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one-time use codes (not gift certs): refill PIN codes, software unlock codes, etc
 
gcall
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Can 1.2’s downloadable product feature support selling one-time use codes?

The difference between a one-time use code and a gift certificate or promo/discount code is that the one-time use code has no special functionality with regards to Magento - it cannot be used as a form of payment or to discount the customer’s shopping basket.

The one-time use code is a set of unique codes all sold for the same amount, but with a different code being delivered to each customer.  In our case, the usage is to sell prepaid calling card account refill PINs. This feature could also be used to sell software unlock codes, product key codes, etc. It is a virtual product where each code in inventory can be sold once only and delivered automatically and in real-time without requiring an admin to manually send the code after customer purchase.

If there is a way to do this now with Magento, or if this is on the Roadmap under a different feature name (such as gift cert), please let me know! Thanks.

 
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masnart39
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I am also interested in the exact same question. .... calling card pins instantly to the customer upon purchase.  I see that other sites offer this, so it is possible, just not sure if it’s possible with Magento.

Nick

 
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Carty
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Very much interested in the same feature. This is an important feature for downloadable products especially software which require product keys to be provided after purchase.

PS: The year end is almost here, any hints on 1.2 release with the much awaited downloadable product support?

Regards,
Carty..

 
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winbig
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Very interested in this feature also.

Varien, any advice for us on this? Can this be done now, or is it a roadmap feature? Thank you!

 
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Unirgy
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There’s Gift Certificate extension available now here:
http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/751

Maybe it suites your needs smile

 
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Skydan
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Tnx for Gift Certificate extension link, but what about refill PIN codes? Any idea how make it real?

 
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gcall
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Agreed, the GC extension looks interesting and is appreciated, but I don’t see how we could upload a database of our own refill PIN codes using this. Any other ideas or suggestions?

 
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Skydan
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Anybody solved this problem?

 
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Carty
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Yes I did! By using VirtueMart smile Magento is simply complicated to customize if you’re not an expert in PHP. So I moved to Joomla Virtuemart for my site www.WinMoAppStore.com

I can now have license keys distributed to my softwares and also have a whole lot of other features which Magento doesn’t offer. But one thing I love and miss from Magento is the LAYERED NAVIGATION! Awesome feature!

 
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