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    same product multiple vendors
    How do you all handle updating your data if you have more than one merchant for your products? I'm price comparison site with reviews, ratings and other things not in the datafeeds. I can handle one product per one store or multiple products per store but not more than one store for one product. Is it possible to just update the DB buy links from the datafeeds and not all of the other information?

    Advice?

    John

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    Just need to come up with a priority system. If you're doing price comparison you might want to pick the best descriptions, thumbnails, etc. between each datafeed for use on your site. Tons of ways to go about it.

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    I'm writing my own product descriptions that won't change too often and then adding in the descriptions from the stores as a "what other sites say" feature. I think I've figured it out. I'm using a content management system and then building in the mysql tables for the vendors and feeds. Do vendors usually use the same SKU or other identifiable number that is common among all vendors? Or will I need to come up with my own system?

    If the SKU's are common among vendors this will help immensely. One problem I'm having is getting feeds to work with before my site has been accepted in the commission networks. Are there some sample or model feeds I can use from somewhere?

    John

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    I don't think you can use the SKU's to match products. Probably best to use model numbers, brand names and UPCs when available.

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