Enable buyers to instantly download digital purchases. I.e. for PDF sewing & knitting patterns
I sell e-patterns and would like to be able to upload them to each listing so a buyer can instantly download it once purchased to save me having to email it for every sale.
A category for PDF downloads would be great, its vastly becomming the preferred option for buyers of sewing patterns and other websites are offering this. It could cover a wide range of tutorials such as crafts, arts and digital supplies.
I'm looking to offer my creations to the world and really, really want to support a UK based craft platform. However, the only information I can find about selling instant download PDFs is this thread in the Suggested Features section which was started in 2014.
Please tell me Craftsy is offering this feature now?
Rachel Heard commented
I use etsy and this is a big part of what we do and sells well several hundred a week
Joanna Marshall commented
I have been on Folksy since 2012. I have only sold 6 downloadable items since then. My last in 2014. I sell lots of downloadable items on other sites. I spend more money listing my items on this site, than selling and now at the point of shutting this shop. You do not have to register to pay tax, this is automatically taken off with each sale from other sites I use. A few of my buyers have said, they have seen my knitting patterns on this site and then gone to a different site to buy an instant download. I understand that instant download may not be an option for Folksy, but it is a shame.
With Folksy's policy on VATMOSS you would be better off emailing anyway. If you rely on instant downloads I think you'd need to register with HMRC and/or with EACH country within the EU in order to pay the required VAT on digital sales which is a total headache.
Am so disappointed to discover that digital downloads are not currently a selling option on Folksy. I design patterns for other people to make and would love to sell my digital downloads on Folksy.
Whimsy Woo Miniatures commented
I sell pdf charts for dolls house carpets in my Folksy shop and so would very much appreciate this.
Oh yes! Pretty please Powers That Be.
I would love to start selling my Clipart and Downloadable Scrapbooking Papers on Folksy.
Good idea! Would love to sell our images x