Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

mail_open
Widget Chimp & eBay Changes
philip

Excellent
October 30, 2016 - 3:19 pm
Member Since: May 22, 2014
Forum Posts: 25
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

probably a question for Matt this one? What is the current situation with eBay rules regarding active content and widget chimp? Is this being addressed – should I wait before creating a template. Are you moving to HTML5 – What is the timescale? Would love to get stuck in – but time is precious – so don’t want to waste hours if it will require redoing shortly. Appreciate the guidence.

Avatar
Dave Furness

Founder
November 1, 2016 - 4:47 pm
Member Since: July 19, 2013
Forum Posts: 4606
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey Phil,

We had a brakthrough on this yesterday and over the next two weeks Matt is head down working on a way that will make sure WidgetChimp will comply with the eBay dynamic content policy coming in 2017.

We obviously don’t have all the details yet but Matt is confident the vast majority of the functionality will be ported over to the new way.

Hope that helps

Dave

Every expert was once a beginner

Adam Nicholls
Southampton, UK

New
November 30, 2016 - 1:53 pm
Member Since: September 23, 2014
Forum Posts: 1
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi Dave,

Have there been any further developments with this?

Thanks,
Adam.

Avatar
Dave Furness

Founder
December 5, 2016 - 8:54 am
Member Since: July 19, 2013
Forum Posts: 4606
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi Adam,

Yes Matt is still working on the development of this, he didn’t want to push out a new update over Black Friday and Christmas, but it will be ready in early 2017.

Dave

The following users say thank you to Dave Furness for this useful post:

Dirk Renkema

Every expert was once a beginner

gette

New
January 25, 2017 - 6:41 pm
Member Since: June 3, 2015
Forum Posts: 3
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Well?

Avatar
Dave Furness

Founder
January 26, 2017 - 11:22 am
Member Since: July 19, 2013
Forum Posts: 4606
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have just spoken to Matt about this for you, he is still working on it right now and is not happy with where it is yet so it isn’t ready for release right now.

He is continuing work on it to try and keep as much functionality as possible in WidgetChimp and trying to work around the eBay restrictions is what is taking the time.

As soon as he has an update for you he will let you know as will we here at UnderstandingE

Dave

Every expert was once a beginner

Dave1
Member
February 1, 2017 - 12:33 pm
Member Since: October 24, 2013
Forum Posts: 154
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Any update on this? Not too bothered about all the features working, but would be good to get a “yes your main template will definitely work”

Is it a case of ironing out a few details or is there a possibility that the listing templates might simply not work at all?

Just need a heads up so we can find/build an alternative template in time rather then finding out that it suddenly won’t work when it’s too late

Cheers!

Rodney - UE
Guest
February 3, 2017 - 6:36 am

Hello there. Any issues about WidgetChimp should be directed to the WidgetChimp support team. Issues about it would be better handled by the support team there.

Rodney

gette

New
February 3, 2017 - 2:24 pm
Member Since: June 3, 2015
Forum Posts: 3
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Widget Chimp support.
That’s funny.

Why do you think we are all posting here?
Maybe they are just as tired as I am from the same “unsupport” comments from Ruel.

I don’t think I ever received any helpful advice from “Widget Support” since I’ve been an overpaying member of UE for over 18 months.

VaporWare

Avatar
Dave Furness

Founder
February 3, 2017 - 3:10 pm
Member Since: July 19, 2013
Forum Posts: 4606
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I am going to take a guess most people are posting here as there is no forum on WidgetChimp and people are interested to see how work is progressing with making WidgetChimp compatible with the new eBay Dynamic Content Policy.

Surely if it was ‘VaporWare’ nobody would be asking these questions as it wouldn’t exist?

WidgetChimp powers millions of listings on eBay who largely use it with no issues. Obviously you have had some problems but this wouldn’t be the place to get support as we literally have no access to the WidgetChimp back end. The teams that run WidgetChimp and UnderstandingE are totally separate.

If you have issues ongoing with your WidgetChimp account unfortunately there is nothing we can do here.

The latest I heard was that Matt was busy doing the coding work necessary to comply as much as possible with the upcoming changes to eBay’s policy.

I understand you are frustrated gette, and I have no access to find out why that might be.

Also you mention overpaying UE i’m not sure how that is possible. We don’t bill you individually, but you subscribe through PayPal and have the ability to cancel at any time. We have zero ability to increase that subscription.

I hope you manage to get whatever problem you have fixed soon.

Dave

Every expert was once a beginner

 

Why Should You Join UnderstandingE?

 
  • Access to over 500 step-by-step video tutorials
  • +20 video courses available
  • Magento, M2E Pro, Magmi, eBay, Amazon & Design all covered
  • Everything is in 100% Plain English
  • Learn how to build your own multi-channel software for eBay & Amazon
  • Access to the community forums, meet fellow business owners like yourself

Join Now with 2 Clicks

 

Join now for less that £1 per day you can gain access to over 400 step-by-step video tutorials & learn how to build your very own multi-channel software.

 

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 1012

Currently Online:
18 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Jim @ Moogento: 688

Steve Froggatt: 514

Badeth - UE: 513

Jimbob: 453

Paul Cartwright: 414

Forum Stats:

Groups: 6

Forums: 37

Topics: 5223

Posts: 27502

Administrators: Matthew Ogborne: 4565, Dave Furness: 4606