For a while now I’ve been intrigued by the simple e-commerce service provided by Gumroad. They’ve made setting up products to sell on your own site very quick and painless whether or not you’re using WordPress.
So Nick Young and I sat down and created a simple Gumroad plugin for WordPress.
More recently Ryan Delk, head of business development at Gumroad, contacted me via email personally to talk about their service and the value it provides if you’re selling digital products online.
They have a beautiful user interface and extremely simple process for getting paid and tracking sales. I haven’t used them for my own products yet, but I’m definitely leaning towards using them out on a future product.
Update Jan 25, 2014: Besides overlays you can also add a Gumroad embedded product to your pages. This plugin has also been updated to use only shortcodes.
Keep in mind you’ll need to have SSL (https://) enabled on the pages that host your overlay button or Gumroad embedded product.
Download the free Gumroad WordPress plugin here (or simply search for “gumroad” when adding a plugin in your WordPress admin).