Recently I had the task to search for a woocommerce plug-in that will allow discount on sharing your cart with products. This is something very nice because you get double effect: once – your store is getting free add on someones social media, and second: the client is happy that he gets discount.

Unfortunately there were only two plug-ins at that time that we offering this. The first one is ShareYourCart. And here are is the review for it.

First of all the company that made the plug-in was acquired by AddShoppers. So installing the original plug-in won’t make any sense since it requires clients ID and API Key which are no longer available. To make things working you will need to make a registration on Addshoppers.com and link your site with the account you’ll have there. Then there are several steps for configuring the “Social Rewards” app from the AddShoppers page including installing Social Sharing Buttons By AddShoppers plugin. It takes something like 10min to make all the necessary configuration (and this is the general case when you want all the products to get discount upon sharing) and then we go to the result.

The first disappointment was the outlook of the sharing option on the side. The how thing turns out to be a small banner with fixed position, which was showing on each page offering you 10% discount on sharing the current page.  OK, lets say that this problem could be configured and  with some more settings we can force  the banner to be displayed only on the cart page. But guess what? When you share your cart page, you are just sharing your current url, so actually whoever click on your shared link will be directed to an empty cart page of your site. Not very nice, uh?

Not sure if there were some other settings for managing this issue, but the whole thing is quit anti-intuitive. And having in mind that you have to manage a third-party system for your discounts and then duplicate them in your Woocommerce coupon page all this is getting to much black points. (oh, did i forgot to mansion that you have to have your discount once in the AddShoppers system and then in your Woocommerce as  well).

Anyway the AddShoppers system has some nice looking features like social media statistics on how visible are your products, how many shares are there and some other options. But I don’t have the time to have a look at all of them, and don’t think these are something new and innovative  for Woocommerce at all.

And finally some screenshots:

 

Resources on WordPress ShareYourCart
This is how the banner looks like. It is just fixed there and the only other positions that can get are top and bottom
Resources on WordPress ShareYourCart
You can add some text here related to the link that you will share.
Resources on WordPress ShareYourCart
And this is how it will look on your facebook wall.

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