Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    146
    Any information would be helpful.

    Thanks,

    J.T. Stephens
    Affiliate Program Manager
    Overstock.com
    801.947.3234
    jstephens@overstock.com

  2. #2
    Full Member
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    388
    forgot the code tag

  3. #3
    Full Member
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    388
    Why would you need one?

    The size would be greater, it would take more CPU resources to process one, and it would be even harder to adjust to each specific merchant.

    You would have something like:
    <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
    &lt;GenericGifts&gt;
    &lt;category name="Widgets"&gt;
    &lt;category name="Red Widgets"&gt;
    &lt;product&gt;
    &lt;product-name&gt;Red Curly Widget on a Wooden Stick&lt;/product-name&gt;
    &lt;product-sku&gt;RCW1&lt;/product-sku&gt;
    &lt;product-price&gt;19.95&lt;/product-price&gt;
    &lt;product-link&gt;http:/.....&lt;/product-link&gt;
    &lt;/product&gt;
    &lt;/category&gt;
    &lt;/category&gt;
    &lt;/GenericGifts&gt;
    </pre>
    Now, what's the fun dealing with this, especially considering that every merchant would have his own DTD.

    Konstantin,
    www.GenericGifts.com
    2500+ products in a data feed. 20% commission. 5 years cookie expiration.

  4. #4
    Full Member
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    379
    Why would you need one?
    Perhaps he means web services which is SOAP based. Now you are talking abut doing some very cool things.

    To my knowledge IAN and Amazon are the only two that offer web services. Allposters does have a feed in XML format.

    If you're just going to download a feed that's in XML and process it on your machine or insert it into mysql it's not that critical compared to a text datafeed.

    On the other hand it would force merchants to provide feeds in a consistent format so affilates wouldn't have to worry about CSV, "|" delimeters etc...

    <hr>
    Leave the gun, take the cannolis.

  5. #5
    notary sojac Herb ԿԬ's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Central/Western NY State
    Posts
    7,741
    makes a good basis for a search box. your returned search results can be a whole page that doesn't exist on your server.


    _____
    I earned something? Who screwed up?

  6. #6
    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    21,609
    J.T.,

    If the Big "O" decides to offer one, I would highly suggest asking www.C3scripts.com to write a script for affiliates to use like their Amazon offering (see http://www.c3scripts.com/amazon/index.html ).

    <font size="2" face="Verdana">Haiko


    The secret of success is constancy of purpose. ~ Disraeli
    </font></p>

  7. Newsletter Signup

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 15
    Last Post: June 6th, 2006, 08:30 PM
  2. What merchants offer XML interface?
    By ShawnSchwegman in forum Programming / Datafeeds / Tools
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: May 27th, 2004, 09:29 PM
  3. XML Feeds
    By Cosmo in forum WebMerge (Fourthworld.com)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 3rd, 2004, 11:39 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •