Downloading Digital - MP3 Tracks

Hi Sam,

I have a hopefully simple question for you. I am trying to set-up & sell soundtracks (and single MP3 songs) which our company has created. Muy questions are:

1. How would I set-up a product AD for the digital media/music track?

2. I would like to let the customer hear a sample clip of the song, where would I set-up the link?

3. If the customer wants to buy the song/soundtrack, I want them to add the selection to their shopping cart. Once they have been approved by PayPal, I then would like them to download the music to their PC?

How would I do all of this?

Thabks in advance for all of your help...

Sincerely,

Ken Brose

Shopping cart Selection

Sam,

Thanks for the thorough example. I understand how to set it up now. I do, however, have a couple of quick questions:

1. We are using the Mal's Shopping Cart, your example uses PayPal. Can I implement your solution using Mal's E Cart?? If so, how would I do it?

2. It appears that I will need a separate 'HTML' page for each song (MP3) file which I will be providing for sale. So, if I have 30 different songs to sell, will I need to create '30' successful return pages?? Will each song I sell, need it's own page??

Thanks in advance for all of your help...

Sincerely,

Ken J. Brose

"Forget the former things; Do not dwell on the Past"

RE: Shopping cart Selection

To use the Mal's Shopping Cart, just select the Mal's cart option in the XLEcom program.

Digital downloads are a tricky thing. XLEcom was designed for standard type product purchases which are typically shipped to the customer.

You may be better off using a database driven ecommerce website for better control of user options for digital downloads.

If you still want to use XLEcom for digital downloads, then explore the options you get with the "Linklock" product.

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

RE: Downloading Digital - MP3 Tracks

Sample Music Product Ad


 Music - Tracks

Creedence ClearWater Revival Green River Song Track

Creedence ClearWater Revival

Creedence ClearWater Revival Green River Song Track
P/N: CCR-GRS

List Price:

$1.99

Our Price:

$0.99 On Sale Now

You Save:

$1.00 (50.3%)

More Info Preview Song

Add to Cart

Description:
By the summer of 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival was firmly ensconced as the American dance band, continuing to churn out hugely-successful hit singles, four of which are on this album (released August 1969). The title cut "Green River," along with "Commotion," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Lodi," were Top Ten singles in the classic rockabilly/ R&B tradition and together made this LP the group's first No. 1 album on the Billboard charts. Because of a penchant for developing tight, carefully crafted material before entering the studio, CCR recorded Green River in an astounding two-and-a-half days, after which the LP remained on the charts for 88 weeks, earning the group its second platinum LP.

Product Ad Setup

Using the default installation setup:
    (1) Place the sample mp3 music sound track file in the C:\Program Files\XLEcom\Assets\html Folder.
    (2) Place the Product Ad image in the C:\Program Files\XLEcom\Assets\images\products folder.
    (3) Set up your Music Product Ad as shown in the image below.
    (4) See the following topic: How to Handle Digital Purchases and Downloads.


Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer