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[How To] Automate Digital Delivery + managing multiple id's

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by dada2008, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. dada2008

    dada2008 Junior Member Premium Member

    Feb 15, 2009
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    I finally figured out a method of automating digital delivery of my ebooks/software etc. on ebay after item is paid for. If they paid to have the physical item shipped, then that would still need to be done in addition to the digital delivery anyway.

    Here are the step by step instructions:

    1: Set up an inkfrog account (no affiliation)- it has a free trial, then it's under $10/mo after that for unlimited ebay ids
    2: For each item that you want to be delivered digitally, upload it to the storage location of your choice - your website, mediafire, etc... then copy the download url.
    3: Log into your inkfrog account - go to preferences - auto emails - new template
    4: Name the template with the corresponding ebay id & name of the product (Craigslist ebook, etc...) so that it is easy to identify, enter the reply to email address associated with that ebay id, edit any of the other notification templates with what you want them to say, then scroll down to "payment received email" - edit that to include the download link you copied from step 2 - then save & close
    5: Create a new listing, towards the bottom in the Post Auction Rules section, put a check next to 'I want to send a winning bidder email to my buyers', then select the template from the drop down that matches your listing.

    * Don't forget to set up auto-relist rules to further automate it

    * On a privacy side note, if you have multiple ebay ids, you can set them all up under your one account, but keep 3 things in mind:

    1- make sure you use a new ip address, clear cookies, lso's etc, when you add a new ebay id to generate the ebay token
    2- do not use the inkfrog gallery, always use external urls for your images (something like photobucket)
    3- when you create a listing, or a listing profile, make sure to use the correct paypal address for the ebay id you selected at the top of the listing page

    That's all I can think of for now. I hope someone can benefit from this information.

    One thing I haven't figured out is, how to use more than 1 message for auto feedback.... anybody?
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  2. Kharis

    Kharis Regular Member

    Mar 26, 2009
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    Hi dada, sorry to bring up an old post but have you had any issues managing multiple ebay ids using inkfrog. also once you create the tokens does it matter what ip you log into inkfrog from?
  3. babs7907

    babs7907 Newbie

    Jul 23, 2009
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    Um, it's against Ebay's digital delivery policy to deliver products such as ebooks via email, if you get away with it, then great, if not, then you're likely to face some consequences, it just depends on how lucky you are!.
  4. tahersaid

    tahersaid Junior Member

    Jan 6, 2009
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    thank you very much,i will try it.
  5. dragonfly0607

    dragonfly0607 Newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
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    Internet Freak
    Thanks man.
  6. cobra5106

    cobra5106 Registered Member

    Jul 21, 2008
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    Nice Process, Thanks.

    But, did e B a Y restrict digital delivery to classified type ads ? I'll have to read their ToS since I haven't looked in a while.

    Anyway, nice process again. Automation makes this very do-able. I'm defintely going to look into it.
  7. eBayMafia


    Jun 22, 2010
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    You can use Thunderbird. Upload your eBook online, and put the link in a template. Set up Thunderbird to reply with the template to the person who paid you through PayPal. PayPal sends you an e-mail saying "Instant Payment Received ________" well, you can set it up to reply to the e-mail address that had "___________" in its title with a template. You can even make it play a sound whenever you get paid, lol.