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Embed your seller page in your website.

ElectroIntellect 3 years ago updated by sales 2 years ago 17

It would be nice if we could embed our list of games for sell on our own websites.

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This is live.  You can now embed your listings (and any other listings) anywhere you want.  Here's the info for how to do it:

https://www.pricecharting.com/embed-documentation


You can customize what items are shown and customize the appearance too.


Please give it a try and give us any feedback on the tool.

Under review

I'm contacting a developer now to talk about implementing something like this.


Do you have any thoughts on how you would like this to work?  Capability to limit results by console too, or ability to style the listings, or how many to show at one time, etc.

I was thinking the easiest would be having a few sizes. Something small like 1 or 2 rows with 4 items per row. Maybe one that's 4x4, one that's more like 8x4 to take most a page or so. Then it would look more like a normal product catalog for the end user.


Being able to limit by console would be fantastic to help the users filter it down as would a search my listings. If multiple sizes is too difficult to add one that takes up most of a page would be good. If you don't like the column and row approach one that has a sidebar to filter by console and its all vertical in one column would work good too similar to ebays default search. Styling the listings would be nice at some point but not required out the gate.


The easiest to add is probably one that it all scrolls vertically with the sidebar to filter down the results. Perhaps being able for me to choose up to 3 highly recommended games to appear near the top could be nice at some point too.


I think if all options were available I would make one page on my website that is the full page listing that's vertical scrolling with the sidebar to filter results and the smaller ones that would I assume have a picture, the name, and the price I could put in the location normally set aside for ads on parts of my website.


Thank you for considering this idea, I think it would also help bring more viewers to your site/platform without requiring you to advertise!

Oops didn't realize it had logged me out here it is again.

I was thinking the easiest would be having a few sizes. Something small like 1 or 2 rows with 4 items per row. Maybe one that's 4x4, one that's more like 8x4 to take most a page or so. Then it would look more like a normal product catalog for the end user.


Being able to limit by console would be fantastic to help the users filter it down as would a search my listings. If multiple sizes is too difficult to add one that takes up most of a page would be good. If you don't like the column and row approach one that has a sidebar to filter by console and its all vertical in one column would work good too similar to ebays default search. Styling the listings would be nice at some point but not required out the gate.


The easiest to add is probably one that it all scrolls vertically with the sidebar to filter down the results. Perhaps being able for me to choose up to 3 highly recommended games to appear near the top could be nice at some point too.


I think if all options were available I would make one page on my website that is the full page listing that's vertical scrolling with the sidebar to filter results and the smaller ones that would I assume have a picture, the name, and the price I could put in the location normally set aside for ads on parts of my website.


Thank you for considering this idea, I think it would also help bring more viewers to your site/platform without requiring you to advertise!

Thanks for this feedback.  I'll see what the developer thinks and keep you posted.  We will probably make it possible to choose the number of listings returned and then give directions on the site about styling so each user can style it as they want depending on their sites needs.  That way it is versatile for each user.

That sounds great thank you!

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This is live.  You can now embed your listings (and any other listings) anywhere you want.  Here's the info for how to do it:

https://www.pricecharting.com/embed-documentation


You can customize what items are shown and customize the appearance too.


Please give it a try and give us any feedback on the tool.

Excellent, I shall play around with over the weekend. Thanks for adding this feature!

Great.  Please give me any feedback once you try it out.

I have played with it a little bit on its own for now as a HTML file on my computer and noticed what may be a minor glitch in it. If you view the iframe with the default settings set to your seller offers page, and you are still logged in to pricecharting, it shows you the table as though you clicked on your selling page with the same options of edit and close to the far right of the items which are displayed as a list. If you open it in a private browser tab or log out it shows the grid like the example ones on the page do. I am not sure if this was an intentional feature or if its a glitch. If its intentional then you can disregard this. Either way I don't see it causing an issue for me as its easy enough to just open a private browser tab to see how the visitors would see my site which I do anyway when editing my website. I have attached a photo of what I am describing.



I am still going to play around with it a bit more later this week or next before I put it on my website. I will give you more feedback once I do. So far though its looking like it will work great for what I wanted it to do thanks again for adding this feature!


Great feedback.  That result is intentional.  Ideally I would like to change that behavior to make previewing a bit easier, but it is a fairly difficult thing to change in the backend.  Because the private browsing solution works I decided not to implement the fix until I get some more feedback from users.


Thanks for letting me know you would like that addressed in the future.

I was wondering if it was intentional or not. I am not sure how your backed system is setup but if it were me I would just add a variable like &displaymode=enduser that people can add to the iframe. Then have the page display as though their logged out if that variable is set by ignoring the logged in session variable. Depending on how your system is setup that may be an easy work around. Either way though its not a big deal to me just a thought. You may want to mention that it works that way in your embed page just so people realize it.


To me the current document is easy to go off of but if you wanted to simplify it for end users, since I noticed you gave instructions for people to set it up on their facebook, you could setup a basic system similar to what auction nudge does for their embed your ebay listings generator https://www.auctionnudge.com/tools/your-ebay-items



I have noticed one feature that may be important that is lacking after playing with it more. The feature missing is an option to make clicked products open in a new tab. The easiest way would probably be something like &openlinks=newtab so you can choose whether to have it open in the new tab or the in the iframe when clicked.



And one very minor bug I have found is when you do click the products and it loads the product listing on VGPC its always scrolled to the very bottom of the page instead of the top. Not a huge deal just a minor inconvenience.


Also you could also put a small logo on the bottom that says something like Powered By Price Charting if you so desired so people realize it is supposed to go to Price Charting.


Those are thoughts and suggestions after trying it a bit more in depth if I come up with anything else I will post it here.


Thanks again!


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Great feedback.  Many of the changes you suggested are now live.  Including the "powered by" image, all links open in a new tab, and all users (even the seller) will see the same results which makes testing easier.

Excellent, now it works exactly as I imagined it would. I am currently all out new suggestions or feedback for now so if I think of anything I will let you know. But in the meantime I will be using it on my site and would like to thank you again!

Please let me know when you are done.  I'd love to see it.  I'm also looking for some external sites that are doing it that I can share as examples for inspiration.  I'd love to share yours and link to your site.

Oops I forgot to respond to this. I am currently redoing my website, but while I do that it is live on two pages on my website:

My Main Shop Page that combines multiple shops in tabs: http://electrointellect.net/shop/

My Price Charting Page that is only my items on Price Charting: http://electrointellect.net/shop/pricecharting/
So far it has been working great!

Thanks for sharing.  Looks really good.  I'll save those urls and add it to our notes about showing seller's examples of this in practice.  Hopefully it will be up on the website in the near future.