To create listings or update inventory and price on your channels, you will need to first import your product catalog into GoDataFeed. You may either choose from one of our platform integrations or provide a file via HTTP/FTP. If you are importing via SFTP, click here for instructions.
GoDataFeed can extract your store's tab- or comma-delimited product source file in .txt or .csv via FTP. We can also import XML files generated according to Google's XML or GoDataFeed's XML schema. To import via FTP based on our Source File Specifications
Step 1 In GoDataFeed > Products > Import Source drop-down, select FTP
Step 2 Enter the file's FTP Address, Username, Password, Port and File Name
Step 3 Check off the following options, if applicable:
- Passive Mode: Typically disabled, this is used when the host FTP server returns the port number the server has opened for access.
- Use SSL: Use with FTPS addresses
- Dynamic Filename: Enable if you have multiple files that contain the same filename, but need to import only the latest one. Use the wildcard symbol "%" at the beginning or end of the filename also.
- Format: Our system accepts tab- or comma-delimited .txt or .csv, as well as .xml files generated according to Google’s XML or GoDataFeed’s XML schema.
Step 4 Save -- now you may import your products
Note: Do not rename or remove existing fields once feeds have been setup. Otherwise, you will need to re-map the product catalog field in GoDataFeed to ensure the feed continues to work as expected.