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Shopping.com - Required Data

Required and Optional Fields

Required Fields


Attribute Definition and Use Accepted Values Examples Requirement
Product URL URL on your website containing the product detail and buy button for the applicable product. An alphanumeric string; 40 characters maximum. SKUs are case sensitive http://images.acmehardware.com/200x200/4486122.jpg Required
Unique Merchant SKU Provide the unique SKU number you use internally to identify this item. Please keep this SKU number for any updates to this item in future feeds. Shopping.com systems use this SKU number to identify, track and report on this item. An alphanumeric string; 40 characters maximum. SKUs are case sensitive
1234567A86
Required
Current Price If your website displays a price drop and/or percent savings for this item, provide here the item’s original price. List the product price in US dollars, without a $ sign, commas, text, or quotation marks. Do not include taxes, shipping costs, rebates, coupons, or bulk discounts. 150
Required
Stock Availabilty Denote Y or YES to show you have the product in stock and N, NO or NONE when the product is out of stock. Out-of-stock products will not be shown on Shopping.com Alternatively, you can use either Back-order or Pre-order as values. If you do not put any information in this column, your items will be rejected and not shown on Shopping.com
Yes
Required
Condition Please use this field to indicate if the item is “New”, “Used” or “Refurbished”. IMPORTANT: Shopping.com currently displays "New" products only. "Used" and "Refurbished" products are rejected automatically.
New
Required
MPN/ISBN The ISBN is a unique machine-readable identification number. Shopping.com supports both the 10 and 13 digit versions of ISBN.
9781404333512
Required
Image URL Provide the URL to the item’s largest primary image. Minimum size accepted: 150 pixels on at least one side of the image. The product will be rejected if both sides of the image are smaller than 150 pixels. Remember that consumers love large, high-quality images. Shopping.com also reseves the right to remove placeholder images, images with watermarks, logos or phone numbers, blank or blurry images. Please ensure the highest quality image possible for all your images. Shopping.com will download this product image and any subsequent updates, and host it on its servers. Any modern format is acceptable, i.e. JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF.In Images must be at least 10x110 pixels. Acceptable image file formats are JPG, GIF and PNG. We do not accept redirects, and the URL must be fully-formed and valid (no spaces, must begin with http:// or https://).

 

 

Recommended


Attribute Definition and Use Accepted Values Examples Requirement
Category Please provide a breadcrumb describing your classification of the respective product. To see Amazon category guidelines, click here. (must sign in)
Electronics > Digital Cameras
Recommended
Category ID Please use the updated Category worksheet to provide the right Shopping.com's Category ID for this item. When provided, Shopping.com's client service team can use this information to troubleshoot any automatic misclassification of the item. To see Amazon category guidelines, click here. (must sign in) 96639
Recommended
Parent SKU If the product is one variant in a family of similar products, provide here a SKU number that uniquely identifies the family. Shoes is one sample category where we can find the same model sold in different colors and sizes. Every color-size combination for that Shoe model should have the same Parent SKU. Please keep the same Parent SKU for any updates to this product in future feeds. Shopping.com uses the Parent SKU to uniquely identify the product family within our systems. To see Amazon category guidelines, click here. (must sign in)
323461A32
Recommended
Parent Name If the product is one variant in a family of similar products, please provide a name that describes the product family. Parent names should not include promotional messaging. They should be clear and concise. To make your parent name descriptive, please use the following template: main brand + sub-brand, family or product name + up to 3 common attributes + generic product type. To see Amazon category guidelines, click here. (must sign in) Nike Super Speed D 3/4 Men's Football Cleats
Recommended
Top Seller Rank Provide your internal sales rank for this item. The rank should be 1 for your best-selling item, 2 for the next one, and so on. Shopping.com will utilize this information within its search algorithms. To see Amazon category guidelines, click here. (must sign in)
2
Recommended
Estimated Ship Date Provide your estimated time frame for the shipping of the product. This is particularly relevant when providing items with Stock Availability: Back-order. To see Amazon category guidelines, click here. (must sign in)
Allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery.
Recommended
Product name Product Names must be clear and concise. They should also be descriptive of the product being sold. Use the following template to build your product names: Main brand + Sub-brand, family or product name + Up to 3 key attributes + Generic product type. This template will help consumers identifying your product. An alphanumeric string; 500 characters maximum. To avoid an error, do not include any of the following: HTML tags, hard returns, quotation marks or any special characters. Some examples of special characters not to use are *, $, &,+. Leica M7 Rangefinder 35mm Camera
Bad=Rack Coat,2HK Ce
Recommended
Brand/Manufacturer Brand, manufacturer, or publisher of the product. An alphanumeric string; 50 characters maximum. J. Crew Recommended
UPC/EAN Shopping.com supports both the 12-digit Universal Product Codes (UPC) and the 13-digit EAN codes. UPC or EAN are strongly recommended in all categories. Items with UPC or EAN will be better classified in Shopping.com. A number, 12 characters. Include any leading zeros, do not remove or insert any characters or spaces. 798888465012 or 068381012098 Recommended
Product Description Product Descriptions should elaborate on Product Names and provide all relevant product details. This will be displayed in the Deal Listing. An alphanumeric string; 2,000 characters maximum. To avoid an error, do not include any of the following: HTML tags, hard returns, quotation marks or any special characters. Some examples of special characters not to use are *, $, &,+. With the LEICA M7, a classic celebrates a new premiere. Convenience and fast operation of the camera have been enhanced even further with automatic shutter speed control and detail improvements. Recommended
Shipping Rate Shipping cost for this item. Use 0 to denote free shipping. If your shipping cost is conditioned to a minimum order and this item price is below that minimum amount, please do use the actual shipping rate for the unit item. Products with inaccurate shipping rates are subject to rejection. Refer to the the Merchant Account Center at Products > Edit-Shipping-Information page if you want to define Shipping Rates by Price ranges. A number, 12 characters maximum and only 2 digits allowed to the right of the decimal point. 5.00 or 9.99 Recommended
Original Price If your website displays a price drop and/or percent savings for this item, provide here the item’s original price. A number, 12 characters maximum and only 2 digits allowed to the right of the decimal point. 150 Recommended
Coupon Code A single Coupon Code for the deal. This will be displayed alongside your deal listing.
XYZ12345 Recommended
Coupon Code Description Details on Coupon Code offer. This will be displayed alongside your deal listing.
25% off on all Shopping.com orders! Recommended
Product Type Provide an ordered list of nouns describing the type of product. Use a commas to separate them. Guidelines: (1) Product types are one-word or multi-word nouns used commonly by consumers to refer to these items, e.g. jacket, flat-panel television, mp3 player, pen drive, water bottle. (2) Product types do not include brand names, e.g. Kleenex, iPod. (3) Product type do not include particular features, e.g. 3-button jacket, 8Gb flash drive. (4) Adjectives such as, e.g. shiny, fresh, awesome, fast, blue and other similar adjectives are not part of Product types. Tip: Please use the Product Type worksheet in this Specification as a reference in providing Product Type values.
Tent. Dome Tent; Jacket, Dinner Jacket Recommended
Age Range We strongly recommended that age ranges are included for data feeds that include toys, apparel, jewelry and sporting goods. A number, 12 characters maximum and only 2 digits allowed to the right of the decimal point. Default unit of measurement will be years. Other accpeted unit is month, but you will have to inswer the word month along side your entry. 3, 15 years, 9 months Recommended
Cell Phone Plan Type Indicate the cell phone plan type.
Pre-Paid Recommended
Cell Phone Service Provider Indicate the cell phone service plan.
AT&T Recommended
Stock Description Indicate any special status about the item. This will be displayed beneath the Product Name on Shopping.com deal listings. If you have a FREE SHIPPING promotion conditioned by a minimum order, this is the place to mention it. For example: Free Shipping with a minimum order of $25.
Free Shipping with a $25 order. Recommended
Color Indicate the primary colors for the product. While we will map color values to the most popular colors on shopping.com, you should provide the original product color to us. In the event that the product is multi-colored (e.g. a striped shirt) , please separate the colors with a slash (/). Please provide an individual record for each color. For watches, please provide the face color. An alphanumeric string; 50 characters maximum. Sage, Navy Blue, Cherry, Navy, Pine Green, Sunset peach, Red and White Recommended
Gender Indicate the gender(s) for whom the product is intended. Use a comma to separate them. An alphanumeric string; 50 characters maximum. men's, women's, boys, girls, unisex, kids' Recommended
Material Indicate the materials from which the product is intended. Values should be comma separated. An alphanumeric string; 50 characters maximum. bamboo, cashmere, cherrywood, glass, cotton, steel Recommended
Size Indicate the size of the product. For shirts with neck and sleeve measurements, please provide both values (33x16). For pants for waist and inseam measurements, please provide both values (34x32). An alphanumeric string; 50 characters maximum. Size is used for several categories, as such we will accept many values. 2T, 6 months, Medium, XXX-Large, 28 DD, Stage 2 (12 - 17 Lbs.), Large Maternity, 29W x 28L, 15.5 - 39/40, 14 - 30/31 Trim, King Size Recommended
Size Unit of Measure Indicate the unit of measure for the size of the product. An alphanumeric string; 50 characters maximum. Size is used for several categories, as such we will accept many values. Inches Recommended

 

 

Optional Fields


Attribute Definition and Use Accepted Values Examples Requirement
Product Launch Date Provide the date this item came to market. This field is particularly relevant when providing items with Stock Availability: Pre-order.
YYYYMMDD Optional
Bullet Point 1 Provide a short descriptive statement about the features of the product An alphanumeric string; 100 characters maximum length per bullet point. Please do not include an actual bullet point object, just the text used to describe your product. Note: Type 1 High ASCII characters (®, ©, ™, etc.) or other special characters are not supported. Large 3.0-inch LCD display. Optional
Bullet Point 2 Provide a short descriptive statement about the features of the product An alphanumeric string; 100 characters maximum length per bullet point. Please do not include an actual bullet point object, just the text used to describe your product. Note: Type 1 High ASCII characters (®, ©, ™, etc.) or other special characters are not supported. Safe for children. Optional
Bullet Point 3 Provide a short descriptive statement about the features of the product An alphanumeric string; 100 characters maximum length per bullet point. Please do not include an actual bullet point object, just the text used to describe your product. Note: Type 1 High ASCII characters (®, ©, ™, etc.) or other special characters are not supported. Compatible with USB 2.0. Optional
Bullet Point 4 Provide a short descriptive statement about the features of the product An alphanumeric string; 100 characters maximum length per bullet point. Please do not include an actual bullet point object, just the text used to describe your product. Note: Type 1 High ASCII characters (®, ©, ™, etc.) or other special characters are not supported. 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty. Optional
Bullet Point 5 Provide a short descriptive statement about the features of the product An alphanumeric string; 100 characters maximum length per bullet point. Please do not include an actual bullet point object, just the text used to describe your product. Note: Type 1 High ASCII characters (®, ©, ™, etc.) or other special characters are not supported. Anti-reflective screen. Optional
Alternative Image URL Provide the URL of an image that presents a different view or angle of the product shown in the Image-URL column. Image pixel dimensions of at least 500 pixels on the longest side. A minimum of 1000 pixels on the longest side is preferred. Acceptable file formats are JPG and GIF. We do not accept redirects, URL must be fully-formed and valid (no spaces, and include the http://). To view all image requirements click here. http://images.acmehardware.com/200x200/4486122-1.jpg Optional
Mobile URL URL on your mobile website containing the product detail and buy button for the applicable product. here. http://mobilestore.merchant.com Optional
Related Products Provide up to 3 Unique Merchant SKUs of accessories or complementary products that sell well with this item. Shopping.com will make it easy for consumers to navigate from this item to its related products. here. A123235, S2422541, G2365244 Optional
Merchandising Type We will support the display of 2 types of merchandising only; "New" and "Clearance". Items which are designated as any other type of merchandising will not be displayed. here. New Optional
Shipping Weight Indicate shipping weight. A number, 12 characters maximum and only 2 digits allowed to the right of the decimal point. 2.5 Optional
Weight Unit of Measure Indicate the unit of measure for the weight of the product.
pounds Optional
Zip Code Include the zip code here for UPS shipping, if you ship from multiple locations. If you ship from one location, you can put the zip code information into the Merchant Account Center, under the Products tab->Shipping Info link. A number, 12 characters maximum and only 2 digits allowed to the right of the decimal point. 94117 Optional
Format Indicate the format of the media product.
Soft cover Optional
Unit Price For weight or volume based items such as a body lotion, this is the price of one unit of weight or volume.
$2 / Lb. Optional
Bundle Please indicate if this product is a bundle of several products.
Yes Optional
Software Platform Indicate the platforms on which the software can run. Multiple values should be separated by a comma.
PC, Mac, Linux Optional
Watch Display Type Indicate whether the watch is analog or digital.
Analog Optional
Custom Please add any other product attributes, both headers and values, and map them to the CUSTOM attribute in the Merchant Account Center.

Optional
Product Weight Indicate the weight of the product. A number, 12 characters maximum and only 2 digits allowed to the right of the decimal point. Default unit of measurement will be LB. Other accepted units are GR, KG, and OZ but you will have to insert those specific units in your entry along side with the number. 20, 30.50 LB, 50 OZ Optional


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