-mail from the Shopify iPhone app, so I have to wait until I'm at my computer and go into the Shopify admin. A ROYAL PAIN IN THE ASS!!!! I shouldn't have to pay for an ungraded app just to ensure that my downloads are actually being received!

This software/service was supposed to make my life easier and streamline my work. Shopify's interface is easier to use and the POS is integrated, but I'm starting to regret not going with 3D-Cart.

New to this and finding out how to add digital products is infuriating. I'm not dense, either.

Doesn't work for me anymore, I get 500 error every time I use the thing. It fixed after a day itself but i can't use in the webpage like i used to be able to, i have to access it through the shopify website. weird

Works about 75 percent of the time. Doesn't always send out the emails which is a pain and a hassle.

So far this app seems to be working for us. The only issue that we have experienced is not being able to download via an ipad using Chrome.

please am finding it hard to upload my digital book to my store. please help!

PRO: It's free and supports multiple files for one product, which is the primary reason we switched to Shopify. We only sell .jpg files.

ANNOYING BUT BEARABLE BECAUSE IT'S FREE: Having to do some minor things twice, "re installing" the app every time we start using it again, and not having the download link show up on the order confirmation page.

UNACCEPTABLE: 8% of our orders have one of three technical problems (yes, I spreadsheeted the data to get that figure):

1) The email download doesn't show up (yes, we verified that it wasn't in their spam folder)

2) In Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows 8, customers download the .jpg file but it saves as a MHT file that they can't use (customer service nightmare here).

3) Customer clicks link to download, and it simply says the limit has been exceeded (yes, we verified that the product had a download limit of 2).

On average, we receive a technical complaint directly caused by the Shopify app every 5.5 days. We've verified that other complaints we've received have been at the user end and did not include those in our data set to give you the above numbers.

CONCLUSION:
I don't expect a free app to have the shiny features of a paid app, and I don't even think the paid solutions are that overpriced.

I do expect this free app to do what Shopify says it should do in its second bullet point as of 11-5-13: "Customers get access to content instantly."

Shopify's description of this app is true 92% of the time. So Shopify either needs to change the app description to reflect the truth (come on copywriter, get creative), or it should have one of its developers walk away from the tapped keg, grab some Tim Horton's coffee, work out some bugs and write some scripts.

I look forward to Shopify making this ok app great!

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