How to Create a Digital Product in Shopify

Order download links for a digital product

This is a 2 minute how-to on creating digital products using the Shopify app, BitStream.

Creating products in BitStream is pretty simple- it's all managed in your store and is just an extension of creating products.

In short:

  1. Create a product.
  2. Click "More Actions" > "Attach Download"
  3. Upload a file and attach it to your product.
  4. Set the inventory to not track quantities.
  5. Set the shipping to not calculate shipping.
  6. That's it!  It's ready to sell.

To see the steps, just keep reading- there are screengrabs for each step.

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How to Add a Digital Download to Your Product

Adding digital products to physical ones.

This quick overview will show you how to attach a digital product to your physical product.

This is a very similar process to creating digital products covered in this article, so if you're unfamiliar with how to create a digital product, give that article a quick read-through.  Once you have done that, you will be able to easily follow these steps in order to attach your digital file to your physical product.  This process will show you the steps you need with a new product that you are adding to your store, but you can easily add a file to one already in existence by jumping to step 4..

To begin:

  1. Create a new physical product.
  2. Update the price, inventory, and shipping information.
  3. Save your product.
  4. Select your product.
  5. Attach the download.
  6. That's it!  It's ready to sell.

To see the steps, just keep reading- there are screengrabs for each step.

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Attaching Multiple Files to Product Options in Shopify

The BitStream Dashboard

With BitStream, you can easily create different options for your products, including the ability to attach digital files to any variant you need.

When you have a product that has many different variations or options, it is important to be able to showcase these easily.  BitStream gives you that ability, including the option of attaching digital files to any or all of your product's variations.  This walkthrough will go through the process with a new product, but you can easily edit a product you already have to include options or add files.

If you are unfamiliar with how to create digital files through BitStream, you might want to read this article first.  Also, if you are unfamiliar with how to attach your digital files to products, then you might want to read this article next.  Both are short reads with screenshots to make using this service as easy and user-friendly as possible.

All you need to do is:

  1. Create a new physical product.
  2. Create the amount of variants you want to have..
  3. Attach a digital file to specified variants.
  4. That's it and you're done!

To see the steps, just keep reading- there are screengrabs for each step, so don't worry!

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Managing Your Shopify Files Easily with BitStream

BitStream DashboardThe Bitstream Dashboard provides many features, including how to manage your Shopify digital files easily and efficiently.

One of the many benefits to BitStream is the user-friendly Dashboard that is available when you open the app.  There are six different sections in the Dashobard, as pictured on the right.  There is also an "Other Settings" section on the bottom.  In this article, we will discuss how to manage your digital files through the Dashboard.

With BitStream, you can easily add digital files to your products, as  we covered in this article.  Once you know how to do that, managing these files is simple and easy with BitStream's user-friendly interface.

Here is what you are able to do with your files:

  1. Click the "File" button on your dashboard.
  2. See your files at a quick glance..
  3. Upload new digital files.
  4. Choose files to download to your computer
  5. Select files to delete.
  6. It's as simple as that!

To see the steps, just keep reading- and don't worry.  There are screengrabs for each and every step so you can see for yourself just how easy this is!

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Managing Download Controls with BitStream

BitStream DashboardThe Bitstream Dashboard provides many features, including protecting your digital files.

Being able to sell digital files in Shopify is a major benefit that provides the ability to add a whole new dimension to your store.  However, there are theft risks that you can mitigate easily with BitStream's "Download Controls".

It's as simple as following these steps:

  1. Select the "Download Controls" button on your dashboard.
  2. Choose how many times you want your file downloaded.
  3. Choose the length of time you want your file to be available for download.
  4. Your files are more secure!

To get some peace of mind about your digital files, just keep reading!.

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