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Optimizing your data feed for Shopping is easy. Merchants on Magento, Shopify and numerous other Shopping Carts are using DataFeedWatch to create a feed that is in line with all Shopping feed requirements: Feed format: txt, xml Upload options: HTTP, FTP Categories: required, shop taxonomy Full feed specification: Shopping.com Feed sample: sample

Shopping fields description

Fields with * are required.  

Merchant_SKU*

Provide the unique SKU number you use internally to identify this item. Please keep this SKU number for any updates to this item in future feeds. Shopping.com systems use this SKU number to identify, track and report on this item.  

Product_Name*

Product Names must be clear and concise. They should also be descriptive of the product being sold. Use the following template to build your product names: Main brand + Sub-brand, family or product name + Up to 3 key attributes + Generic product type. This template will help consumers identifying your product.  

Producl_URL*

URL on your website containing the product detail and buy button for the applicable product.  

Image_URL*

Provide the URL to the item’s largest primary image. The product will be rejected if both sides of the image are smaller than 150 pixels. Remember that consumers love large, high-quality images. Shopping.com also reseves the right to remove placeholder images, images with watermarks, logos or phone numbers, blank or blurry images. Please ensure the highest quality image possible for all your images. Shopping.com will download this product image and any subsequent updates, and host it on its servers.  

Current_Price*

Provide your current selling price for the item before tax or shipping.  

Stock_Availability*

Denote Y or YES to show you have the product in stock and N, NO or NONE when the product is out of stock. Out-of-stock products will not be shown on Shopping.com Alternatively, you can use either Back-order or Pre-order as values. If you do not put any information in this column, your items will be rejected and not shown on Shopping.com  

Condition*

Please use this field to indicate if the item is “New”, “Used” or “Refurbished”. IMPORTANT: Shopping.com currently displays "New" products only. "Used" and "Refurbished" products are rejected automatically.  

Shipping_Rate

Shipping cost for this item. Use 0 to denote free shipping. If your shipping cost is conditioned to a minimum order and this item price is below that minimum amount, please do use the actual shipping rate for the unit item. Products with inaccurate shipping rates are subject to rejection. Refer to the the Merchant Account Center at Products > Edit-Shipping-Information page if you want to define Shipping Rates by Price ranges.  

MPN

The manufacturer product number. Uniquely identifies the product to it's manufacturer.  

ISBN

The ISBN is a unique machine-readable identification number. Shopping.com supports both the 10 and 13 digit versions of ISBN.  

UPC

Shopping.com supports both the 12-digit Universal Product Codes (UPC) and the 13-digit EAN codes. UPC or EAN are strongly recommended in all categories. Items with UPC or EAN will be better classified in Shopping.com.  

EAN

Shopping.com supports both the 12-digit Universal Product Codes (UPC) and the 13-digit EAN codes. UPC or EAN are strongly recommended in all categories. Items with UPC or EAN will be better classified in Shopping.com.  

Original_Price

If your website displays a price drop and/or percent savings for this item, provide here the item’s original price.  

Coupon_Code

A single Coupon Code for the deal. This will be displayed alongside your deal listing.  

Coupon_Code_Description

Details on Coupon Code offer. This will be displayed alongside your deal listing.  

Manufacturer

Brand, manufacturer, or publisher of the product.  

Product_Description

Product Descriptions should elaborate on Product Names and provide all relevant product details. This will be displayed in the Deal Listing.  

Product_Type

Provide an ordered list of nouns describing the type of product. Use a commas to separate them. Guidelines: (1) Product types are one-word or multi-word nouns used commonly by consumers to refer to these items, e.g. jacket, flat-panel television, mp3 player, pen drive, water bottle. (2) Product types do not include brand names, e.g. Kleenex, iPod. (3) Product type do not include particular features, e.g. 3-button jacket, 8Gb flash drive. (4) Adjectives such as, e.g. shiny, fresh, awesome, fast, blue and other similar adjectives are not part of Product types. Tip: Please use the Product Type worksheet in this Specification as a reference in providing Product Type values.  

Category

Please provide a breadcrumb describing your classification of the respective product.  

Category_ID

Please use the updated Category worksheet to provide the right Shopping.com's Category ID for this item. When provided, Shopping.com's client service team can use this information to troubleshoot any automatic misclassification of the item.  

Parent_SKU

If the product is one variant in a family of similar products, provide here a SKU number that uniquely identifies the family. Shoes is one sample category where we can find the same model sold in different Colours and sizes. Every Colour-size combination for that Shoe model should have the same Parent SKU. Please keep the same Parent SKU for any updates to this product in future feeds. Shopping.com uses the Parent SKU to uniquely identify the product family within our systems.  

Parent_Name

If the product is one variant in a family of similar products, please provide a name that describes the product family. Parent names should not include promotional messaging. They should be clear and concise. To make your parent name descriptive, please use the following template: main brand + sub-brand, family or product name + up to 3 common attributes + generic product type.  

Top_Seller_Rank

Provide your internal sales rank for this item. The rank should be 1 for your best-selling item, 2 for the next one, and so on. Shopping.com will utilize this information within its search algorithms.  

Estimated_Ship_Date

Provide your estimated time frame for the shipping of the product. This is particularly relevant when providing items with Stock Availability: Back-order.  

Gender

Indicate the gender(s) for whom the product is intended. Use a comma to separate them.  

Colour

Indicate the primary Colours for the product. While we will map Colour values to the most popular Colours on shopping.com, you should provide the original product Colour to us. In the event that the product is multi-Coloured (e.g. a striped shirt) , please separate the Colours with a slash (/). Please provide an individual record for each Colour. For watches, please provide the face Colour.  

Material

Indicate the materials from which the product is intended. Values should be comma separated.  

Size

Indicate the size of the product. For shirts with neck and sleeve measurements, please provide both values (33x16). For pants for waist and inseam measurements, please provide both values (34x32).  

Size_Unit_of_Measure

Indicate the unit of measure for the size of the product.  

Age_Range

We strongly recommended that age ranges are included for data feeds that include toys, apparel, jewelry and sporting goods.  

Cell_Phone_Plan_Type

Indicate the Mobile Phone plan type.  

Cell_Phone_Service_Provider

Indicate the Mobile Phone service provider.  

Stock_Description

Indicate any special status about the item. This will be displayed beneath the Product Name on Shopping.com deal listings. If you have a FREE SHIPPING promotion conditioned by a minimum order, this is the place to mention it. For example: Free Shipping with a minimum order of $25.  

Product_Launch_Date

Provide the date this item came to market. This field is particularly relevant when providing items with Stock Availability: Pre-order.  

Product_Bullet_Point_1

Provide a short descriptive statement about the features of the product  

Product_Bullet_Point_2

Provide a short descriptive statement about the features of the product  

Product_Bullet_Point_3

Provide a short descriptive statement about the features of the product  

Product_Bullet_Point_4

Provide a short descriptive statement about the features of the product  

Product_Bullet_Point_5

Provide a short descriptive statement about the features of the product  

Alternative_Image_URL_1

Provide the URL of an image that presents a different view or angle of the product shown in the Image-URL column.  

Alternative_Image_URL_2

Provide the URL of an image that presents a different view or angle of the product shown in the Image-URL column.  

Alternative_Image_URL_3

Provide the URL of an image that presents a different view or angle of the product shown in the Image-URL column.  

Alternative_Image_URL_4

Provide the URL of an image that presents a different view or angle of the product shown in the Image-URL column.  

Alternative_Image_URL_5

Provide the URL of an image that presents a different view or angle of the product shown in the Image-URL column.  

Mobile_URL

URL on your mobile website containing the product detail and buy button for the applicable product.  

Related_Products

Provide up to 3 Unique Merchant SKUs of accessories or complementary products that sell well with this item. Shopping.com will make it easy for consumers to navigate from this item to its related products.  

Merchandising_Type

We will support the display of 2 types of merchandising only; "New" and "Clearance". Items which are designated as any other type of merchandising will not be displayed.  

Product_Weight

Indicate the weight of the product.  

Shipping_Weight

Indicate shipping weight.  

Weight_Unit_of_Measure

Indicate the unit of measure for the weight of the product.  

Format

Indicate the format of the media product.  

Unit_Price

For weight or volume based items such as a body lotion, this is the price of one unit of weight or volume.  

Bundle

Please indicate if this product is a bundle of several products.  

Software_Platform

Indicate the platforms on which the software can run. Multiple values should be separated by a comma.  

Watch_Display_Type

Indicate whether the watch is analog or digital.  
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