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    Seriously? Target Datafeed Not Updated.
    Target went live with the new platform today. The datafeed I received was dated today at 3:52 pm. It has all the old ProductID numbers. Why didn't they update the datafeed with the new ProductID numbers, and more importantly, the new URLs?

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    Oh no! All Target product links going to the home page. Argh.

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    The Product ID numbers used to be the same as at Amazon.com. But it looks like they've completely severed their relationship with Amazon because not only have the Product ID numbers changed, but also all the images have a new name. And all their products are gone from the Amazon.com site.

    I understand wanting to go to a new platform. I've been through it many times before. I just can't believe that they wouldn't have the datafeed ready to go for their affiliates.

    I manually code all my links, and right now they are all landing on an error page until Target gets around to thinking about their affiliates and providing us with the code. Nothing shows up in the product link at GAN. So you can't do it that way either.

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    I just picked up a link from GAN under the Products tab and it works, so that datafeed has been updated.

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    Hmm, and found an older Target product link that does work, one created with BYOL, I think.

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    For anyone using PopShops, the datafeed haven't been updated yet, all products are landing on the Target homepage. Once it's updated, we'll probably have to replace their products in each of our shops.

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    Thank you! I just checked and the Products have been updated at GAN. I have a lot of work ahead of me. Ugh!

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    Doubly tough for those of us at ASE11 who can't even start on this yet. Triple that for us CA affiliates who have spent the last seven weeks changing links out, a high percentage TO Target.
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    I'm having an issue with the Target data feed that I use via Popshops too. TONS of broken images - almost all broken actually.

    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

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    joyaz - Seeing the same here. PopShops updated the Target datafeed yesterday. Not only are the images broken in the datafeed but many are broken on Targets website too. What a mess, you would think merchants would have a GOOD plan in place when making website changes.

    Have you contacted PopShops support yet? Not sure they can do anything about all the broken images but maybe.

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    Hi,

    I verified with both Popshops and our team the feed has been resolved. I'll check again. Still an issue?

    Thanks!

    Jamie

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    Hi Jamie - Yes, I just checked, almost all product images are still missing in the PopShops datafeed. Thanks for checking into this issue.

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    Jamie - Just wanted to let you know that the images have returned in the PopShops datafeed and products are landing on the correct product pages now.

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    Thank you. Good to know!!

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    There is still a problem with links (banner links) under the links section. The only ones that work are from 8/26 (of the ones I tested), links created earlier are going to the home page.

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    Hello,

    Thank you for the information. We are reviewing now.

    Jamie

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    Hi Cathy,

    Can you PM or send me a few specific examples as we are unable to find any issues. All of the links in the interface have been updated. Are you looking at expire links by chance?

    Thank you,

    Jamie

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    The links from 8/23/2011 are now working so I have what I need. I was looking at category links.

    There are still old links with expiration of n/a that do not work but I am not concerned with that as I found some that do.

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