Prosociate makes it easy to earn commissions with Amazon's associate program by posting products into WooCommerce.
1. It takes NUMEROUS tries to post products to a category.
2. The shortcodes don't work properly so it's almost impossible to tailor the display to your theme. (But, hey, they'll sell you a WooTheme.)
3. It is a resource hog.
4. There is NO SUPPORT. You can email, but you'll get ignored. You can try posting on the forums -- if you can actually figure out how to register -- but you won't get a reply.
The only thing this really does well is take money out of your wallet. It was a complete and total waste of money. I'm disgusted.
The plugin works great when I tested it I imported products played around with the editor, it all works just fine from what I can tell. Little technical bugs here and there but they can be worked out just fine. Great plugin highly recommended.
Prosociate looks good, sounds good. Bottom line however is: The plugin doesn't do what it is advertised to do. Programmer claims it works on all WordPress themes since WooThemes works on all WordPress Themes. Fact, just not true (Ex: Tempera Theme causes issues). I used a WooTheme and still had problems. When I contacted support I got a fairly quick reply offering to help, however when the issues continued I was side stepped by
the Support team refusing to help even though I provided access to my website. I requested a full refund.
The issue I had was that even though the products loaded the AMAZON BUY NOW button did not load the product into my cart like it was advertised to do. Sometimes a Amazon Button would load in Cart (Button says ADD to CART) and other products that said BUY NOW would bypass the Cart and take visitor to Amazon. So, if you bought 10 procucts you might end up with two Checkouts (one from your website) and (one from Amazon).
Finally, actual support is just 'smoke and mirrors' with no real answers. Don't waste your time or money with this plug in. All hype.
It's a nice plugin but the search is a hit and miss affair for the Amazon UK store.
I tried to add some bat detectors to my store - with WP ZonBuilder I get about 12 detectors with Prosocate I get 1 - the Discovery Channel toy rather than real bat detectors when searching under electronics. I get nothing when searching under Gardens and Outdoors and when searching under all I get 7 items associated with bats including books.
This has happened under a number of other keyword searches where the items returned are substantially less than are picked up by other similar plugins.
I think if you want to run broad range stores then this is an OK plugin but if you want to target specific items - I run wildlife sites and so want to include quite specific products - there are probably better ones around.
That said - this is a new plugin in the early stages so I will certainly be keeping an eye on the development as it offers some excellent options - such as variables - that are not available with other amazon plugins including premium ones.
Update: There's also no option for importing a list of ISBN numbers to build pages that way. I was going to test it on one of my wildlife sites but had to uninstall and go back to WP ZonBuilder because so many products just could not be accessed through this plugin.
There's also no option to use the numeric value of nodes to try and overcome the lack of node listings in the plugin.
Using the keyword search I'm just getting about 5% of the available products being returned and in many cases I'm not getting any product returned.
It's a nice attempt but I think there's still quite a way to go before becoming useful.
Update again: to keep up with developments I bought the Pro version. It appears most of the issues I have above are dealt with in the Pro version but there is little documentation to show the difference between the free and the paid for version.
Prosociate is giving lot of errors and
1. Not showing products categories.
2. Not showing product search results
Particularly it’s not working for most of the reputed webhosting providers as well as its completely scrap.
I suggest don't use this and don’t waste your time.
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