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.
|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]|
|Price Comparison Sets||[check]||–|
|Product Ratings & Reviews||–||[check]|
|Keep 100% of Commissions||[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”.
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.