Dropbox Shop, a platform that allows creators to sell digital content directly to their customers, is currently in open beta, Dropbox announced on Tuesday. The company is also releasing new updates to the platform and adding rollover capabilities. Now you can also customize the storefront and URLs, and embed the HTML code.
Dropbox Shop launched in closed beta last year and allows users to create product catalogs for digital content. You can add content directly from Dropbox or from your computer, customize your own image, preview audio or video, and then set your price. Creators now also have the option to enable tipping. Dropbox will then create a public or embed link that you can paste into social media posts, emails, web pages, and more.
You can create your own eCommerce store, edit your profile and customize your store URL to display your products. Dropbox has partnered with Stripe and PayPal to enable the manufacturer to offer multiple payment options to its customers in addition to major credit cards and Google Pay. Users can also view and track sales data and view customer information such as traffic sources and historical transactions.
Examples of content that may be sold in the store include educational courses and materials, digital art and graphic design, music and audio, writing and publishing, personal finance spreadsheets, game tutorials, fitness and wellness videos, movies, photos, animation . digital instruments and more. Dropbox Shop supports multiple file formats for uploading images, audio, and video. You can also upload multiple file types to each listing.
Dropbox notes that there is currently no need for a percentage discount on transactions as the development of this product is in its early stages. This will most likely change when Dropbox Shop exits beta. The Dropbox Shop beta is available today in the US for select Dropbox Basic, Plus, and Business plan users.
With the continuous growth of the creative economy, more and more people want to sell their digital products. With the launch of Dropbox Shop, the company aims to compete with other online platforms that allow manufacturers and users to sell digital products such as Shopify and SendOwl.
In addition to the Dropbox Shop news, the company also unveiled the latest version of Dropbox Backup. Backup has been updated with new features, including the restore process and advanced settings for managing backups on your computer. Dropbox notes that backups can be used to make sure you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect your most important files. Dropbox Backup is available on all plans and is also available as a standalone offer for new and regular users.