How to Sell PDF files online

If you would like to sell PDF Files online A Plus Download offers a simple and effective PDF delivery service. PDF or Acrobat Files are a popular type of file format and are compatible with most people's computers, smartphones, and tablets. PDF files can include eBooks, instruction manuals, or any kind of document. Selling your digital products as a PDF or offering a PDF option for people who purchase your documents will expand your potential target market exponentially.

Watermarking Services

When you sell PDF Files its important to make sure that ownership of your documents is clearly shown to your customers. Particularly if you are selling or distributing PDFs to companies or government agencies, a watermark shows people who purchased the document that it's a copyright protected document. At A Plus Download we provide complimentary watermarking service for all merchants selling PDFs because we know the how vital it is to protect the copyrights to all your PDF documents.

  1. Add one of our sample PDFs to the A+ Download shopping basket.
  2. Enter the Free Download Coupon WATERMARK01
  3. Enter your e-mail address or use one of ours, [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected] (used for the watermark) and scroll down to the optional license agreement.
  4. Proceed to checkout. This is a 100% discount in order for you to see how the dynamic watermark works.
  5. The watermark will be found on the bottom left hand corner starting on the second page (title page not watermarked).
    It will be like this: "Prepared for [email protected]. Not authorized for reproduction or distribution."
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PDF Transfer Process

When Selling PDF files online it is important to know that your customers can easily access their purchased files and that is why at A Plus Download that you can securely transfer purchased PDF files to your customers. When your customers pay for your PDF document they can instantly download the file from our server. Additionally they will receive an email with a link to access their PDF files so they an download their purchased PDF at a later time. We make this process of transferring PDFs to your customer as secure as possible and our merchants can limit the number of times a person can download their PDFs and restrict how long they can access their PDF documents. When you sell PDF files online you need specialized customer service to make sure the fulfillment process is working 24/7 and you can be sure that when you partner with A Plus Download your PDF files will be always be available for purchase.

Marketing PDF files

When you sell PDF files online there are many different tools and strategies you can use to market your documents. Selling your PDFs on your website, your blog or facebook page are all goods options. When you decide to advertise your PDFs you should research the target market of your topic and then use Google or Facebook ads to market to your demographic. When selling your PDFs online remember to think about the type of person who could benefit from the content of your PDF files and market to them accordingly.

Send us one of you PDF's or a sample thereof, and we will create a Test Button for you to try out the watermarking process. Currently our service works with ALL PDF Versions. Give it a try. Go to our Contact Page to start this experiment. There is no charge for this.

PDF Compatibility Benefits

If you are still unsure whether to sell PDF files after reading our guide consider this: the PDF file format is almost universally accessible with any computerized device. So even if for example you have an eBook in an epub format it makes sense to include a PDF version as well because not all devices support epub. Our Download service supports the sale of digital downloads in all file formats, however people's devices may not support them. We therefore recommend that all our merchants who sell documents include a PDF version so that all customers can view their documents after purchase. Including a PDF version of your document is one of the most important steps you can take to increase your sales.

Create a PDF Newsletter

When selling PDFs would you like to bill your customers every month to access your documents? Why not use our subscription management platform to create a monthly PDF newsletter and maximize your earnings by charging your customers a monthly fee. Our subscription software makes it easy to add and remove newsletter subscriptions and manage all the technical aspects of a subscription program. All you have to do is to come up with good ideas and engaging content for your monthly PDF newsletter. If you decide to sell PDF files by creating a newsletter make sure to pick a topic you love and put a lot of effort into writing original content every month for your readers.


We have provided a number of tutorials listed above which further explain how to sell digital downloads online. Please read them over and sign up today.

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