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    Unhappy How to build a data feed...Intimidated!!
    Hi ll!
    I am working on building the data feed for our fairly small publishing company and I am rather intimidated by the size of the project! Any advice on how to do this?? Right now I am pulling it together by hand and manually entering the values into Excel. I am realizing that this may well take the better part of a few weeks to complete. Our inventory isn't huge (maybe 50 items) but it seems like my time could be better spent on recruiting affiliates. Our site runs via wordpress using the woocommerce plugins for our shopping cart. I am not techy although I am not opposed to learning basic programming. Any plugins or programs that can make this process a bit faster?
    Any help would be amazing!!

    Thanks!!

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    Do you have the ability to export data from your shopping cart so you have a starting point?

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    To be honest, I don't know. I can inspect the element of each item in the shopping cart and get some info that way but have no idea how to export it. I have one techy-ish person I can ask but I am basically on my own for this. Was hoping for a nice, simple plugin, lol! I hadn't even though about gathering data from the shopping cart so that is already better than I have been doing!

    Thanks!

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    Sounds like you need to hire a programmer and pay for a few hours of work to get this done. I can point you to some I know or you can ask the network if they recommend someone more familiar with their tech spec.

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    If you know of anyone, I would appreciate it! I will check in with SAS and see what they recommend. Thank you for your help! For some reason I didn't think it would be this complicated!

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    See what SAS can offer and let us know.

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    AngieC, which shopping cart software are you using? There may be data feed solutions from the developer or 3rd party where you can buy the software and pay them a little extra to install it for you.

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    We have Woocommerce on Wordpress. I have been trolling the plugin pages and have yet to find the right solution. I hadn't thought about contacting the developer but I will give it a try! Thank you!!

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