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Old December 27th, 2014, 07:45 AM
brentwilliamz brentwilliamz is offline
 
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Question Merchant's datafeed shows only 1 product!

Building a gadgets store based on Chinavasion products. However, when I choose them as our approved merchant in Shareasale, only 1 product shows for selection.

Thought that was strange so I checked the merchant through ClixGalore network in Datafeedr & they have a full range of products.

Any ideas why? Please check Shareasale's Chinavasion datafeed & rectify if possible — as we prefer to use their merchants.

In the meantime, I guess I'll have to apply to ClixG for affiliate approval so I can continue setting up our new store.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 08:16 AM
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We're looking into it.
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Old December 29th, 2014, 07:36 AM
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This feed is incorrectly formatted, it uses line breaks in the "description" field.

Since Shareasale feeds are line-oriented, it's not possible to process this feed reliably, so our parser decided to ignore it.

We'll remove the merchant entirely from Datafeedr with the next Shareasale update.
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Old December 29th, 2014, 10:21 PM
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Stefan, that prompts the question: Out of 681 Shareasale merchants available in the Datafeedr Factory, how many besides Chinavasion have incorrectly formatted datafeeds?

We've sold Chinavasion products on 3 websites for 2 years. Using Shareasale’s affiliate datafeed—through GoldenCAN.com integration.

Now we’re endeavouring to ramp up those sales using the extensive capabilities of Datafeedr instead.

Surely there's another way than just removing this merchant's product feed?

(Because I already have a whole new problem for you if I have to use ClixGalore's Chinavasion instead.)
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Old December 30th, 2014, 02:32 PM
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We'll look into a solution. No guarantee though.

Last edited by stefan : December 30th, 2014 at 02:34 PM.
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Old January 1st, 2015, 12:47 AM
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Thanks, Stefan, I really appreciate your consideration & assistance with this.

Chinavasion's product database process is comprehensive, to say the least. The API & Datafeed resource links on their website may assist you with a solution:

CSV & XML FORMATTED DATA FILES
https://www.chinavasion.com/data-feed

Chinavasion Data Feeds, RSS, API & Product Status Log
https://www.chinavasion.com/feeds

Chinavasion API Overview
https://secure.chinavasion.com/myacc...y_api_keys.php

Register For API Access & Key
https://secure.chinavasion.com/login/register.php

Chinavasion API FAQ
https://support.chinavasion.com/inde...vasion-api-faq

Seriously, the XML & CSV versions of the product data (from Chinavasion itself) look a whole lot more workable & standardised to me than data files I've accessed from numerous other merchants — direct from their websites or through their affiliate network.

But then, you guys are the database/code gurus, not me!

See how you go, ta.

PS Happy New Year!
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Old January 5th, 2015, 09:47 AM
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This has been fixed.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 06:09 AM
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Stefan, you're wonderful.

I took a break from Datafeedr for a coupla days & just now read your update.

Whatever you've done, it works nicely so I can go back to using Shareasale's merchant feed now!

Many thanks for that.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 06:11 AM
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You're welcome
 


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