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Free Checkout

Using E-junkie's built-in Free Checkout

Payment processors like PayPal will not process a zero dollar transaction, but you can still offer items for free through our cart! If a buyer's order total is 0.00 -- either because the item(s) they are ordering are priced at 0.00, or because a Discount reduced their order total to 0.00 -- then their cart will show a button for E-junkie's Free Checkout.

This is available via our Cart buttons and Product Cards, which are also used in our Shop settings. Because Buy Now buttons connect directly with on specific payment service it is not possible to send free orders via that button type.

Our Free Checkout simply requires the buyer to provide their Name and Email, and optionally their Company and Phone, before we would grant access to their Thank-you/Download page. The Name and Email each buyer provides can be added to the Buyer Group list we maintain for each product they order and can also be submitted to your Webhook Integration URL(s). If you wish, you can make the Phone field mandatory for all checkouts in your Seller Admin > Manage Seller Account > Edit Preferences screen.

Free Checkouts daily limit

To prevent customer abuse of the Free Checkout option and limit potential losses in case of inadvertent misconfiguration by the Seller allowing unintended Free Checkouts, our system will only process a limited number of Free Checkouts per day for each Seller. We will email you a notification when you have reached 80% of your limit for the day, and at every 5% increment thereafter. This daily limit varies according to your subscription plan level:

Monthly
Cost
(USD)
Number of
Products
Storage
Space
Free Checkouts
Daily Limit
All plans allow unlimited sales delivering unlimited downloads
$5 10 200 MB 100
$10 20 1 GB 200
$15 40 2 GB 200
$20 80 4 GB 500
$30 150 8 GB 500
$40 300 16 GB 1000
$50 Unlimited 50 GB 1000

If you need to temporarily increase your free checkout limit for a short amount of time it is possible to temporarily change your subscription level to do so. Upgrading to a higher subscription plan will give you immediate access to its expanded limits, including the limit on free checkouts. If you expect high demand for free checkouts in the middle of the month it is possible to change your subscription to accomodate the added volume before switching back to your normal payments. If you do this between your normally scheduled payment dates no extra payment will be made.