Feeds

Posted by Serai Finn, Program Manager

  • Google Announces Feed Spec Changes – Unique product identifiers for most categories are required in the feed as of 5/3/11 and shipping and tax attributes are required as of 6/6/11. Google is also recommending that specific sale price attributes are also populated in the feed. 
  • eBay to Acquire GSI Commerce – eBay announced plans to acquire GSI Commerce, an ecommerce and interactive marketing service provider, by Q3 2011.
  • Market America and Shop.com Plan to Integrate Offerings – Since the acquisition of Shop.com, Market America Inc. plans to integrate Shop.com technology on its platform. Shop.com will in turn employ Market America’s “Paid to Shop” program, which rewards shoppers with 2% to 50% back on purchases.
  • Illinois Legislation Impacts Internet Retailers – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a controversial bill, which requires Internet retailers like Amazon.com and Overstock.com to collect sales tax if they have an Affiliate presence in the state.

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April 18, 2011

The Feeds Beat: April 2011

Posted by Serai Finn, Program Manager Google Announces Feed Spec Changes – Unique product identifiers for most categories are required in the feed as of 5/3/11 […]
February 15, 2011

The Feeds Beat: February 2011

Posted by Serai Finn, Program Manager, Feeds Retailers Gripe About Amazon Marketplace – Some retailers are concerned with Amazon using their product information to directly compete […]
October 11, 2010

The Feeds Beat: October 2010

Posted by Serai Finn, Program Manager, Feeds Shopzilla Now Syndicates to HGTV – HGTV expanded its comparison shopping product selection by pulling products directly from a fellow […]
September 13, 2010

The Feeds Beat: September 2010

Posted by Serai Finn, Program Manager, Feeds Google Acquisition of Like.com – Google purchased the visual search shop compare engine Like.com. The purchase suggests that Google […]

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