Easy Digital Downloads is an excellent selling tool for digital goods shops, and we’ve written about it extensively. The core plugin is free and is monetizes via paid add-ons, but there are lots of great free extensions available, too.
We’ve already covered 12 of the best free Easy Digital Downloads add-ons, and we’re continuing the list with six more here.
1. Purchase Rewards
EDD Purchase Rewards allows you to give discount codes out to customers when they’ve completed a purchase to encourage repeat purchases and customer loyalty. You can set a minimum spend amount needed to provide the coupon, and it can be a code you’ve already created, or a unique, one-time use code can be generated specifically for the customer.
You can also require that a customer share their purchase via a social network in order to get the discount code for your store.
2. Terms per Product
The Terms per Product plugin adds a meta box to product pages that will allow you to create customized terms for a product as needed. If you’re selling different kinds of digital goods, this may be necessary as you probably can’t use a generic terms and conditions. This allows you to address different licensing and use-cases when selling your digital goods or services.
Favorites integrates with EDD Wishlists, so it’s not a standalone plugin. While Wishlists requires a customers to select a list to which they can add a product, Favorites is meant to make this process a bit more streamlined. Rather than using Wishlists to create different lists, favorites can be used for a one-click list addition. It’s sort of like allowing your customers to bookmark their favorite products.
4. Add to Cart Redirect
Easy Digital Downloads allows you to determine whether or not customers should be directed to checkout after adding an item to the cart, but this setting is global (for the entire store). The EDD Add to Cart Redirect plugin allows you to set custom redirect links on a per-product basis. This means that you can direct customers to an upsell page tailored for a particular product, or send customers to a post, page, or product of your choosing.
5. List File Names
This plugin creates a shortcode that will list all files associated with a download (names, not links). This can be an easy way to show customers what’s included within products that have more than one file. You can also include a download ID to display the files for a download on another page. This can be helpful if you’re writing a post about a new product and want to provide details on what’s included, as you can include the download ID in the shortcode to list its files.
6. Easy E-Commerce Reviews Lite
Easy E-Commerce Reviews Lite adds the ability to rate products to your store. You can allow 5-star ratings and reviews for all downloads in your store and manage these reviews from the WordPress comments section.