Over the past several months we have highlighted the different affiliate networks we have integrated into the Chloe Feed Assembler product datafeed creator. From Rakuten LinkShare to CJ, from ShareASale to AvantLink. Now, we are the only provider who can crawl, clean, assemble and automatically upload via three different methods, your product datafeed to the affiliate networks.
But now we do even more! Now, you can get your ever increasingly important Google Merchant account populated with all your product details without manually importing product details!
Currently, we have focused on the required fields only. Those fields are:
Product Grandchild Category
Other Configurable Product Attributes
What is a configurable product attribute? A configurable product is simple, a product that you can configure :). For example – apparel. You can choose size, color and even style. For other items you may choose size, weight, quality, thickness or other attributes by which you can change, customize and alter the product. Chloe Feed Assembler grabs all of those from your website and exports them into the Google Merchant feed format. This also allows easy integration of AdWords dynamic product targeting for retargeting campaigns.
Not only that, it automatically uploads your feed to Google Merchant account center at any interval you require.
Here is how it works:
You create your account
We do a test crawl of your site
A file is made available to you
We upload via email, website or FTP the feed to your Google Merchant account.
No tech team needed. No manually entering product data. Create your account, provide your credit card, and off we go! Your initial feed will take 2-3 days to complete, and then each updated feed will take less than an hour to run.
Many of asked to see the Feed Assembler in action as it is creating a product datafeed for one of our client’s affiliate programs. Below is a screencast of one job being created. Now, you won’t get access to the entire matrix Neo, but this should give you a great idea of how it’s done.
If you are in need of a datafeed for your Rakuten LinkShare, Commission Junction, Impact Radius, Affiliate Window, AvantLink, ShareASale or other network program, we’ve got the solution for you!
Another question we received in about our product feed tool was whether we could create different type of feeds for the same advertiser. What kind of product feeds could you have? Well, hundreds of different types. Like this for instance:
Comprehensive feed that includes pretty much everything
A slimmed down feed that only includes short descriptions and the vital, required information
Category specific feeds
Creative asset feeds
The answer is yes! To be honest, I hadn’t even though of this scenario prior to presenting the Chloe Feed Assembler to one of the affiliate networks. But it makes perfect sense and we are already to set that up! We simply create different configurations for the feed, assign them to your account and then let the Feed Assembler do its thang! I believe we’ll incorporate this package into the Unlimited package for $699/mo. After you sign up, we’ll be contacting you for information that will include the type of feeds you want to push out and make available.
Yesterday I presented the full functioning Feed Assembler to a prominent network. I really enjoyed showing our solution to a very common problem to a super smart group of people. I love showcasing the Feed Assembler! They asked me a few questions that I’ll be elaborating on here over the coming days and weeks. The first one was a great one. “Do you have an interface or a dashboard where the customer can or has to map their data to the feed specified fields required?
Great question right? The simple answer is no, we don’t. Could we? Most definitely we can. But why not now?
Well, we wanted to solve a specific problem with this tool. Creating feed when there are no tech resources or skills available to create one and make the results available any any network format. I used myself 15 years ago as an example of the ideal client. I was an affiliate manager at a very large women’s apparel retailer. While I was handy in the tech area for a marketing guy, I was not a developer nor would I have been given access to that realm by the tech team. The tech team also had hundreds of projects that were ahead of my datafeed requirements and it took me over a year to get a datafeed, and then I got one comprehensive feed, no customization or categorization of feeds. I got what I got and that’s all I got.
I would have killed for a tool that allowed me to create a feed without any involvement from my entire company outside of submitting a payment option and providing credentials to upload and distribute the feed. Ok, I don’t think I would have killed or even maimed, but I probably would have given good money for it.
So because of that, we didn’t want to provide an interface to do the mapping. We wanted to do it for you. So we do. Clients of the Feed Assembler do not have to figure out what fields go where, what requirements each network has and what needs to go into those required areas. We do that during the mapping process that takes a little over a day, share that first feed output with you the advertiser, then set up the crawl and distribution schedule. After that you receive notification emails that the feed has started, it has completed, it was sent to the network(s) and it was accepted. And then the receipt when it is done.
We tried to make this as simple as possible for you to have a fully functioning datafeed!