Program Options

All Program Options are explained below.

General Website Information

    a) Home Page URL.  Enter in the URL of your website.

    b) Store Name.  Enter in the Official Name of your Store. This will be displayed as your store name on the shopping engines.

    c) Customer Service Email. Enter in your stores primary email, not your personal email.

    d) Site Keywords.  It is best to use the keywords that you have established on your websites home page.

    e) Logo URL.  This is the URL of your stores logo. Do not use a logo bigger than 200 x 200 pixels. This is not required, but some shopping sites may use this

    f) Payment Notes: This is a special field to describe your payments or to let buyers know of other possible methods of payment such as Google Checkout or PayPal.

    g) State.  Enter the state you are shipping from.

    h) Zip Code.  Enter your shipping zip code.

    i) Country.  Select your country,  Your currency would be assigned based on your country choice.

    j) Tax Rate.  Enter in the average tax rate for your state that you are taxing. Most shopping engines pick this information up in their setup, but not all.

Feed Options

    a) Number of Characters to Write in Description.  This value represents the number of characters that will be included in a product descriptiion by default.  This can keep a product file from getting too large.

    b) Minimum Quantity Greater than.  A minimum quantity tells SmartFeed not to include items that have less than the number you specify in stock.  Enter in 0 to choose all items or if your products are always assumed to be in stock. If you have defined your stores products to always be in stock, and list this with a value of 0, then enter in -1. (This is common for Prostores).

    c) Minimum Number of Items to Import to Build Feeds.  This is the minimum number of products that is imported into your database that is required to build a feed.  Default is 1.  Setting a higher number can help if your product import fails.  If the import number is higher than the number of products in the database, it will reimport before building a new feed.

    d) Email address for Feed Errors.  Enter an email address that you monitor.  This will email you if a feed errors out.  It may email you several times until the error is fixed.

    e) Promotional Message: This field represents a promotional message assigned to all your products.  Common uses of this field usually include storewide sales or coupon codes.  Example: "Save 20% now through the end of the month on this item!"

    f) Coupon Options.  Click on promote a coupon code, if you wish to promote a coupon code. Most shopping sites will use Promotional Message over this value.

    g) Condition of Most Items.  Change this option only if the MAGORITY of your products are used or refurbished.

    h) Default availibility of most items. You can set the default availibility to in stock, new, used or refurbished.

    i) Include Sku in URL.  Select yes to this option to include the sku in the product URL as a parameter when sending feeds to the shopping engines. This will allow you to track your stores products if your product tracking code does not contain sku information. If you are not using a supported shopping cart, then your tracking code most likely does not. Another reason to select this option is if your landing page sku is different than the sku that a user would add to the cart (eg: a different sku for an option such as a size or color). Consult your account manager if you are unsure.

Global Product Filters

    a) Price Range of Items.  This is a very key option.  This allows you to remove items that may have a low profit due to their inexpensive price.  When you are paying 70 cents a click, you may not want to include an item that only costs $2.95 to begin with.  While it is true that cheaper items have a higher purchase percentage, it rarely offsets the overall cost of the items.  Set these numbers at your discretion.  They must be set however, so to include all your items, enter a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 10000 + (do not use commas or decimals)..  Setting this option here will set this option for all feeds. You can set this value individually for each feed within the Configure Active Feeds menu.

    b) Default Category Name.  Enter a Category name that will be used on all your products when there is no category defined in the product import

    c) Select Categories to remove from / add to feeds: By default, all categories will always be selected to send to shopping feeds.  This may be helpful to remove products from categories that in general may create many clicks and few sales.  To remove more than one category, highlight the categories you want to remove while holding down the Ctrl key. When you click update, they will be removed.

    d) Selecting / Removing Manufacturers: By default, all manufacturers will always be selected to send to shopping feeds.  This may be helpful to remove products from manufacturers that in general may create many clicks and few sales.  This is typically common with companies that use strict MAP pricing.  Note: This field will be empty unless you have defined manufacturers with your products.  By default, Yahoo Stores do not require this. To remove more than one manufacturer, highlight the manufacturers you want to remove while holding down the Ctrl key. When you click update, they will be removed.

    te Credit Card Options: (This only applies to Google Base)  This option only is available for Google Base, and can make your items stand out on Google.  Note: Do not check Google Checkout unless your store  has been verified with Google as an official Google Checkout store and must have processed and shipped at least one order through Google Checkout.  If this is not the case, you may receive an error with this feed and your products may not be listed.

Product Import Options

a) Manufacturer Import Options.  The brand or manufacturer is a required field for most shopping engines. If your stores import does not contain any manufacturers, you can use the store name for all products, or take the manufacturer from the title. For instance, if the title of a product was "Apple Ipod Namo 4GB" , you would enter in nothing for the left delimiter, and the word "space" for the right delimiter. You would select the manufacturer on the left side of the title. If your title was "Ipod Nano 4GB by Ipod", you would have the word "space" for the left delimiter and the manufacturer on the right side of the title.

Click update when finished.