We all freaked out a bit by the new Amazon terms and how difficult (virtually impossible) it now seems to be to get access to the Amazon API keys. The prospect of manually adding products to our websites was not very exciting. But the devs over at AA team (the creators of the Woozone (Wzone) plugin) are on it and have released the latest version of WZone with a brand new feature… easily import products without the need of an API key.
This is a huge improvement on the last version, where you could add products without an API key but it was a laborious task. With the latest version of WZone you can search for products, que them up and import them, just like you can with the API.
‘Is this even allowed?’ we hear you cry. Well, yes it is. Alexandra Dinca, co-founder of AA Team got in touch to say that the new import-without-API-keys feature is basically the equivalent of adding a product to your website manually. You just have to make sure that if you are displaying a price, you serve the link that shows that price and availability.
You have to have the new price option active (it’s under the Config tab in WZone). That will display price like this:
You then have to make sure that you are using the link to the product that goes with that price and availability. You also have to make sure you are using remote images, but the plugin is set to do that by default, so no action on your part is required there.
HO TO IMPORT PRODUCTS WITHOUT API KEYS
Firstly, make sure you have the most up to date version of WZone installed. If you are having trouble updating, and we know some of you are, you can install the latest version manually. Follow this video where we show you how.
Firstly, go to your WordPress dashboard and find launch Woozone
Now find the No PA API Keys tab:
Click Import Products:
You will have to install and activate the Chrome Extension WZone Direct Import:
Next you will be asked to input your WZone purchase code to validate the Direct Import Extension. You can find that at CodeCanyon on your downloads page.
Now, find the products you want to import. To help you can select your region, your Amazon category, and add some keywords.
Choose the products you want to import.
You can import products as Simple or Variable (variable is for products like clothes or shoes or homewares where there are different sizes or colours or shapes or smells.
Check that the import was successful by viewing the products you have added.
Importing variable products
Check that the variable product import was successful
Check the product page now, to ensure that all the variations are there and that they can be added to the shopping cart/basket..
Finally, just double check the checkout process to make sure that you being take to the right products on Amazon.
And that’s it! Hopefully you found that useful. We can’t imagine you not finding it at least a bit helpful, especially if you have lots of Amazon products on your site. It could save you hours! And if you haven’t got a WZone powered Amazon Affiliate site take a look at this tutorial.