How to Sell Software Online
FastSpring is your ultimate solution for selling software online. Our digital commerce platform makes it easy for you to sell online, and even easier for your customers to buy through your new FastSpring-hosted web store.
Digital businesses have unique needs when they seek a solution to help market their software. With FastSpring’s full-stack digital commerce platform, you get an elegant interface for all your ecommerce tasks, whether simple or complex.
Advantages of Selling Through FastSpring
Using your valuable time to deal with shopping carts and multiple payment processors, such as Visa and MasterCard, to sell software online can be cumbersome, expensive, and time-consuming.
Multiple Payment Methods
With FastSpring, you have more payment methods than ever before. Avoid the hassles of dealing with taxes, being the merchant of record, integrating with multiple payment processors, and payment gateways.
With FastSpring, you can sell your software effortlessly all over the world, in languages and currencies localized automatically for each of your customers.
Grow Your Revenue
FastSpring provides a simple and secure method for you to sell your files. You will enjoy an intuitive user interface for setting up your products, including pricing, fulfillment, registration codes, downloads, discount coupons, and even a shopping cart setup.
Our award-winning customer support will help you every step of the way to selling online profitably.
Scale Your Storefronts
Take the time and pain out of building your own order system infrastructure. FastSpring’s offers hosted order pages, contextual popup checkouts or totally custom experiences using the FastSpring API.
Our elegant solutions can be designed and integrated to match the look and feel of your website, creating a seamless check-out process for your customers. Leverage the FastSpring Store Builder Library and start selling today.
The FastSpring platform also tracks sales and offers detailed sales reports, allowing you to see trends and maximize profits.
Powerful reporting for subscription sales is built in too, with clear data visualizations and easy exports. Extend your online software sales and track sales channels effortlessly within the FastSpring platform.
Selling via Subscriptions
FastSpring makes it easy to sell software and SaaS on a subscription basis. Subscription plans can have free trial periods, first-time fees, a wide range of recurring cycles, and prorating for plan changes.
Let your customers know if their credit card has expired and needs updating. Notify buyers of upcoming charges for annual or bi-annual plans, and more. Our dunning management features help you recover revenue that would otherwise be lost.
Extend your customer’s lifetime value (LTV) and earn more money from recurring revenue. Whether you’re using a SaaS model or considering selling as a subscription, FastSpring has the functionality you need.
Whether selling software or SaaS, FastSpring’s recurring billing model is a perfect fit for your digital business. Our recurring payment solution supports a variety of pricing plans and billing strategies that integrate seamlessly with your business.
Get started today and start making recurring income that is more dependable and lucrative than the up-and-down cycles of one-time software sales.
Selling via In-App
You can even build a online store into your product using our embedded store SDK for in-app purchasing, available for both Mac and Windows. Customers will never have to leave your product to upgrade from trial to full versions. Embedded stores can support one-time purchases or subscription billing. Conversion tends to increase noticeably for such setups – selling software this way is incredibly user-friendly.
FastSpring’s affiliate program can help you sell your software through partners. We can set up split-pay partners where you set the percentage your partners earn on their sales of your digital products. This allows you to not only sell your software online, but to also sell more of it, to previously untargeted markets, and to grow the ecommerce ecosystem of your products.
Start Selling Software Online Today
What if your software requires a key, license, or serial number? No problem: you can use our built-in license fulfillment options.
What about special promotions, coupons, or download protection? These features are also included in FastSpring’s solution.
You’ll quickly realize that FastSpring’s platform is a very powerful application, allowing you to sell software online easily and affordably.
FastSpring’s founders and team have years of industry experience building e-commerce systems, marketing software, and selling software online successfully. Put that knowledge and understanding to work for you and start selling your software today!