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Shopbot Feed Specifications
Shopbot is one of the largest price comparison engines in Canada.
How to Create a Shopbot Feed?
First you’ll need to sign up for a Shopbot Account.
“Your chosen Shopbot plan limits how many products you can display on our website. If your feed contains more than the maximum number of products allowed, you will have to upgrade plans or else not all products will be displayed. Do you have more than 200,000 products? No worries, contact your Shopbot representative and we’ll customize a plan that fits your business.”
Required Shopbot feed fields
ID – The ID is the identifier of your product. It’s important that you use always the same unique ID of each product. Each ID will then be matched to a unique Shopbot ID, so it’s important that they remain stable (old IDs must not be reused for new products). Example: 456
Product Name – This is the name of the product with a maximum capacity of 300 characters, please modify if necessary. The product name should include the manufacturer and model. Example: TomTom XXL 540 GPS Portable XXL540WTE
Product’s URL – This is the URL of the product, the landing page to your consumers. This page must lead the user to the correct product detail page. Example: http://dummy.com/tomtomportablegpsunitxxl540wte.html
Product’s Category – This is the main category of your product from your website. The category must contain as much details (or levels) as possible. If a product has multiple categories, please make sure the same category is chosen each time your feed is downloaded. Example: Motors:Electronics:GPS
Image URL – This field should contain the URL of the product’s image on your website. The larger the image, the better the product will be showcased and clicked on Shopbot. Minimum size accepted: 300×300 pixels Image format: Preferably in jpeg Example: http://dummy.com/images/tomtom540.jpg Note: To reduce your server’s bandwidth, all images given will be saved on Shopbot’s servers.
Sale Price – This is the sale price of the product including the discount. Prices on Shopbot will be all displayed in US format. US Format: 1,000.00 Other accepted formats are: 1000 / $1000 / $1.000,10 / 1.000,10
Original Price – This is the normal price of the product before a discount. Prices on Shopbot will be all displayed in US format. US Format: 1,500.00 Other accepted formats are: 1000 / $1000 / $1.000,10 / 1.000,10
Product Description – This is the description of the product. Do not include HTML tags, otherwise product will not be listed. Example: TomTom GO 5100 Car GPS Navigator, 5 inches, screen spoken directions including street names, extrawide touch screen and voice control.
Product Code – Add an MPN and/or GTIN code to your product to quickly improve the quality of your data feed for product matching on Shopbot. MPN stands for Manufacturer Part Number. The MPN can be used as a unique ID such as ‘XXL540WTE’. GTIN stands for Global Trade Item Number. The GTIN may be 8, 12, 13 or 14 digits long. Example: 391521685366
Brand – This is the name of the product’s manufacturer. This will help users to recognize more easily your products. Example: TomTom
Optional Shopbot feed fields
Shipment Cost – This is the shipment information.
Stock – Stock can be a numeric values or yes/no (‘yes’ for ‘available’ and ‘no’ for ‘out of stock’). The text values are partly supported, but may lead to bad misinterpretations. Example: 10 or Yes
Promotional Phrase – Feature available only for Pro clients (maximum 300 characters accepted). The promotional phrase is always associated with a product. If this field is empty, the default promotional phrase will be used. Example: Black Friday sale starts tomorrow! 20% OFF all store.
Color – This is the color of the product.
Model – This is the model number of the product.
Example: XXL 540 Product Type This is the product family. Example: GPS
What formats does Shopbot accept?
Shopbot accepts CSV or XML feed files.
How to send your feed to Shopbot?
You can send your feed to Shopbot via FTP or by URL.