A standard ShareASale product feed requires you to input general information regarding the feed. This section requires setting feeds internal name to be displayed in the list of feeds and other places. Additionally, you can specify a brief description of the feed to provide more information.
Set the unique filename for the feed file, for example shareasale.csv. This name will be used in the feed URL.
ShareASale supports feeds in CSV format, and our plugin creates the feed for ShareASale in a CSV format.
You may need to specify category mapping if the internal taxonomy of your store doesn't fully correspond to the taxonomy of the ShareASale. Category mapping is explained explicitly in the Omega Shopping Feeds manual.
When your product feed has too many items it may be rejected by the marketplace. Additionally, a feed with a great filesize can by uploaded slowly. So our module provides an option to limit the number of items in the feed. For most of the stores it is note the case since ShareASale supports feeds of several million items. The specific number is unmentioned, but it is a fact that ShareASale had no problems with datafeed over two million items.
Lastly, select whether this particular feed should be active.
In this section specify filters to remove irrelevant products to this feed. For example, you may want to exclude items with zero price, with no picture, out of stock, etc. Omega Shopping Feeds module allows you to exclude such products with the help of the respective filter.
Click on the filter to activate it for the current product feed. Filter creation process in details is shown in the Omega Shopping Feeds manual.
In this section specify the information regarding the feed that can not be fetched automatically. The fields of this section are mandatory to fill in order to save the ShareASale product feed. Provide such information as:
- Merchant Id. It is your ID on ShareASale network
- Collection Id. This is the defined category of ShareASale where your products will be placed at
- Subcategory Id. This is the number of a subcategory for the chosen category
Google Analytic allows tracking of the ad campaigns in external networks, like ShareASale affiliate network. Specify UTM codes that our module will add to URLs of your products. Set the campaign source name, campaign medium and campaign name. Omega Shopping Feeds manual.
Save the feed
When all necessary information was provided scroll the page up and click the Save button. In the splash notification press link Generate Feed to finish the feed creation process.