Introduction

Amazon, Affiliate Advertising, Affiliate Carts, e-Commerce, Shopping Cart

This is a package of Joomla extensions that allows you to create a complete Amazon store on your Joomla website.

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Customers can :-

  • browse Amazon products on your site, and search the Amazon database directly from your site.
  • insert products into their cart directly on your site, modify the quantity, delete items, save them for later, all on your site

They only need to leave your site when they are ready to check out, then they are taken to Amazon to complete their payments

Features

  • Amazon products are embedded into your Joomla articles using simple to use short-code
  • display individual products, or the results of Amazon searches
  • your associates id (affiliate code) is inserted automatically
  • search the Amazon database direct from Joomla articles
  • show results from multiple countries
  • customers can add products to their carts directly on your site, they only go to Amazon when they are ready to check out
  • record sales
  • automatically insert tags in Joomla articles based on product browse nodes, so similar products are linked using Joomla tagging system
  • show similar products in module or plugin
  • customisable layouts

It consists of the following extensions:-

  • AmazonWS API system plugin - handles interaction with the Amazon server;
  • AmazonWS content plugin - handles embedding the product information into your Joomla content;
  • AmazonWS component - provides extra views, handles the shopping cart functions;
  • Amazon Shopping Cart module - provides a mini-cart module, allowing customers to see the current contents of their cart
  • Amazon Product Search module - allows customers to search for products and see the results on your site
  • Amazon Shopping Cart user plugin - handles saving carts for logged in users
  • AWS Product editor plugin - provides a Joomla editor button that allows you to search for and select products directly when editing an article, and will automatically insert the code for you into your article
  • Amazon Similar content plugin - provides the ability to display similar products to the ones currently being viewed, displayed in the Joomla article content and on the Amazon product page, and Amazon search page
  • Amazon Similar module - provides the ability to display similar products to the ones currently being viewed, displayed in a module
  • Amazon Cart Icon module
  • Amazon Showcase module
  • Amazon Country module - allows the user to select which country to view results from
  • Amazon Country system plugin - also required for the Amazon Country module to work

These extensions are supplied as a single package, which you upload and install to your Joomla site in the normal way.

The Amazon Shopping Cart package is designed to extend our AmazonWS content plugin so that it offers a much more complete shopping experience. Customers will be able to browse on your site, search for products, and add them to their shopping cart, all on your own website. They only go to the Amazon site to check out and pay. Within the cart the customers can have multiple items, can modify the quantity, delete items, or save them for later. If they are logged into your site the cart can also be stored for up to 90 days: useful for people who want to go "window shopping" but are not ready to buy yet.

The package now includes geolocation features: the customer's country can be detected based on their IP address, and they can be shown products from their local Amazon site.


News

Version 2.1.0
Now compatible with Joomla 4

Version 2.0.0
Adds new Amazon tags plugin
Improved support for Amazon attributes
Adds support for Amazon tracking ids
Reform of the multi-country handling

Version 1.7.0

Adds support for Easy Blog in Similar Products plugin
Adds option to limit product title length for similar items
Fixes meta keywords and description in component views
Adds new Amazon Cart Icon module
Adds storage of cart data to Joomla session
Adds new Amazon Showcase module
Makes the initial setup of the extension more user friendly
Improves the router
Adds optional delay to the Amazon REST requests, to help with throttling
Adds option to refresh page when there are no results
Sets the browser title to the product name when the page is an internal link

Version 1.6.3
Adds option to select menu item for click through pages
Sets link type to internal when there are more than one item
Improvements to the product search module
Change name for aws product plugin
Fixes issue with & encoding in purchase url causing checkout to fail

Version 1.6.2
Fixes an issue with the updater
Fixes an issue with the pagination of search results
Fixes an issue with the caching of the similar products module

Version 1.6.0
Adds improvements to the caching system
Adds optional display of similar products

Version 1.5.0
Fixes bug with ajax cart loading additional styles
Adds option to use bootstrap instead of widget kit for the cart dialog
Adds new sales tracking and admin
Option to require login/create an account before user checks out

1.4.5
Fixes an issue which made it look as if no results were available when in fact they were.

Version 1.4.2
Adds support for the Joomla updater

Version 1.4.0
Adds improved testing for which products have offers that can be added to the cart
Switches from mootools to the jquery javascript framework, with improved jquery widgets for the cart, modal reviews and results accordion

Version 1.3.0 introduces new geolocation features.

Version 1.2.6
Fixes issue with the cart temporarily seeming empty when the number items are modified or one is deleted

Version 1.2.5
Adds improved handling of display of reviews and images on https pages

Version 1.2.4
Tidies up the css
Improves image display by using alternate image sets when standard images are not available
Adds support for Spain, Brazil and Mexico sites

Version 1.2.3
adds support for minimum and maximum prices
improves the display of sale prices

Version 1.2.2
Fixes a caching issue
updates to the latest version of the API

Version 1.2.1 Fixes a problem with creating the database tables for the shopping cart

Version 1.2.0 includes some bug fixes:-
*the amazon product editor button now works in the front end
*the router is improved, and produces much prettier URLs
*the continue shopping link is approved

Version 1.1.0 includes many new features:-
*Adds cookie storage for cart id
*Adds thumbnail selector for product variations
*Adds selective caching of cart data
*Solve problem of customer being left with blank page after clear cart operation.
*Improves price display
*Adds better handling for goods that don't have an offer but can be bought on Amazon, such as Kindle books

Functionality
amazon connection is working well, but to build a nice website , a nice shopping expirience for the customer is a nightmare
Ease of use
to get it running might be easy - the rest not
Documentation
hopefully - out of the box it is not usable. But: I donÄt like if I need a lot of docs
Value for money
yes and no - the amazon connection is worth to pay, the rest of the plugin not
I used this to: shopping site would have been nice
Owner's reply: I am sorry that you seem to be unsatisfied with this, we put a lot of effort into making the extension as user friendly as possible. Once our users have got past the initial hurdle of getting the correct access keys from Amazon, and understanding how to use it, most people find it very it works very well for them, and is straightforward to use, and does give a good user experience.

I notice that you only actually bought the extension two days ago, and posted the review the same day, so it clearly did not take you that long to get it set up and working. It seems like you are making a rather hasty and unjustified rush to judgement.

If you really expected something where you could install the plugin, and as if by magic, you have a fully functioning store in seconds, then yes I can see why you would be disappointed. That is not the way this extension is designed to work, because there is little value in such stores: instant stores that just regurgitate products from Amazon do very badly with search engines and site visitors. They really are a bit of a waste of time. You need to select products, and integrate them with your site content. This is what Amazon themselves recommend, and what this extension is designed to do. So yes you do need to do a little bit of work, but actually not that much.

If you had an actual problem with using the extension then you were welcome (and still are) to contact our support, but you have not done so, so clearly there was nothing that was such a big problem and which might have justified such a negative review.
Functionality
A product with multiple features that works 'out of the box' and allows you to quickly build a store with Amazon Products, Cart and Checkout
Ease of use
It is very easy to set up and the multiple layouts are all user friendly, adding quality output to the website.
Support
First Class Support, always prompt, courteous and efficient in dealing with any questions by providing information and solutions.
Documentation
The Online Documentation and Demo Site provide detailed information on the product, making set up a very smooth process.
Value for money
It is excellent value for money, a small price to pay for quality features and support.
I used this to: My Community Website on Joomla 3.6.5. I only use the latest versions of what I consider to be quality extensions matched by the same level of support and value for money. Amazon Shopping Cart is in that category, working in perfect harmony with the other products on my website.
Functionality
Stores customers Amazon products in cart, allowing them to stay on your site & browse for more items. Then checkout takes them to Amazon.
Ease of use
Amazon shopping cart mode enabled by simply selecting the shop mode from a number of options and pressing save.
Support
The support is amazing! No, absolutely spectacular! All questions whether from newbies or experienced Joomla users are answered quickly.
Documentation
The developers website contains a wealth of information, showing syntax & usage with examples. The forum also holds lots of useful info.
Value for money
Definitely value for money. Very flexible extension. With free updates for a year & the extra functionality this gives, this is a bargain!
I used this to: Currently using this extension to promote a selection of Amazon products. The Amazon cart software incorporates the developers Amazon plugin. I select the products I want to showcase. The cart is useful as it means my visitors can add multiple items and then checkout to Amazon.
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Amazon Shopping Cart

Version:
2.1.0
Developer:
Fiona Coulter
Last updated:
May 29 2018
Date added:
Jun 19 2015
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
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