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Shopping.com

Download Shopping.com plugin

To export item data to Shopping.com, you need the plugins Shopping.com  and Elastic export. You can download the plugins in the plentyMarketplace .

1. Registering with Shopping.com

Shopping.com is an international product and price comparison service. In order to set up the Shopping.com plugin in plentymarkets, you have to register with Shopping.com  first.

2. Setting up the data format ShoppingCOM-Plugin in plentymarkets

By installing this plugin you will receive the export format ShoppingCOM-Plugin. Use this format to exchange data between plentymarkets and Shopping.com using the elastic export. You also need to install the plugin Elastic export from the plentyMarketplace first before you can use the format in plentymarkets.

Once both plugins are installed in your plentymarkets system, you can create the export format ShoppingCOM-Plugin. For more information on export formats, see the elastic export page.

Shopping.com retrieves item data via an URL. To make sure that your item data can be exported to Shopping.com, you have to save the URL at Shopping.com.

Creating a new export format:

  1. Go to Data » Elastic export.

  2. Click on New export ().

  3. Carry out the desired settings. Pay attention to the information given in Table 1.

  4. Save () the settings.
    → The export format ShoppingCOM-Plugin is given an ID.
    → The export format is shown in the Exports overview.

  5. Save the URL displayed in the URL field at Shopping.com.

Table 1 lists details for settings, format settings and recommended item filters for the format ShoppingCOM-Plugin.

Table 1. Settings for the data format ShoppingCOM-Plugin
Setting Explanation

Settings

Name

Enter a name. The export format is listed by this name in the overview within the Exports tab.

Type

Select the type item from the drop-down list.

Format

Select the format ShoppingCOM-Plugin.

Limit

Enter a number. If you want to transfer more than 9999 data records, then the output file is not generated again for another 24 hours. This is to save resources. If more than 9999 data records are necessary, the setting Generate cache file has to be active.

Generate cache file

Place a check mark if you want to transfer more than 9999 data records to the price search engine. We recommend that you do not activate this setting for more than 20 export formats. This is to ensure a high performance of the elastic export.

Provisioning

Select URL. Use this option to generate a token for authentication in order to allow external access.

File name

The file name must have the ending .csv or .txt for Shopping.com to be able to import the file successfully.

Token, URL

If you selected the option URL for provisioning, then click on Generate token. The token is entered automatically. The URL is entered automatically if the token was generated under Token.

Item filters

Add item filters

Select an item filter from the drop-down list and click on Add. There are no filters set by default. It is possible to add multiple item filters from the drop-down list one after the other.

  • Variations = Transfer all or Only transfer main variations.

  • Markets = Select one or more order referrers. The selected order referrer has to be active at the variation for the item to be exported.

  • Currency = Select a currency.

  • Category = Activate to transfer the item with its category link. Only items belonging to this category will be transmitted.

  • Image = Activate to transfer the item with its image. Only items with images will be exported.

  • Client = Select a client.

  • Flag 1 - 2 = Select a flag.

  • Manufacturer = Select one, several or ALL manufacturers.

  • Active = Select Active. Only active variations will be exported.

Format settings

Product URL

Choose the URL that you wish to transfer to the price search engine. You can choose between the item’s URL and the variation’s URL. URLs of variations can only be transferred in combination with the Ceres store.

Client

Select a client. This setting is used for the URL structure.

URL parameter

Enter a suffix for the product URL if this is required for the export. If you activated the transfer option for the product URL further up, then this character string is added to the product URL.

Order referrer

Select the order referrer that should be assigned during the order import from the drop-down list. The selected referrer is added to the product URL so that sales can be analysed later.

Marketplace account

Select a marketplace account from the drop-down list.

Language

Select the language from the drop-down list.

Item name

Select Name 1, Name 2, or Name 3. The names are saved in the Texts tab of the item. Enter a number into the Maximum number of characters (def. text) field if desired. This specifies how many characters are exported for the item name.

Preview text

This option does not affect this format.

Description

Select the text that you want to transfer as description. Enter a number into the Maximum number of characters (def. text) field if desired. This specifies how many characters are exported for the description. Activate the option Remove HTML tags if you want HTML tags to be removed during the export. If you only want to allow specific HTML tags to be exported, then enter these tags into the Permitted HTML tags, separated by comma (def. text) field. Use commas to separate multiple tags.

Target country

Select the target country from the drop-down list.

Barcode

Select ASIN, ISBN or an EAN from the drop-down list. The barcode has to be linked to the order referrer selected above. If the barcode is not linked to the order referrer, it will not be exported.

Image

Select First image.

Image position of the energy label

This option does not affect this format.

Stock buffer

The stock buffer for variations with limitation to the net stock.

Stock for variation without stock limitation

The stock for variations without stock limitation.

Stock for variations with no stock administration

The stock for variations without stock administration.

Live currency conversion

Activate this option to convert the price into the currency of the selected country of delivery. The price has to be released for the corresponding currency.

Sales price

Select gross price or net price from the drop-down list.

Offer price

This option does not affect this format.

RRP

Activate to transfer the RRP.

Shipping costs

Activate this option if you want to use the shipping costs that are saved in a configuration. If this option is activated, then you are able to select the configuration and the payment method from the drop-down lists. Activate the option Transfer flat rate shipping charge if you want to use a flat rate shipping charge. If this option is activated, a value has to be entered in the line underneath.

VAT note

This option does not affect this format.

Overwrite item availability

This option must be activated because Shopping.com only accepts specific values which you have to enter here. For further information, refer to the chapter Available columns for the export file.

3. Available columns for the export file

Open the export format ShoppingCOM-Plugin in the Data » Elastic export menu to download and edit the export file.

Downloading the export file:

  1. Go to Data » Elastic export.

  2. In the line of the format ShoppingCOM-Plugin, click on Download ().
    → The file is downloaded and saved on your computer.

  3. Open the export file with an appropriate program.

Table 2. Available columns for the export file

Column header

Explanation

Händler-SKU

Mandatory field
The item ID of the main variation.

Hersteller

The manufacturer of the item. If it exists, the external name saved in the Setup » Item » Manufacturers menu is preferred.

EAN

Mandatory field
According to the format setting Barcode.

Produktname

Mandatory field
According to the format setting Item name.

Produktbeschreibung

Mandatory field
According to the format setting Description.

Preis

Mandatory field
The sales price of the variation.

Produkt-URL

Mandatory field
The URL path of the item depending on the chosen client in the format settings.

Produktbild-URL

Mandatory field
Allowed file types: jpg, gif, bmp, png
The URL path of the first item image according to the format setting Image. Item images are prioritised over variation images.

Kategorie

Mandatory field
The Category path of the standard category for the Client configured in the format settings.

Verfügbar

Mandatory field
Allowed values: Ja (yes), Nein (no)
The item availability condition of the item. The predefined value is Ja (yes).

Verfügbarkeitsdetails

Translation according to the format setting Overwrite item availability.

Versand: Landtarif

Mandatory field
According to the format setting Shipping costs.

Produktgewicht

The weight as set within Item » Edit item » Open item » Open variation » Tab: Settings » Dimensions.

Produkttyp

The value of a characteristic of the type Text or Selection that has the back end name product_type.

Grundpreis

The base price information in the format "price / unit" (example: 10,00 EUR / kilogram).

Zustand

The condition of the item according to the setting Item » Edit item » Open item Tab: Global » Basic settings » Condition for API.

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