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    Offline Merchants
    Is there anything in the merchant list feed which states whether a merchant is offline or online?

    If so this would be really helpful as we could automatically remove these merchants and their deals until they are back online.

    Lee

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    There is a Merchant Status API, but one problem is that you're limited to 200 API calls per month. Depending on how frequently you want to know the status (I like doing things like that hourly, but 24x30 = 720) and what other API calls you're making, that can be quite a limitation.
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    Thanks Michael i'll look into that, i've just noticed the info is also provided using the 'my merchants' csv download but an api would be better.

    Lee

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    There is also an Offline Merchants RSS feed at http://www.shareasale.com/offlinenotice.xml.

    SAS allows you to specify a page to send any clicks for offline merchants to, it's a good chance to do something with otherwise lost clicks.
    Last edited by 2busy; February 23rd, 2010 at 04:00 PM. Reason: link for RSS feed

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    Thanks for that :-)

    I must say Shareasale is pretty good with supplying plenty of useful tools for affiliates.

    Lee

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