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    Heads Up! Changes to Express data feed
    Express migrated from GAN to CJ.

    The feed was better on GAN.

    Overnight, Express "fixed" their feed - breaking their import into our site.

    They have added size to their product names [boo hiss]
    They have added color to their product names [boo hiss]
    They have added size to their product descriptions [boo hiss]
    They have added color to their product descriptions [boo hiss]
    NO separate column for size or color [boo hiss]
    They have removed gender from category and stuck it in "kewords" [boo hiss]
    UPC is not a real UPC but an internal UPC [boo hiss]
    SKU and MPN (Manufacturer ID) are identical and must be something internal - nothing on the website uses that number. [boo hiss]

    First they changed their feed on GAN before we got the CJ feed up. Then we got the CJ feed up, now they jacked it again.

    Heads up...
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    Awesome! Can't wait to go through this mess. I'll try to contact them.

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    They have also added category to their product descriptions [boo hiss]

    IE:

    Officer Blue. A Plush Cool Weather Layer With A Sharp Original Graphic. This Is Art. Wear It. Hoodies. Medium
    Color > Description > Sub-cat > Size
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    Giant mess of over-optimization / keyword stuffing...
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    Just sent an email to Amber...
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    Did the same thing this morning/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prosperent View Post
    Did the same thing this morning/
    Never heard back. How about you?
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    Nope... Contacted them twice now about other issues as well, and no answer.

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    Well, I have two choices here:

    1) Drop the merchant
    2) Write some extensive/special/custom/unique rules to parse the feed

    Either way - ending up with a crapload of 404s for a while.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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