GoDataFeed empowers retailers, brands and agencies to automate and optimize product listing feeds. Product data is imported into our system from a primary source and any supplemental files.
Unlike a PIM or similar systems, GoDataFeed does not provide the ability to create new products or manually edit product details from within our app. These capabilities are best provided by PIMs or eCommerce platforms like Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, WooCommerce and many others.
Import process steps
Whether you manually trigger an import or it is triggered by the scheduled hour, the import process will go through steps to download, parse, load and import your data from your sources to our internal database.
- Process starts by manually triggering import in the app or on a set hourly schedule
- Primary source data is downloaded
- (Optionally) Merge files are downloaded
- Data is parsed into a table according to the field mappings
- (Optionally) Filter rules are applied to exclude and remove specific rows
- Allotment is applied and rows above the maximum allowed count are removed
- Finally, we import the data into our internal database, your product catalog
Configuring your product import
Primary product data source
To create listings or update inventory and price on your channels, you will need to import products from a primary source. A primary source can either be a shopping cart platform or product file.
Product Files: We also accept .csv, .txt, and .xml file formats via an HTTP link or from an FTP.
HTTP/HTTPS FTP SFTP
Integrations: We have built integrations with many shopping cart platforms so that you can easily import your products. Simply follow the instructions found in our product import setup guides.
Shopify BigCommerce v3 WooCommerce Magento 2.x Volusion 3dcart Squarespace AmeriCommerce Yahoo Small Business NetSuite Miva Amazon osCommerce ShopSite XCart ZenCart Oracle AspDotNet
Merge files allow you to supplement primary product data
Merge files – or supplemental data files – are secondary data sources that allow you to add additional products or product data attributes to your catalog without adding or modifying data in your store platform.
Review your import settings
Once you are able to import your product data, we highly recommend you to review the following settings.
Download your imported catalog
Download and review the imported product catalog in a program like Microsoft Excel to verify we have all the desired product data.
Confirm email alert settings
Choose to get email alerts about your product catalog import status, including if the import process fails, completes or you have reached your maximum allotment.
Verify sku allotment
Adjust your product allotment to ensure you are importing all possible skus. The default is 1,000 skus or your plan allowed max.
Review import field mapping
Check that we have all of your data, and tell the system which fields to import from your store, map your product data to the system fields. The system fields are internal database columns that are used to map feeds.
Verify the import schedule and add times
Add additional times to your import schedule. Our default is 12:00 am EST once daily.
Use filters to exclude products from the import
This feature is available on Ultimate plan only. Create filter rules to exclude certain products from being imported into your GoDataFeed Product catalog. This is useful when you have thousands or hundreds of thousands of SKUs you do not wish to import and feed to channels, but you have no way to exclude them from your source data. Simply filter them from being imported into our system using import filters.
Now that you have imported your catalog, you will next need to add a channel feed template.
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