6 Tips to Choose Digital Download Software

It is recommend that you ask at least some of the following questions in order to choose the software that is right for you to make profit selling ebooks and other digital products.

1. How much money am I willing to spend on this software?

Digital download software comes in all prices ranges, so you need to look at your business budget, your confidence in your product and how serious you are about this new endeavor. Most of the time spending around the 50.00$ mark can get you an excellent piece of software without breaking your back account.

2. Does the company offer technical support?

It is important to find digital download software that comes with installation instructions, a help forum, instructions on getting started and support with troubleshoots. Be aware that the online business world is a little bit different in that you often times will not have the option to speak on the phone to a real person. Rather than getting frustrated with this, see it as the wave of the future where you will also be headed. Email support is where online business is heading, so sit back and enjoy it.

3. What types of digital files will I be selling, and does this software support these types of files?

It is important to find software that enables you to upload and sell the type of files that you need to sell. So first, figure what kind of files you will be selling and then be sure that your digital download software supports this.

4. Does the company offer a money-back guarantee?

Who doesn’t love a guarantee? Read the details of what the guarantee means from the company you are buying from before you buy it to save yourself frustration in the future.

5. Is the software an open-source code (meaning that it can be changed and customized as your needs change?)

It is great when you can buy digital download software that allows for changes to its functionality in the future. You may or may not have the technical skills to do this, but there are always programmers out there who can do this for you. Having the options for customization will allow you to expand your digital sales in the future.

6. What kind of features does the digital download software offer?

Can you upload images? Does it support many file types? Is it easy to categorize your products? Is it easy for your customers to pay and download their product? What payment gateway is being used? Does the software give you options for how you want to sell your digital files (ie. storefront or stand-alone order page?).