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    ABW Ambassador meleemel's Avatar
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    Question Asking the Merchant about the feed?
    I'm finally starting to work with feeds and was wondering how appropriate it is to ask the Merchant questions. I know it is our responsiblity to clean the feed. This feed has no field names, but I can figure that out. However, they have thousands of products and use a numeric category/sub-category system. Would it be appropriate to ask them for the "key"? Is this common or are the categories usually "spelled-out".

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    Mel

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    Mel,

    I would ask away. If they have a feed it is usally a sign of a company that is thinking about their affiliates and they want you to use it. I think it is fair to ask any merchant or affiliate manager almost any questions as long as you are not being a pest or going on and on about something they can tell you know nothing about.

    Good luck with the feeds. They have been my friend and my worst nightmare. A love/hate relationship. But I keep going back for more.
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    ABW Ambassador meleemel's Avatar
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    Thanks so much Ron.

    I have been coming to this forum forever saying "i'm going to try...I'm going to try...". I think I'm at the point to make a commitment and purchase Webmerge. The feed seems very nice and "clean" compared to some of the others I tried to learn with.

    Thanks again for you advice!

    Mel

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    ABW Ambassador meleemel's Avatar
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    I contacted the couple main merchants and Lucky me- they have it for free The only thing is one of my favorite merchants never even wrote me back !! ARGH!!! They are perhaps my site's most popular merchant.

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