Let’s start out with the good…..
Customer support has a pretty fast response time.
Now on to the bad-
We were able to figure out how to use this plugin, but we’re technically genius level merchants. Other folks might have a harder go of it, though Codisto does offer some pretty ok training videos.
It’s quite a complicated plugin setup. You will have to know a lot about database maintenance (if you’re using WooCommerce) and the pricing…. Let’s talk about the pricing….
So, the 2nd level tier option costs resellers $720/year just to list products on eBay or Amazon, both of which are going to charge you commission on top of that. eBay has insertion fees of $.35 per listing plus they take 12.9% seller commission. Amazon charges 15% commission plus either $1 per sale or $40 per month depending on your seller account. We resell items with typically a 10-25% profit margin with means after we’ve paid everyone, we’re making almost nothing no matter what Codisto plan we choose. As a business owner, I’m not comfortable makeing the least out of everyone at the table. But that’s just me.
Combine that with the overload this plugin places on the web browser, it’s shipping policy limitations, the plugin defaults every physical good to free, 1 Day fulfillment (still pretty pissed about that), and it truncated all our product listing names (even cutting off words so ‘Download’ reads as ‘Downl’) leading to more work managing customer questions than we actually made in profit, and this is a pretty poor plugin for the money.
The verdict? Use WP-Lister for free. It’s clunky but the support is about as good as Codisto and they won’t rob you blind. Plus you’ll have much greater control over your listings templates and profile if you don’t know HTML.
We decided to go with a 2 star review because the support folks we chatted with were very courteous and helpful, even if they work for a company with an overpriced, market gouging product.
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