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Linklok Mals - Sell downloadable products with Mal's e-commerce cart
V2.9 released 5th June 2019
What is Linklok Mals?As you probably know Mal's e-commerce provides an easy to use, feature rich shopping cart system that works with many payment processors. One problem faced by many sites however is how to securely automate delivery of downloadable products after payment. If you sell digital products such as music mp3’s, software, e-books, photographs, embroidery patterns or any other download file Linklok will automate the delivery process keeping your clients happy and making your life just that bit easier.
Seamless processThe buyer clicks standard Mal's Add to Cart buttons on your site and passes throughout the checkout process as normal. After payment Linklok will immediately return the user securely to the download page. Linklok also sends a download email out as well. The download page can match your site exactly.
Payment processorsLinklok works with any payment processor used by Mal's e-commerce that supports Remote Call which currently includes Paypal standard, Paypal Pro, Paypal Express, Authorize.net, Stripe, Ogone, Skrill (Moneybookers), Amazon Simple Pay, SagePay, InternetSecure, Worldpay, HSBC ePayments, 2Checkout.com (2CO), eWay, First Data Global Gateway and many others. Linklok also supports Mals built in card processing. You can find the current list of supported payment processors here.
Secure download linksThe download links used in the download page and the email do not show the location of your files on the server and will expire after a predefined time (you can even IP lock them if you wish). There is no way to break or modify the links as we use secure hashing to verify authenticity. Files can be stored on your server or alternatively on Amazon S3 which is a great solution for large files.
Linklok doesn't just handle downloadsAs well as handling downloads Linklok supports tangible items and can be used to send serial number or unlock codes from a list or user defined PHP function where required. Many additional features allow you to have buyers added to your Aweber or Mailchimp lists, watermark PDF files with the buyers email address and to call affiliate systems. Linklok can also integrate seamlessly with our Sitelok members area script creating accounts for your clients.
Works great with OptionCartAs well as working with Mals-e buttons, Linklok Mals also works seamlessly with OptionCart based sites (that have a store admin) providing a great catalog store system. Linklok is compatible with most hosted cart systems that use OptionCart such as PappaShop, MerchantMoms, ShoppePro, MiaShops.com, Bizzy Mama Hosting and others. We offer a free installation service if you use one of these services.
Watch a typical checkout processIf you prefer click here to view this video in YouTube.
Try a demo orderIf the video didn't give you that hands on feeling then you can try a demo order. The demo uses Mal’s e-commerce built in card processing and you will not get charged. You can leave the card detail blank or enter the credit card number 4111111111111111 and any expiry date.
Linklok Mals Manual
As well as the manual you can check our knowledge base and of course direct support.
Feature ListLinklok Mals has a huge number of features including those listed here. You can download the comprehensive PDF manual for full details.
Easy to install on almost any server supporting PHP. No PHP knowledge is needed.
Linklok Mals works with Mals's Add to Cart buttons which means that it should work with any existing buttons that you may already have on your site.
Works with Mals buttons or Option cart based sites such as PappaShop, MerchantMoms, ShoppePro, MiaShops.com, Bizzy Mama Hosting and others.
Everything your clients see can match your site completely. This includes the download page and the email content.
Download links generated by Linklok can have an expiry time set which can be from minutes up to several years. They can also be set to never expire in which case they simply hide the location of the file on your server.
As well as the expiry time set in download links Linklok can also IP lock them to the buyer if required.
The download links do not contain the location of the file on your server so there is no risk of the link being decoded etc. This ensures that nobody can ever bypass Linklok and link directly to your product files.
Supports unlimited products, unlimited products per order and products with multiple files.
Your download files can be stored on your server, Amazon S3, Dropbox, DigitalOcean Spaces or Google Cloud Storage. New Feature
Linklok has the ability to provide extra product data such as unlock codes or serial numbers etc. These can be provided in advance in a text file list or calculated using a user provided PHP function.
Links can point to an html or PHP page instead of a download. However please note that the security only applies to the page pointed to and not onward links from that page.
Normally the download page and email templates can handle any number or items per order. However you can define product specific templates if you sell items individually. Linklok also has a powerful product segment system for the templates as well.
Linklok allows you to email download links manually if required.
In addition to the download email that is sent out you can also define emails to be sent to the client for order confirmation and to you for order notification. Also you can also define an email to be sent to you whenever a Linklok generated download link is used. This provides the users IP address (and optionally IP country) as well. This is useful for EU VAT records. This product includes GeoLite2 data created by MaxMind, available from http://www.maxmind.com.
Linklok integrates with our Sitelok members area script so that you can add buyers to your members area automatically. You can do this on a product basis which is useful if you want to provide access to product support areas for example. For further details about Sitelok please visit the Sitelok page.
Automatically have buyers added to your mailing lists. Built in support for AWeber, Mailchimp, ARP Plus, ARP Reach and GetResponse.
Optional SMS text alert when orders received. Requires Clickatell account
Although Linklok does not require MySQL it does allow more advanced users to use a database to store orders and product definitions. We do not currently provide tools to access or analyse this data. Most hosting companies also provide tools such as phpMyAdmin which can access the data.
Remote Call pass thru feature means you can use multiple scripts.
Check and other payment methods can be delayed for manual verification. Because of the higher risk of fraud you can delay delivery when payment is made by check or selected payment methods. When you are happy payment has cleared you can click a link in the order email to complete the delivery.
Bonus (free) download links can be added based on the total order amount.
Your buyers can download directly to Dropbox if they wish. See our knowledge base article which explains how to use Linklok with the Dropbox Saver system.
PDF Watermarking. You can optionally have PDF files watermarked with the buyers email address as they are downloaded.
Option to send emails via Sendgrid for great deliverability.
Regular updates. See version history.
Detailed PDF manual and great support
Linklok works on most Linux or Windows servers whether shared or dedicated. Just check that the server has PHP 5.4 or later (including PHP 7). Most do. We can recommend A2 Hosting for use with our website scripts but most hosting plans are fine. We advise clients to download and read the manual before purchasing.
Buy Linklok Mals V2.9Linklok Mals costs just $29.95 plus VAT where applicable (for use on one domain) and is available for immediate download after purchase. It's a one off fee and not a subscription. The purchase includes one year of free upgrades and support. If in the future you require additional licenses these are available at a discount of 50% (contact us for details). If you would like more information on Linklok, please feel free to get in touch through our contact page, where we will be more than happy to assist you with your query.