A free open source platform for selling digital downloads such as ebooks
Zipsell helps you set up an online store for selling digital products such as ebooks, music, videos, source code etc.
Zipsell handles payment processing via stripe and sends customers secure expiring Amazon S3 links to the files they have purchased. Since it is self-hosted, you receive payments directly and avoid paying commissions to 3rd party marketplaces.
Zipsell is built with Ruby on Rails.
Demo site - http://demo.zipsell.org
These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes. See deployment for notes on how to deploy the project on a live system.
Zipsell is a Ruby on Rails app. These instructions assume you have run a rails app on your local machine before.
Clone the project into a local folder and run the included setup file:
git clone https://github.com/yongfook/zipsell cd zipsell ./bin/setup
During local setup above, a git-ignored config file is generated at
Populate this with your local and production config for Amazon AWS, Stripe etc. You can have environment-specific values for local, test and production.
ENVconfig is handled by the Figaro gem.
The config template looks like this:
#general - all required shop_name: My Shop shop_domain: localhost:3000 shop_email_support: [email protected] shop_email_noreply: [email protected]
#email - all required, for email delivery in production SMTP_host: SMTP_port: SMTP_username: SMTP_password:
#payments - all required, for processing payments stripe_api_key: stripe_publishable_key:
#file storage - all required, for storing files securely AWS_REGION: AWS_BUCKET: AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID: AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY:
#file management - all required file_expiry_hours: "24" file_max_downloads: "10"
#cdn host - optional, for faster static asset serving in production cdn_host_assets: cdn_host_s3_bucket:
#analytics - optional, in the format UA-XXXXXXXX-XX google_analytics_id:
These should be self explanatory except for the optional
cdnhostassets: This is the optional Rails asset pipeline cdn host. Use this if you want to serve css / js faster. Include the protocol you want to use e.g.
cdnhosts3_bucket: This is the optional Amazon Cloudfront cdn host for your S3 bucket. Use this if you want to serve uploaded image files faster. Do not include the protocol, use only the hostname e.g.
Start your rails server:
Your shopfront is at:
Your admin dashboard is at:
Deployment on Heroku
To deploy to heroku for the first time:
heroku create git push heroku master heroku run rails db:migrate figaro heroku:set -e production ```
The last line updates the remote heroku server with the
You will need to run this command again if you change your production config.
In general, we follow the "fork-and-pull" Git workflow.
NOTE: Be sure to merge the latest from "upstream" before making a pull request!
This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details