Sell and Manage Digital Assets
Digital Assets System Management for Your Cuesta Built or 3rd Party Online Catalog
Even if your online catalog was not built by Cuesta, we can help your visitors purchase and have access to your digital products and services.  Of course, if your Web site is developed by Cuesta, this module is a valuable option.

Cuesta’s Digital Assets Management Module Can Handle a Variety of Formats including:
  • Streaming video
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Archives
  • E-Books
  • PDFs

Digital products can be hosted on your Website server or a 3rd-party's server.  Because they are part of the online catalog, users can find digital products using the online catalog's search and browse mechanisms.  Users order digital products via the shopping cart, just as they do when ordering physical products.  Digital and physical products can be combined and purchased together in the same shopping cart and are available to the customer immediately upon submission of their order.

Users who purchase digital assets or subscriptions will have access to an area on the site call “My Online Content” where they can organize their digital/subscription orders for easy viewing.

The system can also allow users to purchase electronic books in a number of proprietary formats from other Web sites.  The user will be redirected to the host site to complete the purchase.  Formats can include:
  • Apple iBooks and other items available only from iTunes
  • Kindle Books
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Books
  • Google Books

Subscription Services

The Digital Assets Subscription system allows our clients to provide digital products and services as either free or fee-based subscriptions.  The Website manager can set the pricing and start/end date for each type of subscription.  The system will automatically notify customers who have subscriptions nearing their expiration date, giving them instructions for renewing subscriptions before they expire. Subscriptions can optionally be set to “never expire.”

The Digital Assets Management system includes a back-end Content Management System that lets Website administrators manage users’ media and subscriptions.  Administrators can extend subscription dates, terminate subscriptions, and add digital assets to the users’ accounts.

The system provides Web site activity reporting that includes such information as:
  • Top Media files viewed/downloaded
  • Media files viewed/downloaded by Media Type
  • Media items purchased
  • Clicks to digital products on other Web sites

We can Help you Deliver and Manage your Digital Content. 800-255-9085

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Client History: National Geographic Children's Books -
A big company such as National Geographic sometimes has to look beyond its own resources to get things done for its smaller divisions in a timely fashion.  Cuesta had developed a Website for Natinoal Geographic's School division in the late '90s, so in 2000, when they needed a reliable Web developer for their Children's Books division, they turned to Cuesta. 

Cuesta had a proven history for providing nearly 100% "uptime", something that was very important to National Geographic.  They needed a product and author database, and the ability to integrate correlations they received from a 3rd party correlations provider directly into their product pages. 

Further, it was important to them that their customers be able to search for products and find the correlations as well as to search for specific state standards and find products that met them.

Along the way, their database manager moved on.  When they told us about their dilemma, we said, "let us do that for you".  Because many of Cuesta's team are educators, it was an easy task for us to take on. We understand their needs, we understand their products and series structure, and we were happy to do it.  We are proud of our nearly 15-year relationship with National Geographic.



We chose to work with Cuesta because of their unique understanding of how schools and libraries make purchase decisions. Two websites and six years later, we continue to be very pleased with their level of client service."


Rachel Graham-Burner, Former Director, Online Marketing, National Geographic Books