Starting today, Google Checkout will begin providing additional support for digital goods such as software and music. Users have always been able to buy and sell digital goods with Google Checkout but we want to be able to offer an improved user experience tailored specifically to digital goods. Now merchants will have option of tagging an item as digital within the shopping cart and specifying details about how it should be delivered. You'll be able inform a buyer that their digital purchase will be delivered via email, or you can provide a set of instructions along with a URL and license key.
Here’s an XML snippet showing how you can specify digital goods within the shopping cart:
Please visit <a href="http://yoursite.com">our
website</a>, for instructions on downloading your
Here’s a screenshot of how that digital content will be shown to the buyer:
We’ll be continuously making improvements to this feature so stay tuned. If you’d like to learn more, please take a look at the API documentation for Google Checkout Digital Delivery. Permalink | Links to this post |