Note: First of all I want to make clear that I like your dropdown plugin, but for example purposes it’s going to be mentioned below.
I’m guessing that if I dared to compare Bubble with Wordpress you are entitled to compare Bubble with Apple
Easy Digital Downloads is a freemium plugin with a one-time fee license that varies in price depending on the features you add. It also has an all-incluse package for 899$
There is also a subtle difference between that plugin and 90% of the plugins you can find in the bubble marketplace.
If I’m using EDD plugin which is a Shopping Cart they can safely assume I’m trying to make money as I’m selling stuff so it’s pretty fair they put a price tag to their plugin.
Also If I went for the all inclusive one-time license I would be paying 899$
If we take the dropdown plugin just as an example we would be paying 7*12= 84$/year
Compared to the all-inclusive one-time fee Shopping Carta bubble plugin costs 10 times less. In other words I would have to be subscribed 10 years to the plugin so it matches the cost of EDD.
Fair enough. I’ll give you that.
But you have to consider giving me the following two things.
Provided I have the right product for the right market.
Can you estimate how much money I could possible make during 10 years from my clients because I have nice drop-downs?
Can you estimate how much money I could possible make during 10 years from my clients for having EDD with ugly drop-downs?
Easy Digital Downloads All-Inclusive package with a One-time fee for 899$
includes all official extensions
unlimited license key usage
56 extensions included
thousands in savings
choose Buy Now or Add to Cart buttons
customize action button text
allow potential customer cart saving
support registered user or guest checkout
require agreement of terms before purchase
maintain a separate record for each customer
view, edit, or delete any customer record
track customer lifetime value and activity
link customer records to user profiles
create customer account page
choose flat rate or percentage based
specify products to include or exclude
set automated start and end dates
require minimum cart total for discount use
limit discount usage by count or user
view earnings by date range and category
filter reports by specific product
track collected taxes by year
export store data to CSV file
monitor download, sales, & API request logs
Additional Core Features
Developers and external applications can take advantage of a complete RESTful API that provides easy access to sales and product information in either jSON or XML format.
Record payment records of every transaction in your system and use the familiar Payment History interface to see key details about payments, resend purchase receipts, and much more.
File Download Logs
View everything there is to know about customer file downloads from your system. You will have access to details such as download dates & times, IP address, and attached payment record.
File Access Control
All product files are restricted to authorized customers only. No configurations is required. You may also set the file download limit and download link expiration.
Customer Account Page
Through the use of a single shortcode, output an entire purchase history table that is only viewable by logged in customers. Unauthorized users will not have access.
While Easy Digital Downloads is a full eCommerce platform, the true power lies in its extensibility. With hundreds of available extensions, you can tailor EDD to your needs. View all extensions.
Payment gateways are an absolute must for eCommerce businesses to securely process payments. EDD supports the industry’s most popular payment processors and several more. View payment gateways.
For most online businesses, refunds are inevitable and processing refunds can be a daunting task. With select payment gateways, EDD makes processing refunds a hassle-free experience.
Affiliate System Integration
The limitness nature of digital products makes affiliate integration an attractive component. EDD is fully supported by AffiliateWP right out of the box. View AffiliateWP.
Mailing List Integration
Build relationships with your customers by keeping in touch with them after the purchase. Using our newsletter extensions, connect EDD to you favorite email marketing service tool. View newsletter extensions.
External File Storage
For some, WordPress’ Media Library is not enough to host product files. For that reason, EDD supports content delivery tools like Amazon S3 and Dropbox for hosting product files.
56 Plugins included
Stripe Payment Gateway
PayPal Pro and PayPal Express
Checkout Fields Manager
File Store for Dropbox
Authorize.net Payment Gateway
Add to Cart Popup
PayPal Payments Advanced
Advanced Sequential Order Numbers
2Checkout Payment Gateway
Git Download Updater
License Free Download
Gravity Forms Checkout
Recently Viewed Items
EDD Social Discounts
Keep Add To Cart
EDD Email Reports
PayPal Adaptive Payments
Coinbase Payment Gateway
Payza Payment Gateway
Check Payment Gateway
EDD Download Images
EDD Featured Downloads
EDD Variable Pricing Descriptions
Lock Downloads to IP
Terms Per Product
EDD Disable Purchase Receipt
EDD Purchase Gravatars
Downloads As Services
List File Names
EDD Purchase Rewards
EDD Store Hours
EDD Wish Lists
Digital Marketplace Bundle
Discount Code Generator
Download Email Attachments
EDD Envato Integration
Per Product Notifications
Variable Pricing Switcher
EDD ClickBank Gateway
Pushover Notifications for Easy Digital Downloads
MaxMind Fraud Prevention
Restrict Content Pro Member Discounts
Per Product Emails
Conditional Success Redirects
EDD Cross-sell and Upsell
As for the AffiliateWP you are making the same mistake. From using AffiliateWP potentially I can earn money. Drop-downs don’t have the potential to make me money per se.
Sorry but something is wrong here. And I feel sorry for all the parts because nobody is winning here. We are all losing.
I rest my case.