Affiliate Window merged with Zanox to become AWIN, one of the largest global affiliate networks, with over 6,000 advertisers, over 100k publishers, and 82 million sales in 2016.
How can you create an AWIN Product Feed?
AWIN allows you to create feeds into multiple formats. You can either create your AWIN feed in CSV, TSV, or even XML. Of course, delimited is probably going to be the easier option.
What fields do you need in an AWIN Feed?
The most important fields you need are the following 7 fields:
product_id – the unique ID of your product
product_name – Your product title
price – The product price
deep_link – the URL landing page of your product.
description – product description
merchant_category – the category of your product. The full AWIN category list is located here. Feedonomics can easily map your own internal merchant categories to the AWIN categories.
image_url – your image URL, hosted on your server – preferably 200x200 px.
AWIN also has dozens of other optional attribute fields that you can use:
Clothing specific AWIN feed attributes
In addition to the aforementioned attributes, if you are a fashion retailer, you can also add specific fields for clothing, like:
swatch – the swatch image URLs.
material – material item is made out of
pattern – pattern of material
size – size of the item
suitable_for – children, male, female, etc
How to send your AWIN product feed to AWIN?
AWIN gives you a few options to transmit your product feed, the most important ones are FTP and HTTP(S). If you choose FTP, you’ll need to whitelist their IPs.
Where to see AWIN Errors?
You can see AWIN errors under Advanced > My Product Feeds
Common AWIN Errors:
Error #1 – Invalid Address Error when Uploading a Manual Product Feed – if you are using a manual product feed, you should disable the schedule.
Error #2 – Unable to retrieve file – Make sure you can manually access the feed file via FTP or HTTP(S).
Error #3 – Special characters in XML feed – make sure you are correctly XML encoding all characters.
Error #4 – Incorrect File Location / File Type (Field delimiter) – Your file delimited might be incorrect.
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