Wholesale/Retail Catalog Maker

Wholesale/Retail Catalog Maker | Reviews

by Now In Store Inc.

Catalogs, Line Sheets, PDF Viewer, Barcodes, Order Forms, ...

3.8 of 5 stars

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9 reviews

Quality MRO

Lots of function, lots of flaws. Has CSS function to style the catalog as needed but has limitations too. No autosave feature so will lose changes if page freezes which happens often when dealing with a larger catalog or if you forget like I did. More often than not, editing is slow and takes a while to make changes needed to text, layout, etc. So no quick edits or changes, expect to spend a while editing waiting for the system to catch up with you when you click on text/while making changes to text. Horribly glitchy with Chrome browser at times, which is a super common browser to use but not sure it would work any better with any other browser but shouldn't have to tho, it should work with any browser. One of the most infuriating issue I found (so far but still working on the catalog so that could easily change) is that the About page img is hard to change... I removed old img, added new img, couldn't edit text afterwards. I removed img and text and tried layering the img under the text, clicked on img option on left of screen in edit layout mode and up pops up a text layer (wtf?). No matter how hard I tried, just couldn't get that to display right without having to completely start from scratch with a new page and build up my own About page. Another infuriating issue is that the text can be changed (font, size, color, etc) but when you look at it via html mode, there exist all the settings you selecting while changing out the font, size, and other attributes. All of it there, waiting to mess up how your text is displayed when you least expect it. All of it, littered throughout the paragraph in the background, ready to make your text look like sh**. Try cleaning it up and expect the page to freeze and the task becomes almost impossible to complete. Can't use custom fonts even tho it offers the use of them because the PDF export will not include them when you download the catalog, it feels like it's a gimmick to make the app seem full of features but in actuality it's only for certain uses not all (ie: custom fonts may be visible only for the digital catalog / editing phase but not PDF versions or something to that effect) which makes this feature completely useless for me. Frustrating . . . I am only giving this app any stars because it does have a lot of features that do make this app worth it IF the developers can fix the major issues the app has but not sure those issues will ever be worked on. Me personally, I am using this until I find something better and probably will never look back ಠ_ಠ

Developer reply

November 22, 2021

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it. We were not aware of these issues but we will try to reproduce them and fix them as soon as possible. We will follow up with you by the end of the week with an update.

You should also know that you can contact us at any time on live chat if you have trouble editing your catalog and our customer support representative can even do the necessary modifications for you if you would like.

Best,
Kwaku

MoldyFun™

Works well but price is a bit steep. When will you consider a per page price or flexible plan as just want this for maximum 5 products.

CRANN

Good idea but truly terrible UX and UI. Very hard to customize correctly not really what I was hoping for but going to continue testing

Developer reply

June 2, 2020

Hi,

Thank you for your feedback. We recently released a new feature that gives you the ability to completely customize your design by using CSS. We can set it up for you if you would like.

Best,
Kwaku

Alice & Blair

Quite temperamental but they are improving.

It sort of does the job okay but a bit expensive for what you actually get.

Sf Imports Inc

I'm trying so hard to like this app. There are things I like. It's ALMOST GREAT. Yet, for example, right this minute I can't load my catalogs. The server isn't responding.

It is CLUNKY. I've just spend 12 hours straight with it and 6 of those hours were wasted on figuring the quirks:
1. If you want to hover to edit an image, make sure the title text has been shrunk to fit inside the title box (which you will have to do since it's default load is too big, and which you will have to do for every single page).
2. DO NOT USE EDIT MODE. You THINK you will be editing one picture/sku BUT you will be very sad to see your whole document will be re-shuffled and yes, you will need to start your entire catalog over from scratch.
3. You need to insert a few pages in the middle of the doc? Well, it looks like it could BUT here's the quirk: Do not hit "load all" one of the apps better features because it will load at the end of the doc and not inside the doc in the spot you chose. And you will have to move each page, manually, one click at a time, to the spot and if you loaded several pages - well, grab a sandwich.
- If you count the number of sku's and make sure you insert pages in the spot you want and manually click each one in - that's the work around.

That's it for now - Going back to see if I can load my catalogs since my deadline is in about 1. 5 hours. Fingers crossed.

Live A Wild Life

While this may be the best catalog builder app available, it is pretty limited as far as page layout options, image cropping, and text formatting with the "Essential" plan (disappointing considering the price). Tech support via chat is responsive and somewhat helpful, but limitations in functionality make this unusable for my needs. (If I change item pricing in Shopify, it doesn't automatically sync/update with an existing catalog; I have to re-add EVERY product! What?!) The upgraded "Custom" plan is cost-prohibitive, and based on functionality of Essential version, not at all confident it will do what I need it to do.

Kiko Leather

This app is way too expensive. 59$/mo for a catalog are you kidding? It does a good job but there is another app on the app store call Product Catalog Builder that does the same and a little more for only 10$ a month so i went to them. If you guys reduced your price you would get much more business in my opinion.

So Rad

Really nice, but not for$12/ month.. maybe an annual fee? Poor communication too.

Time to Dress Up

Works ok but pricing isn't clear enough. I thought I was being charged a one-off fee of $19, but it's $19 per month which is too much IMO.