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Wordpress: sell "free" products

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I would like to build a Wordpress-based E-Commerce site where users could "select" products (actually each "product" just consists of a small image and some text next to it) using a Drag and Drop function, and then "checkout" but money never coming into play. So it would seem I don't even want to use a "Payment gateway" of any kind.

Most E-Commerce sites are set up to list products with a price and have customers purchase products by adding to a cart, and then checking out using some payment gateway.

Is it possible to just list "products" with no price and no shipping costs, drag them into a checkout bin, and then checkout by saving these "products" into some type of storage bin for later retrieval?

If anyone has any ideas on how this might be done, I would appreciate it.

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Mark
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what would happen to these "products" once the person has checked out?
how long to you want them to be keep in 'the bin' for the customer?  is there a limited supply? i.e. can you 'sell out' ?

I use http://www.ecommercetemplates.com/wordpress-ecommerce.asp   which provide a software system that integrates with wordpress.  the software allows for no payment option where the "invoice" is emailed to the web owner and the customer and also the setting of the price to 0 (you could easily change the code. It is also PA-DSS compliant.  it also provides a members login to see past orders. and also add on for digital downloads. maybe you could use this?
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Hi chilternPC,

Thanks for you comments. After the person has gathered a number of these statements into their cart, they should be taken to a Feedback page which shows which of the statements they did not pick and gives them one last chance to select any of those that were not picked. Then a button at the bottom would take them to the next section where a similar choice of picking statements would happen, followed by feedback and then on to the next section.
There would be a total of 10 such sections, and after the last section, they would be presented with a list of the statements they chose, and a list of the statements they didn't choose. That would be the only usage of the "cart."

I will look at the link you sent me. Thanks!

Mark
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Thanks, good information on link
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