Sellers (Digital Course)
As a seller, you can sell the digital courses using two methods with Viwanda.africa. They are:
• Uploading the course contents
• Using affiliate file links
Uploading the Course Contents
After logging in, as a seller you should be able to add products.
To add products, you have to go to your Dashboard → Add New Product.
After that, you will get a modal window to add your courses where you will have to provide the course name, price, relevant image, tags, and description for the product. Next, you have to hit the “Create product” button.
After that, you will be redirected to the edit page of the product and you get all the options to configure the product here. All you need to do is check the Downloadable option, as we are going to upload a downloadable product.
Then, you will get options to upload your downloadable product. You just need to keep scrolling the page down until you get the following Add File button. Click on the Add File button to get the Choose File option. you can use the Choose file option to upload your course.
You can also use the Add File button with which you can upload as many files or course materials as you want.
Luckily, with the Download Limit option, you can specify the number of times a user can download the product. You can also limit the number of days your course is going to expire. For now, we are keeping them empty for simplicity.
When you are done, click on the Save Product button to complete adding this course.
Now, you will be able to see your course in your store:
Using Affiliate File Links
It’s also possible to showcase the store with affiliate links if you are unwilling to upload the files. Here is how you can do it.
Add a new product the way we did on step 4 above. Now instead of uploading a downloadable file we will use the link of a file from another website.
Finally, hit the “Save Product” button and you are done with adding your affiliate link.
How a Customer will Download the Course?
To get the course, one has to buy the course from the frontend of the website like a regular WooCommerce digital marketplace. Once a customer buys the course he or she will get it as downloadable files such as zip, pdf, mp4 or any files you upload.
For example, after purchasing a course the customer has to go to “My Order” option.
After that he or she will be able to see the purchased courses in a list view. However, to download the course, the customer now has to click on the ‘View’ button.
Next up, the customer can get the download option.
On clicking the download option, the customer can save the file in his / her desktop.
Note: If you want your customer to follow the second method (using affiliate links), he or she will get the URL and can visit the vendor’s LMS website while viewing the course after payment.
Although the free version of Viwanda.africa supports the standard PayPal, bank transfer etc [non-adaptive payment gateways], the pro version supports adaptive payment solution like Stripe Connect and MOIP.