If you’ve been thinking of selling your digital products online, you may be asking the question: What software or platform should I use to actually sell and deliver my products? It's a GREAT question and one I get a lot!!
Of course, the answer will depend partly on what type of digital product you’re selling. For instance, if you're selling an online course through a platform like Thinkific, most (or all) of your selling and delivery will be done through the Thinkific platform itself.
That said, this post will be helpful for selling most types of digital products, including:
- Digital downloads
- Photos or illustrations
- Web elements
- Membership site
Pretty much, if you want to sell something online but aren’t sure how/where to do it, you’ll find the right platforms to sell your digital product online right here in this post…so keep reading!
11 Platforms for Selling Your Digital Product Online
1. Easy Digital Downloads
Want to sell your product(s) directly on your WordPress site? Easy Digital Downloads is a super-popular plugin that lets you do just that.
It’s easy to use and does everything and anything you could want it to: sell unlimited downloads, have a full shopping cart setup, track your sales and activity, offer discount codes, and so much more.
Bonus: There’s even a FREE version if you’re okay with just using PayPal and Amazon payments! You can grab the free plugin here.
Cost: $99/year for the premium personal version (for use on one site).
If you’re selling just a few digital products, WooCommerce may offer more features and functionality than you need. BUT, if you’re selling subscriptions or a bunch of digital products, this is definitely a tool you’ll want to consider!
The nice thing about WooCommerce is you don’t need an existing website to start using it, as they provide you with a customizable online store you can use.
And if you DO have an existing site? No worries. WooCommerce is a plugin, so you can add it to your WordPress site with the click of a mouse.
Cost: WooCommerce is open source, so it’s free! Keep in mind you’ll have to pay for your web hosting, and extensions will also cost you extra: for instance, if you want to use PayPal Pro on your site, this will run you an additional $79.
Looking for a SUPER simple and cheap solution that doesn’t require any techy skills? Then
E-Junkie may be the right option for you as a platform to sell your digital product online.
Starting at just 5 bucks per month, E-Junkie will host and deliver your digital products so you can start selling right away.
Simply grab a “buy now” button, post it on your site, and you’re good to go!
And if don’t have a site? No problem. E-Junkie lets you sell directly through a link or button on social media or email.
Cost: $5/month for up to 10 products. They also offer a 30-day free trial, no credit card required.
If you’re looking for an online marketplace where you can sell your stuff – and attract affiliates who will promote your products – look no further.
ClickBank is one of the largest affiliate marketplaces out there, with over 6 million products on their digital “shelves”!
Listing your product on the site is quick and easy, and the company handles all the techy stuff for you – meaning you can spend more time creating and promoting your products!
Price: No flat fee. $1.00 + 7.5% transaction fee per sale.
5. Creative Market
Want to sell graphics, illustrations, photos or templates? Creative Market is an excellent platform for selling all your creative digital goods.
CM lets you open your own shop on their platform, allowing to either promote your store yourself or be found via CM’s on-site search and menu.
Basically, if you want to get your design business up and running without any fuss or muss, this is THE option!
Cost: 30% from each sale (you keep 70%).
Whether you want to sell digital products, memberships, or subscriptions, SendOwl is a great option (you can even sell physical products if you like).
SendOwl lets you quickly and easily set up an online store so you can begin selling almost immediately.
They also offer tons of bonus features like upsells, drip functionality, mailing list integration and digital “fingerprinting” so your pdf products don’t get shared/stolen!
Cost: Starts at $9/month for up to 10 products. Free trial available.
If you’re looking for a platform that will easily integrate with your existing WordPress, Wix or Weebly site, Sellfy may be what you’re looking for.
It lets you create an online store in minutes so you can sell virtually any kind of digital product – including monthly or annual subscriptions.
It also gives you the option to customize your store’s look and feel with the click of a button, track sales and analytics, and accept payments via PayPal or Stripe…no techy skills required!
Cost: Starts at $29/month + 2% transaction fee. They also offer a free 14-day trial on both of their paid plans.
If you’re looking for the ultimate in simplicity and ease, DPD (Digital Product Delivery) is a great option.
The process is simple: Upload your product, grab a “buy it now” button, and you’re done! You can now use those buttons to sell your product(s) on your blog, social media, email…wherever. And DPD handles all the payment processing and product delivery.
Cost: Starts at $10/month for up to 20 products. There is also a 30-day free trial available.
Gumroad is another great all-in-one solution for selling and delivering your digital products. It will allow you to sell memberships, subscriptions, one-off products…even software license keys!
They also offer a host of great features like in-depth analytics, integration with your email list, discount codes, and even a “pay what you want” feature – so your customers can actually choose how much to pay!
Cost: Free for the basic version with a transaction fee of 3.5% + $.30 per charge.
Fetch is an app that handles all aspects of selling your digital product. I love that it integrates with a variety of payment/e-commerce platforms including PayPal, Shopify, WooCommerce and Joomla
Simply upload your digital files and Fetch will do the rest. And the best part is they offer a free plan which means you can take it for a no-risk test drive before you commit!
Cost: Free for up to 5MB of storage space and 25 orders per day. Price increases based on the amount of storage space you need.
While MemberPress is primarily known as a plugin for creating membership sites, it’s an amazing tool for helping you sell any kind of digital content!
The nice thing about this plugin is that it lets you manage your content on a user by user basis: meaning if someone buys an eBook, for example, you can grant and restrict future access to that page for just that user.
Other great features include discount codes, pricing pages, and drip content. It also gives you the ability to build an online forum – you will need another plugin to actually build your forum, but MemberPress will let you charge for access to it.
Cost: Starts at $129/year for use on one site. Comes with a 14-day money back guarantee.
If you’re considering creating and selling digital products online, I hope this post clarified some things for you! And in case you haven’t seen them, I’ve created a bunch of other resources for you on how to create, launch and market your digital products here:
The Straightforward Guide on How to Create and Sell Your Digital Product Online
Launch Your Digital Product in 7 Simple Steps (Checklist Included!)
So, which platform above are you going to use to sell your digital product? Let us know in the comments below!
Good stuff Kim, thanks!
Great article Kim. Thank you so much.
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Great article. Thanks for sharing these platforms.