Module Compatibility: DataKick

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Does your site use any services or integrations that require data feeds from your shop? If so, you might be interested in the new module added to our compatibility program. It is a module called DataKick, it is made for exporting data in your shop to XML format. If you use a CRM, inventory system, or Google Shopping this module could be invaluable to you. The module even has a free version, you can checkout the DataKick module here.

What all does it do?

The module will let you export any information in your shop out in XML format. It is very powerful in its export abilities, letting you export customers, addresses, orders, product data, and more. It will even let you export the data with different conditions applied. Here are some of the uses we have found for the module:

  • Exporting data to Google Shopping
  • Exporting customers and orders to a CRM
  • Exporting customers to a mailing list
  • Exporting orders to QuickBooks or other accounting software
  • Exporting data to populate a new site
  • Exporting feeds to shopping sites
  • Exporting orders to mailing label programs
  • Exporting data to add networks
  • and many more uses

The DataKick module also has a powerful scheduler built in as well. You can schedule exports so your 3rd party sites or CRM can grab the files and import them automatically. This saves time and also streamlines your process freeing you as a shop owner up to focus on other tasks.

The DataKick module is a great addition to our eco-system and greatly expands the capability of merchant’s shops by automating data needs and also arranging custom exports for mailing list and CRMs. You can get the Datakick module here and start using it today. 

Premade Templates

Because the DataKick module is powerful, it can be difficult to use. One of the toughest things about developing a powerful solution is to keep the power and make it easy for all users to use. DataKick does a great job with this by adding in over 20 pre-made templates. For common services such as Facebook, Google Shopping, PriceRunner, Heureka, and a few more, there are pre-made templates you can install directly from the module. That way the configuration is minimal and you can get to exporting without having to figure out how to make custom templates. To access the pre-made templates simply click the XML Template button at the top of the module, on the next screen you will be given the option to view the pre-made templates so you can install the one you need.

About our compatibility program

Our compatibility program is very simple and simple to join. If you create modules that are compatible with thirty bees all you have to do is display the compatibility seal on your module page for customers to see. At the same time you have to support customers who have issues with your module and thirty bees. Its that simple. If you are displaying the seal, let us know, we would like to help the companies that support us out as much as possible. You can read more about our module compatibility program here. 

2017-07-23T23:47:40+00:00 July 21st, 2017|

About the Author:

Lesley Paone
Lesley is one of the co-founders of thirty bees. He also is the owner of a PrestaShop support, development, and SEO agency called dh42. He has been active in the ecommerce community for almost a decade providing help and support services.
  • Simon Baarssen

    it looks a very simple module but its hard to setup. I guess more something for people who are daily working with this kind of matter, but for a merchant which job is selling products its not easy

    • thirty bees

      Yeah, it looks like it can get pretty complicated. But that means it is powerful. I think a good feature for it would be “recipes” where you can upload settings into it. That would make it pretty easy.

    • Petr Hučík

      Hi Simon,

      I’m Petr and I’m behind datakick module.

      Thank you for this comment – I’ve actually heard this one before, and I’m still struggling with making it more accessible for regular user. I agree it’s more suitable for power-users at the moment, and I definitely have to do something about this.

      Unfortunately complexity is the price I have to pay for a module that let you export your data in *any* format.

      Sure, it seems like an overkill when all you need to do is export your data to Google Merchant Center of Facebook. It would be nonsense to build these templates from scratch – and that’s the reason datakick contains more then 20 predefined templates you can simply install them and they work out of the box. It will actually take you only four mouse-clicks to have xml feed for Google up and running.

      Although datakick contains these canned templates for most common comparison services, I believe the *free export* mode is the greatest strenght of it. And people who actually learned to use datakick agree with me, in my experience. It’s because in the end it can really save your time, and enable you to do much more with your data.

      As an example, let’s say you want to send tailored mailchimp campaign to customers who purchased product from certain category in the last 6 months. Or to customers who added certain product to the cart but never completed the transaction. Do you know how to retrieve customer list matching this conditions? Maybe you do, but regular merchants usually don’t, and so they miss on the opportunity to upsell / crossell effectively. But it’s pretty easy to get this info out by datakick.

      I would love to hear more about your experience with datakick, what puzzled you or what make you think “Oh no, that’s just not for me”. I’d really appreciate your feedback, and I could learn a lot to make it more suitable for you. If you could send me an email I’d be very thankful.

      • thirty bees

        Petr, I actually missed that feature when I tested the module out. I have just revised this article and added a section about it. The pre-made templates are a great selling point and very useful, sorry I missed it.

      • Simon Baarssen

        Thanks for your reply and explanation. I can see its indeed a very powerfull addon, and even in the paid version its cheap. I think i will have to play with it and learn myself what to do with it.

        Maybe it is an idea to write a tutorial for creating a google merchant xml from step 1 till executing. Many people will know how to do this but for the people who dont know exactly it could be helpfull to understand the principal of preparing feeds.