Shopping.com

 

The Shopping.com feed is hosted on your server and polled (and read) by the Shopping.com servers at regular intervals.

Output Filename

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

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.

Server to upload Shopping.com Feed to

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

It is best to host this on your own server (maybe in a subdirectory), for example, feeds. Leave the connection type as Use passive FTP unless you have problems connecting to the server.

The Username and Password are the name and password that you use within Actinic to upload your site (if you are hosting the file on your own server).

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.

Properties

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

Variable

The property type can either be a standard Shopping.com type or you can specify your own.

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 Shopping.com (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.

product 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.

product 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 calculated delivery cost. Theis is based upon the calculation specified in the options page.

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

Use the !!SectionTree!! macro to use your Actinic section layout for the product's value. 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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