Support » Plugin: Facebook for WooCommerce » Facebook Shop in categories

  • Hello, and thanks for this great plugin.
    I have sync the products from woocommerce to facebook page..
    but the products look bulk, can I show them in categories as in the woocommerce shop page?
    we have 100+ food items , so it is difficult for customers to find what they need, unless they are sorted in categories.
    regards.

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  • I’m having the same issue (although not with food). I’d be interested to know if there is a fix for this as well or am I going to manually have to create “Collections” within my Facebook Shop? If I have to do it manually, is it going to be “over-written” by the next sync? I don’t want to waste my time trying to manually sort it and then it does over-write my changes.

    Please advise – Thanks and Regards 😀 Sara

    Plugin Author SkyVerge

    (@skyverge)

    Hey @napolipizza and @muggles!

    We’re aware of an issue that is currently preventing collections from being used once the catalog is created by the plugin. I’m afraid we’re still not sure of the reason behind this, as a lot of this functionality rests on the Facebook side and we’re still waiting to hear from them on what might be the cause. At the moment we’re not sure if this is a limitation of the API we’re using or something that can be amended in the plugin!

    It’s certainly on our list of items to look further into though. As soon as I have more information I can certainly circle back around and let you both know. At the moment, however, I’m afraid there isn’t any workaround that I’m aware of!

    You may want to consider reaching out to Facebook directly through your account, or via the Community Help forum to see if you receive a quicker answer too!

    I’m sorry I don’t have a solution for you today. Is there anything else I can help out with in the meantime?

    Cheers!

    Simon.

    Thanks for the prompt feedback Simon, much appreciate it. I’ll definitely get onto Facebook about this a little later today to see if that can help motivate them to also look for a solution on their side.

    I do have some other issues as well. I started a new topic yesterday in that regard which you can find here:

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/facebook-for-woocommerce-plugin-common-setup-issues/

    Thanks once again. Even though the sort order for the products is a mess, at least they are there LOL. That is the main thing in my opinion. I don’t mind waiting for a solution to something, so long as I know that it is being looked at, so thanks for that 😀

    Have an awesome day further and stay safe.

    Regards
    Sara

    Plugin Author SkyVerge

    (@skyverge)

    @muggles No problem at all!

    I see your other topic, so I’ll make sure to get to that today for you. It may take me a bit of time to pull apart the different questions though, so I thank you in advance for your patience! (and of course for sharing your experience with other merchants! :))

    Cheers,

    Simon.

    Thread Starter napolipizza

    (@napolipizza)

    Thank you Simon for your quick response 🙂
    The plugin is really great, we had no problem synchronizing products with images and description… but we are looking forward to fixing the category thing.
    it is very difficult for the customer to order through a bulk product list, because the items are sorted in unrelated order :))

    another problem, there is no quantity field. when you click on an item, it asks to “Checkout with Website”, but without entering quantity
    is it something wrong with our settings?

    Plugin Author SkyVerge

    (@skyverge)

    Hey @napolipizza,

    Thanks for the feedback, I’m very glad you’re enjoying the plugin so far! I hope our product team can look into the collections issue further once they’ve heard back from Facebook. Of course, if you hear anything yourselves, please do let me know!

    As for the Checkout with Website button, as far as I know, there’s no way to add a quantity to that link. What I would suggest instead is to redirect customers to your product page instead of checkout. This can be done by tweaking a setting in the Facebook admin.

    If you login as the admin of your shop page, click the Settings button, and then Shop from the sidebar list. There should be a toggle for “Use Checkout URLs” which will be enabled by default. Turning this off will direct customers to the product page on your WooCommerce store where they could then choose the quantity and add to cart as normal.

    Does that sound like it might work for you instead?

    Cheers!

    Simon.

    Thread Starter napolipizza

    (@napolipizza)

    Thank you Simon for your kind support.
    I have a question..
    please see this mobile screenshot:

    https://prnt.sc/szkq01

    the product image looks small when ordering.
    how can i fix it? or is it something related to Facebook?

    best regards

    Plugin Author SkyVerge

    (@skyverge)

    Hey @napolipizza,

    When the plugin syncs the images to Facebook, it actually syncs the URL of each image assigned from the edit product screen in WooCommerce. Facebook will then process it according to their display of the shop page, and may scale it/resize it as necessary.

    It may be possible to resize the image in WooCommerce to prevent that and then wait for a new sync for the changes to be picked up in Facebook. I did a bit of digging and came across this recommendation they have for product image sizes: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/686259348512056

    Does this sound like it might work for you?

    Cheers!

    Simon.

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