How do I make an eProduct?
The particular product you are selling may be digital in nature rather than a physical product. If you're selling digital downloads, you would use the 3dcart eProduct functionality. This is a function in which you create an item in your store that is downloaded rather than shipped to the customer after purchase. For example, your general products may be exercise products such as workout clothing or equipment but you also offer diet cookbooks as downloaded e-books. For this type of situation, you would use an eProduct.
Turn On the eProduct Module
To begin using eProducts, you will need to enable the eProduct Module in your 3dcart store. You may do this by taking the following steps.
*Having the eProduct download link generated after the order is in a specific status will also process the link generation in background processes (rather than at the time of purchase). This will help in situations where you might have a large volume of eProduct orders that could potentially slow down your store as the links are generated immediately upon purchase.
After you configure these settings, click "Save" on the settings window to finish setting them up.
Set your eProduct Paths
Once you have an eProduct specified and uploaded to your store, you will use the eProduct Tab in the product's listing to specify the path to your item.
From here, you will specify the path to the product. You will have up to 10 file paths for the eProduct if it is made up of multiple files. For the purposes of this article we will be using a singular file eProduct
Now you will be given the option of adding special instructions to the eProduct. These can be special information to the customer letting them know how to download the product after purchase or any special instructions they may need to open/view the file.
You can also use this screen to manage and assign serial keys to your eProduct as needed.