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Creating a Subscription Based Store for Digital Downloads

hptree
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Hello all,

 

I am looking for a recommendation for an app that would allow me to create a subscription-based store that allows customers to pick out and download PDF images from my uploaded library. Once the customer signs up for a PREMIUM subscription, the downloads are to be free of charge and unlimited. 

 

Basics needs:

  1. Select multiples PDFs and download all as one PDF
  2. If possible, I would like to have tiers of subscriptions (For example: FREE basic tier only allows for 10 downloads a month while PREMIUM paid tier allows for unlimited downloads) 
  3. The store will be able to offer physicals products as well

 

Any suggestions are much appreciated!

 

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biznazz101
Shopify Partner
494 48 88

This is an accepted solution.

What you are describing can be done with the following apps:
-Appstle Subscriptions (subscription system, allows for free trials, multiple tiers etc)

-Digital Downloads (download management app made by shopify, works but a paid app for the same purpose would be better)
-Locksmith (Not 100% needed, but will control access to all the pages on your website based on different conditions you set, which could be very useful in your scenario)


Essentially, the customer would purchase a subscription plan, which allows access to specific pages in your store which contain the downloads, they click a link and are taken to the download.

Not exactly what you describe but here is an example: canvenia.com

Hope that is useful! Don't hesitate to reach out for more help.
@biznazz101 

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biznazz101
Shopify Partner
494 48 88

This is an accepted solution.

What you are describing can be done with the following apps:
-Appstle Subscriptions (subscription system, allows for free trials, multiple tiers etc)

-Digital Downloads (download management app made by shopify, works but a paid app for the same purpose would be better)
-Locksmith (Not 100% needed, but will control access to all the pages on your website based on different conditions you set, which could be very useful in your scenario)


Essentially, the customer would purchase a subscription plan, which allows access to specific pages in your store which contain the downloads, they click a link and are taken to the download.

Not exactly what you describe but here is an example: canvenia.com

Hope that is useful! Don't hesitate to reach out for more help.
@biznazz101 

Don't hesitate to reach out for more help with your store.
SEE OUR TASK STORE or check us out via our profile! FREE STORE AUDIT
hptree
New Member
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Hi Biznazz101,

 

I appreciate the suggestions. It looks like Appstle might be the best choice for me. Instead of the Subscription, I found that the Membership plugin has options more aligned to what I am looking for. 

 

Off topic, but do you have experience with integrating QuickBooks with Shopify store?

 

Thank you!

biznazz101
Shopify Partner
494 48 88

I do, but it is very poorly rated by store owners it seems. I would steer clear if possible. This is the app designed to be used with Shopify:
https://apps.shopify.com/quickbooks%20

It would be easier to export the transaction information, them upload into quickbooks or another program. It depends on your specific needs though I suppose.

Feel free to message me to discuss further or if you have questions on anything else!
@biznazz101 

Don't hesitate to reach out for more help with your store.
SEE OUR TASK STORE or check us out via our profile! FREE STORE AUDIT
Margarita_SOL
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Hello! I'm building the same functionality and was wondering if you have managed to solve this. Would really appreciate any info.
Best,
Margarita

hptree
New Member
4 0 0

Hi Margarita, 

 

Unfortunately I have not found a solution yet. So far I plan to have the customer download all PDFs as sperate files and compile using an online tool. I don't like the added step but that is where I am at so far. 

 

Thank you,

Marcin