Dropbox Shop launches in the US to allow creators to sell digital content
Dropbox has today announced the launch of Dropbox Shop, enabling users to sell their digital creations – whether music, workout videos, educational resources, photography, or e-books – directly to customers.
First previewed in September 2021 and currently in open beta mode, Dropbox Shop aims to create a “valuable and flexible digital sales experience” in which users set up an ecommerce storefront with product listings and the option to tip.
Content is directly lifted from Dropbox or a computer, a customised audio, image or video file is added to the preview, and the user sets a price. Dropbox then creates a shareable or embeddable, trackable link that can be pasted into social media posts, emails, web pages and more, reports TechCrunch.
“What I really like about Dropbox Shop is that it’s very easy to use, and you can create a Shop very quickly. It allows me to focus on what I’m good at instead of figuring out the logistics of a new platform,” Sally Schönack, fitness trainer and influencer, Fit With Sally, told Dropbox.
For now, Dropbox isn’t taking a percentage of the sales price, though this may change in the future.
Dropbox Shop launches as media brands are exploring ecommerce options, amidst a wider “creator economy” in which more and more people are seeking to sell their creations online. Other platforms in this realm include Shopify and SendOwl.
Individual users with Basic, Plus and Professional plans in the United States can now start using Dropbox Shop through this link without signing up for the waitlist. Non-US or team users will still need to sign up for the waitlist here.