Welcome to Part Two of our <mumble>-Part series: Greg Hoffman Consulting Presents a Merchant with a Datafeed Presented by Greg Hoffman Consulting. Give me time, I’ll think of a better title.
Today, we’re looking at Sears PartsDirect – the merchant with the largest datafeed of any merchant I think GHC has ever managed. Over 97,000 products, you guys. Ninety-seven… thousand… products. That’s so, so many products. Sears PartsDirect has a massive feed, and it uses the following fields on ShareASale:
ProductID | Name | MerchantID | Merchant | Link | Thumbnail | BigImage | Price | Category | SubCategory | Description | LastUpdated | partnumber | shortDescription | SKU | AddToCartURL | mobileURL
Is there a ShareASale datafeed field that Sears PartsDirect isn’t using that you’d like them to? Sound off in the comments and we’ll do our best to make that happen!
Sears PartsDirect Featured Items
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Something to remember about all ShareASale datafeeds: they are pipe-delimited, not comma-delimited. The pipe character, sometimes called a vertical bar or vertical line is located above the Enter key on most keyboards. Aside from the change in delimiter, the file you download works exactly the same as any other delimited file.
Interested in a primer on ShareASale datafeed usage? Would you like a “Datafeeds 101″ post to get you started? Let us know in the comments and if folks are interested we – and by we I mean I, Daniel the Tech Monkey – will draft it up for you.
Next time: The California Wine Club. A datafeed that utilizes the Custom fields to allow for SKU-level bonuses to affiliates!
- At present, the Thumbnail is the same as the BigImage – and it’s big. For the time being, using style=“width: xxx” in your image code to reduce the dimensions will have to suffice. We’re working to improve that! ↩
- Also at present, shortDescription is a truncated (255 characters) version of Description. With almost one hundred thousand products, hand-tailoring each one is daunting at best, unfeasible at worst. Again, we’re working to improve that! ↩
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