Shopping Cart v. Membership plug-in

Which plug-in is better if I want to sell a single, downloadable product?
Which is better if I want to offer affiliate commissions?
Which is better if I want to offer up-sells after the initial purchase?

Thanks,

Andrew

  • Timothy Bowers

    Hey there Andrew.

    Which plug-in is better if I want to sell a single, downloadable product?

    MarketPress has a options to include downloadable products, whereas the Membership plugin can also restrict access to pages and downloads.

    Its hard to advise one over the other. If its just downloads you are offering for one of purchases then I would so go for MarketPress.

    If you want to offer a collection of downloads, subscription content, etc on an ongoing basis then I would say go for the membership plugin. It is a little more complex than MarketPress.

    Which is better if I want to offer affiliate commissions?

    I believe there are plans to integrate our Affiliate plugin with these plugins, but currently it is not possible by default. Sorry.

    Which is better if I want to offer up-sells after the initial purchase?

    Currently the MarketPress plugin doesn't have much in the way of cross selling or related products, I know these have also been requested often :slight_smile:

    Membership allows upgrades.

    Hope this helps.

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