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Old 07-20-2013, 05:46 PM
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Is it possible to sell software licenses?


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I know it is possible to sell downloadable software via Ecwid but is it possible to sell software licenses, i.e. a customer is emailed their software licenses with an accompanying license key to activate the software? I don't need Ecwid to generate or validate the license keys -- I need Ecwid to allow me to bulk upload license keys to a database which I can then sell one by one.

Also, is it possible to make the price of a product automatically change based on the amount of product quantity left, e.g. if 900 license keys are left then the price is different than if 2,000 product keys are left, or based on the amount of quantity sold so far?

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Old 07-24-2013, 11:01 AM
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Hi!

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I know it is possible to sell downloadable software via Ecwid but is it possible to sell software licenses, i.e. a customer is emailed their software licenses with an accompanying license key to activate the software? I don't need Ecwid to generate or validate the license keys -- I need Ecwid to allow me to bulk upload license keys to a database which I can then sell one by one.
You can sell software licenses as E-goods. But each product will have the same file that will be sent on every order. If you want to send out unique license keys every time the product is bought, unfortunately it’s not possible.

I can see two workarounds here:

1) Upload and store the keys outside Ecwid, and send them manually to customer’s email, after receiving an order

2) You can create a custom script (using http://kb.ecwid.com/w/page/43697230/Order%20API and Instant Order Notifications API), which will check for new orders and send out codes (stored in a separated file or generated in the same script) to customer’s email.
Similar cases were already discussed on the forums, e.g.: http://www.ecwid.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7543

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Also, is it possible to make the price of a product automatically change based on the amount of product quantity left, e.g. if 900 license keys are left then the price is different than if 2,000 product keys are left, or based on the amount of quantity sold so far?
Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to change product price according to the amount left in the stock. If you think such feature should be implemented in Ecwid, please, add your suggestion to our Ideas Base: http://ideas.ecwid.com/forums/22031-...deas-for-ecwid.
I believe you don’t want the price to be changed very often, so, if it should differ after each, e.g. 500 orders, it is quite possible to do manually: when a product reaches certain quantity in stock you can update its prices via the Ecwid control panel, Catalog -> Products. Ecwid can help you with it:
Each product has setting “Send me a note when quantity in stock reaches” which can be activated in your Ecwid control panel-> Catalog-> Product page-> ‘Stock Control’-> ‘Manage’ link. Thus if you enter, e.g. 500 in this field, Ecwid will send you notification when the quantity of items reaches this amount. So you will be always aware when it’s time to update the prices.


If there are any issues left, I’ll be glad to help.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:03 PM
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Please change the status for this idea here, http://ideas.ecwid.com/forums/22031-...kout?ref=title

from COMPLETED to something else. One cannot vote for a COMPLETED status. Thanks.
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Please change the status for this idea here, http://ideas.ecwid.com/forums/22031-...kout?ref=title

from COMPLETED to something else. One cannot vote for a COMPLETED status. Thanks.
Thank you very much for the message!

I’m sorry, but this feature was already implemented in Ecwid, according to the customers requests. Here is the use case example: http://www.ecwid.com/forums/showthre...9626#post89626

Please, refer to the following comment here, it describes the use case pretty clear: http://ideas.ecwid.com/forums/22031-...kout?ref=title

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Downloads/egoods shouldn't be labour intensive, but secured from being freely upload. Please vote for this enterprising idea
But, your request is pretty important, this feature was already requested too and you can vote for it here: http://ideas.ecwid.com/forums/22031-...list-of-pre-ge

Thank you very much for choosing us. Your opinion is the great value for us.
 
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