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    PopShops vs GoldenCan
    PopShops and GoldenCan are both services that allow affiliate sites to easily display datafeeds from multiple merchants and affiliate networks.

    Are there other companies that offer services like this?

    For me, I like PopShops better because they have a better design and also don't take any commissions from the affiliates as GoldenCan does with their "fourth click" on some merchants.

    Do most people agree that PopShops is the best company providing this type of datafeed aggregator service?

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    PopShops charges a fee for their services rather than gamble on every fourth click. PopShops allows for more design control than GoldenCan. GoldenCan is a quick, easy set it and forget it service, PopShops require maintenance and more set-up time. There are many differences between the two services, so it all depends on the merchant, the site you want and how much effort/money you prefer to put into these services. Isn't it nice to have choices?

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    Cool
    they are both good at what they do -- depend on how you want to use them.

    GoldenCAN is accepting only "free" merchants, lately.

    here's another, YMMV:
    http://psc.afftools.com/directory.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
    Interesting, I have never seen or heard about them.

    There is also Datafeedfile.com - BIG YMMV
    Google that name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Ewe
    BIG YMMV
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    I hate to ask but what does YMMV mean? You can pm if you don't want to post it here.
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    From Urban Dictionary: YMMV - Literally means "Your mileage may vary" but is often used in forum talk meaning that your results will vary.

    I have a datafeed carousel tool for some merchants (CafePress, Zazzle, Loxly Gallery, ImageKind, CSNStores and adding more) at http://www.wishads.com .

    Some are free, others are click-share, and I have the ability to turn off click-share if you want to work something out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2busy
    PopShops allows for more design control than GoldenCan. GoldenCan is a quick, easy set it and forget it service, PopShops require maintenance and more set-up time.
    While GC may seem like a "forget-it service" if you decide to use subcategories to generate a feed, you may find that at some point the merchant pulled this subcategory and you won't receive a notification about it. There's no such thing as "forget it." You need to check your pages on a regular basis. What I like about PS over GC is that you have much more granular control over what you display in a store. You can aggregate several vendors' merchandise exactly as you want it to appear. However, if you want to set up a vendor's entire store or run coupons and sales from multiple stores, GC makes it a snap. Both offer PHP so your pages can be spidered and indexed. It's not so much that one is better than the other, it depends on what the purpose of your site is.
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    Product Showcase Creator is a simple to use little tool. Not a lot of merchants on it but a solid product: http://www.afftools.com/psc/directory.html

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    I also just looked into a service called For Me To Coupon.

    It seems to be based on a search model with a list of coupons being presented based on what you search for.

    Has anyone used For Me To Coupon?

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    How about why do you even need PopSHops / GC ...

    When you got awesome AvantLink

    that gives you basically the same thing at a Network level / more direct ...at ZERO Cost ...no 4thclick... no monthly fee

    Not only that ,, they have great tools for automation in regards to Coupons with the use of RSS/XML feeds ...

    ~~~~

    I hope to see more AM's start to move there programs over to AvantLink ...
    OpA! Giasou Ti kanies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magi
    How about why do you even need PopSHops / GC ...

    When you got awesome AvantLink

    that gives you basically the same thing at a Network level / more direct ...at ZERO Cost ...no 4thclick... no monthly fee

    Not only that ,, they have great tools for automation in regards to Coupons with the use of RSS/XML feeds ...
    But they don't have the 1752 merchants that PopShops has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boningroup
    But they don't have the 1752 merchants that PopShops has.
    No worries .. when the Exodus from XYZ Bad Network to .. Good Network happens ..


    that # will grow

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    I don't feel there is a "vs" between PopShops and GoldenCAN. If I was an affiliate I would use both tools for different purposes.

    Asif, is not only a great friend, but has developed an excellent tool if you want to display the entire datafeed of a specific merchant. I think of PopShops as more of a merchandising tool if you want to showcase multiple products from multiple merchants.

    There are definite cases where an affiliate should use both.
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