The new Winamaz addon for WooCommerce allows WooCommerce users to convert their e-commerce site into an affiliate site while keeping the presentation and format of their online store*.
*Note that the addon is activated for all products on your site
This new addon is free and compatible with both the LITE and FULL* versions of the Winamaz plugin (except CPC offers via the “Offers” shortcode). Of course, it’s up to you to manage the creation of your WooCommerce site.
*Note that FULL users can use the WooCommerce Addon with or without Amazon. When using the addon with Amazon, ASIN, UPC, EAN, ISBN, keyword can all be used. When using the addon without Amazon, ASIN, EAN, UPC or keyword can be used. The results for keyword may differ depending on whether Amazon is used or not.
WooCommerce example without the Winamaz addon – WooCommerce
Before seeing the power of the addon, let’s look at a simple example of a site with the WooCommerce extension enabled but without the Winamaz – WooCommerce addon.
The e-commerce site chosen presents various toys for sale. The example product taken from the site is that of a Lego set:
By choosing the « Products » menu, we find the list of existing products in your store. For the example, the first product in the list will be used:
By clicking on the “Name” of the product, the product page opens for editing/viewing – the basic information is already filled in: Title; link ; description ; picture etc.
The “Product data” part is found further down on the product page. Most of the fields are filled in by default, just enter the price information in the “general” section as shown below:
The product page can be viewed by clicking “Save Draft” (if needed) followed by “Preview”.
The result is displayed and the visitor can add the product to their basket and buy it.
WooCommerce example with Winamaz addon – WooCommerce
Before you can use the WooCommerce addon, the Winamaz plugin must be installed – click here to access the installation guide*:
* if Winamaz is already installed on your site, please ensure that the latest version is in place by checking if an update is available from the “Installed Plugins” menu before installing the addon.
On the site in question, the Winamaz plugin is installed and already activated.
Installation of Winamaz-WooCommerce addon
The installation is done via the “Plugins” menu of your WordPress site. Click on “Add New”:
From this page, click on “Upload a plugin ”, then choose the file and click on “install now”:
Once the addon is installed, it will be available in the list of installed plugins:
Click on « Activate » to activate the plugin.
The same example from the Lego set is used for the example:
Via the “Products” menu, the same product is selected from the list:
By clicking on the “Name” of the product, the product page opens for modification/viewing:
The “Product data” part is found further down on the product page. Most of the fields are filled in by default, just enter new “Product (Winamaz)”* field added via the Winamaz – WooCommerce addon is available:
* If you do note complete this field, the product title will be used for the search!
The field can contain an ASIN/ISBN/EAN/UPC keyword and you no longer need to fill in the “Price” fields:
Once the field is completed, the product page can be viewed by clicking “Save Draft” (if needed) followed by “Preview”.
The result is displayed:
The “Best Price” button shows the best price found for the product compared to affiliate platforms and advertisers configured on your site. In the example, only Amazon is configured at the moment, as shown below:
The configuration of other advertisers will be explained next.
The “Best price” button opens the tracked affiliate link to the merchant’s page – in this case it is Amazon:
The “Show Prices” button moves down the page to show the list of advertisers offering the product along with their price:
This list is generated by Winamaz with the “ListSimple” shortcode. The visitor can click on the “Verify” button which will bring him (via the tracked affiliate link) back to the product page of the merchant.
In order to see several merchants in this list, you must activate the affiliation and configure the platforms and merchants with which you are affiliated.
Activation of advertisers on Winamaz
Let’s look at the same example with multiple advertisers configured in the Winamaz plugin. Details of how to connect to each platform available on Winamaz can be found here:
You can also find the list of advertiesrs available from Winamaz here:
Awin platform login is used as an example. From Winamaz, click on the “Configuration” menu followed by the “Compare Platforms” tab. Then choose the platform to activate:
Click the « Off » bouton to « On » and enter the key, token or Id , depending on the required fields
Once the information has been entered, the connection to the platform is made:
And the list of advertisers available in Winamaz for the platform will be displayed. Activate the feeds by turning the “Off” button to “On” for each advertiser with whom you are affiliated and click on the “OK” button
Save your changes by clicking on the « Save » button :
Return to your page by doing a “refresh”. Click again on “Show prices”:
Added advertisers that offer the product are also listed:
The visitor can click on the “Verify” button next to each advertiser which will bring him (via the tracked affiliate link) back to the product page of the advertiser in question: