If you’re a musician or an independent record label, you may want to sell music to your fans online. Here are the steps to sell your music on WordPress using the Easy Digital Downloads plugin. You can also use the woocommerce plugin for selling your music. But the Easy Digital plugin is more effective in selling music.
Before we go through the guide, I hope you have already purchased the domain and hosting. If not, this blog post can be helpful for you.

Following are the steps which we will follow to sell Music online

  • Install Easy Digital Downloads Plugin
  • Setting a payment gateway
  • Email configuration
  • Create a New Product
  • Upload Your Music
  • Conclusion

1:Install Easy Digital Downloads Plugin:

You need to install an Easy Digital download plugin to sell music online. You can download it directly from its official website or install it from the wordpress plugins depository.

After installing and activating the Easy digital download plugin, go to the dashboard➡Download➡setting. In store tab provide all your business information.

Whether you are selling online, you need to enter the physical location of your business for the auto-filling receipt document.

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After setting the store location, “You need to choose a currency that can be accepted by any payment method you have configured. I selected Canadian dollars here.

2:Setting a payment gateway

After doing all general settings, click on the payment tab. This is the most crucial part of the whole process. You need to be very careful while selecting a payment method.
This is where you will configure the payment methods you will accept from your customers. You can select a variety of payment gateways, including PayPal, Stripe, and others.

To set up your payment gateway, navigate to the “Payment Gateways” section in the Easy Digital Downloads settings. Here you can choose the payment gateway you want to use and configure its settings.

You can see various payment options you can select according to your business requirement. I picked Stripe and Paypal payment options.

In the screenshot above, we selected Paypal and stripe payment methods. That’s why we are getting these two options on the setup wizard. Now connect both payment methods.

3:Email configuration:

Although the default email has everything the customer needs, it’s a good idea to personalize it to stand out. For instance, adding your branding and logo can help your email look more professional.

To customize the default email, go to Downloads » Settings, and click on the ‘Emails’ tab.

Adding Your Branding

One way to begin is by including your logo in the purchase confirmation email. This will place the logo at the email’s header, which will help your customers quickly identify who sent the email.

Select the ‘Upload File’ option to add a logo and choose the image from the Media Library or your device.

Changing the ‘From’ Name and Email

In addition, you can include a ‘From Name’ that will be visible to customers in their inbox. It’s best to choose a name that is familiar to them, such as your brand’s name or online music store.

Furthermore, you must provide a ‘From Email’ address, which will serve as the email’s sender and ‘reply-to’ address.

Configuring the Payment Confirmation Email

Some customers may respond to the purchase receipt email, particularly if they encounter difficulties downloading your music. In such cases, they may click the ‘Reply’ button to contact you for assistance.

To ensure you receive their emails, you must use a business email address you check regularly.

Improving Your Email Deliverability

Customers who don’t receive the purchase receipt email cannot download the music they bought. To avoid this problem, ensure the purchase receipt email arrives in their inbox, not their spam folder.

To improve email deliverability rates, we recommend using WP Mail SMTP. Click on the ‘Install & Activate WP Mail SMTP’ and follow the on-screen instructions to configure the free plugin.

4:Create a New Product:

After setting up payment methods, it’s time to create your first product. You can add music files and sell them online. Next, you’ll need to create a new product for your music. To do this, click “Downloads” and “Add New.” From there, you’ll be prompted to enter the name and description of your product, as well as any relevant images and pricing information.

5:Upload Music

After you’ve created your product, you’ll need to upload your music files to the product page. To do this, click the “Upload File” button, select the appropriate files from your computer, and select price. You can upload multiple files if you’re selling an album.

This is what your Music file looks like when you preview it. Now let’s go into the checkout process.

In this checkout process. Two payment methods are displayed, as you can see. You can select any payment method and proceed to purchase.

There are some options that Easy Digital download provides that you can use for your customized music file pages.
  1. File Download Limit: Using the Easy Digital Downloads plugin, you can limit the number of times a customer can download a Music file after purchasing it. This is useful if you want to prevent customers from sharing your music file with others. You can set the download limit for each Music file or the global limit for all files.
  2. Refund Status: By Easy Digital Downloads, you can track the refund status of your Music files. You can see if a refund has been requested and if it has been approved or rejected. You can also see the reason for the refund and the date it was processed.
  3. Refund Window: The plugin also allows you to set a refund window, which is the amount of time a customer has to request a refund after purchasing a product. You can set the refund window for each music file or the global refund window for all Music files.
  4. Button Option: Easy Digital Downloads provides several button options that you can use to add purchase buttons to your website. You can customize the appearance of these buttons to match your website’s design. The plugin also provides a shortcode that you can use to add a purchase button to any page or post.
  5. Purchase Shortcode: The purchase shortcode is a powerful feature of the Easy Digital Downloads plugin that allows you to add a purchase button to any page or post on your website. You can customize the shortcode to include product information, pricing, and other details. This makes it easy for customers to purchase your music directly from your website.

In short:

I have briefly explained how you can easily create a WordPress Music store on wordpress and sell your music online. You can also see that all the processes are explained to set up the store. By following the above method, you can easily sell your music online across the world.

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