What are Downloadable Products in WooCommerce?

Downloadable products are digital or virtual products that can be purchased and downloaded by customers directly from your online store. It includes digital software, e-games, images, videos, or any digital item. 

Here are some of the characteristics of WooCommerce downloadable products: 

Delivered digitally: Downloadable products are not physical goods, so they do not have the hassles of shipping and are delivered digitally to customers.

Fast delivery: Customers receive immediate access to the downloadable product upon completing the purchase, typically through a download link provided on the order confirmation page or via an email.

Secure delivery: WooCommerce provides a secure and controlled way to deliver downloadable products to customers, preventing unauthorized access or distribution.

Support for multiple file types: You can offer a variety of file types, such as PDFs, images, audio files, software installers, and more, as downloadable products.

Set up restrictions: You can set download limits, expiration dates, and restrictions on the number of times a customer can download a product to control access and distribution.

How to Create Downloadable Products in WooCommerce?

Follow the below steps to create downloadable products in WooCommerce:

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, go to Products > Add New.
  2. Enter a name for the product and add the description. 
  3. Then, scroll down to the Product data section and select the Downloadable checkbox.
Creating downloadable products in WooCommerce
  1. Add the price details.
  2. Enter the file name and file URL. 
  3. Choose the download limit and expiry for the digital file. 
  4. Add any other details you want and click on Publish to save the product.

That’s it! You have successfully created a digital product on your WooCommerce store.