Monkrat is a digital download shopping cart for all those artistic types wot need to sell music tracks, videos, shareware programs, ebooks and the like. It’s super quick and easy to set up (no geek needed at all) and works exactly like a standard shopping cart, except that the confirmation email provides a download link and for security purposes the file is stored on their service rather than your own servers. It’s a nice idea and done well, but the £199.00 a year minimum fee may be a little too much for smaller sites which sell only a few items a decade.
[Update: Ahh, such is the power of the Ferret that the good folk at Monkrat have reduced prices for small business users following our review. Emma from their PR company tells me that a Starter Pack has been introduced for just £49.00 a year, while the Standard Package is now £99.00 for 250 MB of product storage. This makes it a much better deal all round peeps. Nice one!]
How does the system take credit card payments and how do I get paid? Your plugin is designed to use PayPal for taking payments this will allow both PayPal payments and all major credit cards. All payments taken will be deposited into your PayPal account (required) we recommend a Pay Pal Pro Account for a more professional look and feel, however it will work fine with Pay Pal Standard. What contract lengths do you offer? All contracts are 12 months in length. If you cancel within 14 days of signup there will be no cancellation fees, after this a payment of 30% of the yearly amount of the plan you have chosen will be due.