My main concern is that in order to allow the end user to have instant access to the e-book, (after purchasing from PayPal or ClickBank,) the entire list of keycodes need to be loaded stored within the e-book.
The only time this would be a problem is if/when a creep hacks Activ e-book and gains access to the all of the key codes. Otherwise, Microcreations' system appears to be an ideal way to handle the sale of key codes.
Any experience or thoughts on the subject?
Total Posts: 783 | Joined April 2004 | Posted on: 9:28 pm on May 17, 2004 | IP
I've been using the PayPal version and it works fine: it's certainly neater than messing about with PHP pages (which I've also done). I agree there is a marginal risk of being hacked but there again no system is ever going to be 100% secure.
Total Posts: 30 | Joined Dec. 2001 | Posted on: 11:33 pm on May 17, 2004 | IP
Have you found using only PayPal any hinderance in selling your books?
As for security it would seem that creating a PHP/MySQL could well present a greater risk considering that there are more creep hackers who are going to attempt breaking into an online database than an ebook. At least that is the way I'm weighing it right now.
Total Posts: 783 | Joined April 2004 | Posted on: 12:28 am on May 18, 2004 | IP
I find Paypal is fine, certainly a better proposition than Clickbank
Total Posts: 30 | Joined Dec. 2001 | Posted on: 3:27 pm on June 12, 2004 | IP
I would not mind going the ClickBank route if others have found that there is a good possibility of return on investment.
So far I have been unable to locate any 'real' discussions on the pros and cons of ClickBank. In fact there is little serious discussion on the comparision of benefits and cost regarding any of the marketing avenues. At least I have not been able to find them.
Can anyone share their experience and insight with any of the payment services available?
(Edited by Storyman at 7:43 am on June 12, 2004)
Total Posts: 783 | Joined April 2004 | Posted on: 3:40 pm on June 12, 2004 | IP
I have made a profit from of both. Two benefits that ClickBank has and PayPal don't is the Affiliate Program and a huge variety of credit cards accepted.
PayPal does let a customer use Visa and MasterCard if the customer does not have an account now. It is cheaper to use PayPal certainly and you can do more things with it like shopping carts, donations, etc.
So, I think it really just comes down to preference on the sellers part. They both do have their benefits.
Total Posts: 54 | Joined Mar. 2002 | Posted on: 8:19 pm on Aug. 7, 2004 | IP
Is there a chance that you can back that up with numbers? I mean is customer preference between ClickBank and PayPal 50/50 or something else.
The second part of the question is if the books that you sell through ClickBank also have a link to PayPal. I'm guessing no because ClickBank is tracking sales, but thought I'd ask and make sure my assumption is correct.
Total Posts: 783 | Joined April 2004 | Posted on: 9:05 pm on Aug. 7, 2004 | IP
The preference as far as customers that I have had have been real close. I would say 40/60. 40 percent using ClickBank and 60 percent using PayPal. That's a very accurate number.
As far as the second part of your question, I am not sure what you mean. I have an ebook that has both a PayPal button and a ClickBank sales link in it. From the sales on that ebook I would say about 45 percent pay me with ClickBank and 55 percent with PayPal from that ebook.
Total Posts: 54 | Joined Mar. 2002 | Posted on: 9:41 pm on Aug. 7, 2004 | IP
Not having used ClickBank some of it remains an enigma for me. One thing that isn't clear about CB is if you post a book on ClickBank and affiliates place their own branding on the book what happens when there are links to both CB and PP?
My understanding is that CB will divy up the money between the affiliate and the originator, but what happens when the user clicks on PP? Is PP even allowed as a payment option when using CB?
Total Posts: 783 | Joined April 2004 | Posted on: 11:56 pm on Aug. 7, 2004 | IP
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