Want to sell your Excel workbooks with WooCommerce? ⇒ With XLS Padlock, it is possible.
Want to give access to your Excel workbook to some people only and don't want them to share it with others?
⇒ Use your WooCommerce website combined with the XLS Padlock's online activation feature!
You want to earn money from an Excel workbook you made. Unfortunately, Excel workbooks were not designed for that: they can easily be modified and shared.
With XLS Padlock and its security features, you can create a secure version of your workbook to control its distribution and even implement licensing: you can charge people for using your Excel workbook. This is possible thanks to the online activation feature of XLS Padlock.
Once you created your secure workbook application with XLS Padlock, you can distribute to anyone (even publish it on your own website). A customer will have to activate it by filling in an activation code at startup. Then, the secure workbook application connects to a dedicated web application that checks whether the user has the right to access the workbook or not. If not, the workbook will not open.
For instance, the initial activation screen can look like this:
Activation can be hardware-locked so that an activated copy of your workbook will only work on the customer's computer. The secured Excel workbook won't open on any other machine, so it becomes useless if it is shared with others.
WooCommerce is an open-source, completely customizable eCommerce platform available to anyone. You can use it to sell or distribute anything, including Excel workbooks.
All XLS Padlock customers have access to our free XLS Padlock WooCommerce Integration Kit. This kit contains a PHP web application that can work with an existing WooCommerce website. A dedicated step-by-step guide is included. After installation and configuration, everything is automated.
You can then use custom fields to manage activations for a given order (and customer):
The XLS Padlock WooCommerce Integration Kit supports the validation feature of XLS Padlock: you can configure your secure workbook to connect to your WooCommerce website and check the validity of the activation regularly.
Choose when the application should perform a validation: at every startup, randomly or every X times.
Define what the application should do if the validation fails: exit the application, blacklist activation key or even for VBA programmers, you can use our XLS Padlock VBA API for further customization!
Otherwise, if validation is successful, the compiled workbook EXE continues its execution.