New Features! Custom Templates and Customer Info Collection for Free Products

  • Jason@DPD
  • August 10, 2010
  • 1 Comment

Would you like that a bit more blue?

How about making the fonts a nice shade of green? Want to scrap what we gave you and start from scratch? Now you can! DPD now supports full cart and delivery page customization for all 20 product or more plans. We have two different ways to do it for your customization pleasure: Basic color and the advanced full template customization.

To get started, go to the Look and Feel page of your website profile and open up a template editor:

If you get lost, just read the button

Basic: Color Customization

Not so keen on the HTML and CSS? No problem- Go the easy route and pick 11 glorious colors to make the default template look a little more like your site.

Color Pickers. Because they pick colors, Avi.

Advanced: Full Template Customization

For the artistic and technical types we offer full template customization so you can customize how your cart and delivery pages look down to the last pixel. This powerful method is not for the faint of heart, so be sure to check out the documentation before diving in here.

Yes, that is completely my cat Pickles. And yes, Pickles is the most awesome name for a cat ever.

Whichever method you choose to customize your customer experience, we’re pretty sure you’ll never want to go back to stock. But if you happen to make your website a bit too purple and red, click on the revert link to start over.


New Feature Documentation: Cart and Delivery Page Customization

Collect Customer Info on Free Downloads

Tired of giving free downloads to random strangers? Now you can make them stand up and be counted. The “collect customer info” feature requires that anybody downloading your product gratis is required to give a name and an email address. Of course we’ll treat these downloads like any other purchase and ping you with the API and send your customer’s information on to your mailing list manager.

Yeah, that's easy.

This is a per product option and all new products will default to “Collect Info On” for free checkout buttons and sales that result in a free checkout because of coupons.

You can also customize the collect customer info page template to your hearts content just like the cart and delivery pages!

Did somebody say list building?

What’s next? We’re not saying much but it rhymes with smaultiple squantities and stangible sgoods.

A Few New Features and Tweaks

  • Jason@DPD
  • May 26, 2010
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This morning we published a minor update to DPD that added a few new features and tweaked a couple of improvements made in the last update.

New features and tweaks included in this update:

  • DPD now displays product images on an improved delivery page designed to give your customers more info about what they’re downloading.
  • If there is no product image uploaded, DPD will display a file type icon to give buyers a better understanding of what they’re downloading.

    Here is an example from the DPD Demo Store:

    DPD product delivery page
    The delivery page now shows product type icons if no product image is uploaded, or the product image is one is provided for the product.
  • If you’ve uploaded a product image it is now displayed in the DPD product list.
  • We’ve digitally signed the DPD product uploader for enhanced security.
  • We corrected the button image alt text on free buttons.
  • Revamped sales site to include new features in last update.
  • Automatic subscription emails for failed payments, cancellations, and credit cards that are expiring soon.
  • Fixed problem with language selector on delivery page.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the “remove” link to revert to the non-lightboxed cart.
  • ClickBank purchases now record customer name so they can be used with AWeber integration, etc.
  • Fixed a PayDotCom activation issue that affected a couple accounts.

During the last update we also upgraded the PayPal checkout process to include individual items and discounts, so your customers will get an itemized PayPal receipt. We just forgot to tell anyone we did it.

PayPal Checkout is now Itemized with each item and any discounts
PayPal Checkout is now Itemized with each item and any discounts

Compared to the last update this one was relatively minor- just a few new features and tweaks. As always, if anyone has any questions or comments please submit a support ticket and we’ll get right with you!