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Make PDF Catalogs From WooCommerce

Make catalogs for every purpose: events, seasons, segments, etc.

Use the same content as your online store — including HTML, variants & more

Choice of dynamic or grid layouts, with many options

Brand with your colors, logo, & artwork

 

 

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Auto-Update PDF Catalogs On Your WooCommerce Site

Always Fresh® means catalogs are updated every night

Create a link to your site one time — the link remains the same

Post an Always Fresh catalog or brochure for every category
 

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PDF for Every Product Page On Your WooCommerce Site

Creates a PDF for every product on your WooCommerce site — updated nightly

Instantly downloadable

Uses your artwork & colors

Free up to 1000 product families


 

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Lite Edition for Sales Reps & Dealers

For sales reps, dealers, distributors, etc.

They select the template & products —  you control the design and content

Perfect for 1:1 sales, wish list reminders, abandoned cart follow-ups, including with shipments, trade show handouts

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Flexible Job File (FJF) for Batch Processing

Run publications with no human intervention

Launch jobs with any configuration and any combination of products

Generate Job Files with any tool, or from any system (CRM, etc.)

How do I integrate Catalog-on-Demand with WooCommerce?

We have developed a WooCommerce plug-in. Here is the documentation on how to import data and images from WooCommerce.

Is it possible to make the product description or image in my print catalogs different than what is in our WooCommerce store?

You can use the Private Data Editor (PDE) to change product data. This includes the description, images, and attributes. If you do this, you will want to use the Locked Product feature, which prevents your edited data from being overwritten by the next import.

For some publications (such as niche catalogs) I want to be able to add or override attribute values and prices. Is this possible?

Yes, you can do this and more with the "Override and Supplementary Data" capability, documented here. Here are the available features:

  • Price overrides — Publish a price that is different than the price contained in your database
  • SKU number override — Publish with a SKU number that is different than the SKU numbers in your database
  • Attribute value override — Publish attribute values that are different than the attribute values in your database
  • Attribute supplements — Publish attribute labels and values that are in addition to what you have in your database

Is there a way to automatically strip out, replace, or otherwise change content before publishing?

Yes, by using Catalog-on-Demand Plug-Ins. This is a powerful capability to apply JavaScript in just about any way you can imagine to transform your content for publishing. You might use it to publish or suppress prices, combine attributes in a separate field, pull data from another source, or almost anything else. You can create your own Plug-Ins, or we can make them for you.

I have extensive formatting and HTML in my product descriptions. How is this handled?

Catalog-on-Demand supports simple HTML for print publications, such as bullets and some styling. Other HTML, such as complicated embedded tables or extensive styling, does not transfer well from web to print. Such HTML may be easily stripped out with simple checkboxes.

In addition, Plug-Ins can be created to handle just about any other clean up or formatting replacement that you can imagine.

How can I make the product categories in my print catalogs different than in my WooCommerce store?

You can use Private Data Editor to recategorize your products. There is a Catalog-on-Demand setting that prevents the WooCommerce import from overwriting your categories.

The product images on my WooCommerce store vary in size and shape. Can I still use them for print catalogs?

Yes. Catalog-on-Demand automatically handles all the sizing, positioning, and text wrap issues associated with having different shape images for different products.

How to Automatically Import Product Data and Images from WooCommerce into Catalog-on-Demand

Part I: Setup the WooCommerce Plug-In

  1. Install the Catalog-on-Demand for WooCommerce plug-in from here.
  2. Click on Activate.
  3. Click on Settings. Enter an Access key of your choosing. You will use this in Part II.
  4. Click Save Changes.

Part II: Catalog-on-Demand setup

Sign in to Catalog-on-Demand (registration is free).

Go to Account > Data Import Setup.

  1. For Import type, choose WooCommerce import
  2. Enter the URL for your WooCommerce site
  3. Enter the Access Key from Part I into "Password"
  4. Check at least one day of the week.
  5. Click Create Data Import Setup
  6. Click the Test button
  7. If you have error messages and cannot troubleshoot the problem, please contact us
  8. If the test is successful, click Import Now
  9. Wait for a couple minutes.
  10. Click Import Now, wait for a couple minutes.
  11. Click History
  12. If the import is successful, a button labeled "Download report" will appear.

You are now ready to start publishing. Please contact us if you have any questions or problems. 

Part III: Import Options

Catalog-on-Demand offers several options for importing data from your WooCommerce database.

  • Get actual price — If this box is checked, the price takes into account sales and discounts.
  • Include tax in prices — This is important only if you want the price in your print catalog to include taxes. If this box is checked, the price (with taxes) that is displayed on your site will appear in your print catalog.
  • Include short description — Check this box to include the short description.
  • Include long description — Check this box to include the long description.
  • Include custom fields — List all custom fields that you wish to include in your publications. Each field should be separated by a comma.
  • Ignore HTML tables — If checked, then any HTML tables in your product descriptions will not be imported. Sometimes this is necessary if you have complex HTML tables that do not appear correctly in your print catalog.
  • Remove color tags — This is useful if you have color formatting in your HTML that you do not want to appear in your print catalog.
  • Remove all styles — This is useful if you have font formatting in your HTML that you do not want to appear in your print catalog.