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    Macys datafeed
    I am very disappointed in the quality of the datafeed. So many of the products are missing when I compare the merchant site to what's available on the feed.

    Though it's not any better if you go to LS and try to use their pre-made links.

    I have emailed the afffiliate manager. Please join in if you would like to fully promote their products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Lily
    I am very disappointed in the quality of the datafeed.
    I had the same experience this morning when I was adding links for macys to my website. I decided not to add them because the quality was not very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Lily
    ... use their pre-made links.
    I use pre-made links: that's one reason why I'm known as the Cut & Paste Queen.
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    Can you be specific as to what you would like from the feed? Is it just the breadth of products or were there other issues?

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    I would like the datafeed to match the products available on the site. In every clothing and designer category lots of products were available on the site, but not available through the datafeed.

    In the misses jeans section most of the products shown on the site, were not available in the datafeed so I couldn't include them on my site.

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    Aunt Lily, does this have to do with the noncommissionable brands issue you raised here or is this a totally separate problem?
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    I don't think so, because some of the products in these lines are available. Just not many. Either they don't want affiliates to have the complete products - or they want to push us into promoting specific items - or they just don't update their feeds very often. Anyway which way, I'm frustrated by it. (maybe just tired and grumpy - I've been feeling my way through "PHP and MySQL for Dummies" today.)

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    Unfortunately certain manufacturers don't want affiliates promoting their brand, so that's why this happens.

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    I think that they are just late in updating. For example out of say 15 DKNY jeans items 4 are available in the current feed and 11 aren't. I would assume if it was a specific manufacturer not wanting to be promoted, none of them would be available.

    Or they are just making us promote certain products in a line.

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