The reason that customers to this store are required to create accounts is threefold:
- So customers can re-download their content at any time.
- So customers can download their purchases if they give incorrect email details at the checkout process
- So that I can provide updates to products
Many people provide incorrect emails when ordering (believe it or not) and so having an account allows them to still download their downloads even if the delivery email bounces.
Without having an account I would have no way to provide updated products to customers. By having an account, you can download a product if it is updated. I occasionally update products, including e-books, so having an account you can log in and download updated or additional content when it’s available, without having to send an email and wait for a reply.
Having an account also allows you to re-download your purchase at any time. If you loose any of your products, you can re-download them by logging into your account, and going to the downloads section.
See this article for more details
For more details of why we require your details at the checkout see this article