I'm sure there are more sophisticated solutions but you actually do this with variants. Add an option called Price and then make one called Free and one $1 and then set the appropriate price for each variant. Then just make sure your quantity selector is on and you're good to go!
My name is Ren from the Shopify support team. Thanks for your question! I'd love to help out here.
We do in fact have an app that can help you set this up called Pay What You Want. The app enables you to set a minimum price and encourages your customers to pay what they want for the product. You mentioned that your products were in digital format which works nicely as Pay What You Want is also compatible with the Digital Downloads app.
Giving away digital products is an excellent way to grow your email list for marketing down the line. Have you thought about how you want to utilize your customer emails for updates or product promotions? Check out our guide - Email Marketing 101 to learn how to build lists and create effective campaigns.
Also, before you make the product available, be sure to set up your welcome emails! You can learn about why they're important and see examples to inspire you here.
If you haven't already looked into an email marketing app, consider Klaviyo or Seguno - which are both free up to 250 contacts. Let me know if you have any questions on how to get started with the steps above!
Ren | Social team @ Shopify
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