Magento Extensions

Data Feed Manager

Export your products from your magento website into csv, txt and xml data feeds for any shopping engine or market place ! This extension includes all Google Shopping features and 19 pre-configured templates.

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How to use Data Feed Manager?

How to generate XML files with Data Feed Manager

All XML data feeds used by shopping engines, like the one used by Google Shopping, are really simple to build but often have their own specifications.


Simple Google Shopping and Data feed manager includes several default configurations that allow you to build a valid and well-structured data feed quickly. In these default configurations, you will find some ready-to-use XML templates.

Basically an XML data feed is created using an opening and closing tag that includes a value.

<tag>value</tag>

For each product you are exporting, you need to choose which tag to use. There is a tag for each attribute .

<g:id>123456</g:id>
<g:price>45.99 USD</g:price>
<title>Nokia Phone n251</title>

When you are building your XML template in Simple Google Shopping or Data Feed Manager, you must include between every opening and closing tag a Magento attribute or a fixed value. An attribute is specified by its code name
and must be enclosed using brackets as shown.

<g:id>{sku}</g:id>
<g:price>{price}</g:price>
<title>{name}</title>

The syntactic coloration in Data Feed Manager will help you to avoid any errors in your template.

How to generate CSV/TXT files with Data Feed Manager?

Data Feed Manager allows you to generate CSV/TXT files besides XML files.
This particular kind of file format is required by few shopping engines like Amazon, Shopzilla, Twenga, etc.

A CSV or TXT file contains data displayed in this simple way:
- There is one row per record (so, one per product)
- Data are separated by a special characters ( ' ; ',' , ', or tab by example).
Here is an example of CSV file content:


Each shopping engine has his own requirements and column names. Some require fields enclosure (" or '), others need specific delimiters (; or | or tab).
You may also need to add a special header to your file (for Amazon Data Feeds by example).
Data Feed Manager provides you all you need to create any specific CSV/TXT files you want.

To create a CSV/TXT datafeed, you just have to choose 'csv' or 'txt' in File type , in the Configuration tab of your template.

Extra header is here to fit in with Amazon requirements. It will add whatever you put in on the top of your CSV/TXT file.

Include header allows you to include or not columns' name in the first row of your CSV/TXT file.

Columns name is for the attribute name (you need to look in the shopping engine specification to know which names are required).

Pattern works in the same way than in XML files. For example, {url} will return the product's url. You can also add any static values.
For example, instead of {url} , you can use {url}?_campaign=google&_adwords=test123 .
Like in XML files, you're allowed to use PHP code if you want to customize the pattern.
You just have to write your PHP code in one single line , and it will work perfectly.

You can add a field by using the button Add field . The fields order can be easily reordered by using up and down arrows.

Field delimiter lets you choose which kind of delimiter you want to use to separate your fields.

Fields enclosure lets you choose which kind of enclosure you want for your data.

Preview lets you check if your CSV/TXT file is correct by displaying data in a table:

Attribute management in the Data Feed Manager templates

All the default Magento attributes and also all your own attributes can be retrieved in any template. For example :

<product>{name}</product>

Please refer to the Basic attributes section to learn more.

Some Magento attributes like price, image or url may have further configuration options that will correspond to your specific data feed needs. For example:

<price>{price,[GBP],[GB]}</price>

Please refer to the Specials attributes section to learn more.


Some Magic attributes are unique to the Google Shopping data feeds. These attributes act as shortcuts to create complete portions of XML in your data feed.  For example:

{G:PRODUCT_TYPE}

Please refer to the Magic attributes section to learn more.

Attribute specifications

Basic attributes & basic options

Basic attributes are the default attributes defined in Magento and also include any attributes you have defined for your products. (eg : name, description, short_description, weight, size, color …)


You can apply one or more options to all of these attributes by using the following syntax :
{attribute,[option1],[option2],[option3],[...]} 

All options are executed in the order written eg :

<title>{name}</title>
<title>{name,[htmlentities],[strtolower]}</title>
<title>{name,[htmlentities],[strtolower],[ucwords]}</title>
will produce :
<title>NOKIA© 2610 Phone</title>
<title>nokia&copy; 2610 phone</title>
<title>Nokia&copy; 2610 Phone</title>

{attribute_code,[strip_tags]}

Remove all html tags.

{attribute_code,[cleaner]}

Remove all characteres that don't belong to the utf8 charset.

{attribute_code,[substr],[arg1],[arg2]}

Truncates the value
  • arg1 : maximum length of the value
  • arg2 : string that will be added at the end of the string. By default  [...]

{attribute_code,[strtoupper]}

Transforms the value to upper case

{attribute_code,[strtolower]}

Transforms the value to lower case

 

{attribute_code,[inline]}

Removes all EOL characters from the value

{attribute_code,[html_entity_decode]}

Converts all HTML entities to their applicable characters

{attribute_code,[htmlentities]}

Converts all applicable characters to HTML entities

{attribute_code,[implode],[arg1]}

Joins all array elements in a string

  • arg1 : string used between each value. By default a coma (,)

Maybe useful for multi-select attributes like color :

{color,[implode],[,]}

gives eg : black, blue, red, green

{attribute_code,[float],[arg1]}

Converts a numeric value to a floating number

  • arg1 : number of floating number. By default [0]

{attribute_code,[php_function]}

You can use any php function as an option that doesn't require an argument, for instance :

{name,[ucfisrt]}
{description,[trim]}

From Data Feed Manager v6.6.0

You can use any php function as an option even if it requires one or more additional arguments, for instance :

{name,[str_replace("Apple","Banana",%s)]}

You can use several consecutive options :

{ean,[str_pad(%s,10,"0","STR_PAD_LEFT")],[str_replace("X","0",%s)]}

Special attributes

{inc}

Retrieves an auto-incremented value, starting at 1.

{price}

Retrieves either the price or the special price if indicated.

If prices are exclusive of VAT and the product is liable to a unique VAT rate, the price retrieved will include this rate. Otherwise, the price exclusive of tax is retrieved.
 
{price,[arg1],[arg2]}

  • arg1 is for currency conversion. This option automatically converts the original product price to a  specified currency.  It uses an exchange rate already stored by you in your admin panel. By default, your local currency is used.

  • arg2 is a floating value between 0.00 and 100.00 that represents an arbitrary VAT rate to apply. This option rewrites the VAT rule for the product except if the product doesn't have any tax class.
    To completly remove the VAT from all prices, you can use [0]
    Example : {price,[EUR],[20.0]} will apply a 20% VAT rate.
    Example : {price,[USD],[0]} will convert the price from EUR to USD and will not apply any VAT rate.

    /!\ : from Simple Google Shopping >= 5.1.0, and Data Feed Manager >= 3.0.0
    arg2
    may be an ISO2 code corresponding to one of the countries for which you specified a VAT rate in your tax setting. This code may also be completed by an area code, eg : {price,[USD],[US/NY]} or {price,[EUR],[FR]}.
    You can also deduce the VAT corresponding to a country/area by using this syntax : {price,[USD],[-US/NY]}
 
/!\ : for Simple Google Shopping < 4.6.1, arg1 and arg2 are swapped

{normal_price}

Retrieves the price and ignores any existing special price value.

 

{normal_price,[arg1],[arg2]}

  • arg1 is for currency conversion. This option automatically converts the original product price to a  specified currency.  It uses an exchange rate already stored by you in your admin panel. By default, your local currency is used.

  • arg2 is a floating value between 0.00 and 100.00 that represents an arbitrary VAT rate to apply. This option rewrites the VAT rule for the product except if the product doesn't have any tax class.
    To completly remove the VAT from all prices, you can use [0]
    Example : {price,[EUR],[20.0]} will apply a 20% VAT rate.
    Example : {price,[USD],[0]} will convert the price from EUR to USD and will not apply any VAT rate.

    /!\ : from Simple Google Shopping >= 5.1.0, and Data Feed Manager >= 3.0.0
    arg2
    may be an ISO2 code corresponding to one of the countries for which you specified a VAT rate in your tax setting. This code may also be completed by an area code, eg : {price,[USD],[US/NY]} or {price,[EUR],[FR]}.
    You can also deduce the VAT corresponding to a country/area by using this syntax : {price,[USD],[-US/NY]}
 
/!\ : for Simple Google Shopping < 4.6.1, arg1 and arg2 are swapped

{special_price}

Retrieves the promotional price (special price) if exists.
If this price doesn't exist the value is null.

{special_price,[arg1],[arg2]}

  • arg1 is for currency conversion. This option automatically converts the original product price to a  specified currency.  It uses an exchange rate already stored by you in your admin panel. By default, your local currency is used.

  • arg2 is a floating value between 0.00 and 100.00 that represents an arbitrary VAT rate to apply. This option rewrites the VAT rule for the product except if the product doesn't have any tax class.
    To completly remove the VAT from all prices, you can use [0]
    Example : {price,[EUR],[20.0]} will apply a 20% VAT rate.
    Example : {price,[USD],[0]} will convert the price from EUR to USD and will not apply any VAT rate.

    /!\ : from Simple Google Shopping >= 5.1.0, and Data Feed Manager >= 3.0.0
    arg2
    may be an ISO2 code corresponding to one of the countries for which you specified a VAT rate in your tax setting. This code may also be completed by an area code, eg : {price,[USD],[US/NY]} or {price,[EUR],[FR]}.
    You can also deduce the VAT corresponding to a country/area by using this syntax : {price,[USD],[-US/NY]}
 
/!\ : for Simple Google Shopping < 4.6.1, arg1 and arg2 are swapped

{price_rules}

Retrieves either the price or the special price or the price including the catalog price rules if indicated.

If prices are exclusive of VAT and the product is liable to a unique VAT rate, the price retrieved will include this rate. Otherwise, the price exclusive of tax is retrieved.
 
{price,[arg1],[arg2]}

  • arg1 is for currency conversion. This option automatically converts the original product price to a  specified currency.  It uses an exchange rate already stored by you in your admin panel. By default, your local currency is used.

  • arg2 is a floating value between 0.00 and 100.00 that represents an arbitrary VAT rate to apply. This option rewrites the VAT rule for the product except if the product doesn't have any tax class.
    To completly remove the VAT from all prices, you can use [0]
    Example : {price,[EUR],[20.0]} will apply a 20% VAT rate.
    Example : {price,[USD],[0]} will convert the price from EUR to USD and will not apply any VAT rate.


    arg2
    may be an ISO2 code corresponding to one of the countries for which you specified a VAT rate in your tax setting. This code may also be completed by an area code, eg : {price,[USD],[US/NY]} or {price,[EUR],[FR]}.
    You can also deduce the VAT corresponding to a country/area by using this syntax : {price,[USD],[-US/NY]}
 
/!\ : from Simple Google Shopping 6.1.0 and Data Feed Manager 4.1.0

 

{is_special_price}

Retrieves either 1 if a special price exists or 0 if not

{is_special_price?[arg1]:[arg2]}

 

  • arg1 value to retrieve if a special price exists. By default 1.

  • arg2 value to retrieve if no special price exists. By default 0.

{min_price}, {max_price}

Retrieves either the minimum or the maxium price.

If prices are exclusive of VAT and the product is liable to a unique VAT rate, the price retrieved will include this rate. Otherwise, the price exclusive of tax is retrieved.
 
{price,[arg1],[arg2]}

  • arg1 is for currency conversion. This option automatically converts the original product price to a  specified currency.  It uses an exchange rate already stored by you in your admin panel. By default, your local currency is used.

  • arg2 is a floating value between 0.00 and 100.00 that represents an arbitrary VAT rate to apply. This option rewrites the VAT rule for the product except if the product doesn't have any tax class.
    To completly remove the VAT from all prices, you can use [0]
    Example : {price,[EUR],[20.0]} will apply a 20% VAT rate.
    Example : {price,[USD],[0]} will convert the price from EUR to USD and will not apply any VAT rate.

    arg2
    may be an ISO2 code corresponding to one of the countries for which you specified a VAT rate in your tax setting. This code may also be completed by an area code, eg : {price,[USD],[US/NY]} or {price,[EUR],[FR]}.
    You can also deduce the VAT corresponding to a country/area by using this syntax : {price,[USD],[-US/NY]}
 

{image}

Retrieves the product’s main image.

{image,[arg1]}

  • arg1 index of any additional images to retrieve. By default 0 (the main image).

{url}

Retrieves the product’s canonical absolute url.

{uri} or {url_key}

Retrieves the product canonical relative url.
<url>http://www.mywebsite.com/mystore_code/{uri}</url>

{is_in_stock}

Retrieves either "in stock" if the product is in stock or "out of stock" if the product is out of stock.
 
{is_in_stock?[arg1]:[arg2]}

  • arg1 value to retrieve if the product is in stock

  • arg2 value to retrieve if the product is out of stock

{stock_status}

Retrieves the stock status "in stock" or "out of stock"

/!\ Depreciated

{qty}

Retrieves the available quantity.

{categories}

Retrieves a list of category paths separated by "," in which the product may be found

{categories,[number of category path],[from category level],[number of categories in each path]}

  • number of category path, by default infinity

  • from category level, by default 1 (root catalog)

  • number of categories in each path, by default infinity

Example :

{categories,[INF],[1],[INF]}

From Data Feed Manager v7.0.0

2 arguments can be used to specify the path separator and the category separator :

  • path separator, by default "coma" (,).

  • category separator, by default "higher than" (>)

Example :

{categories,[,],[>]}

Only one argument can be used to get the first or the last (deepest) category path :

Example :

{categories,[last]}
{categories,[first]}

A complete list of all categories per product can be handle with the following method :

<? return print_r($product->getCategoriesArray()); ?>

{review_count}

Retrieves the total count of all the reviews that your customers have left for the product.

{review_count,[arg1]}

  • arg1 id of your store views. If not specified the current store view is used.
    "*" will count all reviews for all store views


{review_average}

Retrieves the average score of all the evaluations that your customers have left for the product.

{review_average,[arg1],[arg2]}
 

  • arg1 the base number. By default 5.

  • arg2 id of your store views. If not specified the current store view is used.
    "*" will count all reviews for all store views.

{category_mapping}

Retrieves any new category that you have assigned (in the filter section / category filter) to the item’s own product category.  If no mapping is assigned to the first category found, the second category will be used etc.

 

{category_mapping,[arg1]}

  • arg1 index of the category mapping, eg :
<category>{category_mapping,[0]}</category>
<category>{category_mapping,[1]}</category>
<category>{category_mapping,[2]}</category>
<category>{category_mapping,[3]}</category>
<category>{category_mapping,[4]}</category>

Will retrieve a maximum of 5 category mappings in 5 separate tags.

/!\  from Simple Google Shopping >= 5.0.0 and Data Feed Manager >= 3.0.0

Magic Attributes (for Google Shopping Data Feed)

{G:SALE_PRICE}

Is the shortcut for :
<g:sale_price>{price}</g:sale_price>
<g:sale_price_effective_date>{special_from_date}/{special_to_date}</g:sale_price_effective_date>
Must be used in combinaison with {normal_price} :
<g:price>{normal_price}</g:price>
{G:SALE_PRICE}
Options : see {price}

{G:IMAGE_LINK}

Is the shortcut for :
<g:image_link>{image}</g:image_link>
<g:additional_image_link>{image,[1]}</g:additional_image_link>
<g:additional_image_link>{image,[2]}</g:additional_image_link> 
...

{G:PRODUCT_REVIEW}

Is the shortcut for :
<g:product_review_average>{review_average}</g:product_review_average>
<g:product_review_count>{review_count}</g:product_review_count>
Options: see {review_average}

{G:PRODUCT_TYPE}

Has no equivalent, this attribute creates a list of all the categories where the product may be found :
<g:product_type>category A > sub-category B </g:product_type>
<g:product_type>category A > sub-category B > sub-category C</g:product_type>
This attribute generates a tag for each category in which the product is classified.

Options : see {categories}

{G:ITEM_GROUP_ID}

Is the shortcut for :

<g:item_group_id>{sku configurable}</g:item_group_id>

{G:GOOGLE_PRODUCT_CATEGORY}

Is the shortcut for :

<g:google_product_category>{category_mapping,[0]}</g:google_product_category>

This magic attribute retrieves the Google category that you assigned (in filter section / category filter) of the first category found to which the product is linked. If no Google category is assigned to the first category found, the second category will be used,  if no Google category is assigned to the second, the third will be used etc.

To find the Google categories that matche to your categories :
http://www.google.com/support/merchants/bin/answer.py?answer=160081 

 

Options : see {category_mapping}


/!\  from Simple Google Shopping >= 5.0.0 and Data Feed Manager >= 3.0.0

Special Attributes (Stock In the Channel users)

The Stocks in The Channel users can use the following attributes in order to build their data feeds :

{SC:URL}

Retrieves the canonical url of the product :

<link>http://www.example.com/product.html</link>

Can be used in Data Feed Manager with : {sc:url}

{SC:EAN}

Retrieves an unique ean value of the product :

 <g:ean>1234567891234</g:ean>

 Can be used in Data Feed Manager with : {sc:ean}

 

{SC:IMAGES}

Retrieves the associated image of each product :

<g:image_link>http://www.example.com/media/catalog/image.jpg</g:image_link>

Can be used in Data Feed Manager with : {sc:images}

{SC:DESCRIPTION}

Retrieves the description for the product :

<g:description>...product description ...</g:description>

A default value is retrieved when the description is empty.

Can be used in Data Feed Manager with : {sc:description}

Parent Attributes

/!\ From Simple Google Shopping v4.8.1 and Data Feed Manager v2.6.1

Most of the time simple products are related to parent products like configurable, grouped and bundle products. That is why you might need to retrieve Parent attribute values instead of simple product attribute values such as url, image, description...
 


All the above attributes (Basic, Special and Magic) may be used to retrieve a Parent attribute value instead of a product attribute value.

 

 All options are still available, eg : {description parent,[htmlentities]}

{attribute_code parent}

Retrieves the first parent attribute value.

 

The parent value is retrieved only if the simple (item) product is associated with a parent product, if not, its own attribute value is retrieved.  

The parent product may be configurable, grouped or a bundle product. The first parent product that matches the simple
product is used to get the attribute value.

{attribute_code configurable}

Retrieves the first configurable parent attribute value.

 

The configurable product value is retrieved only if the simple product is associated to a configurable product, if not, its own attribute value is retrieved.

{attribute_code grouped}

Retrieves the first grouped parent attribute value.

 

The grouped product value is retrieved only if the simple product is associated to a grouped product, if not, its own attribute value is retrieved.

{attribute_code bundle}

Retrieves the first bundle parent attribute value.

The bundle product value is retrieved only if the simple product is associated to a bundle product, if not, its own attribute value is retrieved.

Go further by adding PHP scripts into your templates

It's possible to add PHP scripts to your XML template. These scripts must be included between an opening and closing PHP tag (<? ... ?>). The value you want to display must be retrieved by using the ‘return’ instruction. You can also use a ‘product instance object’ (registered as $product variable) in order to use its specific methods.

For example :

You may need to check some specific conditions in order to display a conditionnal value :

<?
if({price}>50) return "Free shipping";
else return "9.90 USD";
?>

You may need to get the thumbnail images rather than the high definition images :

<? return Mage::helper('catalog/image')->init($product, 'image')->resize(265,265); ?>


You may want to check the quantity of all items of a configurable product :

<?
$childProducts = Mage::getModel('catalog/product_type_configurable')
                 ->getUsedProducts(null,$product);
$stock_count=0;
foreach($childProducts as $child){
 $stock_count+=(int)Mage::getModel('cataloginventory/stock_item')->loadByProduct($child)->getQty();
}
return "<g:quantity>".$stock_count."</g:quantity> ";
?>

You may need to filter out some products that don't match with some conditionnal statements :

<?
if(strlen($product->getUpc())>=12) return "{upc}";
elseif ($product->getMpn()) return "{mpn}";
else $myPattern=null; // this will skip the products that don't match with the above conditions
?>



Data Feed Manager extension also allows to create your own options and attributes from your Magento admin under Catalog > Data Feed Manager > Custom Attributes / Catalog > Data Feed Manager > Custom Options.
Some examples of use are loaded by default when installing the extension.

Create your own custom attributes

  1. In the Magento admin panel go to : catalog > Fata Feed Manager > custom attributes


  2. Create a new attribute
  3. Fill the attribute code with the name of your custom attribute
  4. Add your custom script - No need to add the php tags (<? and ?>) -
  5. Add the new custom attribute into your data feed template

The custom attributes php codes are based on the same rules than any php code included in the template :

The value you want to display must be retrieved by using the ‘return’ instruction. You can also use a ‘product instance object’ (registered as $product variable) in order to use its specific methods.

Examples of custom attributes

Replace some words in the product descriptions :

<?
$search=array('sony','apple','htc'); $replace=array("SONY","APPLE","HTC"); return str_ireplace($search, $replace,$product->getDescription()); ?>

Create your own custom options

  1. In the Magento admin panel go to : catalog > Fata Feed Manager > custom options
  2. Create a new option
  3. Fill the option name with the name of your custom option
  4. Define the number of additional parameters expected by your custom option
  5. Add your custom script - No need to add the php tags (<? and ?>) -
  6. Add the new custom option into your data feed template

The custom option php codes are based on the same rules than any php code included in the template :

  • the output value must be retrieved with the 'return' instruction
  • the $product variable contains an instance of the current product
  • the $value variable contains the value of the current attribute
  • the $param array contains the additionnal parameters expected by the option

Examples of custom options

Get all the lowest categories from the different category path for each product :

  • Option name : lowest
  • Additionnal parameters : 0
  • Php script :
    <?
    $array=array();
    $paths=explode(',',$value);
    foreach($paths as $path){
         $cats=explode('>',$path);
        $array[]=array_pop($cats);
    }
    return implode(', ',$array);
    ?>
  • Syntax to use in your template :
    {categories,[INF],[1],[INF],[lowest]}

Get the deepest category path for each product :

  • Option name : deepest
  • Additionnal parameters : 0
  • Php script :
    <?
    $paths=explode(",",$value);
    sort($paths);
    return array_pop($paths);
    ?>
  • Syntax to use in your template :
    {categories,[INF],[1],[INF],[deepest]}

Retrieve a default value if the attribute value is empty:

  • Option name : default
  • Additionnal parameters : 1
  • Php script :
    <? if(trim($value)=='') return $param[1]; ?>
  • Syntax to use in your template :
    {description,[default],[your default description]}
    {name,[default],[your default product name]}

Shopping engines configurations

How to configure my template with Google Shopping?

Usefull links for Google Shopping


Google Shopping allows you to create datafeed in destination of Google Shopping.
Here are some tips which will be usefull to create your datafeed.
First, we recommand you to look at these 2 links which will be helpfull:

Once your data feed has been uploaded into your Google Merchant, you can check what products have been added to the Google Shopping index :

http://www.google.com/products?authorid=[your Account ID]

File format with Google Shopping

Google Shopping handles CSV or XML file format (More information).

The following explanations will only concern the most used method : XML files.

File name should remain consistent for all updates. Do not include the date in your file name.
File name cannot contain spaces or illegal symbols.

Required attributes with Google Shopping

Required attributes with Google Shopping are depending on what kind of products you want to submit.
For complete informations about required attributes, please refer to the dedicated page on the Merchant Center.

Here are the most frequent required attributes used by Google Shopping.
(Between brackets, specific name for XML files)

 AttributeDescription
General
attributes
id
(<g:id>)
The unique identifier for your product (usually the SKU code)
Title
(<title>)
The name of your item (limited to 70 characters)
For variant products, you are required to include the common title of the variant items.
Description
(<description>)
The description of the item.
Google Shopping recommend you submit around 500 to 1000 characters, but you can submit up to 10000 characters.
Google product category
(<g:google_product_category>)
Google's category of the item.
Indicates the category of the product being submitted, according to the Google product taxonomy.
By example, for hard drives items:
Electronics &gt; Computers &gt; Computer Components &gt; Storage Devices &gt; Hard Drives
Please refer to our Category mapping FAQ to understand how to use it with Simple Google Shopping.
Link
(<link>)
The URL directly linking to your item's page on your website.
Note: In addition, you may also specify an adwords_redirect attribute for tracking purposes.
Image link
(<g:image_link>)
The URL of the main image of the item.
Google Shopping recommends images of at least 400 x 400 pixels.
The accepted image formats are JPG (or JPEG), PNG, GIF, BMP and TIFF.
Condition
(<g:condition>)
The condition or state of the item.
Only accepted values: new, used, refurbished.
Prices and
Availability
Availability
(<g:availability>)
The availability status of the item
Only accepted values: in stock, available for order, out of stock, preorder
Price
(<g:price>)
The price of the item.
Important :
- For the US, don't include tax in the price. For all other countries, value added tax (VAT) has to be included in the price.
- The price must include a currency according to ISO 4217 Standard. (by example : EUR for euros, USD for US Dollars, GBP for pounds).
- For products on sale, you must use <g:sale_price> (see below) and use normal price in <g:price>.
Example : <g:price>15.00 USD</g:price>
Unique
Product
Identifiers
Note about unique product identifiers : except for custom made items, you need to submit at least two of the three attributes 'brand', 'gtin' and 'mpn'.
Brand
(<g:brand>)
The brand of the item.
You must not provide your store name as the brand unless you manufacture the product.
GTIN
(<g:gtin>)
Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) of the item.
These identifiers include UPC (in North America), EAN (in Europe), JAN (in Japan), and ISBN (for books).
MPN
(<g:mpn>)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN) of the item.
This code uniquely identifies the product to its manufacturer.
Only
Apparel
Products
Gender
(<g:gender>)
3 accepted values: male, female, unisex.
Note: Required for all apparel items in feeds that target the US, UK, DE, FR, and JP. Recommended for other countries and product categories (might become required in the future).
Age group
(<g:age_group>)
2 accepted values: adult, kids.
Note : Required for all apparel items in feeds that target the US, UK, DE, FR, and JP. Recommended for other countries and product categories (might become required in the future).
Shared by
Apparel
and
Variants
color
(<g:color>)
Color of the item.
This defines the dominant color(s) of an item.
Note : When a single item has multiple colors, combine them with '/' (&#47; with XML files) in order of prominence (dominant color first, then accent colors).
Size
(<g:size>)
Size of the item.
Note :
- required for 'clothing' and 'shoes' sub-categories within the 'apparel and accessories' category targeting the US, UK, DE, FR, and JP.
- For apparel variants submitted to the US, UK, DE, FR, and JP: Each different size or size combination must be submitted as its own item, in conjunction with the 'item group id' (<g:item_group_id>).
Item group id
(<g:item_group_id>)
Shared identifier for all variants of the same product.
Allows to identify all variations (size and/or color) of a same item.
We recommand you to use the product'SKU parent as item group id value

Recommended attributes with Google Shopping

Here are some attributes (non-exhaustive list) recommended by Google Shopping that we think could be quite usefull to add in your template:
(Between brackets, specific name for XML files)

 AttributeDescription
General
attributes
Product type
(<g:product_type>)
Your category of the item.
This attribute also indicates the category of the product being submitted, but you can provide your own classification.
You can include more than one 'product type' attribute value if products apply to more than one category.
Additional image link
(<g:additional_image_link>)
Additional URLs of images of the item.
You can include up to 10 additional images per item by including the attribute multiple times.
Sale price
(<g:sale_price>)
Advertised sale price of the item.
Important :
- You must still include the <g:price> attribute in your feed, which must reflect the non-sale price you have previously sold the item for.
- As the normal price, the sale price must include a currency according to ISO 4217 Standard.
- You must not include a price value of 0.00 USD.
Sale price effective date
(<g:sale_price_effective_date>)
Used in conjunction with sale price, this attribute indicates the date range during which the sale price applies.
Information about time format:
Start and end dates separated by a forward slash (/). The start is specified by the format (YYYY-MM-DD), followed by the letter ‘T’, the time of the day when the sale starts, followed by an expression of the timezone for the sale. The end date should be in the same format.
Example : 2011-03-01T13:00-0800/2011-03-11T15:30-0800
Tax and
Shipping
Tax
(<g:tax>)
Value added tax (VAT).
Providing this attribute for an item overrides the default tax costs specified in your Google Merchant Center settings.
Note : This attribute is only accepted in the US, if your feed targets a country outside of the US, please do not use this attribute.
More informations about tax
Shipping
(<g:shipping>)
Shipping cost.
Providing this attribute for an item overrides the global shipping settings you defined in your Google Merchant Center settings.
More informations about shipping
Shipping weight
(<g:shipping_weight>)
The weight of the product used to calculate the shipping cost of the item.
If you have specified a global shipping rule that is dependent on shipping weight, this attribute will be used to calculate the shipping cost of the item automatically.
Accepted weight units: lb, oz, g, kg.
AdWords
attributes
Note : These attributes help you to organize your AdWords campaigns and track the traffic to your website.
Adwords grouping
(<g:adwords_grouping>)
Used to group products in an arbitrary way. It can be used for Product Filters to limit a campaign to a group of products, or Product Targets to bid differently for a group of products.
Required if you want to bid differently to different subsets of products in the CPC or CPA % version.
It can only hold one value.
Example : <g:adwords_grouping>comforters</g:adwords_grouping>
Adwords labels
(<g:adwords_labels>)
Very similar to <g:adwords_grouping>, but it will only work on CPC.
It can hold multiple values, allowing a product to be tagged with multiple labels.
Example :
<g:adwords_labels>clothing</g:adwords_labels> <g:adwords_labels>shoes</g:adwords_labels>
Adwords redirect
(<g:adwords_redirect>)
Allows advertisers to specify a separate URL that can be used to track traffic coming from Google Shopping.
Example : <g:adwords_redirect>http://www.merchant.com/product.html</g:adwords_redirect>

Example of template with XML format with Google Shopping

Here is an example of template in XML format:

<g:id>{sku}</g:id>
<title>{name,[substr],[70],[...]}</title>
<link>{url}</link>
<!-- you must change the currency unit or convert the price to match with your magento store and your merchant account setting -->
<g:price>{normal_price,[USD]} USD</g:price>
{G:SALE_PRICE,[USD]}
<g:online_only>y</g:online_only>
<description>{description,[html_entity_decode],[strip_tags]}</description>
<g:condition>new</g:condition>
{G:PRODUCT_TYPE,[10]}
{G:GOOGLE_PRODUCT_CATEGORY}
{G:IMAGE_LINK}
<g:availability>{is_in_stock?[in stock]:[out of stock]}</g:availability>
<g:quantity>{qty}</g:quantity>
<g:featured_product>{is_special_price?[yes]:[no]} </g:featured_product>
<g:color>{color,[implode],[,]}</g:color>
<g:shipping_weight>{weight,[float],[2]} kg</g:shipping_weight>
{G:PRODUCT_REVIEW}
<g:manufacturer>{manufacturer}</g:manufacturer>
<!-- In most of cases brand + mpn are sufficient, eg. :-->
<g:brand>{manufacturer}</g:brand>
<g:mpn>{sku}</g:mpn>
<!-- But it is better to use one of these identifiers if available : EAN, ISBN or UPC, eg : -->
<g:gtin>{upc}</g:gtin>

How to create a data feed in Google Merchant Center?

In order to submit your products to Google Shopping, you'll have to create a data feed in your Google Merchant Center .
Once you're login into Google Merchant Center, go in the Data feeds section.

You can choose between creating a New Data Feed and a New Test Data Feed .
We recommend that you start by creating a New Test Data Feed .
After clicking on New Test Data Feed , you have to choose the target country and a name for your data feed ("datafeed_test" by example).
You can confirm by clicking on Save changes .

Now you can see your data feed appears in the data feeds list.


Next step will be to setup this data feed so it will import the data feed you created with the extension Simple Google Shopping in your Magento store.
Click on the link Create schedule . You are now accessing the schedule upload options.
You can manage the Google Merchant's importation frequency. You can choose to import you data feed monthly, weekly or daily at a specific time.
Paste your data feed's URL in the field Feed URL .

Click on Schedule and fetch now to start the importation and the process of your data feed.
Your data feeds' status shows Processing...

After a few minutes, Google Merchant Center shows you the number of inserted items and offers you to display errors in your data feed.

Click on View errors will show you errors in your data feed.
Google Merchant Center discerns 2 kinds of anomaly : errors and warnings.
As long it will remain errors in your data feed, Google Merchant will not display your items in Google Shopping.
It's very important to read errors' descriptions. It will help you to understand and fix quickly your data feed's issues.

Once the errors fixed, you'll be able to proceed to the creation of a new data feed (not a test one this time) which will perform the processing and referencing of your items by Google Shopping.

Warning
: the validation of the first submission of your data feed to Google can take some days because it's performing manually by Google's teams. The next submissions will be validated almost instantly.

How to configure my template with Shopping.com?

Data Feed Manager allows you to create datafeed in destination of Shopping.com.
Here are some tips which will be usefull to create your datafeed.
First, we recommand you to look at these 2 links which will be helpfull:
Shopping.com's taxonomy
Shopping.com's feed specifications

File format for Shopping.com

Shopping.com handle CSV or XML file format.
For CSV files, data should be enclosed within double quotation marks ( " ), and tab as field separator.
The following characters are forbidden within any cell:

  • - Smart Quotes Character (“…”)
  • - Carriage Returns Character
  • - New Line Characters
  • - Any character whose ascii value is less than 32, e.g. Carriage Returns (ascii 10), Newline (ascii 13)
  • - HTML, CSS, or any other formatting languages, e.g. "\n\r", <p>, <br>.

File name should remain consistent for all updates. (e.g. MerchantnameSDC.csv). Do not include the date in your file name.
File name cannot contain spaces or illegal symbols.

Required attributes for Shopping.com

These 9 attributes are required. Products without these values will not display on Shopping.com :
(Between brackets, specific name for XML files)

AttributeDescription
Unique Merchant SKU
(Merchant_SKU)
The unique SKU number you use internally to identify this item
Product Name
(Product_Name)
Product Names must be clear and concise. They should also be descriptive of the product being sold.(limited to 90 characters)
Product URL
(Product_URL)
URL on your website containing the product detail and buy button for the applicable product
Image URL
(Image_URL)
Provide the URL to the item’s largest primary image. Minimum size accepted: 150 pixels on at least one side of the image.
Any modern format is acceptable, i.e. JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF
Current Price
(Current_Price)
Provide your current selling price for the item before tax or shipping
Stock Availability
(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.
(Allowed values : In Stock, Yes, Y, 1, Limited availability, Out of Stock, No, N, None, Pre-Order, Back-Order)
Condition
(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
These 2 last attributes are only required for media
MPN/ISBN
(MPN ou ISBN)
The ISBN is a unique machine-readable identification number. Shopping.com supports both the 10 and 13 digit versions of ISBN
UPC ou EAN
(UPC ou 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

Recommended attributes for Shopping.com

Here are some attributes (non-exhaustive list) recommended by Shopping.com we think are quite usefull to add in your template :
(Between brackets, specific name for XML files)

AttributeDescription
Shipping Rate
(Shipping_Rate)
Shipping cost for this item. Use 0 to denote free shipping. Refer to the Merchant Account Center at Products > Edit-Shipping-Information page if you want to define Shipping Rates by Price ranges
Original Price
(Original_Price)
If your website displays a price drop and/or percent savings for this item, provide here the item’s original price
Brand / Manufacturer
(Brand ou Manufacturer)
Brand, manufacturer, or publisher of the product
Product Description
(Product_Description)
Product Descriptions should elaborate on Product Names and provide all relevant product details (limited to 4000 characters)
Product Type
(Product_Type)
Provide an ordered list of nouns describing the type of product. Use a comma to separate them. Please refer to Shopping.com' specifications to find a list of relevant categories
Category
(Category)
Please provide a breadcrumb describing the classification of the respective product. (ie: "Electronics > Digital Cameras").
Remember to use category mapping in Data Feed Manager to fill-in this attribute correctly
Category ID
(Category_ID)
Use the Shopping.com's taxonomy to provide the right Shopping.com's Category ID for this item
Parent SKU
(Parent_SKU)
If the product is one variant in a family of similar products, provide here a SKU number that uniquely identifies the family
Parent Name
(Parent_Name)
The name of the parent product

Example of template for Shopping.com with XML format

Here is an example of template for a website selling t-shirts:

Header:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<Products>


Pattern:

<Product>		
	<Merchant_SKU>{sku}</Merchant_SKU>	
	<Product_Name>{name,[substr],[70],[...]}</Product_Name>	
	<Product_URL>{url parent}</Product_URL> 	
	<Image_URL>{image parent}</Image_URL>	
	<Current_Price>${price,[USD],[0]}</Current_Price> 	
	<Shipping_Rate>$7.50</Shipping_Rate>	
	<Stock_Availability>{is_in_stock parent?[in stock]:[out of stock]}</Stock_Availability>	
	<Condition>New</Condition>	
	<Original_Price>${normal_price,[USD],[0]}</Original_Price> 	
	<Manufacturer>{brand}</Manufacturer>	
	<Product_Description>{short_description parent,[html_entity_decode],[strip_tags]}</Product_Description>	
	<Product_Type>Clothing</Product_Type>	
	<Category>{category_mapping,[0]}</Category>	
	<Category_ID>31515</Category_ID>	
	<Parent_SKU>{sku parent}</Parent_SKU>	
	<Parent_Name>{name parent,[substr],[70],[...]}</Parent_Name>	
	<Estimated_Ship_Date>Allow 10 days for Delivery</Estimated_Ship_Date>	
	<Gender>{gender}</Gender>	
	<Color>{color,[implode],[,]}</Color>	
	<Size>{size,[implode],[,]}</Size>	
	<Alternative_Image_URL_1>{image,[1]}</Alternative_Image_URL_1>	
	<Alternative_Image_URL_2>{image,[2]}</Alternative_Image_URL_2>	
	<Alternative_Image_URL_3>{image,[3]}</Alternative_Image_URL_3>	
	<Alternative_Image_URL_4>{image,[4]}</Alternative_Image_URL_4>	
	<Alternative_Image_URL_5>{image,[5]}</Alternative_Image_URL_5>	
	<Merchandising_Type>New</Merchandising_Type>	
	<Bundle>No</Bundle>	
</Product>


Footer:

</Products>

How to configure my template with Bing Shopping?

Data Feed Manager allows you to create datafeed in destination of Bing Shopping.
Here are some tips which will be usefull to create your datafeed.
First, we recommand you to look at these 2 links which will be helpfull:
Bing Shopping Integration Guide
Bing Shopping Feed Example

File format for Bing Shopping

Bing Shopping doesn't support XML file format. You should create TXT file format.
HEADER (the line with attribute's names) is required by Bing Shopping.
Data should be enclosed without any characters, and you should use tab as field separator.
The following characters are forbidden within any cell:

  • - Smart Quotes Character (“…”)
  • - Carriage Returns Character
  • - New Line Characters
  • - Any character whose ascii value is less than 32, e.g. Carriage Returns (ascii 10), Newline (ascii 13)
  • - HTML, CSS, or any other formatting languages, e.g. "\n\r", <p>, <br>
  • - No $ sign in the price values and no lbs in shipping weights (only numbers, limited to 2 decimal places)

File name should remain consistent for all updates. Do not include the date in your file name.
File name cannot contain spaces or illegal symbols.
Bing Shopping recommends to use bingshopping.txt as a file name.

Required attributes for Bing Shopping

Bing Shopping requires these 6 attributes:

AttributeDescription
MerchantProductID You can either use internal Magento ID, either product'SKU as a unique identifier
Description Detailed description of your offer (limited to 5000 characters).
No HTML coding. Ensure no descriptions are wrapped in quotes. Please do not include promotional text.
ProductURL URL of the product. Link to your website where a potential buyer can complete the purchase of your product.
ImageURL Provide the URL to the item’s largest primary image.
Acceptable formats: BMP,JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and EXIF
Price Provide your current selling price for the item before tax or shipping
Title Product Names must be clear and concise (limited to 255 characters)

Recommended attributes for Bing Shopping

Bing Shopping highly recommends to use these attributes in your template :

AttributeDescription
Brand The product manufacturer’s name, brand name or publisher’s name
MPN The ISBN is a unique machine-readable identification number. Bing Shopping supports both the 10 and 13 digit versions of ISBN
UPC Universal Product Code. Only 8 and 12 digit codes are supported
ISBN International Standard Book Number
SKU The SKU unique number of the product. Used to refer to different versions of the same product
Availability The current availability for the offer. Choose only one of following values: In Stock; Out of Stock; Pre-Order; Back-Order
Shipping This attribute will override any info set in the Shipping tab of your Bing Shopping account.
Each shipping attribute group must be separated with a comma and the four sub-attributes by colons such as: Country:Region:Service:Price.
Only Price value is required.
Three colons are required even for blank values.
Examples:
No shipping world wide = :::0
No shipping US wide = US:::0
Multiple variables are allowed and are split with a comma =
US:024*:Ground:7.95,US:MA:Ground:5.95
MerchantCategory Your internal category hierarchy for this product
ShippingWeight The weight of the product in pounds. Don't use lbs sign and avoid the use of leading zeros
Condition Acceptable condition values are: New; Used; Collectable; Open Box; Refurbished; Remanufactured
WARNING: Currently Bing Shopping shows only new products. If not specified, Bing Shopping assumes the product is new
Tax This attribute will override any info set in the Tax tab of your Bing Shopping account.
Each tax attribute group must be separated with a comma and the four sub-attributes by colons such as: Country:Region:Rate:Tax_Ship.
Only Rate value is required.
Three colons are required even for blank values.
Examples:
No tax world wide = ::0:
No tax US wide = US::0:
Multiple variables are allowed =
US:CA:8.25:y,US:926: *:8.75:y
B_Category Bing Shopping Category.
Bing’s list of categories (page 32 of Bing Shopping Integration Guide) to match your product to Bing’s standardized structure.
Remember to use category mapping in Data Feed Manager to fill-in this attribute correctly

Example of template for Bing Shopping with TXT format

Here is an example of template:

How to configure my template with Shopzilla?

File format for Shopzilla

Shopzilla doesn't support XML file format. You should create TXT file format.
HEADER (the line with attribute's names) is required by Shopzilla.
Data should be enclosed without any characters, and you should use tab as field separator.
The following characters are forbidden within any cell:

  • - Smart Quotes Character (“…”)
  • - Carriage Returns Character
  • - New Line Characters
  • - Any character whose ascii value is less than 32, e.g. Carriage Returns (ascii 10), Newline (ascii 13)
  • - HTML, CSS, or any other formatting languages, e.g. "\n\r", <p>, <br>

File name should remain consistent for all updates. Do not include the date in your file name.
File name cannot contain spaces or illegal symbols.

Required attributes for Shopzilla

Shopzilla requires 15 attributes in the datafeed, but only 5 must contain data. Others are highly recommended by Shopzilla.
WARNING: these 15 attributes must respect this order:

  • 1. Category ID
  • 2. Manufacturer
  • 3. Title
  • 4. Description
  • 5. Product URL
  • 6. Image URL
  • 7. SKU
  • 8. Availability
  • 9. Condition
  • 10. Ship Weight
  • 11. Ship Cost
  • 12. Bid
  • 13. Promotional Code
  • 14. UPC
  • 15. Price

Bold attributes above must contain data.

Here are the 5 required attributes :

AttributeDescription
Category ID Shopzilla Category.
You have to map your own categories by using Shopzilla's taxonomy.
Remember to use category mapping in Data Feed Manager to fill-in this attribute correctly
Title Product Names must be clear and concise (limited to 100 characters)
Product URL URL of the product. Link to your website where a potential buyer can complete the purchase of your product.
SKU The SKU unique number of the product. Used to refer to different versions of the same product
Price Provide your current selling price for the item before tax or shipping (don't use $ sign)

Recommended attributes for Shopzilla

Shopzilla highly recommends to use these attributes in your template :

AttributeDescription
Manufacturer The product manufacturer’s name, brand name or publisher’s name. Leave empty if you don't know the manufacture's name.
Description Detailed description of your offer (limited to 1000 characters).
No HTML coding. Ensure no descriptions are wrapped in quotes. Please do not include promotional text.
Image URL Provide the URL to the item’s largest primary image.
Acceptable formats: JPG or GIF.
Image size should be at least 200x200 pixels and no greater than 1000x1000.
Image URLs must begin with http:// (Shopzilla doesn't support secure locations (https://)
Availability Lets your consumers know if the product is currently available on your website.
Choose only one of following values: In Stock, Back-Order, Pre-Order, See Site, Out of Stock, Limited Qty, Special Order.
If empty, Shopzilla will default to "See Site for Availability".
Condition Designates the state of the product.
Acceptable condition values are: New, Refurbished, Used, Open Box, OEM.
If empty, Shopzilla will default to "New".
Ship Weight Designates the weight of your product (in pounds).
Ship Cost Designates a flat shipping cost for the product, if desired.
This field is not necessary if you plan to use the Shopzilla Shipping Tool to specify ship costs.
Note: To designate free shipping, please use 0.00
Bid This is an optional field and recommended only for those merchants programmatically setting their product bids.
Please refer to Feed Specifications for further information about this attribute.
Promotional Code This field is used to add promotional text next to your product.
Please refer to Feed Specifications for further information about this attribute.
UPC Universal Product Code. Only 8 and 12 digit codes are supported

Example of template for Shopzilla with TXT format

Here is an example of template:

How to configure my template with Amazon?

Data Feed Manager allows you to create datafeed in destination of Amazon.
Here are some tips which will be usefull to create your datafeed.
First, we recommend you to look at this link which will be helpfull:
Amazon Browse Tree Guide (BTG) (Amazon'specifications)

For Amazon Product Ads, we recommend the following documentation :
https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/

File format with Amazon

Amazon doesn't support XML file format. You should create TXT file format.
HEADER (the line with attribute's names) is required by Amazon.
ATTENTION : Amazon requires an extra-header , which allows Amazon to identify which kind of products is in you data feed, and the actual used version. Here is an example concerning Home category products:

TemplateType=Home Version=2012.0228 This row for Amazon.com use only. Do not modify or delete.

In order to use these specific extra-header, Data Feed Manager has a specific field named Extra header :


Data should be enclosed without any characters, and you should use tab as field separator.
The following characters are forbidden within any cell:

  • - Smart Quotes Character (“…”)
  • - Carriage Returns Character
  • - New Line Characters
  • - Any character whose ascii value is less than 32, e.g. Carriage Returns (ascii 10), Newline (ascii 13)
  • - HTML, CSS, or any other formatting languages, e.g. "\n\r", <p>, <br>

File name should remain consistent for all updates. Do not include the date in your file name.

Informations groups with Amazon

Amazon distincts different informations groups to describe the products you'll send them in your data feed.
Some groups are generic and suitable for all types of products:

  • - Basic Product information
  • - Offer Information
  • - Sales Price information
  • - Item discovery information
  • - Image Information
  • - FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)
  • - Variation information (if your Product is available in different variations)
  • - Product Dimensions
  • - Infrequently used attributes

Beside these generic groups, there are specific groups depending of your products' categories.
Here are specifc groups from Home category:

  • - Product specific attributes included in the "ArtAndCraft"
  • - Product specific attributes included in the "Kitchen"
  • - Product specific attributes included in the "Indoor Home"
  • - Product specific attributes included in the "Outdoor Home and Garden"
  • - Battery Information

The very first thing to do before creating your Amazon data feed is to identify which kind of products your Magento catalog contains.
Once this is done, you'll have to refer to the Amazon Browse Tree Guide (Amazon BTG) matching this product category to create your data feed in the best way.

By example, if you're selling furnitures, you'll have to refer to Home Amazon BTG, which matches with following themes:

  • - Art and Craft
  • - Kitchen
  • - Indoor Home
  • - Outdoor Home and Garden

We'll use this particular example for following explanations.

Required attributes with Amazon

Usually, Amazon requires these 10 attributes in the datafeed.
WARNING: These 10 attributes have to be in the data feed unless Amazon will reject it.

AttributeDescription
SKU The SKU unique number of the product. Used to refer to different versions of the same product
StandardProductID A standard, alphanumeric string that uniquely identifies the product. This could be a Global Catalog ID (GCID), UPC, EAN or GTIN.
StandardIDType The type of standard, unique identifier entered in the ProductID field. Select one of the following options: Global Catalog ID (GCID), UPC, EAN or GTIN.
ProductName Product Names must be clear and concise (limited to 500 characters). Don't use special characters.
ProductType Identify the product types. With our example : For all Indoor products, choose from: Kitchen, BedAndBath, ArtAndCraft, Furniture or the general category Product type of Home.
Select one of the following options: Art, BedAndBath, FurnitureAndDecor, Home, Kitchen, OutdoorLiving, SeedsAndPlants.
Brand The brand or manufacturer of the product. Populate this field so your brand name is displayed on the Amazon.com site.
(Brand or Manufacturer is required, both are desired)
Manufacturer Specify the manufacturer for your product.
(Brand or Manufacturer is required, both are desired)
ItemType Use this to specify what your item is. This field is primarily used for browse classification. Refer to the Browse Tree Guide (BTG) for allowed values.
Remember to use category mapping in Data Feed Manager to fill-in this attribute correctly
ItemPrice The price at which the merchant offers the product for sale, expressed in U.S. dollars. Don't use currency unit.
Link The URL of the product. Must start with http://

Recommended attributes with Amazon

Amazon highly recommends to use these attributes in your template :

Detailed description of your offer (limited to 2000 characters). Don't use special characters.

AttributeDescription
Description
Currency The currency code indicating what currency the pricing data is in.
(USD for US Dollars, EUR for Euro, GBP for Pounds).
ShippingWeight The weight of the product when packaged to ship.
A number with up to 10 digits to the left of the decimal point and 2 digits to the right of the decimal point.
ShippingWeightUnitOfMeasure The unit of measure used to describe the weight of the product: OZ, LB, GR or KG.
MainImageURL Provide the URL to the item’s largest primary image.
Preferred format: JPG.
Image size must be at least 500 pixels in either height or width and should be 1000 pixels or larger.
Image URLs must begin with http://.
OtherImageURL1-OtherImageURL8 Additional images showing different sides of a product, the product in use, or details that aren't visible in the MAIN image.
Quantity The quantity of the item you are making available for sale.
Quantity is required for all "child" or stand-alone items.
If left blank when first submitting the product information, the item will be displayed as "Out of stock".

How to configure my template with Price Grabber?

Data Feed Manager allows you to create datafeed in destination of Price Grabber.
Here are some tips which will be usefull to create your datafeed.
First, we recommand you to look at these 2 links which will be helpfull:
Price Grabber Integration Guide
Price Grabber's taxonomy

File format with Price Grabber

Price Grabber doesn't support XML file format. You should create TXT file format.
HEADER (the line with attribute's names) is required by Price Grabber.
Data should be enclosed without any characters, and you should use tab as field separator.
The following characters are forbidden within any cell:

  • - Smart Quotes Character (“…”)
  • - Carriage Returns Character
  • - New Line Characters
  • - Any character whose ascii value is less than 32, e.g. Carriage Returns (ascii 10), Newline (ascii 13)
  • - HTML, CSS, or any other formatting languages, e.g. "\n\r", <p>, <br>

File name should remain consistent for all updates. Do not include the date in your file name.
File name cannot contain spaces or illegal symbols.

Required attributes with Price Grabber

Price Grabber requires some attributes regarding to the kind of product you're selling in your store.
By example, Home & Personal Products requires 9 attributes, where Tech Products & Software only requires 7 attributes (not the sames as well).
Please have a look at the Price Grabber Integration Guide to know exactly which attributes are required for your products.
However, here are the most current required attributes:

AttributeDescription
Retsku The SKU unique number of the product. Used to refer to different versions of the same product
Product Title Product Names must be clear and concise (limited to 100 characters)
Detailed Description Detailed description of your offer (limited to 1500 characters).
No HTML coding. Ensure no descriptions are wrapped in quotes. Please do not include promotional text.
Categorization Price Grabber Category.
You have to map your own categories by using Price Grabber's taxonomy.
By example : laptops products needs to have:
Computers > Laptops & Accessories > Laptops as matching category.
Remember to use category mapping in Data Feed Manager to fill-in this attribute correctly
Product URL URL of the product. Link to your website where a potential buyer can complete the purchase of your product.
Primary Image URL Provide the URL to the item’s largest primary image.
Image URLs must begin with http:// (Price Grabber doesn't support secure locations (https://)
Selling Price Current selling price of the item. Please omit currency symbols. Prices should be provided in the appropriate currency (US Dollars for PriceGrabber.com, Pound Sterling for PriceGrabber.co.uk, Canadian Dollars for PriceGrabber.ca).
Manufacturer Name The product manufacturer’s name, brand name or publisher’s name. Leave empty if you don't know the manufacturer's name.

Recommended attributes with Price Grabber

Price Grabber highly recommends to use these attributes in your template :

AttributeDescription
Manufacturer Part Number Manufacturer-issued part number (MPN) for the product.
UPC / EAN UPC (US, Canada): Unique code of 12 numbers. EAN (Europe): Unique code of 13 numbers.
Availability Lets your consumers know if the product is currently available on your website.
Choose only one of following values: Yes, No ou Preorder
Weight The product's shipping weight.
Required if you select a shipping cost formula which depends on weight.
The unit for weight is pounds in the US, and kilograms for UK.
Shipping Cost Required if you select "Use the shipping costs provided in my product data feed" in the Shipping section of Price Grabber Login.

How to configure my template with Nextag?

File format with Nextag

Nextag handles TXT file format.
HEADER (the line with attribute's names) is required by Nextag.
Data should be enclosed without any characters, and you should use pipe (|) as field separator.
The following characters are forbidden within any cell:

  • - Smart Quotes Character (“…”)
  • - Carriage Returns Character
  • - New Line Characters
  • - Any character whose ascii value is less than 32, e.g. Carriage Returns (ascii 10), Newline (ascii 13)
  • - HTML, CSS, or any other formatting languages, e.g. "\n\r", <p>, <br>

File name should remain consistent for all updates. Do not include the date in your file name.
File name cannot contain spaces or illegal symbols.

Required attributes with Nextag

Here are required attributes with Nextag:

AttributeDescription
Category: Nextag Numeric ID The Nextag category of the products you are listing.
You have to map your own categories by using Nextag's taxonomy.
By example : laptops products needs to have: 300359 as matching category.
Remember to use category mapping in Data Feed Manager to fill-in this attribute correctly
Note : You must match one of the "Category" columns to a column in your feed.
Category: Other Format The category of the products you are listing. These should be the categories you use on your site.
Example : Computers > Laptops.
Note : You must match one of the "Category" columns to a column in your feed.
Click-Out URL URL of the product.
Condition The condition of the products you are selling.
Choose only one of following values: New, Open Box, Refurbished, Pre-Owned, Like New, Good, Very Good, Acceptable
Description Detailed description of your offer.
No HTML coding. Ensure no descriptions are wrapped in quotes. Please do not include promotional text.
Ground Shipping The amount you charge for ground shipping.
In dollars with or without the $ sign.
If you use a carrier such as FedEx or UPS, you can define this on your Seller Dashboard to ensure you display accurate shipping.
Image URL The URL or address of the images of your products.
URL starting with http://, https:// or just www and ending with .jpg or.gif
ISBN The ISBN of any book products you are selling.
This field is only required if you are selling books.
MUZE ID The MUZE IDs of any music, video or video game products you are selling.
This field is only required if you are selling music, video or video game products.
Price The price of the items you are selling.
In dollars with or without the $ sign.
Product Name The name of the products you are selling.
Seller Part # The SKU unique number of the product.
Stock Status The availability or stock status of your products.
Choose only one of following values: In Stock, Yes, le nombre en stock, Out of Stock, <blank>.
If you leave this blank, Nextag will assume the product is in stock.
Weight The weight of your products.
Number in pounds (lbs).

Recommended attributes with Nextag

Nextag highly recommends to use these attributes in your template :

AttributeDescription
Cost-per-Click The Cost-per-Click or CPC that you want to pay Nextag when a buyer clicks from our site to yours.
In dollars with or without the $ sign.
This should only be used if you want to bid on individual products using your Product File.
Distributor ID The distributor ID of your products.
One of the following initials: Ingram (I, IM, IP, IA), TechData (T), eNighted (E), ISBN, UPC, LCC plus the number ID.
Ingram Part # The Ingram ID of your products.
Manufacturer The name of the manufacturer of your products.
Manufacturer Part # The manufacturer's part number for the product.
It is strongly recommended that you provide this information to improve the quality of your listings on Nextag.
Marketing Message The text message you want to display on our site next to your display name.
Example : Free Tax and Shipping
UPC The Universal Product Code (UPC) of the products you are selling.
ListPrice The item's price when it is not on sale.
In dollars with or without the $ sign

How to configure my template with Twenga?

Data Feed Manager allows you to create datafeed in destination of Twenga.
Here are some tips which will be usefull to create your datafeed.
First, we recommand you to look at this link which will be helpfull:
Twenga's feed specifications

File format with Twenga

Twenga handles CSV/TXT or XML file format.
About CSV/TXT files :
- data shouldn't be enclosed
- you can use either tab, semicolon, comma or pipe as field separator.
About XML files :
- the datafeed must be UTF-8 encoded (<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>)
- catalog tags (<calalog>...</catalog>) must enclose the content.
- each product must be in product tags (<product>...</product>)
The following characters are forbidden within any cell:

  • - Smart Quotes Character (“…”)
  • - Carriage Returns Character
  • - New Line Characters
  • - Any character whose ascii value is less than 32, e.g. Carriage Returns (ascii 10), Newline (ascii 13)
  • - HTML, CSS, or any other formatting languages, e.g. "\n\r", <p>, <br>.

File name should remain consistent for all updates. (e.g. MerchantnameSDC.csv). Do not include the date in your file name.
File name cannot contain spaces or illegal symbols.

Required attributes with Twenga

These 7 attributes are required. Products without these values will not display on Twenga :

AttributeDescription
product_url URL on your website containing the product
designation Product Names must be clear and concise. (limited to 255 characters)
price Final price of the product, with or without VAT, depending on local regulations.
category Navigation path of the product (Breadcumb).
Default separator : > (greater).
The category mapping of the product (by example : "Home>Televisions>LCD TVs>Thomson").
Remember to use category mapping in Data Feed Manager to fill-in this attribute correctly
image_url Main picture of the product.
Minimum size : 500x500 pixels. Maximum size : 2000x2000 pixels.
description Product's description.
Only the first 180 characters will be display in Twenga
regular_price Product's sale price, before any sale.
Leave empty if the product doesn't have any discount.

Recommended attributes with Twenga

Here are recommended attributes by Twenga  :

AttributeDescription
merchant_id Product's ID.
The internal product ID used by the merchant.
manufacturer_id The manufacturer ID. You may use SKU for this attribute.
shipping_cost Shipping cost.
If not specified, leave empty or specify "NC"
For free shipping, specify "0".
in_stock Denote Y to show you have the product in stock and N when the product is out of stock.
availability Number of products available
condition For new products, use "0".
For used or refurbished products, use "1".
upc_ean UPC or EAN of the product.
brand Brand or manufacturer of the product.

Example of template with XML, CSV and TXT format with Twenga

Here is an example of template with XML format:



Here is an example of template with CSV format:



Here is an example of template with TXT format:

How to configure my template with Idealo?

Data Feed Manager allows you to create datafeed in destination of Idealo.
Here are some tips which will be usefull to create your datafeed.
First, we recommand you to look at these 2 links which will be helpfull:
Idealo's technical informations
Idealo'sample CSV file


Here are the admission requirements for Idealo:

  • Your store contains at least 20 products already existing in Idealo's catalog.
  • All prices are displayed in euro (including VAT)
  • Your legal infos are correct
  • Your policies are accessible and understandable to any customer
  • Customers can choose between at least 2 payment methods.
  • Shipping won't exceed 15.00€ for small appliances
  • Shipping won't exceed 50.00€ for big appliances

File format with Idealo

Idealo is used to work with CSV files.
Data shouldn't be enclosed
You can use either tab, semicolon or pipe as field separator.

The CSV file must contain a header line describing each column's names.
Do not include the date in your file name.
File name cannot contain spaces or illegal symbols.

Required attributes with Idealo

These attributes are required by Idealo.
Products without these values will not display on Idealo:

AttributeDescription
Catégorie Internal category path.
(By example: digital photography - digital camera - compact digital camera - Canon - Canon Digital Ixus 70)
Marque / Fabricant The brand or manufacturer of the product
Produit The name of the product
Référence fabricant (HAN) The manufacturer reference
Prix en euro (TVA incluse) Price in euro (including VAT)
Frais de port Shipping cost.
If free shipping, fill in with "0".
URL produit URL on your website containing the product
Délai de Livraison Delivery time / availability
EAN (European article number) EAN code of the product
Code CIP Only for pharmaceuticals
ISBN Only for books
Ecotaxe Eco-tax amount, only if not already included in the price

Recommended attributes with Idealo

Here are recommended attributes by Idealo:

AttributeDescription
Numéro d'article (interne) Internal reference of the product (usually SKU)
information sur le produit The description of the product (short version if available)
URL photo The URL of the main picture of the product.
Prix Promo Sale price of the product

Example of template with CSV format with Idealo

Here is an example of template with CSV format:

Numéro d'article (interne);EAN (European article number);Référence fabricant (HAN);Marque / Fabricant;Produit;Catégorie;Prix en ¤ (TVA incluse);Délai de Livraison;Frais de port;URL produit;URL photo;Ecotaxe (si non incluse dans le prix);Prix Promo (facultatif)
40101966;3165140580113;GSB 14.4-2-LI;FBC BOSCH;PERCEUSE VISSEUSE 14,4V 1,3AH LI-ION;Outillages électroportatif à batterie;   518,87;Livrera sous 3 jours ouvrables après réception du paiement.;4;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple-exemple.jpg;0,1;   418,87
40101915;0000401019151;BHP453RHEX;MAKITA;PACK PERCEUSE A PERCUSSION 18V 1,5AH LXT;Perceuses, visseuses et boulonneuses;   164,00;Livrera sous 3 jours ouvrables après réception du paiement.;4;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple-exemple.jpg;0,1;   16,00
43302205;3148518627948;CPE.PB;FACOM;LOT DE 2 PINCES "PACK PREMIER";Pinces standards et coupantes;    68,90;Livrera sous 3 jours ouvrables après réception du paiement.;0 (si frais de port gratuits);http://www.idealo.fr/exemple;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple-exemple.jpg;0,1;    55,90
46600252;0000466002525;1-94-747;STANLEY TOOLS;SERVANTE DE CHANTIER LOCK & STOCK FATMAX;Boite à outils;   1122,95;Livrera sous 3 jours ouvrables après réception du paiement.;4;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple-exemple.jpg;0,1;
45900043;3253561956294;1-95-629;STANLEY TOOLS;GILET PORTE-OUTILS FATMAX XTREM;Saccoches et porte-outils;    53,20;Livrera sous 3 jours ouvrables après réception du paiement.;4;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple-exemple.jpg;0,1;    43,20
44800848;9999999999999;0-10-825;STANLEY TOOLS;COUTEAU CUTTER PLIABLE FATMAX;Cutteurs et ciseaux;    17,95;Livrera sous 3 jours ouvrables après réception du paiement.;4;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple-exemple.jpg;0,1;
46600415;3253561974755;1-97-475;STANLEY TOOLS;JEU 2 TRETEAUX PLIABLES COMPACTS;Etais et trétaux de maçon;    84,45;Livrera sous 3 jours ouvrables après réception du paiement.;0 (si frais de port gratuits);http://www.idealo.fr/exemple;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple-exemple.jpg;0,1;    80,00
60800432;3253561951480;1-95-151;STANLEY TOOLS;LAMPE TORCHE LED PETIT MODÈLE;Torches, ampoules, et éclairage;    16,67;Livrera sous 3 jours ouvrables après réception du paiement.;4;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple-exemple.jpg;0,1;
42606588;3253560975456;0-97-500;STANLEY TOOLS;CLE A MOLETTE A CLIQUET FATMAX;Clés de serrage à ouverture variable;    14,23;Livrera sous 3 jours ouvrables après réception du paiement.;4;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple;http://www.idealo.fr/exemple-exemple.jpg;0,1;

How to configure my template with eBay?

File format with eBay

eBay handles CSV/TXT or XML file format.
About CSV/TXT files :
- data must be enclosed with double quotation marks (")
- If you intend to use the double quote character ( " ) itself and not as a delimiter, it should be repeated. For example, '15" TV' should be entered as "15"" TV".
- you must use comma as separator in CSV files, and either tab, semicolon, comma or pipe in TXT files.
About XML files :
- the datafeed must be UTF-8 encoded (<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>)
- each product must be in product tags (<product>...</product>)
The following characters are forbidden within any cell:

  • - Smart Quotes Character ("…")
  • - Carriage Returns Character
  • - New Line Characters
  • - Any character whose ascii value is less than 32, e.g. Carriage Returns (ascii 10), Newline (ascii 13)
  • - HTML, CSS, or any other formatting languages, e.g. "\n\r", <p>, <br>.

File name should remain consistent for all updates. (e.g. ebay.csv). Do not include the date in your file name.
File name cannot contain spaces or illegal symbols.

Required attributes with eBay

These 9 attributes are required by eBay. Products without these values will not display on eBay.
(between brackets, the name to use with XML files)

Attribute
(Merchant_SKU)
Description
(Merchant_SKU)
Unique Merchant SKU
(Merchant_SKU)
The unique SKU number you use internally to identify this item.
Product Name
(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] [PRODUCT NAME] [GENERIC PRODUCT TYPE]
Example : Leica M7 Rangefinder 35mm Camera
Product URL
(Product_URL)
URL on your website containing the product detail and buy button for the applicable product.
Image URL
(Image_URL)
URL to the item’s largest primary image.
Minimum size accepted: 150x150 pixels.
Current Price
(Current_Price)
The current selling price for the item before tax or shipping.
Stock Availability
(Stock_Availability)
Denote In Stock to show you have the product in stock and Out of Stock when the product is out of stock.
Condition
(Condition)
Please use this field to indicate if the item is "New", "Used" or "Refurbished".
IMPORTANT: eBay Commerce Network currently displays "New" products only. "Used" and "Refurbished" products are rejected automatically.
MPN/ISBN (media only)
(MPN ou ISBN)
The ISBN is a unique machine-readable identification number. eBay Commerce Network supports both the 10 and 13 digit versions of ISBN.
UPC/EAN (media only)
(UPC ou EAN)
eBay Commerce Network 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 eBay Commerce Network.

Recommended attributes with eBay

Here are recommended attributes by eBay:
(between brackets, the name to use with XML files)

Attribute
(Merchant_SKU)
Description
(Merchant_SKU)
Shipping Rate
(Shipping_Rate)
Shipping cost for this item. Use 0 to denote free shipping.
Original Price
(Original_Price)
The item’s original price.
Brand / Manufacturer
(Manufacturer)
Brand, manufacturer, or publisher of the product.
Product Description
(Product_Description)
Product Descriptions should elaborate on Product Names and provide all relevant product details.
Limited to 4000 characters.
Product Type
(Product_Type)
Provide an ordered list of nouns describing the type of product.
Example: "Sneaker, Cross Trainer").
Category
(Category)
Please provide a breadcrumb describing your classification of the respective product (use > to delimiter sub-categories)
Category ID
(Category_ID)
Please use the updated Category worksheet to provide the right eBay Commerce Network's Category ID for this item. (cf. "Categories" tab in eBay'specifications).
Remember to use category mapping in Data Feed Manager to fill in this attribute properly.
Parent SKU
(Parent_SKU)
If the product is one variant in a family of similar products, provide here the SKU of the parent product.
Parent Name
(Parent_Name)
If the product is one variant in a family of similar products, provide here the name of the parent product.
Estimated Ship Date
(Estimated_Ship_Date)
Provide your estimated time frame for the shipping of the product.
Example: Allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery.
Gender
(Gender)
Indicate the gender(s) for whom the product is intended. Use a comma to separate them.
Admited values: Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Infants and Toddlers, Unisex
Color
(Color)
The primary colors for the product.
In the event that the product is multi-colored, please separate the colors with a slash (/).
Please provide an individual record for each color.
Material
(Material)
Indicate the materials from which the product is intended. Values should be comma separated.
Size
(Size)
The size of the product.
Age Range
(Age_Range)
eBay strongly recommends that age ranges are included for data feeds that include toys, apparel, jewelry and sporting goods.
Examples: 3 - 6 months, 5 years and up, Adult,...

Example of template with XML format with eBay

Here is an example of template with XML format:

<Products>		
	<Product>	
		<Merchant_SKU>93345</Merchant_SKU>
		<Product_Name>J. Crew White Floral Summer Sundress</Product_Name>
		<Product_URL>http://www.abcxyz123.com/store/product.html</Product_URL> 
		<Image_URL>http://www.abcxyz123.com/images/6857623495-1000.jpg</Image_URL>
		<Current_Price>$99.99</Current_Price> 
		<Shipping_Rate>5.95</Shipping_Rate>
		<Stock_Availability>Pre-Order</Stock_Availability>
		<Condition>New</Condition>
		<UPC>053759061260</UPC>
		<EAN></EAN>
		<MPN></MPN>
		<ISBN></ISBN>
		<Original_Price>$199.99</Original_Price> 
		<Manufacturer>J. Crew</Manufacturer>
		<Product_Description>Medium weight floral printed sundress. Perfect for Sunday brunch.</Product_Description>
		<Product_Type>Dress > Sun Dress</Product_Type>
		<Category>Clothing & Accessories > Women clothing > Dress > Sundress</Category>
		<Category_ID>31515</Category_ID>
		<Parent_SKU>93344</Parent_SKU>
		<Parent_Name>J. Crew Floral Summer Sundress</Parent_Name>
		<Estimated_Ship_Date>Allow 3-4 Weeks for Delivery</Estimated_Ship_Date>
		<Gender>Women, Girls</Gender>
		<Color>White</Color>
		<Material>Cotton, Spandex</Material>
		<Size>10</Size>
		<Age_Range></Age_Range>
	</Product>	
</Products>

General questions Process questions Installation questions
General questions

What's the difference between Simple Google Shopping and Data Feed Manager?

Data Feed Manager includes all the features of Simple Google Shopping but allows you to create more kinds of data feeds (csv, txt, xml) and with special features like extra-header for any shopping engine, market place or search engine like BingShopping, Shopping.com, Shopzilla, Amazon,...

Which countries are supported by Data Feed Manager Extension?

All countries are supported (tax rates and currencies). You just need to edit the feed for the target country.
You also may have to use the appropriate currency when using prices attributes.

Does Data Feed Manager support multi-currency rates?

Yes. You can use different values in price attributes in order to convert currencies.

Which version of magento is supported by Data Feed Manager?

Data Feed Manager extension is compatible with Magento versions : 1.2.X, 1.3.X, 1.4.X, 1.5.X, 1.6.X, 1.7.X, 1.8.X This extension also works with Magento Enterprise Edition and Magento Professional Edition.

If I want to test an extension first on a staging server, do I have to buy 2 licenses for 2 domains ?

When installing a module on a new environment, you should see a screen as above offering to update the license, just click on the link Request a free license update in your admin, and your request should be approved within one hour.

How many products may be exported at once in a data feed File ?

Data Feed Manager extension has been tested successfully on a file containing more than 70,000 products.

Remember that the generation and export time for any quantity of products will depend on your server capacity. Generally, exporting a data feed with 10,000 products shouldn't take more than 2-3 minutes on a standard shared server.

Does Data Feed Manager work with Magento compiler?

You can use a Magento compiler with Data Feed Manager.
Just be careful to disable it before installing Data Feed Manager and re-enable it when Data Feed Manager is installed.

What is the character encoding of the generated data feed ?

The char encoding of the data feed generated is UTF-8 for Simple Google Shopping. It allows the use of special characters, such as accented letters, but also Arabic and Chinese letters.


If you are using Data Feed Manager, the default char encoding is UTF-8, while no char encoding is specified in the XML header.

Process questions

Some products are not showing up in one of my data feeds, but they do in other ones

This issue must come from string values with some html tags, non-utf8 chars,...

In order to fix this, you could use the following options to all concerned fields :

{attribute,[strip_tags],[html_entity_decode],[inline],[cleaner]}

Here is the detail of parameters used above :

  • strip_tags : Remove all html tags
  • html_entity_decode : Convert all html entities to their utf8 equivalent
  • inline : Remove all unneeded spaces
  • cleaner : Remove all non utf8 chars

How does the category mapping work?

What is category mapping?

Categories names you are using in your Magento aren't always the same that ones used by Google Merchant to reference your products.
This means you have to find out which Google Merchant categories have the best matching with yours, according to the Google product taxonomy .


By example, if your are selling furnitures like coffee tables , you'll have a coffee table category in your Magento.
But Google Merchant doesn't handle this kind of category. The closest Google product category could be Kitchen & Dining Room Table .
So this should appear this way in your data feed:

<g:google_product_category>Furniture > Desks & Tables > Kitchen & Dining Room Tables</g:google_product_category>


This Google product category should be in your data feed, using this attribute:

<g:google_product_category>closest_google_category_name</g:google_product_category>


Please note that this attribute is different from product type where you can use your own category names.

Google recommend you include this attribute for all products, and for all target-countries. It will result in better categorization for your products.

Here are a few guide lines for choosing the most appropriate category:

  • • Use the category that best describes your item. To do this, first determine the primary function of the products you are submitting. For specific items like MP3 Players, select the MP3 Players category. While some MP3 players can also serve different functions, like those that contain a clock, they are primarily MP3 Players.
  • • Use only one category. For some products, more than one category might be relevant. For example, an adapter to allow an MP3 player to be used in a car could be in both categories Motor Vehicles > Audio & Video and Electronics > Audio > Audio Accessories > MP3 Player Accessories. In such cases, choose the category that seems the most appropriate to you, but don't include more than one.
  • • Use the most specific category possible. Being specific will help improve your data quality and in turn ensure that offers are presented in the right category. When viewing the taxonomy, try to navigate to the most specific category that still covers all the products being submitted. For instance, if you are submitting MP3 player chargers use the category MP3 Player Chargers. Conversely, if you are submitting multiple types of chargers use the category Chargers.


How to map my categories with Data Feed Manager?

Data Feed Manager provides you an easy way to input Google product categories matching yours.

In your data feed configuration, go in the Categories tab. Then, in Category selection and mapping section, you'll find a treeview of all your categories.

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For each category, you have a little arrow and mapped as . This is the place where you have to paste the Google product category matching to your category.
Tip : if your press End key of your keyboard after typing a category mapping, the value will apply to all sub-categories.

Once all your categories are mapped, you can click on the Save button.

How to schedule my data feed generation with Data Feed Manager?

Data Feed Manager provides you a fully configurable schedule in the Scheduled task tab of your template configuration for each data feed.

Warning : in order this to work, you must have one main scheduled task running from your server side and targeting cron.php (or cron.sh) - located  in the root directory of magento - each hour (ideally).

If the management panel from your hosting compagny doesn’t provide such a service, you can use a remote service such as : http://www.mywebcron.com

Data Feed Manager also provides you a cron job reporting, so you can get email reports on each data feed you will generate.

How do filters work?

Data Feed Manager provides you multiple ways to adjust which kind of products you want in your datafeed.
In the Filters tab of your datafeed configuration, you'll find 3 sections:

  • Product type
  • Product visibility
  • Advanced filters


Product type

In this section, you could choose which kind of product type (Simple, Configurable, Bundle, Grouped, Virtual, Downloadable) you want to export.
By example ( Case 1 ), if you're selling t-shirts and you want to export every sizes and every colors individually , just tick Simple checkbox and leave others empty.

But if you only want ( Case 2 ) to export your t-shirts and specify appart sizes and colors available , tick Configurable checkbox and leave others empty.

PLEASE NOTE that Google Merchant specify that for feeds targeting US, UK, FR, and JP : Any apparel item that varies by 'color', 'material', 'pattern', and/or 'size', must be submitted as a unique combination (like in our Case 1 ).


Product visibility

In this section, you will be able to export in your datafeed the products depending on their visibility in Magento.
In our Case 1 , your simple products are probably not visible individually (because connected to configurable products). So you'll have to tick Not visible individually checkbox.
If you're in the Case 2 , just tick Catalog and Search checkboxes, it'll do it great.


Advanced filters

This is probably the most powerful part of the filters section.

This section will allow you to filter your products with barely all the ways you want to. You can apply condition on each attribute of your products, like price, name, SKU, color, size, etc.

Most of the conditions available are pretty obvious : = , < , > , , ,
Like and Not like are to use with the wildcards _ (any character) and % (zero or more characters)
By example, this will return only products whose name starts with 'rock and roll' (like 'rock and roll pants', 'rock and roll shirt', etc):


null and is not null are used to identify products with empty attributes.

in and not in are used to identify products with possible multiple values (like t-shirts whose color is black or blue or red by example).

PLEASE NOTE that attributes with multiple values (like Shirt Size) appear as a list (Small, Medium, Large). This makes you easier to select specific products.

How to avoid enabled child products to show up in the feed when their parent products are disabled?

When you want to disable configurable products, you usually only disable parent products and not the relative simple products. The consequence is that these simple products are still present in your data feed.
To save you from the annoying task of disabling each child product, you can do this :

First, you have to enable this option :
System > Configuration > Wyomind > Data Feed Manager > Core Setting > Include disabled products

Then, you have to add the following script in your data feed configuration :

<? {status,[isset]} ?>
<?if($this->checkReference("parent",$product)->getStatus()==2) $myPattern=null;?>

In your data feed filter section add :

Status | = | enabled (or 1 if the dropdown doesn't display)

How to exclude some specific products in Data Feed Manager?

Sometimes, advanced filters from Filters’section aren’t enough to generate your data feed in the way you want it to be.

By example : let’s say you want to extract all your catalog products, except the ones whose category mapping is Shoes. If you tick all categories except Shoes category in the Categories section, you’ll miss all uncategorized products.

In that kind of case, you’ll have to use a small code in your template wich will exclude Shoes category.
Warning : It will only work if you untick all categories in Categories section.

<?if("{category_mapping}"=="Shoes") $myPattern=null;?>
(if category is Shoes then skip the product).

In a general notation :

<?if("{attribute_code}"=="value") $myPattern=null;?>

How to limit the number of products exported ?

You can limit the number of exported products (eg : 500) in your data feed by adding the following script in the product pattern:

<? $this->_limit=500 ?>

How to remove VAT from prices in my data feeds?

You just need to use {price,[CUR],[0]} instead of {price} in your template.
Replace CUR by the currency you need (USD for US dollars, EUR for euros, etc)

How to apply a custom VAT on my products?

You can use {price,[X.XX]} instead of {price} in your template. X.XX is a floating number between 0.00 and 100.00 representing the percentage you want to apply to the price.

How to improve my datafeed generation process?

If you have a huge number of products in your Magento (10 000+), it may occur that your datafeed generation either took too much time, either returned you an error.

This issue is usually due to the URL rewriting system.

In order to improve this process, you can try to run the following request in your database :

DELETE FROM `core_url_rewrite` WHERE `core_url_rewrite`.`options` = 'RP';

or you can completely re-initialize the whole url rewrite process in 2 steps :


1. Empty the table named core_url_rewrite in Magento database by using this syntax:

TRUNCATE core_url_rewrite


2. Reindex your URLs in your Magento admin (System>Index Management)

How to exclude products from a data feed based on the category ID?

You need to complete your data feed template with some php script:

<? if(in_array(CATEGORY_ID,explode(',',$product->getCategoriesIds())) $myPattern=null; ?>

Installation questions

I have just made a payment for Data Feed Manager but I haven't received an email

1. The payment confirmation email should only take a few minutes, rarely more than one hour
2. Check your spam filter
3. Contact us: we will try again to send it

I'm getting an error saying "Base table or view not found". How do I fix this?

This issue may be due to a problem during the installation process.

You can fix it by following these steps :

  • Access your database via your control panel (cPanel for example)
  • Delete the entry datafeedmanager_setup from the table core_resource
  • Logout from your Magento admin
  • Log into your Magento admin

How do I install Data Feed Manager?

1. First of all, you need to disable the compiler in your Magento admin. For that, go to System > Tools > Compilation.

If the compiler is activated, you must disable it by clicking on Disable.

2. Then, you need to refresh caches in System > Cache Management.

 

3. Now you can download the zipped extension from your Wyomind account > My downloads. Choose the one you just purchased and click on the grey arrow.

4. Click on the orange link (example: 3. 1.0 available) to download your extension.

5. Once you have downloaded it, unzip the folder content.

6. Copy the folder content (app,skin and lib directories) and paste all files and directories into your Magento web site root directory.

7. Once your installation is complete, don’t forget to enable the Compiler if it was activated before the installation and to Run Compilation Process.

8. Clean the cache and log in again.  

Well done, your Wyomind extension is installed! Have a look at our next FAQ on how to activate your license.


I'm asking to overwrite /public_html/lib/Varien/Data/Form/Element/link.php, should I carry on?

You can skip this file, it's only for magento < 1.4.

How do I activate the Wyomind Data Feed Manager extension ?

Now you must activate your license.

1. Copy the activation key (example: ACTKEY-ABCD)
2. Go to System > Configuration > Wyomind and choose the Wyomind extension you have installed.
3. Paste the activation key (that you previously copied from your Wyomind account) in the Activation key field.
4. Save your data.
5. Choose an activation method between Automatic (Yes) and Manual (No) .
Automatic (Yes): you allow a connection to Wyomind's license server
Manual (No): you must log in with your browser to Wyomind's license server

6. A notification appears at the top of your admin: Activate it now! Click on it.
7. Copy and paste the license code in the License code field of your admin or click on Activate now!.
8. You must log out and clean the caches so that the installation is complete. And that's all!

How do I uninstall Data Feed Manager?

In order to uninstall Data Feed Manager, you must remove all the following files and directories:

  • app/etc/modules/Wyomind_datafeedmanager.xml
  • app/code/local/Wyominddatafeedmanager
  • design/adminhtml/default/default/layout/datafeedmanager.xml
  • design/adminhtml/default/default/template/datafeedmanager
  • skin/adminhtml/default/default/datafeedmanager
  • app/locale/lang_LANG/Wyomind_datafeedmanager.csv

 

Clean the cache and re-launch the compiler (if you use it).

I get a 404 error instead of the extension page in admin panel!

Try to run the below request in phpmyadmin or in any database manager :

For Simple Google Shopping : 

UPDATE simplegoogleshopping SET store_id=(SELECT store_id FROM core_store WHERE store_id>0 LIMIT 1);

For Data Feed Manager

UPDATE datafeedmanager_configurations SET store_id=(SELECT store_id FROM core_store WHERE store_id>0 LIMIT 1);

I get a 404 error page after deleting a storeview

If after deleting a storeview, you get a 404 error page, you must look in your database (with PhpMyAdmin) which store_id (i.e. storeview ID) has been deleted.

Then to fix the issue, you have to update each element from the table simplegoogleshopping or datafeedmanager (depending on your extension) with another valid store_id.

I get a 404 error instead of the configuration page in admin panel!

Most of the time log-out/log-in may solve this issue.

As soon as I copy the new content (app, lib, skin) into the magento folder, the site stops working alltogether. It gives me the error ERR_CONNECTION_RESET. What should I do?

It can happen on localhost environments because of rights on session files stored locally.
You have to rename app/code/local/wyomind/datafeedmanager/sql/datafeedmanager_setup to something different: for example datafeedmanager_setup_XX.

It's not showing the google taxonomy fields or it's showing a 404 error. What should I do?

You must apply the permissions 644 to lib/ directory and all sub folder and file via FTP.

I'm getting this message: Please create the specified folder before saving the data feed configuration, what should I do?

The folder must be created via FTP and with 705 access permissions.

How do I fix the issues with scheduled tasks?

Be sure that you have correctly configured a scheduled task from the server side (cpanel) targeting the cron.php file in your magento installation.

Data Feed Manager includes reporting and debug tools for the scheduled tasks in:
system > configuration > Wyomind > Data Feed Manager

We also strongly advice to install the AOE Scheduler that will help you to monitor the magento cron tasks.

Characters from my data feed aren't displayed properly.

First, be sure you used special attributes which will clean your content:

{attribute,[strip_tags],[html_entity_decode],[inline],[cleaner]}

If your data feed still doesn't display properly, maybe it's because you try to read it as an ISO file while Data Feed Manager creates UTF-8 encoded files.

We recommend you to read it with dedicated programs like Notepad++ or even Firefox (with Display > Encoding type > utf8 selected).

The link for my data feed, in Data Feed Manager, is black (instead of orange). What does it mean?

It simply means that your data feed is out-of-date and must be generated.

I get a fatal error concerning Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup.php

If your site crashes and gives this error message after uploading all files to the correct folders:

Fatal error: Class 'Wyomind_Notificationmanager_Model_Resource_Setup' not found in /home/users/silkaftp/silkandbeach.com/includes/src/Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup.php on line 234

It probably comes from installing an extension while the compiler is still enabled.

Important note:
• If the compilation is enabled on your website (System > Tools > Compilation). Disable it first before installing any extension. After installation re-run the compilation process and re-enable the compiler.
• Before installing any extension, it's advisable to backup your Magento installation.

Here is the way to disable the magento compiler:
Edit the following file: includes/config.php and add a # before the 2 following lines:

define('COMPILER_INCLUDE_PATH', dirname(__FILE__).DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.'src');
define('COMPILER_COLLECT_PATH', dirname(__FILE__).DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.'stat');

to get:

#define('COMPILER_INCLUDE_PATH', dirname(__FILE__).DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.'src');
#define('COMPILER_COLLECT_PATH', dirname(__FILE__).DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.'stat');

Then go back to your website admin and re-run the compilation process.

Data Feed Manager Features
  • 19 preconfigured templates : Google Shopping, Le Guide, Twenga, Kelkoo,Shopping.com, BingShopping, Shopzilla, Price Grabber, Nextag, Amazon Ads, Ebay, Beslist.nl,...
  • Ability to export your product into any data feed type : csv, txt and xml for any shopping engine
  • NEW! New filter for attribute sets
  • NEW! File creation report (time, memory usage and item number )
  • NEW! Use of the category path in urls
  • NEW! Import/export feature
  • NEW! Ftp testing tool
  • NEW! Full support of all php options
  • Export of all product types (simple, configurable, grouped, bundle... and custom types)
  • Data feed customization with any Magento attributes
  • Product and category filtering (exclusion/inclusion)
  • FTP upload feature
  • Category mapping
  • Data feeds automatic update and task reporting
  • Data feeds preview and syntactic helper
  • Multi-stores, multi-currencies, multi-VAT-rates data feeds
  • Open library to create your own attributes and options
  • Time life free support 7/7

Data Feed Manager Screenshots
User's reviews

Thank you for making my Life Easy!
1st off if you are looking for an extension for product feeds, this one is hands down very easy to use and does exactly what you need it to. But that's not why I'm writing this review.
The Customer Support is the best I have experienced with any extension developer. When I had some trouble, Laurie went above and beyond to make sure everything worked the way it should. When I e-mailed them i expected to hear back tomorrow because of the time difference but Laurie e-mailed me back in under 3 minutes!!! WHAT?!?!! Thats crazy.
If you are looking for a extension developer with the best support ever please check wyomind out. I will be purchasing more of their products in the future!
A+++++++

mclucus

2014-04-15

Great functionality, excellent service
We've been using this extension to successfully upload feeds to various places. It comes preset with all the necessary templates and we only had to make one minor template customization to get it running just the way we wanted.
Moreover, we had a small collision with another extension and so we reached out to both developers on one email thread. Both were absolutely first-rate in debugging and helping us resolve the problem. I highly recommend Wyomind's support, should you need it and would certainly buy more extensions from this developer.

timtt

2014-04-11

Very flexible feed generation extension
We have been using this extension since 2011. It is the best extension I have seen for generating feeds, with lots of options.
Support by Wyomind is very good and always very fast. This gives us the confidence that when we are facing an issue it will be resolved quickly.
Also the documentation for this extension is very good and extensive.

DVJN

2014-04-09

really good extension best support ever
no issues on installation on C.E 1.7.0.2. without any change on the default template the feed worked perfectly. I needed some workarounds for specific kind of products and I received a real solution in the shortest time I've ever seen in a support. It wasn't even just a one time thing, I've asked several things and got every time a real answer right away. I would seriuosly worry for him if you don't get an answer :D

buruburu

2014-03-18

Great Extension with exceptional support
This is extension is extremely useful if you need to upload your products to public marketplaces. After getting used to the logic, it helps creating data feeds easily. And the best is that the developer is very helpful and responsive if you run into problems with the configuration. It has upgrade fees, but I think they're justified by the usefulness and the support this extension has.

professor62

2014-03-17

Must have extension
Great extension, easy to use and very good support from Pierre!

KvdBoss

2014-03-13

sweet , works as need it !
Generates xml data of over 30k products in a few minutes, it works smooth just wonderful , and this guys give the best support .

Ivendacom

2014-03-07

Very Pleased with Developer Support
Pierre answered my question within a few hours. Any problem I had when transferring from the developer to the live domain was resolved very quickly. Really pleased with the level of service i've received.
Im looking forward to using Data Feed Manager on my website.
Thanks,
Zorma.com

Anonymous

2014-03-03

This extension is a must for all store owners
Save time and make money. This extension removes the laborious task of creating feeds for the many shopping channels out there. Quick and easy to install, simple to understand, and comes with great support. I've used a number of different extensions from Wyomind, all have worked as described, and proved to be worth the price 20 times over.

ynoodle

2014-02-12

Excellent support!
Many thanks for the support and help (special thanks to Pierre!). This extension is awesome!

jamarni

2014-02-12

Great Tool - Great service
We were in search for such a tool and found this one. We like this great tool, as the description keeps its promises. And the service in case of questions is simply great and fast. Thank you.

wallunica

2014-01-29

Beautiful extension, great support
The extension works correctly, no problem with the installation. It can handle all the comparators price and functionality are endless.
But the best thing ... support! thank you very much

sbeffa

2014-01-29

Great extension, great support
Upgraded from Simple Google Shopping as it struggled with our thousands of URL rewrites, and generating the feed would crash our site.
Data Feed Manager is MUCH better, and is incredibly powerful. The feeds generate in a few seconds and is yet to take the site down after several months of use.
The support offered is amazing. Quick to respond and all our issues have been resolved within a few hours. Not only that, they're friendly and seem happy to deal with support requests. Whereas most developers are quick to blame the user, and don't spend the time to understand the problem.
All in all, a great extension and developer.
Cheers!

loveknitting

2014-01-17

Very powerful extension and outstanding support
I'd like to express my appreciation to the developer of this extension. It works out of box assuming that you have all standard Magento configuration and system attributes.
But even If you have highly customized attributes and complex configurable products this extension rocks! You can define as many custom feed attributes as you want and use some programming. And you can tune this extension to your needs.
In some case you can stuck in some step and you can just shoot an Email to Pierre and he will reply within 10 min that's fantastic.
Some work still should be done on documentation.
Overall I'm very satisfied with this extension and developer.
Regards
Sharif

shareef_sts

2014-01-15

Extra Upgradation Fees
I bought this extension around 6 moths before and now when I upgrade my store from 1.6.2 to 1.8.1 then in order to have compatible version I need to pay an additional 40 euros and thats quite a lot.
Normally companies offer free upgrade for the extensions and even in case they charge then they charge nominal fees but here the upgrade fees is 40 euros and thats a lot.
So please consider this upgrade factor before buying this extension.

Wyomind replied :

Dear Weleather,
All purchase comes with a 3 months free upgrade and you can get a free upgrade at any time by leaving your review on Magento connect.

weleather

2014-01-08

Perfect Extension with brilliant support
Data Feed Manager is the best extension for data feeds I know. Functionality is superb, support is really fast and helpful. Thanks!

hhomann

2013-12-20

Best extension if you need data feed
I bought this extension to the 2nd site already
The support offered by Wyomind team was very quick and at a high professional level.
I recommend this extension, you can't actually have a shopping site without this extension.
I'm a happy customer.
I use magento 1.8.0.0 and the extension works smoothly.

mserbanoiu

2013-11-14

Must have
We use the data feed manager in every Shop we support. It's really great and the best support you can have.

cyberdaygmbh

2013-11-12

Excellent
Great product, has all the functionality we require. Easy to create and manage data feeds.
On top of this, the support from the developer Wyomind has been absolutely fantastic.
Excellent all round.

g2glimited

2013-11-08

Great and Super Support
great extension with an easy customization of the feed templates. The support is very fast and kind.

wikihoover

2013-10-30

Great Extension
Data Feed Manager brings all the functions what we want. Easy to install and set up.

Kenzoo

2013-10-30

Great customer support!
Beside the fact that I love the extension, the support from Wyomind is absolutely fantastic. In most cases I have an answer within the hour. Above expectations!
Thumbs up guys! Thanks for the great support.

Duintje

2013-10-07

excellent extension
I wish I have discovered this extension earlier. It's very flexible and simple at the same time, which is quite hard to achieve. You can create nearly every feed you need within minutes, I just love it! Even parent / child relationships are very easy to create for XML and csv...
The developer support is also very quick and helpful!

Minga

2013-10-04

I'm very satisfied
I use the module for almost 2 years and am very satisfied so far.
Questions to the support be the same for example answer with examples.
I can highly recommend the module.
Sorry for my bad English. (Google translator) :-)

Grua Kay

2013-10-01

Excellent
Excellent support and very useful extension. Had some problems with the installation but got both quick and very helpful support.

Anton Malmberg

2013-09-18

Data Feed Manager
This extension is excellent and works perfect. Have had a couple of technical support questions and Pierre has been quick to respond with a solution.

ewhite

2013-09-16

Impressive response time
The extension work as described. Easy to install and to work with it, and the suport is awsome fast.
We contacted several times to make questions about how to create new feeds. They replied in less than one every time.
Now, some weeks after our first order, we make a second one. By mistake we purchased the wrong extension. They correct the download link in less than a minute!

nvingenieria

2013-09-10

Keep the Good Work!!!
The customer service is superior. I emailed them, and in less then an hour they responded. Within a few hours my issues were fixed. Consider, I bought the extension an year ago, and I still got the same quality service. The extension is easy to use and offers many options. I am a store owner not developer, and it wasn't hard for me to setup the feeds, they have the templates preset and ready to use, however you still need to spend some time and read the google shopping etc. program guidelines and adjust the templates according to your specific products. The good part is that Wyomind has an extensive library on their website and is all explained even you can find an updated data feeds there. Also, I liked the filters, which allows you to exclude products from the feeds by almost endless criteria. Bottom line: quality extension does everything it claims and even more, and superior customer service. I did my choice with no regrets. I recommend this extension.

bextus

2013-09-08

Great extention and excellent support
Wyomind is very helpful in creating Data Feeds instantly. Minimum coding and configuration effort, preview the feed before submission, and especially the Magic Attributes and other attributes coupled with options for entity conversion, stripping tags etc. helped me to create the feed in a few minutes. This extension is beneficial for any kind of stores and can be managed by both technical and non technical admins.
The support is fast and reliable and answers to all the questions and issues immediately.

shiyashamsu

2013-09-03

A problem but solved with good support
We purchased this to make uplaoding to Google and others easier and automated. Some initial issues with the actual FTP were quickly resolved by very helpful support from the developers who spotted the problem (the FTP doesnt need ftp:// on it!) and we were working in no time.
However well or not a component works, the key is the support and the guys were quick, responsive and helpful.

quaysideweb

2013-08-02

Best Data Feed Extension
I've tested several extensions to generate data feeds to Google and other Shopping websites. Data Feed Manager is by far the easiest to use and the most versatile. Moreover, the development team is highly responsive! Thanks!!

Dennis N

2013-07-19

Review Correction
This is a review in correction to the review we gave on 3 July 2013.
The plugin is excellent and works for all the various feeds you want to create.
There was an understanding issue with our developer and thus the review posted before stands invalid.
Thanks for the excellent support from Wyomind and apologies for the incorrect review.
We will certainly buy more of your plugins for our other stores
Cybez Solutions

Cybez Solutions

2013-07-04

Perfect solution and easy to customize!
This is a amazing plugin !
Contrary to what Cybez Solutions says you can do whatever you want. You can even remove all html tags from a description : it's quite easy, just need to give a look at the great online doc.
Thanks to Wyomind.

Felino

2013-07-04

Awesome tool, excellent support
A great extension for all your feeds anywhere, very clear interface, intuitive error checking etc. Also the support is very quick and helpfull.
Would absolutely recommend this extension and Wyominid to anyone who needs this functionality.

ratiotrader

2013-07-04

just perfect
I've tried many other extensions but this is the only one that is working how it should! It gives you extensive possibilities in creating a datafeed.
The help from support is making this extension one of the best there is. Fast, knowlegeable and friendly.
Keep it up!

jadmiraal

2013-06-10

Feeds makes live easier
This extension is working super !
No installation stress just put the files in directory refresh cash and whoppa.
The extension is fully loaded and have several extra's the fit the feed.
Even PHP is allowed to make attributes fit seamless in the feed I want.
The support .... one word excellent .... I asked a question late in the evening 21:00 CET and Pierre replied in 15 min !!
Must have extension if you want feeds out of magento.

rgerdes

2013-06-05

Excellent extention and astonishing support
This extention is a must-have for every webshop that takes itself serious. Virtually unlimited options to output any kind of feed of what kind of products you like in any of your categories. Lightning fast support and unbelievable helpfullness. Would recommend to anyone, any day. Thanks

mdelandgraaf

2013-05-29

Great extension with excellent support
Great extension and the support is also excellent. Submitting feeds is simple and less time consuming now. Worth every penny!

jonnieallen

2013-05-16

Perfect Extension - perfect Support!
We have several extension from Wyomind in use and especially this one is a great and powerful tool.
Also the support could not be better!
Thank you very much!

visuwerkdm

2013-05-16

Wonderful and Useful Module
This module is a must for anybody serious about wanting to dip their toes into multi-channel marketing but don't have deep enough pockets to invest in Channel Advisor.
There are about 20 ready built templates for the most popular Shopping Price Comparison Engines and It's very powerful and easy to use.
If you are feeling a tiny bit braver and need to add a feed for a SPCE that isn't included out of the box then its fairly easy to use, though you do need to understand Magento's Product Attributes and know how to find their attribute codes (Catalog > Attributes > Manage Attributes: first column in the grid.) However, Pierre has said that in future versions there will be "a library of all available attributes/ options" and this should eliminate the need for even this tiny amount of technical knowledge.

wayneIntacart

2013-05-16

Great plug in does exactly what it says.
Good extension, support is also fantastic. Creating feeds is easy. Value for money is Top!
this tool you just have in your store, it is definitely worth the money.
KingToys

Anonymous

2013-05-08

Does exactly what it says
Awesome module.
Works like a charm.
I had some difficluties setting it up, as you need to know the shortcodes for the feed.
Got a response within 20min, and problem was fixed!

Anonymous

2013-05-06

Great feed manager
bought this extension several times to make some product ml feeds for customers. It works great - and the support is fast and very helpful

sundvision

2013-05-06

Great extension
I have bought this extension to make some product feeds. and it's working great.
After some setup problems ( great support ) it''s working for google and beslist.nl
best regards.
Rob
Discusshop

discusshop

2013-04-28

Superb plugin
does exactly what it says on the tin and the support from Pierre and his team is absolutely fantastic.

Anonymous

2013-04-19

A++ plugin
Already bought 2 copies for different customers, does its work like advertised. Support is also fantastic, one of my favorite magento developer

mogerr

2013-04-16

Great product, excellent support
Installed product on test site and on live site, had great support, really fast reaction from the developer. DateFeed works easy and good now.

webcouw

2013-04-11

Very happy to have bought this extension!
This is the first time I am writing a review for an extension simply because it just wows me! Having zero knowledge of data feeds, Pierre has assisted me in every way he can to get me up and running.
The support via email I received from Pierre is just top notch. Most of the time I emailed him, I received a reply in a few minutes. Never had I received such a responsive and helpful assistance and Pierre will really go all the way to get things going. Just read all the reviews on this page and you will know Pierre is just the perfect guy to go to if you have any needs in data feed.
The extension itself is very easy to use after the initial setup. Now included with automatic FTP upload feature, together with schedule task feature, I don't need to worry about Data Feed Manager anymore. Feed is now generated automatically every day and uploaded to FTP automatically. Saves me a lot of time with this!
And needless to say, the price for the functions and the unrivaled support from Pierre is simply unmatched. This is the extension you NEED to get if you are thinking to get into Google Shopping or other comparison shopping engines, I am sure you will be very happy as I am.
That's all for my honest review of Data Feed Manager, and thanks again for everything, Pierre :)

Interest_360

2013-03-27

Very fast support!
Great plug in does exactly what it says.
And thx. to Paul for very fast support!

toms77

2013-03-24

Really good Module
Does exactly what it says and excellent support
Thank you

jleighton

2013-03-13

Best of Breed Feed Extension
I've installed quite a few different ones for clients in the last couple of years but this one goes well beyond where others leave off.
The interface takes just a little bit of getting used to since Wyomind has taken the the time to put all adjustable parameter at your fingertips but the beauty is that as a developer I can configure this and don't really have to explain to my clients how to use it.
On top of a very well designed product we've gotten first class support from Pierre.
Highly recommended and I will be recommending this to any client that comes my way with a request to set up shopping feeds.

nerotic

2013-03-05

Brilliant. Makes a complicated task simple to do, even with custom attributes
This extension is excellent. We now have data feeds for google and others as well as totally custom feeds for our distributors.
We needed a product which was capable of including non-standard attributes as we have an ERP system integrated and this handled it like a champ.
Support was always quick, polite and very effective, even with our complex requirements, we got it running exactly as we wanted very quickly.
10/10 for us.
Thanks guys :-)

DWJames

2013-02-28

Good extensions,useful
Wyomind develops good extensions, true Magento Pro's !
but is not cheap~~~

gaolcn

2013-02-27

Makes my life easier !
I'm using Datafeedmanager for about 3 months now, I can absolutely recommend it! It does what it;s supposed to and Wyomind has a good manual and support if you need it.
Worth the money!!

Keuzenkamp

2013-02-26

Really great extension and great
Really great extension and great and superfast help from Pierre the maker of the datafeed manager. If you are looking for a feed tool look no further, this one is great.

Ikbenstil

2013-01-29

Great extension and excellent sup
Great extension and excellent support.
We never had a service so fast and effective!

webside

2013-01-23

This is great!
This is great!

bbilja

2013-01-21

I use this extension on one of my
I use this extension on one of my websites and I really think it is a must-have extension. I plan to use it on my new website that uses the Ultimento template, does anyone have any feedback on this extension with Ultimento? Thanks Tom

Nition1

2013-01-03

I have been meaning to write a re
I have been meaning to write a review on Wyomind for some time. Our Data Feed Manager extension has been awesome. We have a very large overly complex store. We produce very large feeds for about 20 partners twice a day. This all happens in a few minutes, with minimum load on the server. It just cranks away dutifully producing feeds for over 6 months. Our store admins can create crazy complex feeds, no developer needed.

Please beg Wyomind to create an importer with the same UI.

bradrhod

2012-12-29

This extension works perfect. I c
This extension works perfect. I can upload my feed to most powerful portals like amazon, shopzzila, shopping.com. It is very convenient and easy to use.

agaelfik

2012-12-20

This is a great extension. We had
This is a great extension. We had no problems with instal and it does everything we need and more. Highly recommended.

meingh

2012-12-17

the Data feed manager is great wo
the Data feed manager is great works wonders. The support team is the best i have seen.

effymagento2

2012-11-18

Support has responded right away
Support has responded right away and resolved any issues/questions we've had. I do think documentation could be better though, was sort of lost and had to figure things out to get things going. Also, we had to have Wyomind send us a SQL script to get the installation going...seems like that is pretty common so expect to have to reach out for that. Otherwise, very fantastic and powerful extension for generating product feeds, this should absolutely be built into Magento out of the box.

davedavedave

2012-11-15

I recommend this company. Not jus
I recommend this company. Not just for their excellent products but also for the care and attention they provide to users of their extensions.

So far, I have not found a match!

Thanks.

solajibs

2012-11-07

Without doubt the support from th
Without doubt the support from this company is the best I have experienced. I have tried every other feed extension and this blows the rest out of the water!

A very impressed customer

onecomstop

2012-11-02

I can highly recommend this nice,
I can highly recommend this nice, useful extension - it works perfect and the support (Pierre) is superfast in answering. Long story short: It's all worth its money! :-)

andiman

2012-10-26

Wow, wow, wow!! Pierre replied to
Wow, wow, wow!! Pierre replied to my inquiry within 20 minutes, answering all of my questions in record time! I purchased the
extension + installation & set a time with him for the installation to make sure there were no glitches on our front / back end. Pierre made contact 10 mins before our scheduled time & installed the extension perfectly within 15minutes (his service was incredible!) + the extension works perfectly & does exactly what it promises. Thank you Pierre I couldnt be happier :-)

eternalsource

2012-10-24

Brilliant!! This is a great exten
Brilliant!! This is a great extension its solved several issue for me including my GoogleShopping feed and several custom feeds I needed (including one to power my ebay listings). Support is also excellent, Pierre's been very fast to assist with the few teething issues I had (all of which were with my side!).

If you are looking for an extremely flexible extension that will allow you to setup pretty much any type of product feed you like, this is the only one worth looking at.

logicc

2012-10-15

very good extension and very good
very good extension and very good support!

thank you very much.

NafeX

2012-09-03

Great product &amp;amp; great sup
Great product & great support. These guys know what they're doing. Would be lost without it.

computerlink

2012-08-30

Perfect module! And the support i
Perfect module! And the support is just perfect! Fast, friendly and very competent! Many thanks! Here you get real value for your money! Best regards from Switzerland

androidschweiz

2012-08-29

Very flexible module that allows
Very flexible module that allows you to create pretty much every feed you need. I contacted support about how to add the shipping costs to the price based on the shipping group it was in and within moments I got a reply and everything was fixed. I will definitely use this module for other shops again.

Rival24

2012-08-23

This extension essentially picks
This extension essentially picks up where the built-in Dataflow lacks in functionality. For our feed we needed full product page URL, and product image URLs which you can't get in Magento Dataflow.

I was having some problems with a custom php query that I wrote and support got it working within the hour for me.

daisystreet

2012-08-07

Really a nice product. The suppor
Really a nice product. The support team is awesome. If you have issues, you can email them and can get response immediately. I would definitely recommend this extension.

DInew

2012-07-31

I can honestly say that I have ha
I can honestly say that I have had nothing but the very best support since buying this extension.

I don't know too much about Magento, and Pierre @ Wyomind has been absolutely excellent. I had problems installing, and he did it for me. Then I had a problem setting up the Cronjob - again all sorted. The extension is great and the support is great - this is what all Magento Extension developers should strive to become/achieve. Well done, very well done.

Limegreenoffice

2012-07-05

I have been using the Wyomind Dat
I have been using the Wyomind Data Feed Manager plugin for a few months now, and it works like a dream!
No more hassling with the standard Magento Dataflow "Advanced Profiles", but a simple point-and-click interface that even I can understand.
Their support page (http://www.wyomind.com/google-shopping-magento.html#) will get you started right away. And when I asked them a technical question, they answered within minutes! Well done guys!

johnsmits

2012-06-21

This extension is truly awesome a
This extension is truly awesome and 1000% times better than GoMage.

GoMage took 12 hours to process. Wyomind takes 15 minutes.

Support is great too!

donberto

2012-05-25

I have been very happy with the S
I have been very happy with the Simple Google Shopping extension for the last few years. With the new version of Data feed manager, I was happy to upgrade. Again, Pierre is the best. Highest recommendation! Tom ver 1.5.1

Nition1

2012-04-16

Just to add, great and speedy
Just to add, great and speedy support on this product. Answered support e-mail very quickly. Great support!

P2Webdesign

2012-04-05

I agree with others that Pierre i
I agree with others that Pierre is 'amazing', I ordered his Google shopping extension and over the course of 6 months I have asked him numerous questions, every time I do he gets back to me quickly and comes up with a solution to my problems. He's given the best support I have seen yet from a magento vendor.

sloth456

2012-04-03

Pierre is seriously amazing. My d
Pierre is seriously amazing. My developer was not available to set up the feeds so Pierre took the time to help me set them up. He is amazingly fast at responding and is incredibly helpful!! Thanks so much for your help Pierre.

trevortronik

2012-03-26

Great extension. EXTREMELY Flexib
Great extension. EXTREMELY Flexible. Great support. Great results. Definitely recommend!

schaubmr

2012-03-07

works, thanks.
works, thanks.

a.v

2012-02-03

I installed GoMage Feed Pro and w
I installed GoMage Feed Pro and was never able to make it work. I read in many forums how everyone was having all sorts of issues, like me. It turned out it uses a ridiculous amount of resources. I was supposed to even increase my server's PHP settings like memory limit, max post size etc.

I bought Feed Manager and all is now happiness. It worked right out of the box without any hassle. It is EXTREMELY quick (unlike GoMage) and it even allows PHP expressions!
It does everything that GoMage does (filter by category, by attribute, etc etc etc)

I finally got my feeds working and a happy client.

HectorPN

2012-01-18

I purchased this plugin two times
I purchased this plugin two times for two different customers. I must say this is the best data feed tool I ever tried.

By the way, guys : your support is simply amazing !!

Felino

2011-11-25

I purchased the Data Feed Manager
I purchased the Data Feed Manager and was not sure what to expect in terms of technical and after sales support, as I needed the extension for my client business I ran into issues installing it, I am pretty sure it was from my end. I emailed Wyomind and immediately they did their best to sort the issue out. Fantastic support, Many thanks for a great product.

klmklm

2011-10-23

Thank you for your help, it w
Thank you for your help, it works!

RUTGERMARTIJN

2011-10-04

Hey Wyomind, This e
Hey Wyomind,

This extensions works great! Quick question:

What code can be used to pull out any additional images?

fields

2011-09-30

Great extension, we connected eas
Great extension, we connected easily two several sites like Google shopping and beslist.nl. Our Google feed was excepted almost instantly. The support given by Pierre is truly amazing and very fast.
This one is the one to get if you need feeds.

sooq

2011-08-28

Excellent extension, our Google f
Excellent extension, our Google feed is now prefect. Pierre is also extremely fast to reply to questions and is developing the extension constantly. Any problems and questions were sorted. Feels like he is on your team!

This is how it should be!
If you need feeds, buy this.

mattc1973

2011-08-22

Extension is exactly what we need
Extension is exactly what we needed to get our products onto google shopping and kelkoo - works great.

And top rate support from Pierre - all our questions both before and after purchase were dealt with and answered within minutes.

A++++

thePsycho79

2011-08-18

Yes it does comply if you use
Yes it does comply if you use version 2.5.2
I bought 2 of them and use them both for several feeds.
Configuring is easy with the pre configured templates.

SteveV

2011-08-16

Good extension, good support. Cre
Good extension, good support. Creating feeds is easy. Value for money is Top!

Rob_Kaesehagen

2011-08-05

The best extension what I have fo
The best extension what I have found for data exports.
It includes templates for an export to Google Shopping and all exports for our affiliates partners can be adopted from the existing export examples.
On the beginning, we had some trouble with our bundle products, but Pierre give us the best support, what I have ever had. The email reaction time was under 5 minutes and our problems was solved on the next day.

Thank you for this Pierre!

trachtentraum

2011-07-17

Good extension. Easy to use and h
Good extension. Easy to use and highly adaptable. Exactly what we need !!! :)

Felino

2011-06-29

Great Extension, Ins
Great Extension,

Installed on v 1.4.1.1 .Installation was easy and no trouble whatsoever.
I had some issues with XML samples, but Pierre was very helpful and I got
it right after a few emails.

Thank you Pierre, for having the patience to bare with me.

Dewdan

2011-06-27

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