Choosing the Best Online Payment Tool to Make Selling Your Digital Products and Services Easy

Posted on / by Natalie Sisson / in Lifestyle Business Videos / 22 comments

You’ve worked for months and poured your heart and soul into your digital product, but how the heck do you sell it now? With so many online payment processing tools out there, how are you supposed to know which one is going to be right for you.

Fellow Freedom Fighter, Nicholas sent me a question asking just this question. Just starting out, he wants to sell his online course, but is on a tight budget and doesn’t want to pay a monthly service fee if possible. Good news Nicholas, that is definitely possible!

When I began selling my first digital product I went through the same thing. I wanted to find a processor that wouldn’t gouge me for every transaction I made and would also allow my customers to purchase with their credit card if they wanted to. After a little trial and error, I put together a list of my favourite go-to payment processing tools that have made purchasing my digital products as easy as possible for my customers.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • My go to payment processing tool for just about everything
  • A merchant processor that allows you to accept credit cards at any time. Hot tip: it’s not so easy to set up
  • The processing tool that is great for recurring payments as long as you’ve got a little bit of coding knowledge
  • The tool that allows you to integrate your payment processing into your website without a per transaction fee (however, there is a small monthly fee)
  • Two services that allow you to sell digital products through your site and deliver your product to the buyer – even better, you can set up an affiliate account with them

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Check out these resources to help you further:

  • Paypal – Solutions for paying & getting paid online. Secure and easy
  • Authorize.net – Subscription billing; Payment tokenization
  • Stripe – APIs powering commerce for businses of all sizes
  • eJunkie – Shopping cart and Buy Now buttons to let you sell downloads and tangible goods
  • SendOwl – Sell digital downloads, subscriptions & services automatically and securely
  • Gumroad – Make a living selling your work

Are you or someone you know struggling to find the payment processing service that is just right for you? Be sure to share this video with them then.

If you’re already using a particular service, tell me; Which payment processing service do you swear by and Why? Share in the comment section below.

  • toddbeuckens

    Nice video. Very helpful. Sendowl looks really good. Think I will make the jump to them from Payloadz. Thanks as always.

    • Sweet Todd. I hope you do and let me know what you think

  • toddbeuckens

    Nice video. Very helpful. Sendowl looks really good. Think I will make the jump to them from Payloadz. Thanks as always.

    • Sweet Todd. I hope you do and let me know what you think

  • I LOVE E-junkie! It’s very versatile and great when you’re starting out. So many different things you can do with it.

    • I agree Kimanzi and the most easy to get started with tool. However I really do think Gumroad and SendOwl have provided excellent competing solutions

  • I LOVE E-junkie! It’s very versatile and great when you’re starting out. So many different things you can do with it.

    • I agree Kimanzi and the most easy to get started with tool. However I really do think Gumroad and SendOwl have provided excellent competing solutions

  • Lise Carter

    Great rundown Natalie! I also use Pocket, it’s similar to Gumroad but cheaper and takes both Paypal and cc transactions.

    • Alan

      Pocket sounds like that read-it-later app. I think Sellfy accpet both Paypal and cc transactions, though I’m not sure that’s what you had in mind.

  • Great rundown Natalie! I also use Pocket, it’s similar to Gumroad but cheaper and takes both Paypal and cc transactions.

    • Alan

      Pocket sounds like that read-it-later app. I think Sellfy accpet both Paypal and cc transactions, though I’m not sure that’s what you had in mind.

  • I’ve recently built PayPal into my website framework for a client, but did come across Stripe when I was doing my research. Must admit for my own startup, http://afterpartie.com, I might use Stripe as I really liked the whole concept, and how you can integrate it more seamlessly for a better user experience.

  • I’ve recently built PayPal into my website framework for a client, but did come across Stripe when I was doing my research. Must admit for my own startup, http://afterpartie.com, I might use Stripe as I really liked the whole concept, and how you can integrate it more seamlessly for a better user experience.

  • Xtine Lawl ?

    I’ve had the worst experience with PayPal. It has taken weeks for them to get everything set up and it’s still not set up. I’m about a month and a half into a project with one of my clients, and I still cannot receive payment for the work I’m doing because it’s not working.

    • Wow what on earth did you do? It’s very rare that you have those troubles with PayPal but when you do have them I admit they take some time. Hopefully you got on the phone with them?

    • I know too many people who have had volume issues with Paypal, especially outside of the US. Too much volume, and they get shut down. I guess that complaint has been around for awhile, but I still hear about Paypal;s concern for “suspicious” activity.

  • Xtine Lawl Ⓥ

    I’ve had the worst experience with PayPal. It has taken weeks for them to get everything set up and it’s still not set up. I’m about a month and a half into a project with one of my clients, and I still cannot receive payment for the work I’m doing because it’s not working.

    • Wow what on earth did you do? It’s very rare that you have those troubles with PayPal but when you do have them I admit they take some time. Hopefully you got on the phone with them?

    • I know too many people who have had volume issues with Paypal, especially outside of the US. Too much volume, and they get shut down. I guess that complaint has been around for awhile, but I still hear about Paypal;s concern for “suspicious” activity.

  • I use AsiaPay as it is the only affordable service I found that takes Unionpay cards. There are more Unionpay cards in circulation than Visa or MasterCard so for my business’s future it was important to accept them.

  • I use AsiaPay as it is the only affordable service I found that takes Unionpay cards. There are more Unionpay cards in circulation than Visa or MasterCard so for my business’s future it was important to accept them.

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