15 Fabulous Options for Selling Digital Downloads

There is no shortage of options for managing an e-commerce website. There are all kinds of shopping carts and e-commerce content management systems that have a wide variety of strengths and weaknesses. Finding the right option for selling digital downloads, however, can prove to be a challenge. Fortunately, there are a lot of great options available, you just need to find the right one for you.

There are a lot of factors to consider when selling digital files. You’ll need an effective setup for instant delivery. There are choices to be made between a flat pricing structure or per transaction fees. You can either host the files on your own or go with a provider that will host the files for you. You’ll also have to decide what features are important to you, such as being able to offer coupon codes and managing an affiliate program. If you’re selling a large number of products and/or large files it will only make your decision process more complicated and pricey.

In our shop we use E-Junkie. We decided on E-Junkie for a few reasons:

  1. It allows us to host our own files on Amazon S3, which reduces the cost of storing the large files of our products.
  2. Lots of features.
  3. Ease of use. Adding products and inserting buttons into your site is very simple and quick.
  4. Reputation and dependability.

We would also recommend Shopify, but since that is already so popular, we thought we’d focus on some lesser known options in this post. It’s likely that your situation is much different from ours, so here we will present 15 different options for selling and delivering digital files, along with a brief description of each.



E-Junkie can be used to sell digital products or tangible goods, but it provides a wide variety of features that make it very popular for selling digital products. E-Junkie will host your digital files (or you can host them yourself) and they’ll provide secure downloads for your customers while protecting your products. E-Junkie includes affiliate management, discount codes, autoresponders and more. Pricing is a flat monthly fee (no fees per transaction) based on the number of products you are selling and the amount of disk space needed, unless you are hosting the files yourself. Place “buy now” or “add to cart” buttons anywhere on your site to start selling with E-Junkie.



Clickbank is a very popular solution for selling e-books and other digital products. Part of their success is based on the huge number of affiliates that they have to promote the products of others who are selling through Clickbank.



Fetch is not a shopping cart solution, but rather it is a digital delivery application that integrates with popular systems like Shopify to deliver your products. Fetch will host your products and provide secure download links to your customers. If you are selling large digital files you may find that options are limited and very pricey for storing your files to sell and for bandwidth to deliver the files. Fetch helps out by offering lower cost storage and delivery.



DPD (Digital Product Delivery) is similar to E-Junkie in that it allows you to create buttons to sell your products and integrate with other systems like PayPal. DPD also offers an affiliate program, discount codes, and more. Pricing is a flat monthly fee based on the number of products and disk space needed to store those products.




SendOwl is pretty similar to DPD and E-Junkie. In addition to selling digital downloads you can also sell tangible goods and subscriptions. SendOwl has a user-friendly interface and a lot of features like product bundles, mailing list integration, and more. Pricing is based on the number of products and the amount of disk space needed.




Gumroad has quickly become a popular option for selling digital downloads, in part because of ease of use. With Gumroad you can accept Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover, Diner’s Club, and JCB. Your balance will be deposited to your bank or PayPal account every 2 weeks. With Gumroad there are no monthly fees. They charge 5% + $0.25 per transaction.



Sellfy is another simple option for selling digital products. Sellfy integrates with PayPal, Stripe, and Paymill to accept payments for your products. There are no monthly fees with Sellfy, just a fee of 5% per transaction.




Selz offers an easy way to sell your products, even if you don’t have a website. You can create a free store and product pages. If you have a WordPress website you can use their plugin to sell products from your site. There are tons of other features like mailing list integration, Google Analytics integration, multi product options, stock management, and more. Your balance will be paid to your bank or PayPal account. Selz charges no monthly fee. The cost is just 2% per transaction plus 2.9% + 25 cents payment processing fee.




With Chec you can paste product links anywhere, or embed their checkout into your site. They accept all major credit and debit cards, as well as PayPal. Credit cards can be processed for a fee of 3.5%, and PayPal for 2%. They are rolling out Chec 2.0 early this year.



With Plasso you can sell digital products as well as subscriptions. It’s a simple solution with the necessary features like digital delivery. Pricing for selling digital products starts at 3% per transaction plus Stripe’s fee, but with no monthly fee.

Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads


Easy Digital Downloads is a popular WordPress plugin that was created specifically for selling digital products. The plugin is free and there are a number of optional add-ons that can be purchased to add certain functionality. The plugin integrates with PayPal, or you can purchase add-ons to integrate with other payment gateways.



Pulley also offers a solution for storing and delivering your digital files. Place “buy now” buttons anywhere to sell your products and Pulley will deliver them securely to your customers. Pricing for Pulley is also based on the number of products being sold and the amount of disk space needed.



PayLoadz integrates with PayPal, Amazon Payments, 2Checkout and others to allow you to sell your digital products anywhere. PayLoadz also allows you to create an affiliate program for your products. PayLoadz’s Premium account costs $14.95 per month plus 4.9% and $0.49 per transaction (or $0.05 per transaction for transactions less than $2).




Pixycart includes some unique features like the ability to bundle your products with other sellers, the option to increase your price as sales are made (to increase urgency), and more. Monthly prices are based on the amount of disk space that you need for your products with no per transaction fees.

Content Shelf

Content Shelf

Content Shelf integrates with PayPal, Stripe, 2Checkout, and more. You can sell any type of file, plus subscriptions. There are a number of other features like coupon codes and promos, product bundling, multiple pricing options, and much more. A limited free plan is available, and paid plans are priced based on the amount of diskspace and bandwidth that you use.

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  • Tamara Westlake, June 1, 2013

    It’s an honor to hold the free chemistry earth magazine app.

  • Colin Kempter, May 2, 2013

    We have a need to sell digital images online however we can only sell each image once. It is similar to selling tickets to a concert. We will have a product code (e.g. a concert) and a set of images that link to that product (e.g. the tickets with an assigned seat). Once an image (e.g. ticket) has been sold it can not be sold again. We will need to upload the ticket images onto a server and the software will have to manage which images are still valid for sale and which have already been sold.

    Anyone have any solutions that they know of that will handle this management of unique digital images? Thanks for any and all advice.

    • Steven Snell, May 2, 2013

      Hi Colin,
      That’s definitely a bit of a different situation than the type of e-commerce I had in mind when creating this article. I’m not really sure of any existing system that would be a great fit for that. A lot of the solutions like E-Junkie, DPD, Digital Delivery App charge based on the number of products, so this would get very expensive quickly in your situation. Plus it would be more work to manage and set up since each product would only be sold once.

  • nami nakamura, March 14, 2013

    Is there a software for designing the digital packaging product? The software creates cover jackets, cd’s and albums that can be advertised. I see these for digital programs and it gives the customer a picture of what they are getting. Thanks!

  • Gagan Agrawal, January 31, 2013

    I have recently started my website. It is around 2 months old. I have started earning around $3 per day. I spent around $1.5 Per day in its marketing. Can I sell this website? What should be the right price?

    • Steven Snell, January 31, 2013

      Hi Gagan,
      You can sell the site as long as someone is willing to buy it. For a site with that level of income I would think the right price would probably be the monthly profit x 10 – 12, or about $450 – $550. It depends on the specifics of the site and what buyers are interested, but you could list it at flippa.com.

  • Andy Mason, October 9, 2012

    Adding to the list of Thanks. The list and reviews for each service allowing to sell digital products is superb. There are a couple that are not so easy to setup but they are excellent for selling tangible goods.


  • Frank Lomax, August 29, 2012

    Thank you for your research into this topic.

    When selling a digital product it can be difficult finding the platform that exactly suits. I suppose Clickbank always springs immediately to mind.

    The Warrior + also seems to be popular if you have an internet marketing product to sell. But I have read some negative comments about the general standard of the items being sold and some horror stories from buyers finding it very difficult to get refunds.

    Thank you again for the information.

  • Michelle, August 13, 2012

    Hi everyone,

    Firstly I would like to thank you for sharing your own findings and the many suggestions to help others.

    I would be most grateful if you could point me in the right direction. I would like to sell streamed video content and eprograms via my webiste and Facebook business page.

    Are you aware of any applications that can work for both websites and Facebook?

    Many thanks in advance.


  • Matt, August 10, 2012

    I am a photographer. I love to take pictures of buildings. Some of these buildings are copyrighted. Would it be legal to offer these pictures for free and charge a website access fee? Since I can’t sell the pictures themselves, but I would like to make some money on specific sizes of the images. If anyone can help with this issue, thanks in advance.

    • Steven Snell, August 11, 2012

      Hi Matt,
      I doubt that the business model you are proposing would be seen as anything different than selling the photos. Essentially you would still be charging for people to get the photos, it’s just a different method. I’m not a legal expert though, so I would recommend that you check with a lawyer.

  • Stephen, July 9, 2012

    Digital Goods Store – http://www.digitalgoodsstore.com sell downloads – no risk, all profit!
    Join all the other successful sellers already using DGS. We are a modern digital goods delivery service utilising advanced chain payments via PayPal’s Adaptive Payment service and secure robust hosting of your files on the Amazon S3 service. We were one of the first, if not ‘the’ first companies to utilise Amazon S3 for digital goods delivery via PayPal back in 2009. Last week V2 of our service launched, its a massive upgrade and one which you will again set us apart from the competition.

  • ecee, July 4, 2012


    Thanks for great overview. I have tried several different and I have to say that if you want to get started right away and still have lot of settings and options, then I think the theme I have in my shop now have been great. It’s Sommerce with Jigoshop, and I sell only downloadable products. You can see the shop at:

    They also give the most amazing service. I recommend them highly.


  • Amber Shawn, July 2, 2012

    Hi Thanks for the helpful article. I recently researched how to sell downloads online and ended up confused then decided on sellfy.com. I don’t see sellfy here. Has anybody tried it before? I hope I made a good choice, so far I have only placed 3 dog care downloads on sellfy and so far so good, I think. This is my first attempt with selling downloads off my own site, Sellfy lets me put a link or code anywhere and the upload was very easy to do. I would like any info anybody has. Thanks ahead of time and for posting this article. You can see the download page on my site familydisasterdogs.com I hope I’m doing this right :)

  • Matt, June 26, 2012

    Another great alternative is Direct Digital Delivery at http://directdigitaldelivery.com It is a great solution for people who want to sell digital products and host everything on their server. It integrates easily into any website and offers wonderful stats and reporting

  • J-Dub, May 23, 2012

    Hi there, very informative listing. I’m doing some research into the different ways that digital products can be delivered with a separate product key. Does anyone have any relevant links to articles etc? Many thanks

  • Ed Kliman, May 15, 2012

    Thank you very much for making this info (and the comments) available.

  • sim, May 4, 2012

    What do you think about FastSpring? It seems like a good option to me, especially because you don’t have to pay a monthly fee…and it also has a lot of features. Does anyone here use it?

  • LaurieStory, April 29, 2012

    OK, checking back … it seems I missed an earlier support ticket from DPD and don’t want to mis-represent their services. I will continue with them for now but again, SO appreciate this resource for referral ~ Thanks again!

  • LaurieStory, April 29, 2012

    Thanks so much for this informative resource! I had used DPD in the past and just recently re-instated with them. Their customer support has once again left me hanging and it seems from the input here,we would be better served through E-junkie. Will give them a try ~ really appreciate it!

  • John, April 18, 2012


    Thanks for the advice. That’s what I’m planning to do – demo the mp3 files using a player, however, I was hoping for a one-step solution. Also, checked out e-junkie.com and they seem to be the best solution for digital + tangible sales. Decent price, as well.

  • Marie, April 16, 2012

    Some great reviews on here!! I really need some help… I’m looking to build an online store that allows users to upload mp3’s and then sell. The problem that I have is that the sellers need to be able to login and see how many mp3’s downloads have been sold and how much money they have earned?? I am not a technical web designer and really would appreciate any info. Thank you.

    • Steven Snell, April 16, 2012

      Hi Marie,
      What you are looking to do adds a lot of functionality on top of a standard e-commerce set up. For user management you may want to use a CMS like Drupal, which would handle all of the logins. Drupal has some e-commerce add ons that may provide you with the functionality that you are looking for.

  • John, April 10, 2012

    Great article!

    I’m marketing original music, however, need the capability for customers to demo before they purchase. Are any of the above sites (or others) able to do this?

    Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    • Steven Snell, April 11, 2012

      Hi John,
      For demos you could always just embed a media player with a 30 second clip (or something similar). You wouldn’t have to go through the payment gateway. That way visitors wouldn’t have to download it first, they could just hit a play button and it would get more people to listen.

  • denu, February 28, 2012

    Payloadz is very nice to sell single items, but if anyone want to use a shopping cart on their website then Ninja Digital Download Shopping Cart is very easy to use. I am using this from last year and happy with results.

  • Iszuddin Ismail, February 12, 2012

    http://uploadnsell.com should definitely be up there. It’s free. And you simply upload your files and the money goes straight into your Paypal account. Your customers will be redirected to a download page that only lasts for 24 hours. And they will also get an email containing the same download information.

  • lindsay adler, February 9, 2012

    Hi there ! I’m going to be selling large files like psds to work on and dvd tutorials. I’m going to use e junkie but need outside hosting for files.

    Can you recommend a good place to host the files with good bandwidth and reasonable price ? I’ll need several gigabites of space. Some suggested mobile me and my web hosting is web hosting ix.

    Any suggestions are appreciated !


    • Vandelay Website Design, February 9, 2012

      We use Amazon S3 to host the files that we sell with E-Junkie and it works great.

  • Annie, January 31, 2012

    I am about to launch my new ebook and believe that E-junkie is the better option – seems to be the cheapest option for starting a new business – have reviewed others but seems the most reliable.

    • Vandelay Website Design, January 31, 2012

      E-Junkie has been very reliable for us. We’ve used it for over a year and I don’t think there has ever been a problem with a customer not getting the files or having issues with downloads. The pricing depends on how many products you have. If you’re just selling a book, it is very affordable.

  • Joe, January 25, 2012

    @ Vanderlay

    Great article. I’m about to publish my first ebook. I like Clickbank for the affiliate network and someone like E-junkie, Payloadz or DPD for selling direct via promotions I do on my own or affiliate relationships I create on my own (I’ve never done this so maybe my language is a bit off).

    For example, I may experiment with Adwords campaigns to drive traffic directly to my landing page and in that case I think all that I’ll need is a way to accept payment and then deliver the digital file securely (i.e. E-Junkie or Payloadz and not Clickbank, right?).

    I might also create direct relationships with some websites to place a banner on their site or in the emailers, or to possibly provide them an article promoting the book with a buy link in the article. If they aren’t an affiliate with Clickbank, then I can’t do this. I think I can with services like E-Junkie and Payloadz.

    Is it possible to do both? For example, use both Clickbank and E-Junkie? Would I need a separate landing page for each?

    Thanks, Joe

    • Vandelay Website Design, January 26, 2012

      Hi Joe,
      Personally, I would just decide on one rather than using two. Two landing pages would mean twice as much to manage and it could be confusing to visitors that come across both. I don’t see much of a benefit in using two. How you want to get visitors to the landing page (i.e. AdWords, banners on other sites, etc.) really doesn’t make a difference because you can do that with either option. Yes, all you would need is a landing page, a product, and an e-commerce platform. You may also need a thank you page or something like that. Clickbank is popular for ebooks and digital products because there is such a huge number of Clickbank affiliates, and they don’t have to specifically apply to your program. All they have to do is create the affiliate link for your product and promote it. E-Junkie has an affiliate program too, but people will have to sign up specifically for your affiliate program. It’s not a big deal, but it is one extra step.

  • Julian, January 18, 2012

    This is a good list … just what I need. e-Junkie seem to be very popular but I might not use that. Thanks much:)

  • Jon, January 7, 2012

    Awesome list, thanks for sharing. I’m tired of paying 15 a month so I’m going to try a cheaper solution that is free or next to free. I have wordpress site and would like to be able to do a one time payment!

  • Arvind, December 19, 2011

    I would not suggest going the byteCommerce road. I tried it. With a family account I tested the facility first. The ‘customer’ was able to pay me, but the download didn’t start. The customer sent a message to dynaCommerce and I (the seller) did. Both did not get any response in about three days.

    Through Google I found out that the owner wanted to sell the site some years back because he wanted to focus on other projects. That may explain the lack (or should I say ‘absence’?) of service.

    For a cheap rate you get…well…nothing. How good is that deal?

    I hope to find a better solution in the above list.

  • Ryan, November 17, 2011

    Clickbank and E-junkie are great for promoting digital products

  • Isabella, October 28, 2011

    We were looking to do an integration to sell concert tickets and decided on Pulley. It integrates seamlessly with BigCartel, and BigCartel’s new Facebook app allows users to buy directly from Facebook via PayPal. We fully customized the BigCartel shop to integrate with the website so the user never knows they’ve actually left the website. We’re happy with it so far, but E-Junkie looking good, too.

  • Deb, October 28, 2011

    I’m looking for the least expensive service for a large amount of high res graphics that will take up a lot of storage space. E-junkie seems too expensive. The per transaction fees for some of the other services wouldn’t work either. Am I better off storing the files on my website and putting them in a download folder?

    • Vandelay Website Design, October 28, 2011

      Hi Deb,
      With large files the cost can easily get pretty high. WIth E-Junkie you can choose to host files yourself which will keep the price down, but you still have to pay according to the number of products. If you use WordPress you may want to look into an e-commerce plugin like Woo Commerce.

  • Kathy, October 27, 2011

    I recently ran across Firesage Checkout which looks kind of cool ( demo: http://firesage.com/checkout.php?x=4). The Paypal window pops up on top of your site and doesn’t have to redirect to Paypal. Encoded downloads too: http://firesage.com/checkout.php

  • wixelhq, October 25, 2011

    Also checkout http://www.boxrockit.com. Not only does it automatically and securely deliver content but it also comes with a nifty tool that helps automate promotion and marketing efforts on Twitter.

  • Raj Mehta, October 21, 2011

    Nice collections of resources for Selling Digital Products on our Website

    thanks for sharing


  • Mai, October 11, 2011

    Ah thanks for all of this! I’m contemplating between E-Junki and Wazala. Anyone has any thoughts on this? Will probably be testing both, but I would appreciate some thoughts on both from people who used it.

  • Patrick, October 10, 2011

    @Vandelay Website Design

    Surely $5 for 25mb is very expensive? Considering 1GB on some CDN’s/Clouds (namely amazon/rackspace) costs ~$0.012, I’d say it was quite expensive.

    • Vandelay Website Design, October 11, 2011

      You’re comparing apple’s to oranges. On a CDN you’re being charged based on the cost of the storage space and cost to display it to visitors. With an e-commerce system you’re being charged to use the full payment processing and order fulfillment system, and in many cases the prices are influenced by how much disk space you need. That said, I do think the prices of many services that are based on disk space are a little high, that’s why we host our own files for Vandelay Premier.

  • Alex, October 4, 2011

    Another great alternative is scubbly, http://www.scubbly.com/ great support and many oprions to sell your products in your own site.

  • Steve, August 26, 2011

    Another alternative is http://www.digitalproductcart.com. It’s completely free to register, no monthly fees and unlimited storage for your digital products.

    Very competitive pricing structure too which is as low as 4.9% + $0.49. There’s also a micro payments option of £0.10 + 9%, and the system automatically switches you to whichever is more cost effective for you.

  • LushCreative, August 6, 2011

    One of the best lists I’ve found showing options for selling digital content! I think I’m gonna try out either Pulley or PHPurchase. Thanks so much!

  • chrismccoy, July 16, 2011

    fetchapp seems to be the most affordable

    • Vandelay Website Design, July 18, 2011

      Fetchapp only handles the hosting and delivery of the files, so you still need another system like FoxyCart or Shopify.

  • Teresa, July 13, 2011

    Thank you very much for your quick response! Very useful! This is an option I have not considered before. Will take a close look. Cheers!! :o)

  • Vandelay Website Design, July 13, 2011

    If you’re selling access to videos that you don’t want to be downloaded one option is to use a membership model and embed the videos on pages that are protected so only paying customers have access. Membership doesn’t mean that you have to sell recurring payments, it could be just a one-time payment like a regular purchase, but the membership software will protect it so only customers will be able to views it.

    We have a post from 2009 that lists some of the most popular options for managing a membership site – http://www.vandelaydesign.com/blog/web-development/membership-websites/

  • Teresa, July 13, 2011

    Hello and thanks for this list.
    I feel a bit hopeless. I am looking for a way to sell courses I have designed and turned into .mov files. The trouble I see with all these services is that -even when delivering the file via a secured link- once people download it, they own it and can copy it and forward it as they please.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but the only system that seems to provide a streaming option is by building your e-store via WordPress. Unfortunately, this ties you to WP and if you already have your own website it seems you’ll need to build another one. In addition I browsed the documents for the software and watched tutorials for quite a while and it seems quite complicated.

    I have two questions:
    1) Does any one have a suggestion for selling access to my .mov files?
    2) Does anyone know if you can sell .mov file using AmazonWebstore?

    Thank you all!

  • Digital Products For Less, June 16, 2011

    I found this to be very insightful. You’ve done a great job explaining the differences and for anyone who is shopping around for the services you mention, this should save them a lot of time. It should also prove to be something they come back to quite often.

    Thanks for the treat !

    Maurice Bernier

  • Missy, June 8, 2011

    A comparison chart would’ve been better to see and know the major differences between the top providers. Like what are the major differences between eJunkie and DPD? Anyone know.


  • VVdeals, May 1, 2011

    Thanks for sharing. And I’m wondering whether the zen cart is the option. Has anyone tried it?

  • istran, March 23, 2011

    you forgot http://www.digitalhub.co/

  • Simran, March 11, 2011

    Hello Gunnar Jonatansson if you are looking for secure downloads shopping cart then i recommend you http://www.resale-store.com .

  • Gunnar Jonatansson, January 27, 2011

    Very good to see this selection. Still, can´t see what I relay want here and that is a service that offer streaming of video´s instead of downloads. I am offering e-learning product to companies sold by users and need to ensure that download is not shared trough out. Any ideas?

  • Ben Lewis, January 25, 2011

    We use Digital Delivery App (http://www.digitaldeliveryapp.com) which I can’t recommend enough. Great support, much easier to use than ejunkie and they’ve got some thing where you don’t pay if you sell anything in a month

  • I use Virtuemart & Joomla and I think is the best option for beginners. Just my opinion.
    Thanks for article

  • raybak, December 16, 2010

    I am trying my luck with clickbank and so far I didn’t felt the need of using any other website but I am sure they are all same as good as cb is.

  • Dominique Dudouble, December 15, 2010

    I had been looking for such synthetic information for a long time and thought until recently Payloadz was the only company able to sell digital downloads (as seen by a non-geek from old Europe ;-).
    We’ve been selling e-books through Payloadz for several years now (and it has been pretty smooth running), but as I am now trying to sell photos, I think I am going to use e-junkie as they would seem to be less expensive.
    Many thanks again for these infos.

    • Vandelay Website Design, December 16, 2010

      Hi Dominique,
      Thanks for your feedback on Payloadz. I tested it out before deciding on E-Junkie, but Payloadz seemed like a pretty good option too.

  • Ferodynamics, December 12, 2010

    What do you think of SWREG?

    • Vandelay Website Design, December 13, 2010

      I don’t know a whole lot about SWREG. I’ve bought a few software products using it before and I thought it was only for software, but looking at their site it says it’s also for service providers, so maybe it would also be a good option.

  • Richmond Internet Marketing, December 11, 2010

    It is the best to pay some external website to host your digital product for you. This will require you to put your digital product into the virtual hands of that external company. You will be charged per month for “hosting fees”. Also, from every purchase made on your product by a customer, there will be a portion of it that will be taken by the company hosting your downloadable product.

  • Web Design Hull, December 10, 2010

    Very helpful this… I’ve just had a good look at PHPurchase and I really like it. Thanks for sharing.

  • PEI Web Design, December 9, 2010

    Great post, thanks for sharing, planning on testing some digital product marketing in the new year.

  • Doug, December 9, 2010

    These shopping cart providers are great, but if you seek a truly custom solution without the punitive costs that commercial carts charge for a large inventory, there are some great free solutions.

    Tim (above) mentions Drupal and Ubercart, but there’s a solution with a small footprint that is reliable, robust, and works great: Zen Cart. It installs in a few minutes into a typical shared hosting domain and it’s got all the features you could ask for. It’s a great solution for digital downloads.

    The turn off for Zen Cart is that the default design harkens back to 2003, so their are tons of blindingly ugly Zen Cart sites out there. But if you’re patient, you can lay some up-to-date CSS on the Cart and make it real purty.

    • Vandelay Website Design, December 11, 2010

      Hi Doug,
      I’m familiar with Zen Cart but it doesn’t really fit the purpose of this post. Most of these solutions are intended for digital products and are not a content management system, you just get the button code and place it anywhere in your site. I would consider Zen Cart to be in a different class.

  • Tim, December 9, 2010

    I think you should mention the Ubercart plugin for Drupal. While it takes a bit to set up if you haven’t used Drupal before, it is free and does almost everything a pro shopping cart can do, including digital file downloads with expiring links.

  • ellyson, December 8, 2010

    Oh yes, it is very useful! I sell images on dreamstime. I never really looked for any other options but your suggestions are good and are giving me lots of ideas!

  • Andy @ FirstFound, December 8, 2010

    Clickbank is well worth considering! Not tried any of the others.

  • Sheffield Website Design, December 8, 2010

    THANK YOU for this!

    I have been looking for a resource like this for a while! Bookmarked :)

    • Vandelay Website Design, December 8, 2010

      I’m glad it can help. I was looking for a breakdown similar to this and could not really find anything, so I was hoping that it might be useful for others too.

  • CSS Factory, December 8, 2010

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about DPD but I saw very much sites of this kind selling with E-Junkie. Anyway, nice listing. Maybe I’ll need this in the future :)

    • Vandelay Website Design, December 8, 2010

      CSS Factory,
      The main reason I chose E-Junkie over DPD is that E-Junkie allows you to easily host your files elsewhere (in our case Amazon S3) and DPD does not, at least not to my knowledge. Other than that it looks very similar.