Adding Downloadable Products

Adding a downloadable product is similar to adding an ordinary product. The only difference is that when you configure a downloadable product you must assign one or more downloadable files to it and, as the product will not require physical shipping, disable shipping for it.

Here’s how to configure a downloadable product from the store back end (Admin area or - in the case of X-Cart Multivendor - Vendor area):

  1. Create a new product or find an existing product that you wish to turn into a downloadable one.

  2. On the Info tab of the Product details, locate the section Shipping and disable shipping for the product. Be sure to save your changes. xc5_egood_disable_shipping.png

  3. Go to the Attachments tab and assign a file to the product. xc5_egood_attachments_add.png

    You can upload files from your local computer, from your local server or via an external URL. xc5_egood_attachments_sources.png

    For example, it is possible to use a shareable URL pointing to a file in a storage like One Drive, DropBox, or Google Drive.

    Once the file has been uploaded, it will be added to the list of attachments for the product. xc5_egood_attachment_added.png

    If necessary, you will be able to delete or change the attachment file at any time later.

  4. Adjust the file settings as you require. See Managing Downloadable Product Attachments

  5. Save the changes.

Note that it is possible to create downloadable products by cloning existing products in your store catalog or by import.

When you clone a downloadable product, the contents of the Attachments tab of the product from which a clone is created is copied to the clone product. As a result, you get two products using the same file attachment(s). If necessary, you can then edit the file attachments for the clone product (replace the files, adjust the Free / Paid access settings, adjust the availability of the files to different membership levels, and the like), or just keep the original files and their settings if you wish to re-use them. For information on product cloning, see the section Cloning Products.

For more info on product import, see the section CSV Import: Products.

Managing Downloadable Product Attachments

Attachments associated with a downloadable product can be managed via the Attachments tab of the product details: attachments.png