Despite initial difficulties (which were my fault) the developer promptly solved the problem and the component is now working like a charm.
I can thoroughly recommend both the component and the developer!
After going through the config I tried to set up a menu item and the component did not show in the "menu types" list.
I contacted support and they gave me a link to put in my menu which gave a category view. I did not want to use categories, but there was no option to switch them off in the config.
I again contacted support and got another link to put in the menu item, this took down the menu system on the site.
I persevered a little bit longer and tried to alter the CSS to suit my template and discovered there is no way to do this unless you edit the php files. So I gave up and asked for a refund. There was none. A waste of $25.