PriceGrabber

The PriceGrabber feed is hosted either on your server or their server. When setting up your account you can decide the best location to store the file. The file is polled up to 6 times a dayby the PriceGrabber servers.

Output Filename

Type in the name of the file to store the PriceGrabber information to (including the directory). This is the name of the file that PriceGrabber will be expecting on your or their website (name registered when your PriceGrabber account was set-up). This file must end with .csv (e.g. PriceGrabber.csv).

Server to upload PriceGrabber Feed to

Click on the Get Actinic Settings to use the same settings as your Actinic website.

It is best to host this on their server. Leave the connection type as Use passive FTP unless you have problems connecting to the server.

If using their server use the name and password that you have been given. If you are hosting this on your server the Username and Password are the name and password that you use within Actinic to upload your site.

Delivery Costs
The options in this section are used to define the possible shipping costs for each item. There are 3 main categories of delivery options.

††††††††††† Free Delivery

††††††††††† No additonal amounts are added to the itemís price.

††††††††††† Fixed Price Charge

††††††††††† You always add this amount to each itemís price. You can enter a price at which the

†††††††††† delivery is free.

††††††††††† Calculated Delivery Charge

The delivery charges are calculated using the settings that you specified within Actinic. You must select a single option for Calculate by, Zone, Class and any Free delivery.

Products to Include
You can choose which products to include based upon a custom variable. This is very similar to the Exclude from Froogle Feed/Google Product Search Data Feed setting within Actinic.If you tick Check value before including you can choose a custom variable (clicking on the Set button) you are shown the following dialog:



You can then select the custom variable to use to determine if you want to include this product in the feed. You can set the default value to True (include in feed) or False (don't include in feed). This value will be used if a custom variable value has not been assigned to a product.

Note: When you create a custom value you should set its type to True/False.

Properties

You can Add, Edit or Amend your properties. When you Add or Edit a property the following dialog is displayed :

Variable

The properties listed are those required by PriceGrabber. The ones that aren't listed are automatically filled in from your Actinic data.

NOTE : If you want to override the default values generated from your Actinic product details you can do this by supplying your own values (fixed or from a CustomVar). You can override the following values by selecting the relevant Standard Variable (in the Variable section). For example,† to use a different image for the product when displayed in PriceGrabber (from your Actinic shop) you would select the Image URL Standard Variable. You would then define a fixed value or use a CustomVar to get the image to display (for example, http://www.ObeliskHoldings.TV/graphics/house3.gif).

Product Name
Name of product. This defaults to the product name provided in Actinic.

Description

Description of product. This defaults to the main product description defined in Actinic.

Image URL

Image to use for the product. This defaults to the image defined in Actinic for the product.

Prod URL

HTML page to display when the product is clicked on. This defaults to the product page within your Actinic shop.

Price

Cost of the product. This defaults to the calculated price within Actinic.

Shipping

The shipping automatically calculated from the shipping charges options.

Value

To have the same value for all of your products select the Use Text option. To have a different value for a shop section select Section under Type. To have a different value for each product select Product as Type. If Use CustomVar has been selected you should select a CustomVar (defined within Actinic and values assigned for each product) to retrieve the information from.

If you are using Actinic V8 you would create CustomVars by creating Variables in the Design Library. You would normally create these in the General Group. Also add in a Default value to use for the product. This will be used if a Custom Var hasnít been used for a product.


Advanced features

If you want to use the values created by the Product Mash in different fields than the default ones you can use the following macros to substitute these values. For example, if you want the Actinic description to appear as the itemís name you should define a fixed value for the title as !!Description!!.

There are more advanced ways to include information from Actinic (or from different fields). See the Advanced Features section for more details


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