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Using Exchange For Book Orders And Pre-Orders

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#1 jtf1117

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:06 PM

Hi,
I'm wondering if Exchange will work for this:

- Pre-orders - sign up, submit credit card info, get a confirmation email. Ability to log in later to cancel if needed.

- Physical book orders - Inventory, shipping calc, tax, order status etc

- E-book orders - purchase and download

- coupons - ability to have a 100% off coupon for a free book or friends / family promo


The other thing the client needs is the ability to have someone signup for a free chapter download. Maybe that could be a product with a price of "free"?

Thanks,
Jeff
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#2 Elise Alley

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:33 PM

Hi Jeff,

There isn't a Pre-order option at this time in Exchange.  It is a feature request which you can vote for on the Exchange Roadmap, though.  

With the Physical Products add-on (a core add-on in Exchange), you can create a physical product for your book and can track your inventory in the Advanced settings for your product.  Simple Shipping is also a core add-on in Exchange and allows you to create a flat rate shipping fee and offer free shipping.  There isn't an option to calculate shipping based on customer's location, etc.  We are currently working on shipping and you'll see a number of feature requests for shipping on the Roadmap as well.

There is a core add-on for taxes, Simple Taxes, and we have the Easy US Sales Taxes, Easy Canadian Sales Taxes and the Easy EU Value Added Taxes premium add-ons you can purchase as well.  

We also have a Digital Downloads core add-on built-in to Exchange you can use for your ebooks.  And there is a Coupons add-on included in Exchange as well.

You can create free products in Exchange.  You could create a Digital Download product that only includes one chapter of the book and offer it for free as sample of the book.

Let us know if you have any additional questions.  

Thanks,

Elise



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