phpBay Pro is really the ducks nuts
The ebay affiliate program is currently making the transition from Commission Junction to its own newly launched eBay Partner Network. For anyone using Commission Junction based eBay affiliate links, this means you will have to join up to the eBay Partner Network and then, once approved, go through and update all your links.
I only realised that this was going to affect me on Monday. I was thrown into mini turmoil. I use phpBay Pro on a few of my blogs to plug some eBay auctions into posts, and it's proven to be quite profitable, however I was worried. Would this new change mean that I could no longer use phpBay Pro? Would I have to buy a new version? Would I even be able to do everything need to make the transition?
As it turns out, I was worrying about nothing. I visited the phpBay Pro forum, learnt that the developer, a guy called Wade, had already developed a new version of phpBay Pro designed to work with the eBay Partner Network, and that it was available to customers that had already purchased a previous version. So I sent off a quick message to Wade, got an almost instant reply, containing details of how to get the upgrade, and I was up and running again. I upgraded five blogs in under an hour, in between working on a flash game.
So to summarise, the transition was smooth and didn't cost me a thing!
I have to say that the customer service that Wade has provided has been beyond anything that I ever expected. I'm not sure how the guy finds the time to develop programs and then provide the level of support that he does, but somehow he seems to manage! phpBay Pro is clearly the real deal and it's good to see that he stands by his product.
Up until this point, phpBay Pro is the only money I've spent on any of my sites, besides money spent on hosting and domain names. If you have a WordPress blog and you want to include some eBay auction to generate some extra revenue, then I highly recommend picking up phpBay Pro. I use it most on my latest pet project guitar effects site. I made the $49 it cost me back in less than three weeks, and since then I've hit the $250 mark. It's paid for itself five times over in a couple of months. Not a bad return for a $49 investment!
UPDATE: In the three days since I made the change to the eBay Partner Network I've made $24.41. At that rate phpBay Pro pays for itself in 6 days!