When it comes to selling digital products online - Ebooks, WordPress plugins and themes, software, digital prints, etc, there are various platforms that can sell your products. However, if you want to build your own platform that gives you control, then the Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) plugin for Wordpress is a great option.
If you already have an existing Wordpress website, you can easily sell your digital products through it using the Easy Digital Download plugin. EDD is a powerful and easily customisable plugin that has other Wordpress plugins to extend its functionalities.
So if you’re looking for an e-commerce WordPress plugin for digital products, let’s look at what exactly Easy Digital Downloads is and what preferred payment options you should use.
What is Easy Digital Downloads?
Easy Digital Downloads is a popular eCommerce solution for WordPress that helped website owners sell digital products such as eBooks, courses, softwares, documents, music, graphic designs and more.
There are over 70 payment gateways listed on the EDD extension repository. You can integrate any of these EDD extensions to set up a payment gateway (or multiple payment gateways) in your digital goods store.
Here is a look at our top 10 payment gateways you use;
Stripe is a simple and powerful way to accept payments online. Stripe has no setup fees, no monthly fees, and no hidden costs. Millions of businesses—ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies—rely on Stripe’s software tools to accept payments securely and expand globally.
Stripe for EDD is available starting from $89 for single site license
PayPal is one of the most trusted options when it comes to online sales. It’s very easy to set up (making it a great pick for small businesses and start-ups) and with its high level of name recognition, PayPal can help your business inspire confidence in potential buyers.
PayPal for EDD is available starting from $89 for single site license
Authorize.Net allows you to accept credit cards, contactless payments, and e-checks. If you already have a merchant account and just want a payment gateway, Authorize.net is a popular choice
Authorise for EDD is available starting from $89 for single site license
Braintree is a payment gateway that is part of the PayPal network. It is designed to make the payment process easier. It offers commerce tools to build global businesses, accept payments and enable commerce for their users. It has tools and features that help companies to scale their businesses worldwide.
Braintree for EDD is available starting from $89 for single site license
PayFlexi provides the API infrastructure for seamless checkout and flexible payment plans for products and services for merchants worldwide. With PayFlexi, merchants can accept instalment or full payments.
PayFlexi allows your customers to pay for your digital products immediately by paying the down payment and pay the remaining amount later in instalments. Here are some features;
- Accept one-time payment or instalment payment from your customers.
- Let customers customize plans within the limits that you set.
- Customers are automatically granted access to your digital products after they complete their payment.
- Set the minimum amount to enable for installment payment.
- Set the minimum amount to enable for weekly or monthly installment payment.
- Accept payments via your existing payment processor and get paid instantly.
- Manage and view all payment schedules from your dedicated merchant dashboard.
- Customers have access to dedicated dashboard for managing their payment schedules.
With PayFlexi, you can bring your existing payment processor to accept payment. We currently support;
PayFlexi is free to install. You can download it here