By: Johan Lieu Back to Guides
HOW TO USE WUFOO FOR SELLING DIGITAL GOODS:
- Control the look and feel of your payment forms.
- Customize functionality using logic and branching.
- Integrate Wufoo into your existing CMS.
- Setup instant notifications.
- Collect online payments for your digital sales.
The marketplace has changed. Digital downloads can drive a business, and you can forego a brick-and-mortar storefront if you so choose. When your business depends on digital downloads--such as white papers, eBooks, videos, or music--then finding the right ecommerce partner is as essential to building your business as the content itself.
Wufoo provides snazzy forms to make downloads easy, but we also have a whole lot of features you may not be familiar with. For example, did you know that Wufoo can send you instant notifications anytime someone downloads content from you? Or, did you know that with Wufoo's advanced analytics features, you can closely follow your conversion rates? Keep reading to learn about these features, plus many more, that make running an eCommerce business a breeze.
When content downloads drive your business, you for sure want your own brand to shine through. On any form that users land on, people should see consistency in your look. We get this. To make sure that your brand is on every form you create through Wufoo, we've developed a Theme Gallery, which helps you create stunning designs that match your organization's identity. Apply your designs across every download and form, including payment forms, reports, and even invoices.
Want to know a secret to make your content options super appealing to customers? Make it as custom as possible. People like feeling as if something was created just for them, and with Wufoo's Rule Builder, you can specify logic to personalize forms, based on the user. For example, you can set it up to show and hide fields, skip pages, or email someone based on the selection the person makes as they're filling out your form.
We're going to go out on a limb here and bet that if your site has a lot of content--and it contains content that you update frequently--you use some version of a content management system (CMS) to make your life easier. We love a good CMS. In fact, we love them so much, that we've integrated with some of the web's most popular systems, including WordPress, Confluence, WebMatrix, AllYou, CakeFoo, Drofoo, and Weever. To get set up, simply use our embed code on any CMS page, and you'll be integrated.
In the world of lead generation, time is of the essence. Receive an instant notification as soon as someone takes an action on your website. You can choose your preferred method of notification, such as emails, texts, or a secure RSS feed. Once you are notified, you can follow up with the lead immediately. Keep track of what's happening. In real time.
Speaking of which, how are your forms performing?
You'll get notified as soon as someone takes action on a form, but give yourself the full picture of your overall campaign goals by using Wufoo's form analytics. You'll be able to see pageviews, conversion rates, error rates, and submission times. Use this data to tweak your layouts, adjust your online advertising strategy, or even to do A/B split testing. Maximize your campaigns with the power of data.
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And finally, collect payments for those downloads
What's that, you say? You use your digital ecommerce site to help pay your rent? Then surely, collecting payments online is of vital importance to you. For online purchases and mobile commerce, we partner with some of the internet's most beloved payment processors, like Stripe, PayPal, and Braintree. So whether your site offers music, apps, videos, shows, songs, or print content for download, you'll never have to break a sweat about getting paid for the content you sell.
Still curious how Wufoo works?
Wufoo is an easy-to-use online tool that allows anyone to create and build online forms--no coding or programming required. And Wufoo hosts and stores everything, so you don't have to worry about where your forms or data will live.
You can completely customize the look and feel of your forms using our Theme Designer by choosing colors to fit your brand or theme, as well as adding your company's logo or your wedding colors to your forms. You can even use one of almost 300 form templates in our Form Gallery to jump start creating your forms, or look at our Examples to see how you can use Wufoo in your company.
Wufoo partners and works with loads of other applications, allowing you to accept data and information through your forms and send it other applications that your company uses. We have integrations with applications like MailChimp, Dropbox, Zapier, Salesforce, WordPress, and more.