SUMMARY

1 - Compatible formats

2 - Availability of the catalog

3 - Examples

4 - Products variations

5 - Export modules

The product catalog transmited to BeezUP is the first step to use our solution, it is therefore very important to respect the following instructions it to then have good results.
This section will present different points to follow.

1) Compatible formats

BeezUP accepts CSV, XML or TXT catalog.
Files can be zipped up to reduce their size.

Here you can find a few indications of each format:

  • XML

- The file has to respect the XML norm
- The content of the file has to be inserted with the tag <catalog> or another name
- Every product is defined by a tag <product> which is child of the <catalog> tag
- Each attribute has to be in one tag and child of the <product> tag
- The file has to contain a BOM

  • CSV or TXT

- The first line has to contain the unique name of each column
- Each product has to contain all characteristics in a constant order
- An identical separator has to be present for the characteristics of each product
- Do not use a separator which appears in one of your content data
- Do not surround the characteristics with apostrophes or commas
- Do not put any "/n", nor "/n/r" in the characteristics of your products
- A maximum of 99 columns

To have the best listing possible, we advise you to export as many fields as possible and to do a products export with as many attributes as possible.
To be more precise, 8 attributes at least have to be necessary and you will find below a non-exhaustive list of the possible attributes:

Mandatory

Field

Data type

Example

Description

Yes

Product reference

Numbers and/or letters

4567

Product reference, this product reference must be constant

MPN

Numbers and/or letters

32PFL5522D

Manufacturer reference

Recommended

EAN/UPC

8 or 13 numbers

8712581314750

Universal product reference (European Article Number, Universal Product Code)

Recommended

Brand

Text

Sony

Product brand

Yes

Title

Text

Sony television AA456 HD 32 inch

Product title

Yes

Description

Text

This is a must have for all television show lovers.

Product description

Yes

Price (including tax)

Number

32.99

Product price (tax included), without delivery fee and with eco-tax if applicable. Use only a single point or comma. Do not include spaces.

Recommended

Old price (including tax)

Number

39.99

Product price (tax included), without delivery fee and with eco-tax if applicable. Use only a single point or comma. Do not include spaces.

Recommended

State

3 choices : "new", "used", "repackaged"

new

Product state

Guarantee

Number of years

2

Product guarantee

Guarantee details

Texte libre

Labor and parts

Labor and parts

Ecotax

Number

0.1

ATTENTION: make certain to include all required eco-taxe in "Price (including tax)"

Yes

URL product

URL

https://www.boutique.com/produit1.html

Link to your product

Yes

URL image

URL

https://www.boutique.com/images/produit1.jpg

Link to your image

Recommended

Shipping cost

Number

3.99

Delivery cost (including tax) corresponds to the lowest delivery price, if free : 0

Recommended

Stock

2 choices : "In stock", "Out of stock"

In stock

Indicate either "In stock" or "Out of stock". Note : If no info is transmitted, we consider that the product is "In stock"

Recommended

Stock quantity

Number

45

Indicate the number of products in stock (ex : 36)

Yes

Delivery time

Number of days

2 or 2-3

The number(s) indicating the delivery time

Delivery information

Text

Delivery within 48 hours

Some channels offer you the possibility to provide data concerning delivery. It is possible to use this field for text descriptions. Be careful not to allow the comparison shopping sites to manage the field "delivery time".

Yes

Category1

Text

Clothing

It is recommended that you create as many columns as of category levels


Recommended

Category2

Text

Men

....

Text

...

Category9

Text

Pantalons à rayure

Gender

5 choices : "Men", "Women", "Girls", "Boys", "Unisex"

Female

Color

Text

Blue

Colour of the product

Size

Text

S, M, L or 40, 41, 42, 43

Product sizes separated by a comma

Material

Text

Cotton

Product material

Age range

Text

5 years and more

Text indicating the age range, ex: 3-6 months, 5 years or more

2) Availability of the catalog

Your catalog has to be generated in a dynamic way and put to our disposal on a HTTP/HTTPS server or a FTP server.
If you cannot put it at your disposal on a server, you have 2 possibilities:
- to contact us so that we put at your disposal a server FTP (non free service), you will then have to update it on our ftp server.
- to do by yourself manual updates from your computer and when you want.

3) Examples

To help you in order to get your feed, you will find in this article 2 examples of feed products regarding to the BeezUP specifications:
Examples of CSV/XMLcatalogs

4) Products variations

If your catalogue contains products with variations (clothes or shoes for example) AND that you want your products to be published on marketplaces, we invite you to consult this article here.

5) Export modules

BeezUP is used in Europe by many online shops, modules to create feeds and/or trackers have been created by e-commerce companies which are partners of BeezUP or by active members of open-source communities.
To check if a module exists for your e-commerce solution, we advise you to see this section.

Important to remember: If you make modifications in the structure of your imported catalogue, please inform BeezUP support by clicking the « Help » button after logging into your BeezUP account.


Next step: importation of a product catalogue

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