Easy Content Units has now been live for just over a month, and in that time we have had a number of ideas thrown at us for new functionality. We have been working hard to include as many of these new features as we can. Here’s a round up of some of the developments we have added:
Amazon Web Services
The single most requested item was for us to include Amazon products within ECU. As such, this is the main thing we concentrated on. I’m glad to say that it’s all live and affiliates are including them to good effect. Amazon products are updated ‘LIVE’ which means that all prices are as up to date as they can be. So feel free to include them in your content units.
Whilst we’re working to include as many merchants as possible, there may be some you’d like to see added sooner. Please use the Request Merchant form, and we’ll add them as soon as we can. We have ben asked to provide a list of merchants that are in ECU, so check out our Merchant List page to see who’s there.
Pagination on Units
One use we didn’t consider when creating the units was for affiliates to create whole sites using the content units. Listing all the different product ranges available at specific merchants, or a whole range of products from all the merchants, affiliates wanted to add lots more products than the format of the units allowed for. So we added pagination to the units, so you can choose either 5 or 10 products per page, and there’s a next/previous button on the bottom to allow users to scroll through the list of products. The best use of this kind of unit that we’ve seen is Wesmozart’s Chopping Board site.
‘Call to Action’ buttons
When we created Easy Content Units, we wanted them to be as customisable as possible to fit in with affiliates sites. So we realised that the couple of ‘Buy Now’ buttons weren’t enough, so we added a small suite of ‘Buy Now’, ‘More Info’ and ‘Read More’ buttons. This too wasn’t enough, and thanks to a suggestion from Sabian1982 we are pleased to announce another new feature. Use your own call to action image. Simply specify the URL to your own button, and we’ll show that in your units.
We do have a list of tweaks and developments that we’re working on, but if you have any ideas of your own, please leave them on here, or send in a support ticket through Easy Content Units.