Please note, the digital download plugin is now included as standard in the Ecommerce Plus templates
Digital downloads Ecommerce Template plug-in
The digital download plug-in allows you to offer products for sale that are available as an immediate download following purchase.
This might be useful when selling e-books, software, music etc where you want to provide the customer with immediate access to your products. It is possible to have both standard products and downloadable ones on the same store.
The way it works is that once somebody has purchased from your store they are sent on to the thanks page in the normal manner. On that page they will see a box with a download link that allows them to get a copy of the downloadable product. They will also receive an email regarding the purchase. This can be configured to allow the number of days following purchase that the item will be available for along with an URL and password for making the late download.