Selling Downloads on eBay
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING UPDATE:
Unfortunately, things have changed at eBay, while digital goods can be sold at eBay they are discouraging it for the most part.
Please review eBay's digital goods policies to determine whether you can sell your product on eBay. and what is required of you to do so.
eBay would prefer digital download products be listed now in the classified listings, which is not ideal and can be expensive. Please see eBay's digital goods policy: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/downloadable.html
Selling digital goods on popular auction sites is a great way to market your product to a purchase-minded audience. Digital goods provide the added benefit of instant satisfaction through immediate product delivery making them very attractive to consumers.
You can use PayLoadz to immediately deliver your digital goods on auction sites like eBay. To do so, simply follow the instructions below.
Note: The instructions stated below describe auction setup using eBay.
- PayLoadz account
- PayPal Business or Premiere account
- Auction Site account
|Step 2: Log into eBay
Log into your ebay account or register for an eBay account if you do not already have one.
NOTE: eBay will need to pre-approve your eBay account for selling any digital-only items which do not have a tangible component shipped to the buyer; email eBay email@example.com to request approval.
|Step 3: Navigate to create listing
- Click on the My eBay link
- Click on the Selling tab
- Scroll down to the Selling-Related Links
- Click on "Sell Your Item" link under the "Managing your auctions" section.
|Step 6: Enter item details
In the item details page, enter an amount for quantity to ensure you do not sell out of your digital item (ex. 100) and a price for your item. Note: Be sure to set this amount to the amount listed at PayLoadz if using the Price Checking feature in your PayLoadz account.
Click "Continue" when finished.
|Step 7: Set payment and file delivery options
Setting payment option to require immediate payment via PayPal
In order to provide immediate and instant delivery for your auction, you need to require immediate payment to be made through PayPal when the customer clicks on the "Buy It Now" link. To enable this feature, you need to enter your PayPal email address as entered in your PayLoadz profile in the form field next to "PayPal - payment will go to". Then, you will need to turn on "Require immediate payment through PayPal for Buy It Now" by checking the box to the left. Once clicked the page will update automatically to look like the second image below.
Specify the file delivery option
You need to specify a location where the customer will go to download their item after purchase. Enter your product description then add the the information in the image below.
You should enter the PayLoadz Order Lookup page which is located at: http://payloadz.com/d1/lookup.asp. After payment, the customer will be sent to that address and using information from their PayPal payment receipt, they can retrieve their order from our system. The eBay page below show example information:
IMPORTANT: The Payment Email you enter in your eBay auction MUST be the same as your PRIMARY PayPal Email Address, and the same as the email listed in your PayLoadz profile.
Click "Continue" when all of the information has been entered.
|Step 8: Confirm and Submit listing
Review the information entered for your auction and Submit your listing to make it live.