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How can I receive files directly into my Dropbox account?

How can I receive files directly into my Dropbox account?

ZHpike0478
New member | Level 2

Here is the situation:
I am starting a marketplace where vendors can upload their digital art and sell it via my website. The issue is, the space on my web hosting plan will not come close to the needed space. 

I would like the vendors to be able to upload directly to a predetermained folder on my Dropbox Business account. I know something like this can be done, but I am having trouble figuring out how to do it.

I am using OpenCart 3.0.2.0 as my shopping cart software.

Please help!!!

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Re: Dropbox in Opencart

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hey @ZHpike0478, thanks for reaching out to us!

The easiest way that you can receive files into specific folders within your Dropbox account would be through File requests.

I believe for your usage this would work best as you don't need to have a Dropbox account to upload to a File request link, so it would work nicely for your recipients and you.

You can even embed the link within your website and multiple users can use the same link. They won't be able to see what's already been uploaded, only what they're uploading at the time.

Let me know if this helps!


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Re: Dropbox in Opencart

ZHpike0478
New member | Level 2

Would that work for the vendors uploading directly to the dropbox folder from their vendor dashboard?

Is it possible for non-Dropbox users to upload files to my account?

vinceg
New member | Level 2

How can I invite others to upload files to my Dropbox account?

 

I'm new to this, so be kind....

 

vinceg

Re: Is it possible for non-Dropbox users to upload files to my account?

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hey there @vinceg, I hope you're well today!

 

I've just moved your post here as you have a very similar question to the OP.

 

As I mentioned in an earlier post, you can use file request links to receive files directly to your Dropbox account without the recipient needing an account of their own.

 

You can check out more info on creating and using file requests from here.

 

Let me know if you have any other questions!


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HOW TO CREATE BLIND LINK FOR UPLOADS

ninadaycasting
New member | Level 2

Hello,

 

I'm trying to see if there is a way to create a folder where other people are able to upload files without being able to see the other files and uploads in the folder. Is this possible?

 

Thanks!

Re: HOW TO CREATE BLIND LINK FOR UPLOADS

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hi there @ninadaycasting, thanks for reaching out to us. 

 

You can receive files from other users without them having access to the rest of the folder contents by using file requests

 

I've moved your post here, where other users have expressed a similar concern, so have a look around and let us know if you have any other questions. 

 

Cheers!


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Folder Sharing

R0adster
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My wife and I recently got married and are looking to create a montage video with all the guests pictures and videos. We thought sharing a drop box link would be a great way for people to upload the pictures and vids off their phones. We did a test b/n her and I and found that when she sent me the link via email- there was no where for me to add any content. We want to use the web version cause not everybody will have the app on their phone. Is there a way that you can have anyone add files to a drop box link? Not just the ones added to share?

Re: Folder Sharing

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hey there @R0adster, I hope you're well today!

 

Could you clarify for me, did you create a shared link to a folder in your account, or did you create a file request?

 

For what you mentioned, a file request would be the best way to have others add files into a specific folder in your Dropbox account, without needing an account of their own.

 

Keep me posted!


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