November 9, 2010 at 5:33 am #2195krispinMember
A couple questions
I have built a WP site for a friend who has a new album out and wants to be able to sell tracks individually and as a bundle. I understand that (mostly) haven’t set it up yet but I get it.
I cannot upload the music through the media library manager because it has a 7 mg limit on it so I am FTP’ing the files to their folder instead.
each song is 15 – 24 mgs each with a total of 250 mg for the entire album.
Now assuming I am correct in thinking that all I have to do is specify where each track is when I am creating a new product, everything will work out.
What I would like to know is, which download method is quickest for this scenario.
I have no limits on my server and so file sizes are not an issue. I just want this to be as painless for the customer as possible when purchasing the files.November 9, 2010 at 5:46 am #26304wzpModerator
Divide the album into individual track files. Offer each track file as an individual product, or offer an album “bundle” of all the individual track files. So if an album contains 6 tracks, you might have 7 products; 6 individual products of 1 track file each and 1 album “bundle” of all 6 track files.
The reason for breaking the album into individual track files is that it is easier for a customer to download smaller files than having to sit through 1 large download; hoping that nothing “goes wrong” with the download.November 9, 2010 at 6:35 am #26305IvyMember
Hi, As always great answer wzp
Just a quick P.S.
The following page will explain how to configure a bundled product:November 9, 2010 at 7:00 am #26306krispinMember
Now in the “Product” field you have 1,2 in it. Is this the WP shopping cart designation as you add products or is it the ID you have given it?
In the “Product Download URL” field you have a URL “FULL” or “RELATIVE”. Do I have to put each URL of the product divided by a comma or is there something way of indicating where the bundle is?November 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm #26307wzpModerator
When creating individual products, you would enter the fully qualified (HTTP) URL that corresponds to that particular product, into the “Digital Product URL” field. When you save the information, eStore assigns a “Product ID” number to the product.
When creating “bundled products,” you would enter the coma separated, “Product ID” numbers of each product component into that same field. So if you are selling 6 individual tracks, whose assigned Product ID are 1,2,3,4,5,6 as a bundled “album,” whose product ID would be 7; you would enter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 into the Digital Product URL field.
Alternatively, if you are not selling individual tracks, but still have the album broken into track files; you can replace the 1-6 with the (coma separated) actual (fully qualified) URL of the track files.
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