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  1. 1

    John Gaines

    How can I make my product page, my home page, so that the main landing page is just a big list of products? Can you also designate how many columns of products are listed?

    Thank you.
    John Gaines

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    1. 1.1

      Teddy Triton

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your question on making your home and product pages a list of your items. It would depend on the theme that you’re using. Are you planning on using the WooStore theme or Mystile theme? Please let me know the WooCommerce compatible theme that you plan on using and I’ll do my best to help.

      Thanks,

      Adam

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  2. 2

    Michelle

    Hi! My woocommerce site will sell only affiliate products, so my question; is it possible for customers to add several items to my cart before being redirected to the external purchase site? or can they only by one item at a time? does the external site open in a new window so they can return to my site after the purchase? And what about returns and complaints etc..how does this work with affiliated sites? I appreciate your advice thank you.

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    1. 2.1

      Teddy Triton

      Hi Michelle,

      From the testing I've done with WooCommerce External products it seems like it takes the customer straight to the product on the 3rd party site. Also, I'm not seeing an option to open it in a new tab. I did some digging and found an extension for woocommerce that may or may not be relevant to what you're trying to accomplish. It's called "Product Retailers" and it's built to enhance the functionality of External/Affiliate products. Here's the link to view the extension details…

      http://www.woothemes.com/products/product-retailers/

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    2. 2.2

      Brett

      Hi, Did you find a way to open up the affiliate site in a new window?

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      1. 2.2.1

        Teddy Triton

        Hi Brett,

        Yes, there is a free plugin called, "WooCommerce Improved External Products" that opens affiliate links in a new window. You can download plugin here…

        http://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-improved-external-products/

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        1. 2.2.1.1

          angela

          hi!How does this plugin work?I mean what should i do to open my affiliate link into a new tab?I need this plugin when someone click on the buy now button to open a new tab and send him to the affiliate product site.

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          1. 2.2.1.1.1

            Teddy Triton

            Hi Angela,

            For more help with setting up External / Affiliate Products with WooCommerce please checkout the following thread in the Upload WP Community Forums… http://uploadwp.com/community/index.php?threads/external-affiliate-products-setup-in-woocommerce.18/

            If you don't find the answer you're looking for, feel free to join and start a new thread.

            Thanks,

            Adam

  3. 3

    Lita

    Hi there,

    I'm trying to set up affiliate products, I'm working on a catalog site to showcase specific items sold through our main site, and this sounds like exactly what I want to do! …. but the link/buttons don't show up. I have the url, the text, a price, the item is 'in stock', all that usual product info, but there's nothing showing up that directs the visitor to the actual store.

    Did I miss a step? 🙁

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    1. 3.1

      Teddy Triton

      Hi Lita,

      Hmmm… So in the "Product Data" section you selected "External/Affiliate Product" and inserted the Product URL? It sounds like you're doing everything the right way. What theme are you using?

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      1. 3.1.1

        Lita

        I swapped out the theme temporarily to see if there was any changes, and the link was there, everything was just fine, so the problem is definitely theme related. Thanks for setting me on the right track 🙂

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  4. 4

    Gary Brown

    I really like this discussion and believe it's in the area of what I'm trying to do. I basically want my Zazzle products to be incorporated into a potential Woocommerce solution or template through a site called Themeforest.net. These are very professional but there is the questions of how to make it a site to sell Zazzle products? I agree that having the potential customer on my own domain site until the point of sale is the goal. I will try to utilize the steps and procedures mentioned above. I can't help to think that this type of incorporation whether its Magento, Shopify, WooCommerce, or Pretashop among others, haven't attempted to make this an achievable venture. I really wouldn't care who the e-Commerce or merchandise company is as long as it can be leveraged for some profit. I would simply like to have a professional-looking Zazzle shop be built.

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  5. 5

    Ivan Miller

    Teddy, how would I go about setting up my WordPress Site with multiple affiliate products from several different vendors? If a customer buys a T Shirt from my Zazzle Store (affiliate link) and another from, say, my CafePress Store…would they have to check out twice? Or is there a plugin that allows my customer to buy several products from different affiliates but only checkout once and pay for everything at the same time?

    Respectfully,
    Ivan

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    1. 5.1

      Teddy Triton

      Hi Ivan,

      Thanks for your question. The extension for WooCommerce that might provide the functionality you're looking for is called, "Product Retailers". From the plugin descriptions, it sounds like it enhances the basic functionality of WooCommerce External/Affiliate products. Here's the link to learn more about the Product Retailers extension…

      http://www.woothemes.com/products/product-retailers/

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  6. 6

    Roman

    Is there any other affiliate program that we can use their image freely for our wocommerce site and not conflicting with their terms of service just like zazzle? Because of this question, my woocommerce website progress is can't be launched yet.
    Is amazon product images can also be used or edited freely like how zazzle is?

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    1. 6.1

      Teddy Triton

      Hi Roman,

      I'm not sure I'm following your question. It really depends on the affiliate program your promoting. For example, if MyTshirtSite.com had an affiliate program, I would let my affiliates use my product images on their site if it resulted in more sales. So step 1 is to decide who you want to be an affiliate of. Step 2 is talk to one of their account managers and ask if they'll allow you to use their product images on your site. Most likely they will.

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  7. 7

    Timo

    Hi Alex,

    thanks for this great post.

    I have a Problem: I want to sell my music with more than one license. For example "private" and "commercial". My customer should be able to choose between those two licenses. I don´t need a real shop with cart button, because I sell via Digistore24.com (similar to share-it) wich is an external shop that comes with a partner program and I can set up vendors (when working on songs with other composers) So thats very interesting to me.

    So, can I use the product-retailers-plug-in to set that up? Basically there only need to be two buttons "private" and "commercial" and NO cart button, since the links that are behind the buttons lead to the external shop…

    Thanks,
    Timo

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    1. 7.1

      Teddy Triton

      Thanks for the positive feedback and your question Timo. I'm not yet had a chance to work with the Product Retailers extension for WooCommerce. However, from the plugin documentation it sounds like it should work well for what you're doing. However, before moving forward, please feel free to ask for feedback from the Upload WP Community in our forums here… http://uploadwp.com/community/index.php

      Thanks,

      Adam

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      1. 7.1.1

        Timo

        Hi Adam,

        thanks for your quick response…

        There is only one thing missing now: there is no player on my category page:
        http://www.gemafreie-kompositionen.com/produktkategorie/gemafreie-musik

        Is it possible to NOT show a picture and show the soundcloud-player there instead? My customers should be able to listen to every song in every category BEFORE they open a products-page.

        The soundcloud-Player has an image already. It would be great if I could paste the soundcloud-code in one field in the Dashboard and it would be displayed where the image is normally…

        Is that possible somehow?

        Regards,
        Timo

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        1. 7.1.1.1

          Teddy Triton

          Hi Timo,

          For SEO purposes you'll want to show a product pic. For more help on this, please go to the Upload WP Forums, become a member and start a new thread. We have many forum members that will most likely point you in the right direction.

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  8. 8

    Lara

    Hi Teddy,

    Above you mention: “Product images should be uniform – make sure to use the exact same dimensions for all of your product image (your own products as well as affiliate products) so that your eCommerce site looks professional.”

    All of our very own product images have been uploaded with the same sizing. However, we use also an Amazon Affiliates plugin (http://codecanyon.net/item/woocommerce-amazon-affiliates-wordpress-plugin/3057503), and we are not able to control the image sizes of the products we import through this plugin.

    Do you know of any plugin or solution that can control the size of the product image frames? That way the Amazon images can come through at whatever size they already are, but when you look at it on our website, the image shrinks to fit into the frame?

    Or, can you think of another solution?

    Thank you!
    Lara

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    1. 8.1

      Teddy Triton

      Hi Lara,

      Thanks for your question – we’ve moved our WordPress WooCommerce Support to the Upload WP Forums… http://uploadwp.com/community/index.php

      Hope to see you there.

      Reply
  9. 9

    Stefan

    Hi Teddy,

    i am setting up an onlineshop with affiliate products, thus if I create a product, I am selecting “External/Affiliate Product”. How is it possible to display attributes such as colour or size as a dropdown menu on the product page next to the product image (below the buy button or somewhere)? As far as I can see this is only possible with variable products. Any workarounds you know of?

    Thx a ton
    Stefan

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    1. 9.1

      Teddy Triton

      Hi Stefan,

      For help setting up attributes with External products in WooCommerce please refer to our forums… http://uploadwp.com/community/index.php?threads/external-affiliate-products-setup-in-woocommerce.18/

      We’ve moved our WooCommerce support to our forums and have a bunch of active members that will point you in the right direction.

      Reply
  10. 10

    Gvanto

    Thanks this post has been very helpful. I was wondering if there’s a way to use my own Woocommerce Checkout, but NOT have products locally in the database. In other words, have them created on-the-fly if you will by calling a REST url and retrieving the products details from an external system?

    thanks
    gerry

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    1. 10.1

      Teddy Triton

      I’m glad to hear this tutorial was helpful Gvanto. Please refer to our forums for help with this. We’ve moved our WooCommerce support to the Upload WP Forums here… http://uploadwp.com/community/index.php

      Reply
  11. 11

    Mike

    I’m familiarizing myself with WordPress and WooCommerce and have found your website and Youtube channel to be informative.

    I was wondering how do you add more than one affiliate link for the same product?

    For example, let’s say I want to promote a product that is available at 3 different online stores and I am an affiliate of all 3 stores.

    WordPress only allows me to type in one url in the space that says “Enter the external url to the product.”

    I would like to offer readers the option to compare prices and I also don’t want to be stuck with just one retailer.

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    1. 11.1

      Teddy Triton

      Hi Mike,

      Please refer to our forums / the “Upload WP Forums” for help setting up affiliate products in WooCommerce… http://uploadwp.com/community/index.php?forums/woocommerce-product-setup.5/

      It’s free and easy to join the Upload WP Forums. We have a ton of members that will answer all of your questions there.

      Reply
  12. 12

    Sistus

    Great info.
    Is it possible to create an affiliate system with woocommerce where people can register as affiliates and will be able to edit the affiliate product url to their own url (Basically its going to be clickbank) and whenever one visits the site through their link then purchase the product from clickbank through their link they will receive all the commission rather than we receiving any share from it.?

    Reply

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