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    Comfortably Numb John Powell's Avatar
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    CJ Web Services vs. Product Catalog (data feed)
    I have been using the Web Services to get links. It's a SOAP setup and many of the merchants don't do that great a job keeping the data updated.

    Now I see another option for a Product Catalog (Data Feed) that requires a $200 setup fee. Going over the documentation they appear to both have the information I would need. I don't require a lot of the details available in the data feed, but am wondering if I would get more promotional type links this way.

    They have me set up for the free Promotional Links feed via ftp but it's weekly. I should see what that looks like tomorrow.


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    I believe the data for both webservices and ftp feeds come from the same source so you wouldn't get better data.
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    actually just a random drive by post (saw it via twitter)...but thanks for the props.
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    the Promotional Links is just one big mess, I would save your money
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    the Promotional Links is just one big mess, I would save your money
    They are free.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpaw
    They are free.
    Had to wait till I got to my 10k a month before I got it or any datafeeds but at least CJ Product datafeeds are good for me, consistancy and much better than the ongoing problems I have had with datafeeds direct from merchants or through a 3rd party.
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    Comfortably Numb John Powell's Avatar
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    They have me set up for the free Promotional Links feed via ftp but it's weekly. I should see what that looks like tomorrow.
    If I where a major network it would shame me to send this out. There are deals in the Promotional Links feed that expired as far back as 2003. You can't pick the PID the links will have so they used the one for me that has about 1% of my CJ links.

    So far it still looks to me like the Web Service is the way to go.


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