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PopShops Review
Date Added: 7/23/2009     Reviewer: windychris
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Website URL: http://popshops.com
Company Name: PrestoGifto, Inc.
Alexa Traffic Rank: 15,135
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PopShops Description

PopShops is a plugin/script that allows you to add thousands of products to your website, allowing you to monetize your pages with affiliate promotions. The software pulls data from the most popular networks such as Commission Junction, Linkshare, Performics, Google Affiliate Networks, Shareasale, PepperJam and more. It is also a site builder that allows you to customize the products you want to display rather than show them dynamically.

PopShops Detailed Overview

As content management systems like Wordpress and blogging become more popular, webmasters are looking for ways to monetize their sites. PopShops makes it easy to set up an online store on your blog or site. You can access over 50 million products from the major affiliate networks, creating your own niche store in minutes.

With programs like these, you’d expect to spend hours going through the manual and few learning how to use it. However, I was surprised to find that it was one of the easiest site building tools I’ve ever used. The interface is laid out very clean, and the process is broken down into 3 steps. The first step is to find products for your shop searching by keywords, browsing merchants and adding the products to your shop.

Next, you customize the look of the products by changing the font, style of your store, image size, borders, text size, arranging the products and setting the rows & columns. Finally, all you have to do is grab the code generated by PopShops and add it to your site or blog. You’ll have to sign up with the affiliate networks used in PopShops in order to plug in your affiliate ID in to the product links.

I built my first 10 page site on wallets in 20 minutes. I found that I didn’t even need any instructions because the interface was so easy to use. So if you thought that using datafeeds and customizing your own affiliate site is hard, then you’ll find massive value with PopShops as no expertise is needed.

There are some great features of PopShops that really make it unique from other affiliate site builders on the market. You can create dynamic sites that show products depending on the search query. An autofeed feature creates additional pages of products similar to the ones on your main page. This makes your site look like regular sites with individual product pages rather than a string of feeds that were built by a program.

You can also pull in the latest deals and coupons from a huge list of merchants, allowing you to build coupon sites. This gives you the ability to build your own coupon site like the ones that are prevalent online. PopShops can lay out these sites by types of deals, categories, as well as listings of stores so your visitor can easily find what he’s looking for.

One thing I was a bit disappointed about was the lack of a tracking solution. You have to depend on the affiliate networks in order to get the data. Unfortunately, trying to track your sales across multiple networks for your shop is confusing and time consuming. I hope they really add something that allows you to track products sales across your pages as the statistics are not good enough.

You can choose between the Free account, Pro, Pro Unlimited, Enterprise, and the Databack plans. The Free account is limited and only should be intended to give you a trial run of PopShops. It allows you to set up 4 shops but uses javascript rather than PHP. The Pro account allows you to build 20 PopShops for $5.99, use PHP (which is SEO friendly) and the autofeed function. The Pro unlimited ($14.99) has the same features but allows you to build unlimited shops.

The Enterprise account ($29.99) is what really allows customization as you can customize the CSS for your site, make edits to the product descriptions (for SEO), add a search box, create product RSS feeds, and manage unlimited affiliate profiles. And finally the Data Pack plan ($59.99) is for you if you want to create dynamic sites, coupon sites, and build sites on search filters, categories, brands and more.

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Overall, PopShops is one of the best site builders I’ve used and probably the easiest. The way the interface is built makes it easy for anyone to create a site within minutes. The purpose of building these stores is to create as many quality ones as quickly as you can and PopShops is a great solution for that.

PopShops has received great reviews from experienced affiliate marketers in the industry and from beginners alike. They make using their service economical and also provide great customer service. I highly recommend it and think the Enterprise plan is the best, as the CSS customization really makes your sites look unique. If they added this feature to the Pro Unlimited, I might have chosen it instead.

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Very impressive and highly recommended

Popshops is awesome. I've not come across an API as simple to use with as many features ever before.

You can sign up for a completely free 30 day trial which is what I did 3 months ago.

I'm really hopeless at creating pages myself, and even though I've tried, I quickly get bored.

Popshops is so easy and enjoyable to use that I have now created over 50 pages, and I have the unlimited package as it's very affordable and allows you to build unlimited shops.

To set up a page, there's a really easy to use code generator where you choose the colors, font sizes and layout of your page. Then when you're ready, you simply grab the code from the site. The autofeed feature is really cool too as it creates similar pages for you which saves so much time.

This is cheap and really easy to use. I recommend this 100%!
 
 


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avatar   by leaderdark on November 14, 2009 at 11:29 AM CST

 
 
 
Great starting place

I signed up for the 30 day free trial program with PopShops due to the fact that I had nothing to lose. This program gave me access to almost 50 million different types of products which I could add into my website. After a few days, I decided to sign up for the Pro package, which is 5.99/month. The function that I love with this package is the AutoFeed which helped me create 100 plus pages filled with products. There is a limit to the number of shops you can create with the Pro package (20) which is sufficient for any beginners who want a feel of starting an online business. The customer service they provide is also fast and efficient and they usually reply to emails within a day. All in all, this is a good place to start your online business dream.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by yanni on November 8, 2009 at 4:05 PM CST

 
 
 
Very impressive and highly recommended.

Popshops is awesome. I've not come across an API as simple to use with as many features ever before.

You can sign up for a completely free 30 day trial which is what I did 3 months ago.

I'm really hopeless at creating pages myself, and even though I've tried I quickly get bored.

Popshops is so easy and enjoyable to use that I have now created over 50 pages, and I have the unlimited package as it's very affordable and allows you to build unlimited shops.

To set up a page, there's a really easy to use code generator where you choose the colors, font sizes and layout of your page. Then when you're ready, you simply grab the code from the site. The autofeed feature is really cool too as it creates similar pages for you which saves so much time.

This is cheap and really easy to use. I recommend this 100%!
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by lawrencio on August 6, 2009 at 1:19 PM CST

 
 
 
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