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Become Integration Guide

Posted on: May 26, 2015

What is Become? Become, Inc helps merchants increase sales, publishers monetize traffic and consumers make more informed shopping decisions. With over 500 publishers, Become operates the world’s largest syndication network for Product Ads. More about Become.com More about Become.co.uk Become Requirements Detailed feed specifications can be found here There are a total of 7 required fields (see the table below). Please ensure your e-commerce webshop contains data for these mandatory fields. In the table below is a list of attributes that the plugin maps automatically; you may…

Houzz Export Guide

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Our Houzz feed provider requires the user to set just a few static/default fields. These required fields are: LeadTimeMin, LeadTimeMax and Style To set default values for these fields, please find the advanced commands near the bottom of the Create Feed page. 1) Advanced commands to set the Lead Times (change number as needed): setAttributeDefault LeadTimeMin as 7 setAttributeDefault LeadTimeMax as 21 2) Advanced command to set the Style (select a Style from the Houzz template ‘Value Tab’) See Houzz template.xls or Houzz style list…

Creating Mappable Attributes

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Your store's categories, product titles, descriptions and attributes, are automatically mapped by the Cart Product Feed plugin. If you do not see attributes in your feed, please proceed to mapping your attributes to include them in the data feed. Note that custom fields, tags or custom product attributes are mapped manually via the advanced commands. Creating local/mappable attributes can be done in various ways. Most commonly they are created through the WooCommerce Product's Attribute page. Other ways of creating local attributes include: Custom Product Attributes, Custom…

Mapping Attributes

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Once your local attributes are created, it's time to map them to merchant-specific fields/attributes. The Shopping Cart Product Feed plugin allows you to map from almost any data within WooCommerce: title, sku, descriptions, WooCommerce id, WooCommerce attributes, custom product attributes, custom fields, tag (single value), as well as default attributes (created by advanced commands) and even data stored in third party plugins! We've developed the plugin to automatically locate and export common attributes. Please see instructions below to map or remap from existing data. 1.…

eBay Seller Guide

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Pre-requisites An active eBay Seller Account - Set up a seller account (eBay link) Ensure your Selling Limits will not prevent you from selling all products Access to eBay's File Exchange service for bulk listing eBay US File Exchange - click Sign Up eBay UK File Exchange - click Sign Up Step-by-step Select eBay Seller as the Merchant Type. A required attributes table will be shown. Set some values for required fields (non payment/refund/shipping settings). You will need to enter at least two commands for this section:…

Parameter to pull in featured image for products

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Support Welcome - Ask us about our Install & Config Promotion! Client Hey guys! hope all is well! Can I make this parameter pull in the featured image for every product...g:image_link> Support Hi Yes certainly, are you from ###? Client lol is this Calvin? Support Yep. Client Yes it's me I though I had a work around Support Okay so I think I have an update that will work. Will pull only featured images Client but it messed up my variations. Support oh no :(…

Issues with Custom Attributes to appear [Color & Brand]

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Support Hello Client. How may I help you? Client Hi, yes I talked with support earlier and was having trouble getting the custom attributes to appear to make Google Merchant happy. I'm still having issues with color and brand name. It is a boutique so the brand name is the name of the boutique Support Hey Client, yes it’s the same Support you spoke to last time Client http://pamalasboutique.com/wp-content/uploads/cart_product_feeds/Google/pamalas-boutique.xml oh cool. Support Checking feed... Ok can you please copy/paste the commands you have here? Client…

Joomla VirtueMart – Configure CartProductFeed Component

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Follow the simple steps below to configure the Cart Product Feed component and generate your first data feed. 1. Create Feeds Page From the Joomla Admin’s top navigation bar, click Components > Cart Product Feed > Create Feeds 2. Enter Valid License Key You may skip this step to continue using the product for free (10 product restriction) If you've purchased a license key from our shoppingcartproductfeed.com website, enter it's entirety (including the "Single-" or "5DayTrial-" text) into the field and click Save. 3. Select…

PAttributeDefault Example 1

Posted on: May 12, 2015

  Example 1: Return a random color Mapped via Advanced Commands: setAttributeDefault my_color as none PRandomColor mapAttribute my_color as g:color  

Instructions for Trial and New Customers

Posted on: April 3, 2015

Follow the steps below to configure the Cart Product Feed plugin and generate your first data feed. If you haven't already, make sure you have: -  Created your merchant account ie. Google Merchant, Amazon Seller, eBay, etc . . . -  Have WordPress running and your ecommerce plugin (WooCommerce, WP e-commerce) installed in order to utilize the plugin. - Installed the CartProductFeed plugin 1. Create Feeds Page To start creating feeds, from the WordPress Admin’s left navigation bar click CartProductFeed. 2. Enter Valid License Key Skip this…

Houzz Export Guide

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Our Houzz feed provider requires the user to set just a few static/default fields. These required fields are: LeadTimeMin, LeadTimeMax and Style To set default values for these fields, please find the advanced commands near the bottom of the page. 1) Advanced commands to set the Lead Times (change number as needed): setAttributeDefault LeadTimeMin as 7 setAttributeDefault LeadTimeMax as 21 2) Advanced command to set the Style (select a Style from the Houzz template ‘Value Tab’) See Houzz template.xls or Houzz style list below for…

Why aren’t my feeds updating (Fatal error: Allowed Memory Size)

Posted on: March 25, 2015

Issue: When manually updating feeds from the Manage Feeds page, the message appears: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of xyz bytes exhausted. Reason: An application (Cart Product Feed) is loading more memory than what the PHP server can handle in one process. Solution 1: Increase the PHP memory limit. Start by doubling the current value. WordPress users. In the wp-config.php file, find or add the following: define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M'); Note: increasing this limit only works if your host allows it Solution 2: Increase the timeout in…

Why is export freezing at xx%?

Posted on: March 24, 2015

An updated version of the plugin addresses many freezing and speed issues:  Please update or Download it here The issue: I am getting the exports timing out at: 25, 60, 80%, etc Reasoning: The plugin searches for any and all product data associated with your products: tags, custom fields, attributes, descriptions, etc… The following advanced command tells the plugin to only search/pull 1000 custom fields rather than 50000 fields (default). Note this value controls the number of exported custom fields and NOT number of products. Solution…

How do I add UPC/EAN values to Variable Products in WooCommerce?

Posted on: March 24, 2015

As WooCommerce does not currently have a system to include barcodes for variable products, we have devised our own way to "attach" these values to your variations. Update: There is an add-on available for users to input product/variation Brand, UPC and EAN. Please find instructions here: Additional Product Fields. Alternate/Old Method: Please see below image showing an example for including UPCs/EANs to variations. Adding these values will include creating custom fields and then two lines in the plugin's advanced commands box. Let’s say your custom…

eBay Seller Guide

Posted on: March 17, 2015

Pre-requisites An active eBay Seller Account - Set up a seller account (eBay link) Ensure your Selling Limits will not prevent you from selling all products Access to eBay's File Exchange service for bulk listing eBay US File Exchange - click Sign Up eBay UK File Exchange - click Sign Up Step-by-step Select eBay Seller as the Merchant Type. A required attributes table will be shown. Set some values for required fields (non payment/refund/shipping settings). You will need to enter at least two commands for this section:…

Creating Mappable Attributes

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Your store's categories, product titles, descriptions and attributes, are automatically mapped by the Cart Product Feed plugin. If you do not see attributes in your feed, please proceed to mapping your attributes to include them in the data feed. Note that custom fields, tags or custom product attributes are mapped manually via the advanced commands. Creating local/mappable attributes can be done in various ways. Most commonly they are created through the WooCommerce Product's Attribute page. Other ways of creating local attributes include: Custom Product Attributes, Custom…

Setup RapidCart Service

Posted on: January 29, 2015

Before you can create data feeds using Rapid Cart, you will first need to sync your product data to our servers. Follow the steps below to set up your Rapid Cart service. 1. Install SCPF plugin on & save license key WordPress: Install for WooCommerce or WP ecommerce Joomla: Install for VirtueMart 2. Create a RapidCart account Go to http://rapid.shoppingcartproductfeed.com/ and create an account. 3. Complete the registration by entering your user data. Remember or write down your username and password 4. Log into RapidCart…

Advanced Commands with Amazon Templates

Posted on: December 5, 2014

1. First note that NOT ALL fields are necessary when uploading a template. You will notice our template does not have the 200 or more fields present in Amazon's.. this is OK as long as you provide at least the required fields. You may add your desired fields using the advanced commands box (provided examples below). 2. As mentioned, important fields like product title, description & quantity to name a few, are automatically mapped. If at any time you want to change these, use the…

Resolving Common Google Errors

Posted on: December 2, 2014

Upon submission, Google may provide you with errors for a failed feed upload. Here are some common Google errors and explanations on resolving them. "Insufficient product identifiers: Missing two out of three attributes [GTIN, brand, mpn]" Two of three unique product identfiers are required for uploading into Google Merchant. Here's how to include each of these in your feed: 1. MPN - Manufacturer Product Number is automatically mapped from the WooCommerce SKU field. Complete this field if you would like the g:mpn in your feed.…

Submitting Shipment and Cancelation Feeds

Posted on: October 20, 2014

After the initial Google Trusted Stores setup, you are now ready to create entries in your shipping or cancelation feeds. These feeds can be found at: https://YOUR-WEB-SITE.com/?gtsfeedtype=shipping and: https://YOUR-WEB-SITE.com/?gtsfeedtype=cancellation Shipping Feed setup: To complete a shipping feed entry, you will need change the order status to "complete", as well as supply: a shipping provider,  the tracking number and date shipped. Click "Save Order" in the Order Actions box. Cancelation Feed setup: Upon a WooCommerce order cancelation, select a cancelation reason and change the order status…

CartProductFeed API: Feed Generation Part 1 – PAttributeDefault

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Data leaves the Content Management System and enters a feed in a controlled process. There are four points where your custom modifier can hook the feed generation process. This post discusses the first of those four points and the differences. PAttributeDefault is the first hook. It occurs when the product streams out from the database but before any attributes are applied. At this time, only two properties are known for certain: id and title. Some attributes exist already, such as valid. Attributes set here will…

How do I manipulate pricing per feed?

Posted on: September 30, 2014

If you want to adjust pricing for a particular feed, here are the commands using $5 and 5% as an example: $5 discount: rule discount(5) $5 off sale price: rule discount(5,s) 5% discount: rule discount(0.95,*)  5% off sale price: rule discount(0.95,*,s) To increase all prices by 5%, include the advanced command: rule discount(1.05,*)Update and then Get Feed to see changes! (refresh the page if you still don't see the changes) More advanced commands can be found here.

Upgrading the Plugin: Old to New

Posted on: September 23, 2014

This page will bring you up to date and guide you in upgrading to the new Shopping Cart Export Plugin! Our old Purple XMLs plugin has been rebranded and updated considerably: we have enhanced performance and scalability, tweaked the way attributes are mapped and have added (and will continue to add) new targets, such as Amazon Seller, Bing, and Beslist. The following steps will upgrade your plugin from old to new.   How To upgrade from the old Purple XMLS to the new Shopping Cart Product Feed Plugin…

Is my country’s currency supported?

Posted on: September 20, 2014

Your prices can be modified to be in the currency for the target country. Google Shopping supports these's country's. Each merchant (Amazon, Google, Bing) will react differently with currency settings - on their side (some want the currency values, others don't) - however, our plugin will export your native currency as you have it configured. To export a data feed without currency (ie. price only), use the advanced command: set currency as false To apply different currency values, use: set currency as CAD

How does the Shopping Cart Product Export work?

Posted on: September 17, 2014

To put it simply, The Shopping Cart Product Exporter takes your products and adds them to major online merchants so that when someone does a search for your product on that site (e.g. Amazon), it will now show up there! To explain a little further, our exporter takes your existing shopping cart, with all of your products' information, and produces an ‘export’ data feed. This data feed is then sync'd or uploaded to other online merchants so that your products will show up in THEIR search engine. So, if you are selling…

Generate Merchant Feed From WP e-Commerce

Posted on: September 15, 2014

This page explains how to configure the Cart Product Feed plugin to generate your first data feed. *Note: Steps here are similar across all Merchants 1. Create Feeds Page To start creating feeds, from the WordPress Admin’s left navigation bar click CartProductFeed. 2. Enter Valid License Key Skip this step to continue using the product for free - some restrictions If you've purchased a license key from our shoppingcartproductfeed.com website, enter it's entirety (including the "Single-" or "5DayTrial-" text) into the field and click "Save Key". 3.…

Google Merchant Shopping Upload Errors

Posted on: September 1, 2014

Item Errors (you may come across one or more of these) Missing tax information Tax must be specified in the 'tax' attribute or in your account settings. Note: Allow 15 minutes for account settings to take effect before uploading a new feed. Missing required attribute: gender Please make sure you include all required attributes in your data feed. Insufficient product identifiers: Missing brand attribute. Apparel items must have a value for the 'brand' attribute. Please make sure to include this required attribute in your data…

Joomla VirtueMart – Configure CartProductFeed Component

Posted on: August 28, 2014

Follow the simple steps below to configure the Cart Product Feed component and generate your first data feed. 1. Create Feeds Page From the Joomla Admin’s top navigation bar, click Components > Cart Product Feed > Create Feeds 2. Enter Valid License Key (or skip to continue using the product for free - some restrictions) If you've purchased a license key from our shoppingcartproductfeed.com website, enter it's entirety (including the "Single-" or "5DayTrial-" text) into the field and click Save. 3. Select Merchant Type Create…

Editing Your Inventory Template

Posted on: August 25, 2014

The plugin will generate a tab delimited CSV file (the required format for some merchants). To edit the file yourself, first save the file to your local hard drive. Open the file in a text editor and copy/paste all contents into a spreadsheet. Afterwards you will be able to edit and enter any missing values. Lastly, save the file as a tab delimited text file so it's ready for upload. 1. Save the CSV file - Immediately after generating a feed you'll be prompted to…

Upload an Inventory File to Amazon

Posted on: August 25, 2014

Before you can upload to Amazon, double check that your inventory template file is saved to your local hard drive. Recommended: Learn how to save and upload your inventory file template (1:30min) Add Products via Upload Go to Amazon Seller Central and hover over the INVENTORY menu. Click "Add Products via Upload" Select Type of File to Upload Find the section "Upload inventory files" and Select the type of file to upload. For most users this will be "Inventory Files for non-Media Categories" (such as…

Google: How do I set shipping information?

Posted on: August 4, 2014

There are two ways to configure Google shipping settings. 1. Shipping information can be set from inside your Google Merchant account under Settings > Shipping. There are countless ways to provide shipping information to users here. For more information on the Google shipping, click here. 2. Setting a flat shipping fee to your feeds To add a flat shipping rate to your Google feeds, click on the [open advanced command] box and type: rule shipping(#) where # is the flat rate. Example: rule shipping(0) Hit…

Google: How do I find a Google Category?

Posted on: July 17, 2014

The Google category taxonomy list can be found here.  (or below) Start typing a few letters and you will see the matching Google Category list. Sometimes the Google Category you want will not be listed. Not to worry, simply select the closest match. This is done easily by first describing your product. Search words with results and choose the best category.   taxonomy.en-US.txt # Google_Product_Taxonomy_Version: 2013-12-12 Animals & Pet Supplies Animals & Pet Supplies > Live Animals Animals & Pet Supplies > Pet Supplies Animals…

Advanced Commands

Posted on: July 9, 2014

Advanced Commands grant you more control over your feeds. They provide a way to create your own attribute, map from non-standard ones or modify and delete feed data. Creating Default Attributes with Advanced Commands Mapping/Remapping with Advanced Commands Comprehensive Advanced Commands can be found here: More Advanced Commands - *PDF How To Use Advanced Commands After selecting a Merchant Type, navigate to the bottom of the page and click [Open Advanced Commands]. A textbox will be displayed where you can enter commands to apply rules…

Mapping Attributes

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Once your local attributes are created, it's time to map them to merchant-specific fields/attributes. The Shopping Cart Product Feed plugin allows you to map from almost any data within WooCommerce: title, sku, descriptions, WooCommerce id, WooCommerce attributes, custom product attributes, custom fields, tag (single value), as well as default attributes (created by advanced commands) and even data stored in third party plugins! We've developed the plugin to automatically locate and export common attributes. Please see instructions below to map or remap from existing data. 1.…

Does the Google Product Feed only support Google USA (or .com) ?

Posted on: June 19, 2014

Not at all! Our customers can upload their feeds to all countries that the Google Merchant Program supports.  For example, we currently have a client specializing in women’s makeup and skin care products that uploads their product information to the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand, all with separate feeds, and all from the same shopping cart! We format specifically for each country and set it up so that you're able to choose the currency, shipping and pricing requirements.  Additionally, you can upload your existing shopping cart information to MULTIPLE countries…

FAQ

Posted on: June 11, 2014

How To's & Guides Supported Merchants and Countries License and Feed Limitations Troubleshooting General Plugin Queries Specific Merchant Queries Google Trusted Stores Customizing Feeds with Advanced Commands

How To’s

Posted on: May 30, 2014

FAQs Here Step by Step Guides: Other Guides: Install & Activate the Plugin Generate Your First Feed View, Edit, Delete Feeds Create a Google Merchant Account Mapping Attributes - Attribute Mapping Advanced Commands (PDF) Changing the Google Category (taxonomy) List to Another Lanauge How to Upgrade from Purple XMLs to Shopping Cart Product Feed Videos: Introduction to creating a Google Merchant Account Feed From WooCommerce: http://youtu.be/AkEl0_yiF14 Advanced configuration -  Feed Overrides : http://youtu.be/Yi1UekoKE7E Attribute Mapping: Understanding non-standard mappings: http://youtu.be/l4le-n1LCg4

Instructions for Trial and New Customers

Posted on: May 29, 2014

Follow the steps below to configure the Cart Product Feed plugin and generate your first data feed. If you haven't already, - Make sure you have created your merchant account ie. Google Merchant, Amazon Seller, eBay, etc . . . - Make sure you have WordPress running and your ecommerce plugin (WooCommerce, WP e-commerce) installed in order to utilize the plugin. - please download and install the plugin 1. Create Feeds Page To start creating feeds, from the WordPress Admin’s left navigation bar click CartProductFeed. 2.…