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Overview

In a nutshell

Koongo Service comes with the same features as the Connector for Magento 1 and Magento 2 as well as with the same supported feeds and channels. However, Koongo Service has the advantage of automatic integration with selected channels through the means of API and provides feed/channel performance tracking. With the Connector, you set up all the settings from within your Magento backend. The Koongo Service is located on Koongo servers.

To understand the scope of Koongo products and services and to be able to distinguish between them you need to be briefly familiarized with Koongo history.

We distinguish between Magento and non-Magento shopping platforms simply because Koongo started back in 2007 as a simple stand-alone module available only for the Magento platform, called currently Connector for Magento (or Connector).

In 2013 we introduced a new product, Koongo as Service (or Service). In the beginning, the Service was available only for the Lightspeed users. Over time, we added other platforms - Prestashop, CCV Shop, Shopify, WooCommerce, etc. (see the list of all supported shopping plaforms).

Finally, in 2015 the Service became available also for  Magento users. It allows Magento users to choose between the Connector and the Service, depending on their specific needs.

For that reason, Koongo offers for Magento users two products (Connector and Service) while for all other shopping platforms Koongo has 'only' the Service available.

Connector for Magento (Connector)

Only for Magento

Please note that the Connector is available only for Magento 1 & 2 users.

Connector for Magento 1 & 2 is the stand-alone extension for Magento, in Magento terminology called module. You can install the Connector on your Magento instance using the Magento Connect Manager. You manage all the feeds and channels from within your Magento backend.

Koongo as a Service (Service)

For all supported e-commerce platforms

Please note that Service is available for all supported e-commerce platforms, including Magento. If your platform is not currently supported, don't worry as we add a new plaform every month or two.

Koongo as a Service is our in-house developed tool with own user interface (UI). You need to install an app (for Lightspeed, CCV Shop or Shopify) or set up API integration (for Magento or Prestashop) to get access to Service's UI where you subsequently set up and manage all channels and feeds.

Comparison of Connector and Servise

 Connector for MagentoKoongo as a Service
E-commerce platform  
Magento(tick)(tick)
Magento 2(tick)(error)
Lightspeed(error)(tick)
CCV Shop(error)(tick)
Shopify(error)(tick)
Prestashop(error)(tick)
WooCommerce(error)(tick)
ShopTrader(error)(tick)
Generall feature  
Type of license or contract

One-time payment

Monthly payment

Support and Update period

By default 1 month.

Extra support - Support & Updates

(tick) Unlimited.
Feed/channel performmance tracking(error)(tick)
Number of products(tick) Unlimited.Limited by subscription plan.
Number of frontend stores(tick) Unlimited within one Magento installation.Limited by subscription plan.
FTP feed/channel submission(tick)(tick)
Category mapping(tick)(tick)
Working interfaceYour Magento backendKoongo interface (https://my.koongo.com)
Channels and feeds  

Products aggregators, price comparison websites and selling channels

  • Grouped by Country collections.
(tick) 500+ feeds/channels(tick) 500+ feeds/channels

Country collections

  • The set of feeds/channels operating in given country.

1 collection always included.

Other collections available for extra fee.

Additional Channel

Additional Collection

Unlimited Channels

Unlimited
AmazonProduct files for manuall upload in Amazon interface.(tick) API product syncing
Bol.com(tick) Through FTP.(tick) Through FTP.
Beslist.nl(error)(tick) API product syncing
eBayProduct files for manuall upload in eBay interface.

Product files for manuall upload in eBay interface.

Automatic API integration coming soon.

Marktplaats Admarkt(tick) Through XML feed(tick) API product syncing
2dehands.be/2ememain.be Admarkt(tick) Through XML feed(tick) API product syncing
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