Datafeedr Factory or Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer?

A few weeks ago we released our new Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer. Since then there has been confusion regarding whether you should use the Datafeedr Factory or the Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer for building your store and how to sign up for each. I’d like to clear up that confusion in this post.

A brief overview of the Factory and the WooCommerce Importer

Datafeedr Factory (http://www.datafeedr.com).
The “Factory” is our protected members area where you can configure the general settings, design, and layout of your store and where you can manage your merchant and affiliate network settings.

Once you have set up your store in the Factory, you can then import your store into your WordPress blog by using the Datafeedr Factory plugin. Watch the video below to get an idea about the store building process. More video tutorials are available here.

Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer (http://www.datafeedr.com/wc).
WooCommerce is the leading ecommerce platform for WordPress. It is a free plugin that helps you sell anything on your WordPress blog. By using the WooCommerce plugin in combination with the Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer plugins you can now build a WooCommerce affiliate store.

The Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer allows you to import products from the Datafeedr API directly into your WordPress blog. Unlike the Datafeedr Factory configuring your store, managing your merchant and affiliate network settings is all taking place in the WordPress admin area.

Another important distinction is that products are stored in the WP posts table meaning that any plugins that extend post functionality like social media plugins, seo plugins, and more can be used with products imported by the WooCommerce Importer. Watch the video below to get an idea about the store building process.

Datafeedr Factory vs Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer

Datafeedr Factory or Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer? Not sure which store building solution to choose? In the table below you see a comparison between both products.

 

Datafeedr Factory

WooCommerce Importer

Access to Entire Database [check] [check]
Access Amazon API [check] – (read more)
Access SkimLinks API
Number of Stores 1,5,unlimited unlimited
Number of Products per Store 100,000 depends on API plan Locally Stored Product Data [check] [check]
Customize Product Information [check] [check]
Saved Search Subscriptions [check] [check]
Automatic Store Updates [check] [check]
Add Custom Affiliate Products [check] [check]
Sell Your Own Products [check]
Drip Products into Posts [check]
Embed Products into Posts/Pages [check] [check]
StoreYa Integration [check] [check]
Price Comparison Sets [check]
Product Ratings & Reviews [check]
WooCommerce Themes [check]
Keep 100% of Commissions [check] [check]
SubID Tracking [check] [check]

How to Sign Up?

Datafeedr Factory. Sign up here.
You can choose between 3 different plans based on the number of stores you want to create. Depending on the plan, you can create 1 store, 5 stores or an unlimited amount of stores. The Factory plugin can be downloaded in the protected members area.

Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer. Sign up here.
The Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer is a Datafeedr API implementation and therefore requires you to sign up for one of our 4 API plans. The WooCommerce and Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer plugins can be downloaded here under the section “Requirements”.

Still confused?

I hope this helps clear up any confusion about the choice between the Factory and the WooCommerce Importer. If you have any questions, please comment below.

WooCommerce Integration is Here!

You spoke, we listened! We’ve now integrated WooCommerce (the leading ecommerce platform for WordPress) with our massive database of 250 million affiliate products to give you a simple yet powerful affiliate store building solution.

What does this mean to you?

  • Automatic product updates
  • One fee, unlimited stores
  • Unlimited products per store
  • Product ratings and reviews
  • Responsive layouts
  • Faceted search
  • Easy-to-use interface in your WordPress admin area
  • Configurable update settings
  • Hooks & filters to customize product data
  • More end-user browsing features
  • More search query options
  • More product fields

… and the list goes on!

Learn how to get started or SIGN UP NOW!

Questions?

Feel free to ask your questions below or contact us.

Datafeedr Meets WooCommerce, Join the Beta!

For the past year, the Datafeedr team has been working on a product that integrates the Datafeedr API with WooCommerce, the most popular eCommerce platform for WordPress.

Now it’s time to put our new product through its paces! Do you want to help us squash some bugs? Give us feedback? Click here to join our beta now. Sorry, the beta period is closed.

Is the Datafeedr API Right for You?

A few weeks ago we released our API. Since then there has been a bit of confusion regarding whether you should use the Datafeedr Factory (http://www.datafeedr.com) or the Datafeedr API (https://v4.datafeedr.com) when building your store. I’d like to clear up that confusion in this post.

The API is not the next version of Datafeedr, despite “v4” appearing in the URL. The API is another way to build your store, not the new way.

A brief overview of the Factory and the API

The Datafeedr Factory allows users to search our product database, organize products returned from your searches into categories, and then import your products and categories (ie. your store) into your WordPress blog using the Datafeedr plugin. The plugin displays the products on your blog in a nice layout. You do not need to write any code in order to use the Datafeedr Factory and plugin.

The Datafeedr API (Application Programming Interface) allows users to query our product database programmatically (ie. by writing programming code). Each query is referred to as an API Request, a request made to the API which returns products as an array. The API does not handle anything other than allowing you to query the database and returning products. It does not insert products into your database or display them on your website. This functionality must be handled separately by a developer.

Should I use the API?

There are 2 reasons why you might choose the API over using the Factory:

  1. You are a developer – If you are a developer/programmer and want access to the product database but want to have control over what you do with the product data (ex. import into custom database, integrate into a mobile app, etc…) then the API is right for you.
  2. You want to use a third party integration – You don’t have to be a developer in order to use the API. We’ve partnered with other developers who have done the work for you. If you want to use a plugin or script that another developer has created (which connects to the Datafeedr API), then you’ll need the Datafeedr API. In most cases you’ll simply need your API Access ID and Secret Key (provided to you after you sign up for the API) to input into the integration software you have chosen. You can find all current integrations here: https://v4.datafeedr.com/integrations

Those 2 reasons don’t apply to me

If neither of the above 2 reasons apply to you, then the Datafeedr Factory is your best choice. The Datafeedr Factory makes it easy to create a beautiful store which seamlessly integrates with your WordPress blog. No programming required!

Still confused?

I hope this helps clear up any confusion about the choice between the Factory and the API. If you have any questions, please comment below.

Datafeedr, an Alternative to PopShops – FREE Trial

Rakuten – Linkshare’s parent company – has acquired PopShops. For more info read the press release here. If you’re concerned about the future of PopShops and are looking for an alternative, we’re offering a 14 day free trial for all PopShops users. Simply use this link to sign up for the trial. This offer is good until October 1, 2013.

Sorry! This offer has expired.

The Datafeedr API Now in Beta

We’re happy to announce that our new API is now in beta and ready for release. With the API you can now access all of our product data (roughly 250 million products) through API requests.

https://v4.datafeedr.com/

If you’re a developer and want to create a plugin or app or software which integrates with the Datafeedr API, be sure to check out our partner program. Already third party developers are writing amazing scripts that integrate with the API and those will be promoted on the API site once they are live.

Feel free to posts your API questions as comments in this blog post.

Tradedoubler Coupons/Deals Now Available

null Coupons and deals for all the Tradedoubler countries we support are now available in Datafeedr.

That includes Tradedoubler UK, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Switzerland.