I paid him to set it all up, as I was working on another project at the time. He agreed to do the work but then I couldn’t reach him for a while. Then he replied finally and did the work. Then I then had an issue where orders were not being passed over - that was when I couldn’t reach him again, for a month. Then he fixed the problem. However, his fee was reasonable and the plugin is working very well indeed. He was very personable and polite though. My guess he is very busy guy and maybe is better on bigger projects that he is really interested in than in smaller projects that are less interesting. It’s annoying, but common with developers I think.
So while I agree there are issues here, however, it is critical for me that these work together and get more features together, especially with this European privacy thing. Abandoned cart emails etc are going to have to work seriously hard for my business now, they are are so few emails I can legally send without detailed consent from the customer, I need them to work harder than they used to.
This is the project he is proposing and the cost:
"If you are looking for extended abandoned carts, this should be great https://github.com/mautic/mautic/pull/5098 . But it’s in progress by me, not finished yet. This bundle use extended AI machine learning, much better like Mailchimp https://www.fastcompany.com/3060416/mailchimp-brings-data-driven-product-recommendations-to-small-online-stores
Finish basic version should cost 300-500€. Next version should bring also dynamic product to dynamic content etc. "
He later agreed it would be 30 bees compatible and open source.
Let me know if you are interested in joining in on funding it.