April 19, 2011 at 3:36 am #3206
I would like to offer a Free Download using WP-Estore. I have tried the following options and neither work:
1. Make product price $0.00
2. Create coupon for 100% off
In both situations, Paypal will not checkout the item and says, “Please enter an amount greater than zero.”
Any suggestions on how to offer a free download using WP-Estore?
Thank you!April 19, 2011 at 10:54 am #31502
You can use a “Free Download Now” button, or a “Squeeze Page” form. The download now button allows the user to do one click downloads of free products. The squeeze page form will e-mail a download link to the user.April 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm #31503
Thank you for the information.
I used the shortcode: [wp_eStore_free_download:product_id:245:end]
You can see it here: [http://shop.havefunteaching.com/downloads/songs/science-songs/going-green-song/]
The user gets the download and it works, however, I do not get a confirmation with their email address.
ThanksApril 19, 2011 at 3:05 pm #31504
I found out that the email address of the person who got the free download appears in the “Manage Customers” section of Estore. I still don’t receive an email though, but that’s okay, I will just copy the emails from the manage customers list.April 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm #31505
No, you would not. If you want to collect e-mail addresses, use the squeeze page form instead. Then look in the “Manage Customers” settings panel for that information.April 19, 2011 at 3:08 pm #31506
Crossed messages.. No, you only receive e-mails when a purchase occurs.April 19, 2011 at 11:21 pm #31507
This may not be suitable for your case but one other potential option is to check the “Redirect to Manual Checkout For Zero Amount Purchase” checkbox from the “Payment Gateway” settings. This will automatically send the customer to the manual checkout form. Given that you have allowed to give the customers the download after manual checkout form submission they will get the downloads when they submit the form.
This can be handy if you for some reason wanted to use the shopping cart to deliver your free products.April 23, 2011 at 7:56 pm #31508rpickettMember
I have promotions where I send several coupons together, all for the same product.
The first coupon is 100% off. The second is 50%, etc. Those coupons have distinct limits, only the first X people can use that first coupon, when someone tries to use a “used up” coupon they are notified and can then try the next coupon, until the find one that works. There is a coupon that has no limit, usually a 25% savings.
It’d be nice if the cart was smart enough to realize the total amount was $0 and not make the person go to paypal, just mark the coupon as “used” and send them on to the “purchase completed” page.
Does it do that? Or, how can I accomplish this?
I’d really like to avoid the manual-checkout method, because it requires me to manually approve every “free” purchase and leaves the door open for people who were going to pay to use it and I have to go through the process of telling them they have to use paypal to complete their order (then they ask, “why do you have a manual check out if you don’t use it?”). The manual-checkout method for $0 products is pretty ignorant.April 24, 2011 at 12:19 am #31509
The only option it has is “Redirect to Manual Checkout For Zero Amount Purchase”. There is no other option to checkout a $0 purchase via the shopping cart.April 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm #31510rhpitguyMember
Hello KEY MASTER! Graham here.
Let me make another request. We are willing to pay you to help push this feature. Let me know what the best option would be for this.
We are in need of the same thing. We offer PDF studies for download on our website but we also want to provide FREE downloads to customers who have the right coupon code. We HAVE to use the shopping cart/checkout method so that the PDF is stamped with the customer information (as we are using the PDF stamper). Here’s an idea:
How hard would it be to make the coupon field a required field (and assuming they are using the right coupon code) prior to checkout but ONLY while using the “manual” checkout method? We want to market our website better and we are a publishing company. We have thousands of contacts and can mail out coupon vouches (ads) out to these people and simply offer a coupon code for 1 download for 1 study. They need to be able to go to our website, enter a coupon code and use the manual checkout method and they receive the email with their stamped PDF and encrypted download link. The only way I can think of making this work correctly for us is to make the coupon field a required field if they use the manual checkout method. We have to use this method due to the PDF stamper. The PDF stamper does stamp even with the manual checkout method, correct?April 26, 2011 at 2:43 am #31511
Yes, the PDF Stamper does stamp the file when used with Manual checkout if you have checked the “Send Product Download Links in the Email” option for manual checkout. If you read the help text for each of the settings field in the manual checkout it will give you an idea of what it does.
Making the coupon field required for manual checkout will need to be custom coded. You can contact us for custom development discussion.January 6, 2012 at 6:01 am #31512hghorbanianMember
I am using APR short codes for to protect the embed code for video streaming on my PayPerView channel. I have read all above posts and would like to use coupon with 100% discount.
I do receive the encrypted link in an email from squeeze form, but when it takes me to the right page the video doesn’t show. It seems the cookie has not been generated since PayPal payment has been bypassed.
What is the easiest or best way to allow a viewer to see a video for free as long as the link has not expired and the coupon limits has not reached.
HessamJanuary 6, 2012 at 6:26 am #31513adminKeymaster
Links generated by squeeze form should also work. If you want to use with coupon then try using the manual checkout option of eStore (no payment gateway will allow you to do $0.0 transaction).
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