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    Just a thought. I've noticed that the database product links offered to affiliates contain some with prices hardcoded into html.

    What happens if I change prices? Do I need to contact each affiliate and tell them to update (if they're not using a datafeed but just inserting links).

    Is it possible to link to sharesale's db, and use that for publishing price to website (so it's always updated)? Just curious.

    (Not complaining, I get more and more impressed with ShareASale's choices of links that are offered to my affiliates... very nice!)

    Toxey McDavid

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    Have I asked too weird of a question? Seems like I shouldn't be the only one who might be interested in this problem.

    I know several affiliates who are adding individual products are interested, especially if my prices ever change.

    Thanks,

    Toxey

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    I am not replying as you declined my SAS signup request last week ( ) for no apparent reason so I can't say what your datafeed is like.

    What I think you are saying is that your affiliate product links in your datafeed contain the price hardcoded in the URL. The main question is why? Just use the 'Price' column and let the affiliate decide if they want to display the prices. No reason for the price to be in the product URL.

    Datafeed users, if they do not update on a weekly basis dont generally display prices, but ones who update often just use a script to automatically update their site via FTP from SAS.

    As for banner/creative users, no price should be in the URL anyway.
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    Hi Speedy,

    Thanks for replying. I would give you specific reasons for why I declined your program, but I don't know who you are (I don't have permission to look at profiles). I'd be happy to discuss this with you privately... maybe I made a mistake! :P

    As for the rest of your reply, I agree that datafeed users will not have a problem with this. Just people who use links provided by ShareASale that hardcode the price into the links. These are not datafeed users, and aren't savvy enough (at this time) to take advantage of what is obviously the best route for displaying individual products. They're just regular folks who want to feature a specific product on their website.

    Here's an example (if I'm permitted) of the code provided by ShareASale for one of my products:

    <center><a href="http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=5042&userID=102137&productID=453164342" target="_blank"><img src=http://www.mcdavidmeek.com/PI-Supplies/images/video-recording-devices/IC-100W-video-recording-device-cyber-eye-white-01.jpg border=0><BR>IC-100 Cyber Eye Digital Camera - $ 191.70</a><BR>Retail Price: 249.00<BR><font color=red>You Save: $57.30</font><BR>From: <B>Private Investigator Supplies & Equipment</b></center>

    As you can see, there's a lot of pricing information built into this code (not dependant upon a datafeed) that will instantly be wrong if I ever modify my prices. I just wanted to know if this code could be modified to point to the price in the database, rather than have it become a permanent part of the code. (Yes, they can modify it by hand, but only if I realize they are using it, and notify them all of the change... and I'm dependant they will ACTUALLY change it.) :P

    Just seems like there could be a better way, that's all. (Not including datafeed, which is the best way of course).

    Toxey

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    Hi Toxey,
    Just sent you a PM.

    Cheers
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    Hey folks, just didn't want to leave this topic open. Speedy and I have talked privately, and I wanted it made clear that the only reason he wasn't accepted is that all his sites (currently) are UK, and I can't/won't ship out of the US at this time.

    He's a very cool guy, and had a lot of good information for me. Thanks Speedy!

    Toxey

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