Shopmania – integrating with Price2Spy
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Shopmania – integrating with Price2Spy

Steps to be performed on your store

 

      • Please prepare your product datafeed in one of Shopmania’s supported file formats: CSV, XML or txt file
      • Please make sure that your datafeed contains detailed information about your products (i.e. product name, price, category, etc.) and the fields in a datafeed are pipe-delimited (|), and the lines delimited by a new line (\n).

 

1. CSV and txt datafeeds

 

Here is the standard formatting for a product feed represented in a CSV or txt file:

 

category | manufacturer | part number | merchant product code | product name | description | product URL | image URL | price | currency | shipping price | availability | GTIN (UPC/EAN/ISBN)

 

2. XML datafeeds

 

If you want to use XML formatted datafeeds, you need to define your own tags for the datafeed fields as follows:

 

<products>
<product>
<MPC></MPC>
<Category>/Category>
<Manufacturer></Manufacturer >
<MPN></MPN>
<Name></Name>
<Description></Description>
<URL></URL>
<Image></Image>
<Price></Price>
<Currency></Currency>
<Shipping></Shipping>
<Availability></Availability>
<GTIN></GTIN>
</product>
</products>

 

More info on Shopmania’s data fields can be found here: https://partner.shopmania.com/cp.help?topic=20

 

  1. Steps to be performed in Price2Spy

    Please login to your Price2Spy account and do the following

        1. Click Settings => Link My Store
        2. Click Connect button, next to ShopMania
        3. Choose the way we should access your ShopMania feed
          1.  HTTP(S): Choose this option if your feed is a publicly available URL – you must provide a URL where we can find your complete product datafeed. For example: http://www.mystore.com/shopmania.xml
          2.  HTTP(S) – password protected:  – Choose this option if your feed is password protected
          3.  FTP – Choose this option if your feed can be accessed via FTP
        4. Fill in the details of how you would like to access your feed
        5. Select categories (or leave default = all) from which the products should be copied
        6. Click Matched products to see how many products are contained in the categories above, click Next
        7. Finalizing operation details
          1. Name your operation (for example: ShopMania | LINK)
          2. Define execution frequency (default = 1 day)
          3. (Optional) Define start / end date for the operation (leave blank if you’d like the operation to be executed every day until further notice)
          4. Choose whether you want to be notified by email on each operation execution (default = OFF)
          5. Click ‘Run it now‘ if you want the products to be copied immediately (otherwise the operation will be done according to the daily schedule)
          6. Define price check frequency (of the products created via Link My Store Operation)
        8. Click Finish. Once your products have been linked from your ShopMania feed, you’ll see them in your Price2Spy account

     

    1. Why can’t Price2Spy do the Reprice of my products using ShopMania? The reason is pretty simple – the feed you provide to ShopMania (or to Price2Spy) works as one-way communication (from your store to Price2Spy). However, in order to reprice your products, we need a 2-way communication, so your store can accept data from Price2Spy. Unfortunately, ShopMania is designed only for 1-way communication. In order to perform a Reprice of your products, please check Price2Spy API possibilities, or integrating Price2Spy with standard shopping carts.