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Product Feeds - Easy Listing of Your Items
Posted by bidorbuy Admin, Last modified by bidorbuy Marketing on 11 December 2019 01:46 PM

Sellers who have own ecommerce website can automate the creating of their listings on bidorbuy.

Setting up product feeds

A product feed enables sellers with an existing shopping cart solution or website that has a database with a product catalogue to easily synchronize their products on to bidorbuy as Buy Now listings. For many shopping cart solutions, including, but not limited to: Virtuemart (Joomla), Zencart, Shopify, WooCommerce, OpenCart, Cs-Cart, Magento, Shoppingfeeder and PrestaShop, there are no technical requirements as bidorbuy has developed modules for these systems making it very easy to integrate. Other systems may require some technical expertise in order to integrate as a structured xml file containing a list of all the products you want to list on bidorbuy is required.

The way this works, once the product feed has been set up, the bidorbuy system will retrieve a file from your website (normally once a day) and will automatically list any new items it finds in the file and delete any items that are open on bidorbuy but no longer in the file. This process will also update your bidorbuy listings if there have been any changes e.g. in pricing information as well as continuously extend the end date of listings provided they remain in the file (with stock available). This ensures that the items in your product catalogue remain in sync with your listings on bidorbuy (at least within a 24 hour period).

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If you would like to set up a product feed contact hello@bidorbuy.co.za to be put in contact with some one who can assist you. They will also be able to assist you in setting up your shipping and payment options.

Enhancing product feed listings

Enhanced listings are special options that allow sellers to promote specific listings. Fees apply. In order to enhance a product feed listing you will need to make a copy of an existing listing that you want to enhance. This enhanced copy will run in parallel with the original non-enhanced listing. Unlike listings created automatically through the trade feed, enhanced listings will run their normal course ending on their scheduled close time just like any other listing on bidorbuy.

In order to enhance normal trade feed listings follow these easy six steps:

  1. Log into My bidorbuy.
  2. In the Selling tab, click on your open listings.
  3. Find an item that you would like to enhance and click the Copy or relist link. You will be taken to the listing details page.
  4. Adjust the Listing duration by changing the start and end dates under the heading.
  5. Go to the Enhanced listings section and tick the boxes for the enhancements that you would like to use for the listing.
  6. Submit the listing. Note any fees you incur are shown to you on the confirmation page. Tick the box to state that you agree to the terms and conditions and then click the confirmation button to create the listing
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