ShareASale Feed Management

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ShareASale is one of the fastest growing affiliate networks, with over 4,000 merchants. ShareASale was acquired by Awin in June of 2017. 

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How do you transmit your product feed to ShareASale?

You can either manually upload a CSV file, or you can submit your feed via FTP to automate the process.

What is the ShareASale feed file header?

The file header is:
“SKU”,”Name”,”URL to product”,”Price”,”Retail Price”,”URL to image”,”URL to thumbnail image”,”Commission”,”Category”,”SubCategory”,”Description”,”SearchTerms”,”Status”,”Your MerchantID”,”Custom 1″,”Custom 2″,”Custom 3″,”Custom 4″,”Custom 5″,”Manufacturer”,”PartNumber”,”MerchantCategory”,”MerchantSubcategory”,”ShortDescription”,”ISBN”,”UPC”,”CrossSell”,”MerchantGroup”,”MerchantSubgroup”,”CompatibleWith”,”CompareTo”,”QuantityDiscount”,”Bestseller”,”AddToCartURL”,”ReviewsRSSURL”,”Option1″,”Option2″,”Option3″,”Option4″,”Option5″,”ReservedForFutureUse”,”ReservedForFutureUse”,”ReservedForFutureUse”,”ReservedForFutureUse”,”ReservedForFutureUse”,”ReservedForFutureUse”,”ReservedForFutureUse”,”ReservedForFutureUse”,”ReservedForFutureUse”,”ReservedForFutureUse”
What are the ShareASale Feed fields? 

Column OrderDataData TypeMax LengthNull Value AllowedComments
1SKUText255 charactersNoMandatory Unique Value
2NameText255 charactersYesProduct Name
3URLURL255 charactersNoDirect URL to the product
4PriceNumeric2 decimal placesNoProduct Price
5RetailPriceNumeric2 decimal placesYes“Retail” or “List” price
6FullImageURL255 charactersYesURL to product full size image
7ThumbnailImageURL255 charactersYesURL to product thumbnail image
8CommissionFloatYesDollar amount of product commission (do not enter in a commission percentage). This will not affect the tracking or the actual commission rewarded on the sale, and is only for a quick reference for the affiliate.
9CategoryIntegerNoProduct Category – see ShareASale defined category numbers below
10SubcategoryIntegerNoProduct Subcategory – see ShareASale defined subcategory numbers below
11DescriptionTextNo character limitYesProduct Description
12SearchTermsText255 charactersYesComma separated list of product search terms
13StatusText50 charactersYesStock Status.

  • instock – Indicates an In Stock item
  • backorder – Indicates an item on backorder
  • cancelled – Indicates an item no longer offered
  • soldout – Indicates an item that is sold out.
14MerchantIDIntegerNoYour ShareASale MerchantID
15Custom1Text255 charactersYesAny extra data you would like to add.
16Custom2Text255 charactersYesAny extra data you would like to add.
17Custom3Text255 charactersYesAny extra data you would like to add.
18Custom4Text255 charactersYesAny extra data you would like to add.
19Custom5Text255 charactersYesAny extra data you would like to add.
20ManufacturerText255 charactersYesProduct Manufacturer
21PartNumberText255 charactersYesThis should be a manufacturer provided value that uniquely identifies this product. This could be a model number, part number, etc. Typically, this field is used by affiliates to price match an item across multiple merchants.
22MerchantCategoryText255 charactersYesThis is your category for the product.
23MerchantSubcategoryText255 charactersYesThis is your subcategory for the product.
24ShortDescriptionText255 charactersYesThis is a short text only description of this product. Do not include any HTML markup in this field.
25ISBNText25 charactersYesISBN for this product, if applicable.
26UPCText25 charactersYesUPC for this product, if applicable.
27CrossSellText255 charactersYesComma separated list of SKU values that cross sell with the product.
28MerchantGroupText255 charactersYesThis is your 3rd level category (sub subcategory) for the product
29MerchantSubgroupText255 charactersYesThis is your 4th level cateogy (sub sub subcategory) for the product.
30CompatibleWithText255 charactersYesComma separated list of compatible items in format of Manufacturer~Part Number.
31CompareToText255 charactersYesComma separated list of items this can replace in format of Manufacturer~Part Number.
32QuantityDiscountText255 charactersYesComma separated list in the format of minQuantity~maxQuantity~itemCost. Leave Max Quantity blank for top tier. You should include a tier with a minQuantity of 1 in this list, and the itemCost for this tier should match the value specified in the price column.
33BestsellerBit1YesPopulate with a 1 to indicate a best selling product. Null values or zero are non-bestsellers.
34AddToCartURLURL255 charactersYesURL that adds this product directly into the shopping cart.
35ReviewsRSSURLURL255 charactersYesURL to RSS formatted reviews for this product.
36Option1Text255 charactersYesComma separated list of product options in the format optionName~priceChangeInDollarsPerUnit. Options with no price change should have a 0 for the priceChangeInDollarsPerUnit value.
37Option2Text255 charactersYesComma separated list of product options in the format optionName~priceChangeInDollarsPerUnit. Options with no price change should have a 0 for the priceChangeInDollarsPerUnit value.
38Option3Text255 charactersYesComma separated list of product options in the format optionName~priceChangeInDollarsPerUnit. Options with no price change should have a 0 for the priceChangeInDollarsPerUnit value.
39Option4Text255 charactersYesComma separated list of product options in the format optionName~priceChangeInDollarsPerUnit. Options with no price change should have a 0 for the priceChangeInDollarsPerUnit value.
40Option5Text255 charactersYesComma separated list of product options in the format optionName~priceChangeInDollarsPerUnit. Options with no price change should have a 0 for the priceChangeInDollarsPerUnit value.
41ReservedForFutureUseYesReserved for future use.
42ReservedForFutureUseYesReserved for future use.
43ReservedForFutureUseYesReserved for future use.
44ReservedForFutureUseYesReserved for future use.
45ReservedForFutureUseYesReserved for future use.
46ReservedForFutureUseYesReserved for future use.
47ReservedForFutureUseYesReserved for future use.
48ReservedForFutureUseYesReserved for future use.
49ReservedForFutureUseYesReserved for future use.
50ReservedForFutureUseYesReserved for future use.

 

ShareASale feed categories:

Feedonomics can easily categorize your products into the following ShareASale categories:

Category: One of the following integer values

  • 1: Art/Media/Performance
  • 2: Auto/Boat/Plane
  • 3: Books/Reading
  • 4: Business/Services
  • 5: Computer
  • 6: Electronics
  • 7: Entertainment
  • 8: Fashion
  • 9: Food/Beverage
  • 10: Gifts/Specialty
  • 11: Home/Family
  • 16: Metaphysical
  • 17: Parts/Equipment
  • 12: Personal Care
  • 13: Sports/Outdoors
  • 14: Toys/Games
  • 15: Travel

Subcategory: One of the following integer values, corresponding to a product Subcategory.

  • Art/Media/Performance Subcategories
    • 1: Art
    • 2: Photography
    • 3: Posters/Prints
    • 4: Music
    • 5: Music Instruments

 

  • Auto/Boat/Plane Subcategories
    • 6: Accessories
    • 7: Car Audio
    • 8: Cleaning/Care
    • 9: Motorcycles
    • 10: Misc.
    • 11: Repair
    • 12: Parts

 

  • Books/Reading Subcategories
    • 13: Art
    • 14: Careers
    • 15: Business
    • 16: Childrens
    • 17: Computers
    • 18: Crafts/Hobbies
    • 19: Education
    • 20: Engineering
    • 21: Gifts
    • 22: Health
    • 23: History
    • 24: Fiction
    • 25: Law
    • 26: Magazines
    • 27: Financial
    • 28: Medical
    • 29: Office
    • 30: Real Estate
    • 31: Misc.
    • 164: Religious
    • 173: Science

 

  • Business/Services Subcategories
    • 32: Advertising
    • 33: Motivational
    • 34: Coupons/Freebies
    • 35: Financial
    • 36: Loans
    • 37: Office
    • 38: Careers
    • 39: Mis.
    • 179: Education

 

  • Computer Subcategories
    • 40: Hardware
    • 41: Software
    • 42: Instruction
    • 43: Handheld/Wireless
    • 162: Web Hosting

 

  • Electronics Subcategories
    • 44: Audio
    • 45: Video
    • 46: Camera
    • 47: Wireless

 

  • Entertainment Subcategories
    • 48: Audio
    • 49: Video
    • 50: DVD
    • 51: Laser Disc
    • 52: Sheet Music
    • 53: Crafts/Hobbies
    • 184: Tickets

 

  • Fashion Subcategories
    • 54: Boys
    • 55: Clearance
    • 56: Vintage
    • 57: Girls
    • 58: Mens
    • 59: Womens
    • 60: Maternity
    • 61: Footware
    • 62: Accessories
    • 63: Baby/Infant
    • 64: Jewelry
    • 65: Lingerie
    • 66: Plus-Size
    • 67: Athletic
    • 161: T-Shirts
    • 166: Big And Tall
    • 168: Petite
    • 169: Unisex
    • 172: Costumes

 

  • Food/Beverage Subcategories
    • 68: Baked Goods
    • 69: Beverages
    • 70: Chocolate
    • 71: Cheese/Condiments
    • 72: Coupons
    • 73: Diet
    • 74: International
    • 75: Gifts/Gift Baskets
    • 76: Nuts
    • 77: Cookies/Desserts
    • 78: Organic
    • 163: Tobacco
    • 176: Gourmet
    • 177: Meals/Complete Dishes
    • 180: Appetizers
    • 181: Soups

 

  • Gifts/Specialty Subcategories
    • 79: Anniversary
    • 80: Birthday
    • 81: Misc. Holiday
    • 82: Collectibles
    • 83: Coupons
    • 84: Executive Gifts
    • 85: Flowers
    • 86: Baskets
    • 87: Greeting Card
    • 88: Baby/Infant
    • 89: Party
    • 90: Religious
    • 91: Sympathy
    • 92: Valentine’s Day
    • 93: Wedding
    • 170: Personalized

 

  • Home/Family Subcategories
    • 94: Bed/Bath
    • 95: Garden
    • 96: Cleaning/Care
    • 97: Furniture
    • 98: Home Décor
    • 99: Home Improvement
    • 100: Kitchen
    • 101: Pets

 

  • Metaphysical Subcategories
    • 160: Metaphysical

 

  • Parts/Equipment Subcategories
    • 167: HVAC (Heating and Air Conditioning)
    • 171: Medical
    • 182: Military

 

  • Personal Care Subcategories
    • 102: Cosmetics
    • 103: Exercise/Wellness
    • 104: Safety
    • 183: Medical

 

  • Sports/Outdoors Subcategories
    • 105: Accessories
    • 106: Auto
    • 107: Outdoors/Camping
    • 108: Parlor/Backyard Games
    • 109: Baseball/Softball
    • 110: Cricket
    • 111: Billiards
    • 112: Boating
    • 113: Body Building/Fitness
    • 114: Bowling
    • 115: Boxing
    • 116: Canoeing
    • 117: Climbing/Mountaineering
    • 118: Cycling
    • 119: Diving
    • 120: Field Hockey
    • 121: Skating
    • 122: Fishing
    • 123: Football
    • 124: Frisbee
    • 125: Golf
    • 126: Gymnastics
    • 127: Hockey
    • 128: Horses
    • 129: Hunting
    • 130: In-line Skating
    • 131: Kayaking
    • 132: Lacrosse
    • 133: Martial Arts
    • 134: Racquetball
    • 135: Running
    • 136: Skateboards
    • 137: Ski/Snowboard
    • 138: Soccer
    • 139: Surfing
    • 140: Tennis
    • 141: Teamware / Logo
    • 142: Volleyball
    • 143: Wrestling
    • 165: Birding
    • 174: Prospecting/Treasure Hunting
    • 175: Swimming
    • 178: Basketball

 

  • Toys/Games Subcategories
    • 144: Action
    • 145: Animals
    • 146: Baby/Infant
    • 147: Board Games
    • 148: Card/Casino
    • 149: Electronic
    • 150: Educational
    • 151: Magic
    • 152: Misc.
    • 153: Musical
    • 154: Outdoor
    • 155: Video

 

  • Travel Subcategories
    • 156: Coupons
    • 157: Maps
    • 158: References / Guides
    • 159: Vacation Travel

 

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