Payhip gives you an easy way to sell your digital products.

To get started with adding digital products, select “Add New” under “Your Products” on your admin dashboard homepage, or select “Products” at the top of the screen followed by “Add Product”.

Then select “Add Digital Product”.

You’ll see a number of fields on the next page, but first start by uploading the files for your product using the “Upload product file” button. You can add multiple files here and they can be of any type – ebook, audio, video, PDF whatever you like! Note that there is a size limit of 5GB per file for files uploaded here.

Next, add the title for your product along with your chosen price.

You can also add some cover images for your product. This is what will show to the customer on the product page before purchase. You can use audio or video files too by clicking on “Embed audio/video” and pasting in a link to YouTube, Vimeo, or SoundCloud.

Finally, add your product description. This is the last thing the customer will see before they buy, so use it as an opportunity to really sell the benefits of your product. If you’re copying and pasting in your product description, it’s best to paste it as plain text and then add your formatting using the buttons along the top of the editor.

Key Note
Adding “+” to the end of your product price will implement Pay What You Want pricing. For example, if you type “0+” in the price field, this means that your customers can choose any price at all (including free) to pay for your product. If you type “5+”, this means that your customers must pay $5 as a minimum but have the choice to pay more above that figure.

Once you’re done creating your product, hit “Add Product” and that’s it! On the next page you can click “Show me my product page” to see what your customers will see. You can also view this at any time from the “Products” page of your admin dashboard by selecting “View” for the product that you’d like to see.

Advanced options

Clicking on “Advanced Options” gives you a number of additional options.

Here’s what they mean:

This product is tax exempt – If you select this checkbox, then VAT will not be applied for this product.

Product is an ebook – This is there because EU VAT for ebooks can be applied at a reduced rate in some countries. If your product is an ebook, check this box to give your customers in those countries the benefit.

Make this product private on your store page – This will hide the product from your main store page where all of your products are listed. It will come in handy if there’s a product that you only want to offer to a certain group of people, or if the product is temporarily unavailable for some reason.

Upload a preview file for your customers – This allows you to upload a preview file for your product, which will enable your customers to see a sample before purchasing. Use this as a teaser to gain the customer’s interest so that they’re more likely to go on to buy.

Limit the number of times this product can be sold – Here you can limit the number of times that your product can be downloaded. For example, if you only want 500 copies of your product to be available for purchase, type “500” in here.

Automatically subscribe customers to mailing list – Checking this box will mean that anybody who buys your product will automatically be added to your mailing list. First you will need to make sure that you’ve connected your email marketing provider to Payhip.

Generate unique license keys for each sale – This is an option for if the product you’re selling is software. Check this box and a unique license key will be generated for each sale.

Test your checkout flow

To preview what your customers will see when they purchase your product, you can create a coupon code for 100% off the price of the product and use that to run through the checkout flow yourself. More on that here. Please note that any test orders will be displayed on your “Customers” page and cannot be deleted at this point.