Selling products online has been a game-changer over the past several years. With the reasonable cost of an e-commerce platform, business owners, artists, musicians, and more have started their own online stores.
Because WooCommerce has a broader focus that includes physical goods and services, it has left room for a more efficient and niche solution for e-commerce businesses interested in exclusively selling digital downloads. And that solution is Easy Digital Downloads.
This flexible and easy-to-use free e-commerce platform focuses on digital downloads, providing many useful features that are essential to managing an online storefront. There are, however, many different ways to extend the platform. Let's take a look at 10 must-see Easy Digital Downloads extensions for your WordPress site from Envato Market:
Transform your faithful customers into frequent customers with Easy Digital Downloads - Points and Rewards. Configure and tweak your points program for maximum sales with the many different options included within this Easy Digital Downloads extension for your WordPress site.
"Customers can build up their point balance over time and then choose exactly when they wish to redeem those points for a discount. Customer point balances can be manually adjusted at any time by store admins."
Some of the features include:
Easily start your customer rewards program with the Easy Digital Downloads - Points and Rewards plugin, today!
As a small business, you may already be using QuickBooks. And if you're already using QuickBooks, you may already have a QuickBooks (Intuit) Merchant Account. If this is your business or could be your business, you need to check out the QuickBooks (Intuit) Gateway for Easy Digital Downloads.
"QuickBooks (Intuit) Payment Gateway provides an easier, cost effective and simple alternative for a small business for accepting credit cards."
QuickBooks (Intuit) Gateway for Easy Digital Downloads. Check it out.
Every touch point you have with a customer is important, especially immediately after they've made a purchase. Set yourself apart from the competition with amazing transactional customer emails from the Easy Digital Downloads Email Templates extension.
"Fully customizable texts, colors & images for your unique store design."
This Easy Digital Downloads extension boasts:
Add a personal touch or keep your e-commerce storefront branding with every notification and email sent via Easy Digital Downloads.
Easy Digital Downloads Email Templates makes it easy to do, so you can focus on your business.
If you're selling something that can be digitally downloaded, then the entire world becomes your marketplace!
So what about other currencies? Easy Digital Downloads - Currency Converter has got you covered.
"Easy Digital Download Currency Converter uses Open Exchange Rates for converting your product prices to a currency of your customers choice!"
Packed with useful features, this is what your world-wide-web store needs:
The Easy Digital Downloads - Currency Converter extension takes the pain out of currency conversion.
If you're selling music downloads—or any audio download for that matter—then the Easy Digital Downloads Product Audio Sampler Player is the perfect addition to your Easy Digital Downloads storefront.
Easy to use, install, and configure, this extension lets you add an amazing feature to your e-commerce website.
"You simply upload a sample file in the backend and EDD Player will take care of the rest."
It's a feature that's easy to overlook, but impossible to live without.
The Easy Digital Downloads Product Audio Sampler Player is the perfect extension for music artists and musicians selling through Easy Digital Downloads.
This is a really great solution for both exclusively online businesses and those that cross over to brick and mortar. Easy Digital Downloads - PDF Vouchers makes it super easy to generate sales and gift vouchers for customers.
"This is perfect for stores that wish to sell tickets to events, discount codes for on-site pickup, class admission tickets and more."
Customers are given the ability to set a recipient name, email, and personal message for vouchers purchased through this Easy Digital Downloads extension for your WordPress site.
It's packed full of features:
A great solution for online payments for any types of goods or services. This plugin has enough features to be very useful, without trapping itself into too tight of a niche.
Easy Digital Downloads - PDF Vouchers is one of the more impressive extensions for both local and online businesses.
Boost your sales with upsells! Not only is it a profitable thing to do, but it can also be very helpful to your customers. Use Easy Digital Downloads Product Upsells to make upsells—easy!
"It will help you to display products you want as an upsell to your customers based on your selection."
Customize the look of product upsells and more:
Easy Digital Downloads Product Upsells is a simple plugin with a low investment threshold. There's hardly any reason why you shouldn't try this plugin.
Signing up for a new account can be a real hassle. Customers may even add products to their cart, but get bogged down when they are faced with all the required fields to set up a new account.
The first purchase is always the hardest. Unless you're using the Easy Digital Downloads - Social Login plugin.
"...Allows users to log in and checkout with social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Windows Live, VK.com, Instagram, Amazon and Paypal."
Features also included:
The most important feature? One-click registration.
It's never been easier to sign up new customers than with the Easy Digital Downloads - Social Login. You're welcome.
There are several reasons why it works well to host your e-commerce download files on Dropbox, and Easy Digital Downloads - Dropbox makes it super easy to integrate Dropbox into Easy Digital Downloads.
"Easily choose a file from your Dropbox account via the Choose from Dropbox button and the plugin will do the rest."
Adding Dropbox to Easy Digital Downloads has never been this easy. Easy Digital Downloads - Dropbox is a no-brainer.
Fancy Popup - Popup Plugin For WordPress is not specifically built for Easy Digital Downloads—but it is compatible and extremely useful for e-commerce WordPress websites.
"...Design amazing popup(s) with the page builder, and launch popup(s) on any page you want."
The number of pop-up features and options will not disappoint:
As popup WordPress plugins go, Fancy Popup - Popup Plugin For WordPress is an exceptional plugin. The fact that it's compatible with Easy Digital Downloads and extremely useful for e-commerce just adds to its usefulness.
As someone who has used Easy Digital Downloads extensively, I can tell you that it is a solid platform that has been built with great care. From the moment you install the plugin, you quickly realize that this is a digital-download-focused e-commerce solution.
With time, I am sure we will see more and more useful Easy Digital Download extensions. There are also many Easy Digital Downloads WordPress themes already available, giving users the power to craft and create their own unique digital download e-commerce store.
Have you used Easy Digital Downloads before?