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macfink July 4th, 2011 09:49 AM

Custom Description Merchant
 
Hi Eric,

A merchant recently added a description field to the feed which gave a sort of bread crumb of text to place all his products withn the correct categories

So you can see here

NIXON BASIS T-Shirts Forest Green/Navy, mens > mens-surf-fashion > t-shirts

Is there any way datafeedr can draw from this. I am having a nightmare with products going into the wrong categories, or products not showing when they should.

If i could use this information, this field, problem solved.

Eric July 4th, 2011 09:51 AM

Hi

That kind of information is stored in tags. You can use tags to filter the products.

Eric

macfink July 4th, 2011 09:52 AM

Plus here as well they have a category field, can this be used to stop mens stuff going into womens category ect.

Category
mens > mens-surf-fashion > t-shirts
mens > mens-surf-fashion > t-shirts
ladies > ladies-surf-fashion > t-shirts
ladies > ladies-surf-fashion > t-shirts
ladies > ladies-surf-fashion > t-shirts
mens > mens-surf-fashion > t-shirts
ladies > ladies-surf-fashion > t-shirts
mens > mens-surf-fashion > t-shirts

Eric July 4th, 2011 09:54 AM

Yes, just use the word "mens" or "ladies" in the Tag field.

macfink July 4th, 2011 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric (Post 21948)
Hi

That kind of information is stored in tags. You can use tags to filter the products.

Eric

Can you give me an example because i not too sure how to use tags?

macfink July 4th, 2011 09:57 AM

Most odd.

I have just added a category.

Product keyword =Wetsuits
Tag = Mens

Then it cant find anything?

Eric July 4th, 2011 09:57 AM

Just click a tag in the left sidebar or below a product's name. That will return a list of products that are tagged with those tags.


Eric July 4th, 2011 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by macfink (Post 21952)
Most odd.

I have just added a category.

Product keyword =Wetsuits
Tag = Mens

Then it cant find anything?

Works for me:

macfink July 4th, 2011 10:03 AM

I have tested on T Shirts.

It exludes loads of merchants becuase they are using different fields for tags.

Such as the feed above. They do not show, even though they have the information in their feed??

I'm confused to how datafeedr draws the tag info? Is it to a set format?

Eric July 4th, 2011 10:10 AM

Tags should be used as guides and filters when no other relevant data exists. This is because there is no format that merchants follow when adding keywords or category information to their feed. We have no control and their is no standard therefore the data is inconsistent.

Why not just do a search like this:


macfink July 4th, 2011 10:32 AM

Even that search doesnt bring up all my merchants products. I have downloaded their datafeed and theres loads of key products in their which dont appear.

Is there anyway you can set DF to use certain fields?

Eric July 4th, 2011 10:36 AM

Can you tell me exactly what you are trying to do? I might be able to help you come up with an alternate way of performing your search.

What products are you looking for exactly?

macfink July 4th, 2011 10:47 AM

This merchant here.

some of the products dont show. I have to manually add them in the search.

http://www.shore.co.uk/wetsuits/mens...-wetsuits.html

Some are added and some arent even though i have added laods of searches.

Just looking to get all their products within this category

http://www.ph5.freakfish.co.uk/surf-...s/winter/mens/

Eric July 4th, 2011 10:58 AM

What products specifically don't show when you do a search?

macfink July 4th, 2011 11:03 AM

Theres loads that dont appear this is one of them

http://www.shore.co.uk/wetsuits/mens...-back-zip.html

For all the search filters i have put in place it doesnt pick this product out as being a mens, winter, wetsuit. Or even a mens wetsuit?

This wetsuit shows from them http://www.ph5.freakfish.co.uk/surf-...0200968219976/

Its just making my head hurt why some show and others dont. :)

Eric July 4th, 2011 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by macfink (Post 21966)
Theres loads that dont appear this is one of them

http://www.shore.co.uk/wetsuits/mens...-back-zip.html

For all the search filters i have put in place it doesnt pick this product out as being a mens, winter, wetsuit. Or even a mens wetsuit?

This wetsuit shows from them http://www.ph5.freakfish.co.uk/surf-...0200968219976/

Its just making my head hurt why some show and others dont. :)

For that product, unfortunately the product name and description does not give any indication to whether it's for women or men.

Also, this is the category information we have received for this merchant:

accessories-components
boating
components
sports-equipment-accessories
water-sports
wetsuits

Unfortunately the category information there does not contain gender specific data either.

Eric

macfink July 5th, 2011 06:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric (Post 21968)
Also, this is the category information we have received for this merchant:

accessories-components
boating
components
sports-equipment-accessories
water-sports
wetsuits

Unfortunately the category information there does not contain gender specific data either.

Eric

I agree there, i picked up on this as well, this is why i suggested a category field with the bread crumb so mens, winter, wetsuit. However, your system wont draw from this field.

I think this information is from the network webgains becuase i have other merchants with the exact loose category tags. Even these dont give gender, type of product.

accessories-components
boating
components
sports-equipment-accessories
water-sports
wetsuits

I have sent webgains an email to see what they can do their end.

macfink July 5th, 2011 06:50 AM

I think it’s essential that DF uses all columns. The system works very well if there isnt gender and type of product involved. Is there a way you can make datafeedr use all columns for me and other users? Is this the pint of a datafeed to use all data within the file? Thanks for your support as ever. If you could make this happen it would make easy work.

This is webgains reply.

Hi Adam,

Hope you are well.

As long as I am aware the mapping on the system has been done correctly according to merchant categories and matching Webgains category tree. In the feed you will be able to see the category name: Men's and category path: Clothing > Trousers & Shorts > Casual Trousers > Jeans > Men's.

Gender and Product name would be in a different data columns. This is how our system applies categories when merchants datafeed is fetched. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

Thank you.

Victoria Jonikane
Account Manager

Webgains Ltd

macfink July 6th, 2011 04:36 AM

Hi Eric,

Whats your thoughts?

Eric July 6th, 2011 10:05 AM

We will look into this.


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