Downloadable Product is a product that you can download right to your computer. You can buy one or more files of a downloadable product that are presented in Store Manager for Magento.
These downloadable files can be located on your server or be provided as URLs to any other server.
Creating Downloadable Product
It contains such steps, listed below::
1. Create or Edit Attribute Set
Сreate attributes/attribute set which you will be able to use for the current downloadable product. To learn how to create an attribute set visit Attribute Sets page.
2. Create Simple Products
After creating attribute/attribute set, create simple products that will be a part of the downloadable product.
3. Make Magento Downloadable Product
To create the downloadable product you need to click on "Add Product" button or use a right mouse button click on products and then select "Add Product".
Fill in the required information just like in a case of creating a simple product. Make sure that you add an inventory quantity, and set the item price to 0.00 This is very important to mark the item as In Stock.
4. Manage Downloadable Product
Once the creation of the downloadable product is completed click on the Downloadable Samples tab or on the Downloadable Links tab or click on both.
You can add downloadable samples data by pressing the appropriate button on the top toolbar:
The other tab is 'Downloadable Links'. You can add the link from a file or directly specifying the corresponding URL path to it in the following form:
Edit Downloadable Links is necessary to set up the work of Store Manager for Magento with downloadable products.
In the Edit form you can set the main requirements to the links data which can be shown in the Products page:
- sort order - submit the number by which the appropriate link will be sorted ;
- title - specify the link name which will be displayed in the Front-End
- max. downloads - set the limited number for users downloads or check the options opposite to make downloading unrestricted
- shareable - make the link shareable or non-shareable ;
- sample type - select the type of sample which the appropriate link belongs to;
- link type - choose the type of downloadable link,
i,e, if you choose the file as a link type you should specify in the field below the path to a file which will be downloaded from the Products page ;
if you select URL, the lower field will appear, where you should indicate the URL link - the path, by following which you can reach to the downloadable product.
- price field - specify the price value which should be paid by the customer to get the necessary link:
You will see the following information in the Product page:
5. Display Magento Downloadable Product
Now Magento downloadable product is visible in your store. Your customers will be able to choose it and make a successful purchase.
Import Downloadable Products
Please note, the downloadable products in importing have the special fields which should be checked. This is the 'Page Delimiters ... ' page:
Specify the local path to the files or images which serve as downloadable products at your store before move forward.
The second step that should to be taken into account - 'Assign .csv columns to database fields' step - where you can assign all fields from an import file, relate to the downloadable products to the appropriate fields of the store database.
Please remember, only fields with assignments will be imported! The unrelated positions will be skipped.
The video tutorial below introduces the process of conversion the products with the simple type into the downloadable by using the Store Manager features: