I need something userfriendly for non-techies that meets the following guidelines:
A person can walk into a store, buy a product, and, in the package, find a sticker for a free digital download if they punch in a unique code.
This code is good once and cannot be shared.
The link that the person receives will not reveal the true location of the file. It will be an expiring link instead. The link will either be good for a particular length of time or for one download.
It will have to be fixed so that thousands of people can take advantage of the offer by punching in their unique secret code.
This is a little different than a shopping basket because it is invite only and it’s free as a premium incentive for someone who has purchased a six-pack of Pabst, for instance.
I also need stats on who downloaded what.
Another add-on feature, but not totally necessary is: Someone subscribes to a magazine. They get a free digital download as an incentive for subscribing. How about something with a feature so that magazine staff can enter the email address, into the system, of the person who has just subscribed to the magazine? Then, the subscriber gets instructions on how to download the incentive item.
Can anyone tell me the cheapest way to do all this? I’m not a complete non-techie, but I have learned many things by “fiddling”. Therefore, tech lingo is something I do not understand. I do not know what a “php app” is or anything like that. Keep this in mind in your response.
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