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    Question Is datafeed a must if you only have a few products?
    I can really see what a must have a datafeed is for those merchants who have hundreds of products. For those of us who (for now) have just a handful of products, is a datafeed still essential? I am wondering this because it may be that the datafeed is how most affiliates automate the uploading of product info, no matter how many products you have, and therefore a must even if it's not being updated often.

    Your advice is welcome!!

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    Yes, because of what you stated and because no matter how many products you have, a datafeed is how you get into Shareasale MakeAPage, product links and tools like PopShops that affiliates are using more and more to find products to promote.
    Deborah Carney
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    Now that I have my own consolidated database, I no longer apply to merchants without a datafeed. I just don't have time to stay on top of changes in a merchant catalog (eg. price or inventory) no matter how small the product list..

    .. my two cents worth

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    We put together two datafeeds this summer specifically to get them into GoldenCAN and PopShops. If they get legs we will add all merchants even if they promote one product.

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    Thanks guys! I've just uploaded my datafeed. It wasn't very difficult at all. Also submitted to PopShops. I'll do GoldenCAN soon, too. Thanks for the tips!!

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