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Old 04-19-2010, 05:23 AM
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Khalaf,

> I mean "Digital rights management" DRM. what abut it in x-cart?

I am sorry for being dumb, but I am not getting what you mean. Could you please elaborate a bit more on what you would like to achieve with X-Cart in terms of DRM? Some sample descriptions will help me to help you!

> Im very sorry I mean upload not download in #3

So
"3 - Is the seller can download two files to the same product, for example, a file for the cover and file for the book"

should read as

"3 - Is the seller can upload two files to the same product, for example, a file for the cover and file for the book"


Then my question is what do you want to get in result of that? Just displaying cover as an image for a book in X-Cart catalog and providing a download link for the book file? If so, this is possible. If you want something else - please describe desired behavior of a shopping cart in this case.

Please don't get me wrong - I am just trying to understand your project as best as I can to make sure our X-Cart can address your business needs.

Looking forward to your reply.

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Old 04-19-2010, 06:28 AM
 
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Dear ambal

I am very sorry I was not clear in the presentation of my store. There is a brief explanation of the project. Certainly you have deep knowledge about all the points raised.


What is my store?


It is a multi-user store for selling books in three different ways:

- printed copy

- EBook

- Print on demand


Phase I: is divided into two parts
Section I: Book selling; those that have been printed in the publishing houses, and are available in their stores; where we provide to Vendors store as a sub-site to sell their books, in a simplified manner include only Sign into our site and get a Sub domain of our store. Allow the vendors of their respective books (or document(s)) to be able to manage them in terms of uploading, pricing, inventory, revenue and even manage versions as changes are made to their content.
(That is available in x-cart)


Section II: eBook selling: so that Sellers can upload eBook)s( for sale online (according to the specific requirements of the site) the customers to pay their value and then downloaded with Digital rights management (DRM) for the authors or publishers to be a customer can use the copy in accordance with specific authorization. When customers buys a copy of the ebook; allow them to download the book from the site, not through a link to download, but they can not violate property rights
(That is available in x-cart with the addition of some models of Third Party). But I need an explanation to how to protect the E copy version and what are the additions or models necessary to do so.


The second phase of the project:


Put the books as files (pdf, ets) and we offer service print on demand. The authors or the publishers (vendors) put a file (according to the specifications of the site) to the content of the book and another file for the cover of the book and when a customer buys a copy of the book, we print it out and shipping it to the customer, whether one or more copies.

This includes pricing method is slightly different, because we need extra field for (cost of printing). The vendors may not put price less than it, we need to provide a timely method of calculation of the cost of printing, Depends on the page size and number of pages.


Upon completion of the project can the publishers (vendors) put their books in accordance with the following three versions together;

- Printed copy

- eBook for download

- print on demand

or choose to provide the book in one of these ways:
- Printed copy pre-printed only
- Printed copy pre-printed and eBook for download
- eBook for download only
- eBook for download and print on demand


Technical specifications:


- Must identify the files for download E-Book:
∙ DOC (Word Document)
∙ RTF (Rich Text Format)
∙ WPS (Works Document)
∙ PDF (Portable Document Format)
∙ PS (Postscript)
∙ Images (jpg, gif, png)
∙ EPub (Electronic Publication)

- must identify the audio files downloadable as audio book or CD or DVD and the site converted to mp3 files or any of the most common


What are the additional software needed to be a version available for download on the I Phone, Sonyreader, IPod, and any other electronic readers.


the books When appears for sale should appear the way available to the customer by either Printed copy or download or print on demand or two of these options or all it but together. like this for example


I need you to clarify the following:


- Explain the additions required to be x-cart is compatible with Phase I, and II.


- Explain the additions required to be x-cart is compatible with the third phase

There are many stores selling books, either for download or for print on demand like payloadz, lulu, and many other you can see them to understand what I mean

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Old 04-19-2010, 06:44 AM
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Im very sorry I mean upload not download in #3

I believe this is the same thing.
In order for a customer to be able to download multiple two files per product - then of course the seller must be able to upload those files in the first place - so it's the same thing, whether it's the customer or the seller.
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:59 AM
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@khalaf:

Thank you for detailed explanation of your project!
My comments are below:


> Phase I: is divided into two parts
> Section I: Book selling; those that have been printed in the publishing
> houses, and are available in their stores; where we provide to Vendors
> store as a sub-site to sell their books, in a simplified manner include
> only Sign into our site and get a Sub domain of our store. Allow the
> vendors of their respective books (or document(s)) to be able to manage
> them in terms of uploading, pricing, inventory, revenue and even manage
> versions as changes are made to their content.
> (That is available in x-cart)

At the moment X-Cart PRO doesn't support providers self-signing in and sub-domains.

Admin creates provider accounts in X-Cart PRO. This can be added with help a tiny customization, however.

The PRO version was designed for online stores selling products from multiple "providers" (merchants, vendors, suppliers, sellers) within single joint catalog.

Each provider has his own password-protected area to upload and maintain his goods (the admin creates accounts for providers himself in the X-Cart`s back office). But in terms of front-end, customers see a single shop, and the same URL for the whole catalog. The catalog includes all products from all providers.

There are 2 ways to show all products of some vendor in single place.
1) Define vendors as manufacturers. For each manufacturer you can upload a separate logo. Customers can search by manufacturer: see the vendor's logo and all products of this vendor.
2) Each vendor should place his products to his own category. On the top of each category page the admin can define unique picture and text description for this very category.

Customers can purchase products from different providers at a time, and will get a statement from each provider they've bought products from. Respectively, each provider will get orders for his products only.

All payments are collected by the merchant account of site owner (admin). Anytime the admin can check each provider's income on the 'Orders' page in his admin back-end. All he needs to do is to set up appropriate search filter before doing search of providers' orders, i.e. specify the account name of provider he would like to view income of.

I think you may need X-Mall mods (see http://marketplace.x-cart.com/addons-modules/x-mall/)



> Section II: eBook selling: so that Sellers can upload eBook)s( for sale
> online (according to the specific requirements of the site) the
> customers to pay their value and then downloaded with Digital rights
> management (DRM) for the authors or publishers to be a customer can use
> the copy in accordance with specific authorization. When customers buys
> a copy of the ebook; allow them to download the book from the site, not
> through a link to download, but they can not violate property rights
> (That is available in x-cart with the addition of some models of Third
> Party). But I need an explanation to how to protect the E copy version
> and what are the additions or models necessary to do so.

X-Cart doesn't have DRM features. In X-Cart when a customer orders an electronically distributed product, his order is processed and he receives a letter with a download key. Download keys are generated automatically and are valid for a limited period of time.

I am not sure about DRM mods from X-Cart Marketplace.



> Put the books as files (pdf, ets) and we offer service print on demand.
> The authors or the publishers (vendors) put a file (according to the
> specifications of the site) to the content of the book and another file
> for the cover of the book and when a customer buys a copy of the book,
> we print it out and shipping it to the customer, whether one or more
> copies.
>
> This includes pricing method is slightly different, because we need
> extra field for (cost of printing). The vendors may not put price less
> than it, we need to provide a timely method of calculation of the cost
> of printing, Depends on the page size and number of pages.

X-Cart doesn't support files uploading during checkout, but there are some add-ons in X-Cart Marketplace that may suit you:
* X-cart Order / Product Image Attacher
* Checkout uploads module



> Upon completion of the project can the publishers (vendors) put their
> books in accordance with the following three versions together;
>
> - Printed copy
>
> - eBook for download
>
> - print on demand

It's a matter of setting up the same product as three separate products (one for a printed copy, one for eBook, one for print on demand) or you can use X-Cart Product Options. There are add-ons from X-Cart Marketplace as well.


> - Must identify the files for download E-Book:
> ...

In X-Cart a downloadable product can be of any file type, i.e. a MS Word file, a MP3 file, whatever.


> the books When appears for sale should appear the way available to the
> customer by either Printed copy or download or print on demand or two
> of these options or all it but together. like this for example

I suppose you mean displaying product variants in tabs. X-Cart can't do that but it can be implemented with help of customization. Also, there some tab mods for X-Cart from X-Cart Marketplace:
* QuickXTabs Module
* X-Cart Tabs Menu
* Dynamic Product Tabs for XCart


Please let me know if you need anything else.

Alex
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I suppose you mean displaying product variants in tabs. X-Cart can't do that but it can be implemented with help of customization. Alex

thank you alex for your reply

I think this point is not clear enough. Let me try to make myself clear,
Let's suppose that I have a book that I want to sell:
this book shall have one of two forms:
1- the first form Is (pro-printed copy)
2-the second form is ( ebook).

My choices to sell this book should be as following:
In the case of the pro-printed book(copy)my choice would be 2 ways of selling, a printed copy Only- Or, printed copy with ebook copy together. Buyer chooses any of them
As for the ebook copy, the choices of selling it would be either a ebook form only or, ebook with Copy print on demand. Buyer chooses any of them

and these choices should be clear to the buyer when he sees the book on the store. which is put and specified by the seller when he puts the book on the store..

to have a better idea of what I mean. Please kindly check out this link...
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:54 AM
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> I think this point is not clear enough. Let me try to make myself clear,
> Let's suppose that I have a book that I want to sell:
> this book shall have one of two forms:
> 1- the first form Is (pro-printed copy)
> 2-the second form is ( ebook).
>
> My choices to sell this book should be as following:
> In the case of the pro-printed book(copy)my choice would be 2 ways of
> selling, a printed copy Only- Or, printed copy with ebook copy
> together. Buyer chooses any of them
> As for the ebook copy, the choices of selling it would be either a
> ebook form only or, ebook with Copy print on demand. Buyer chooses any
> of them
>
> and these choices should be clear to the buyer when he sees the book on
> the store. which is put and specified by the seller when he puts the
> book on the store..

You can setup "pro-printed copy" and "ebook" as two separate products with product options in X-Cart.
Customer will be able to buy one of them or both and specify whether or not he needs printing on demand via product options.

So if a customer buys an ebook and selects "Yes" in "Print this ebook?" select box (i.e. in product option for printing on demand) during checkout he will be able to
1) download the ebook file
2) order printing on demand of the purchased ebook.

If he selects "No" in the "Print this ebook?" select box of ebook product he will be able to download the ebook file only.

Please let me know whether or not such implementation works for you. It does not require customizations or mods.
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I don't think I got exactly what you said exactly-
What I do want is, the final result to add any product should be as following:
1- In case the book is pro-printed;
- upload the image, its price and its details.
+ If the vendor wants to sale an ebook copy then a upload field should be shown and that is optional.

- In case the book is in (ebook form) and not pro-printed then,
- There are two fields should be shown
- upload the file of the book (ebook)
- upload the book cover ( printed size)
then we will have 3 options for selling
1- ebook
2- printed on demand
3-both together....
+ there is no problem to cancel the 3rd, and make it as a discount offer..

So, the final vision to a book is,
the vendor will have 3 fields while he is adding a product
1- field of an image
2- field to upload the a complete copy of the ebook
3- field to upload the book cover (for the printed copy on demand)

the field of the the price should include the different prices for;
- pro printed copy
- ebook
- printed copy on demand

the facility of offering discount in case of buying the ebook with the pro printed copy or the printed copy on demand.

the final result should appear to the buyer this way.....
please check this link....


I would like this to appear in one operation to the vendor, when he adds new product

I don't know if it complicated but this is what I need...
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:00 AM
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Hi Khalaf,

> the final result should appear to the buyer this way.....
> please check this link....
>
> I would like this to appear in one operation to the vendor, when he
> adds new product

Such type of product setup is not supported by X-Cart but can be implemented with help of appropriate customization of X-Cart code.

If you would like to get our quote please post your quote request using http://www.x-cart.com/request_quote.html

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