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NetMerchant - Selling Files
   
 
 
Selling files using NetMerchant

To sell files using the file selling feature of NetMerchant, you must sign up for an SQL database and use SQL to feed information to NetMerchant. When the database is populated, you're ready to offer files for sale. In order for the customer to retrieve the purchased files, you'll need to add tags that display time-sensitive secure links in two places:
  • on receipt.html, the last template page of the transaction, and
  • in the email template that the customer receives to confirm their order
Important Details:
  • The item number must start with file_.
  • The file name must match the item number exactly with the proper extension. For example, if the item number is file_s23F and it is a PDF file, the file must be named file_s23F.pdf.
  • The file location. After being named in the manner detailed above, the file must be placed in sweb/data/shopname/ where shopname is the name of the shop in question.
  • The item weight column must be populated and contains the expiration time for file delivery. It is set in increments of 1 hour. If it is not populated, the file will be added and expired at the same time.
To plug the values into your templates, use the following:
  • <! FILELINK>Text to be linked<! /FILELINK> - this will make "Text to be linked" a hyperlink that will deliver the file if the item number starts with file_, and ignored otherwise.
  • <! FILEURL> will be replaced by a hyperlink that will deliver the file if the item number starts with file_, and ignored otherwise.
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