A hobby shop wants to sell some of its inventory online
The shop sets up a product catalog containing the items they’d like to offer online. They create a Product Catalog to list all their items for sale. Visitors to the site can browse the items and collect an order in a cart. The Product Catalog is configured to send the shop owner a confirmation email when an order has been placed and directs vistors to PayPal to complete payment. The hobby shop ships the product to the PayPal verified address.
A therapist wants to sell recordings she has made
She sets up one HotDoodle Group per recording. She places the recordings on the site in non-public areas and then makes these areas accessible to members of the corresponding group. She then makes a "purchase recordings" page on her site and inserts one PayPal button per recording. She configures these buttons to add the visitor to the corresponding group after purchase. This allows the purchaser to visit the non-public area and download the recordings. She may also configure the buttons to send a customized email with a link to download the recordings. The buy button gets replaced with thank you and a link to download the recordings.
A small business wants to sell technical articles
A small business wants to offer various technical articles. Their main motivation is to help people, they but would like some compensation for their efforts and related costs. They configure the site with some free articles and place other articles in a “members only” area. They setup a PayPal button that collects a $5.00 fee and grants visitors access to this area.
A club wants to collect member dues
A club uses a HotDoodle site as their main means of distribution for information related to meetings and club events. They put most of this information in non-public areas accessible to the group "Members". They setup a PayPal button to collect payments and give payers “X” number days of membership in the "Members" group. A group membership module will show club officers the currently paid member’s roster.