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Can Magento handle downloadable products? 
 
crystaldi02
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We wish to sell downloadable videos and audio (MP3).
This feature would be very beneficial since it’s the new wave for not just the future...but NOW.

If this feature is not available are there any modules that can handle that?

 
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Not at this time, unfortunately. This is expected in one of the upcoming releases.

 
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can you give us some idea of the timescales - my website relies on downloads, and I need to update it soon.

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Unfortunately we do not guarantee any feature release dates. sorry.

 
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is there any news on magento supporting downloadable products?

i just installed 1.1.6

 
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it would be nice if magento could handle download products. but in the meantime i think i have to choose an shop with this function.

Stefan

 
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Evaluating Megento & I also need downloadable products as they are the only kind of products I sell (software). Magento can’t even be an option for me until then.

 
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Downloadable products will be supported by Magento in the next major release due by the end of 2008.

 
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Thank you, Adi, I look forward to it.

 
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I wish there was a more assuring release schedule/date than “by the end of 2008.”

 
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TomC - 17 November 2008 09:36 AM

I wish there was a more assuring release schedule/date than “by the end of 2008.”

To be honest that release date doesn’t look realistic IMHO. Any E-Commerce product that doesn’t support downloadable products is pretty much useless to me. Most of my major products are download only right now and I will only have more as time goes on.

 
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adimagento - 13 November 2008 12:06 PM

Downloadable products will be supported by Magento in the next major release due by the end of 2008.

Has this information changed? Can we have an update on when digital downloads will be available please.

 
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Private Label Rights Ebook Store - 14 December 2008 03:43 AM

adimagento - 13 November 2008 12:06 PM
Downloadable products will be supported by Magento in the next major release due by the end of 2008.

Has this information changed? Can we have an update on when digital downloads will be available please.

Hopefully not. I guess we only have two weeks to find out though.

 
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It has an option for Virtual Goods, as far as I can see. Same thing right? Or does the Virtual Goods section not allow for immediate download of products after purchase has been completed?
I haven’t used this system yet. Installing it on my server as I write this but just curious.

 
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DGLScripts - 17 December 2008 04:54 AM

It has an option for Virtual Goods, as far as I can see. Same thing right? Or does the Virtual Goods section not allow for immediate download of products after purchase has been completed?

Virtual Goods is NOT the same as digital delivery.

I had posted a support ticket last week asking if digital goods will be available in the next release, and when the next release will be.

They had responded that it will be included in the next release which is due to be release “by the end of 2008”.

Like many others I am waiting patiently for the next release to put it into effect.

 
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I see. Thanks for the clarification.
However, it is possible to offer virtual goods, for example ebooks etc. But it will just be a matter of the goods being emailed to the person. Right?
For a short term that would be an ok solution. However, I stress the word, OKAY!
But Digital Download options are a must with a script like this.

 
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