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Get EDDucated with our tutorials! Learn how to use Easy Digital Downloads and our official extensions to create an effective and efficient digital eCommerce setup for your business.

How to automate customer retention with Software Licensing and Zapier

Easy Digital Downloads is a robust system in its own right, with enough functionality out of the box to run a full-fledged eCommerce site and well over 100 extensions currently available. However, even with powerful solutions like Easy Digital Downloads, managing your business can be a lot of work. That’s where Zapier comes in. With Zapier you can automate virtually any aspect of your workflow. Over the next few minutes, we’re going to review a few simple integrations that can greatly improve your day-to-day experience with Easy Digital Downloads.

More reliable email delivery

Email delivery is an important part of any eCommerce store, especially digital eCommerce where the email receipts contain download links to the purchased files. Email delivery is also, unfortunately, one of the most common aspects of eCommerce to be unreliable. This is due to many factors, including hosting accounts, spam filters, and email delivery services. Thankfully, there are a number of solutions to making email delivery nearly 100% reliable so that you can be assured email receipts, sale notifications, product submissions, and all other emails are delivered reliably.

Abandoned cart recovery with Jilt

Cart abandonment is a serious issue for eCommerce stores. It is so significant, in fact, that focusing even a small amount of effort into recovering those abandoned purchase attempts can have a dramatic effect on a company’s revenue through their online store. Jilt is a service that helps store owners recover lost revenue from abandoned checkouts.

Fast option switching at checkout with Variable Pricing Switcher

During eCommerce transactions, customers are far more likely to abandon their purchase if they leave the checkout screen in order to make adjustments to their purchase, so keeping customers on the checkout screen is a great way to improve conversion rates.

When a product includes multiple purchase options, such as license levels, allowing customers to select the price option they wish to purchase from the checkout screen can help prevent customers from leaving the checkout screen if they change their mind on which option to purchase.

Custom checkout forms with Gravity Forms Checkout

No eCommerce system is complete without a checkout form. In most cases, checkout forms go hand in hand with shopping carts, allowing customers to purchase the items they have selected. But what if you need a checkout form that serves one specific purpose?

Together, Easy Digital Downloads and Gravity Forms do just that. In this article, you will learn how to make checkout forms that include features like dynamic price display, conditional field logic, and custom product grouping.

Automated follow-up emails with Zapier

Email marketing has been proven over and over again to be a fundamentally important aspect of running successful eCommerce businesses. One particular part of email marketing is the process of sending post-purchase emails to customers to thank them, provide them extra assistance, and to encourage them to come back and become repeat customers.

What is a payment gateway?
What is a Payment Gateway?

In eCommerce, there are several fundamentally important aspects of the online store, and one of the most important of those is the process of accepting payment from customers for the goods or services offered by the store. The system through which the payment is processed is often called a Payment Gateway, which is nothing more than a label used to describe the system that handles the transfer of money from the customer to the store owner.

Recover lost revenue with CartHook – We recovered over $2,400 in two weeks

According to the Baymard Institute, 68.55% of all online shopping carts get abandoned before the order is completed. As an e-Commerce store owner, one of the best things you can do for your business is start working to decrease the percentage of carts that get abandoned on your own site. CartHook is a service built specifically for that purpose and they recently released support for Easy Digital Downloads.

Schedule appointments with EDD Bookings

EDD Bookings is a brand new extension for appointment and session management. This extension adds a booking system to your Easy Digital Downloads store, allowing customers to purchase and schedule appointments for services, meetings, consultations, and other scheduled events that require a payment.

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