CommerceV3 Import Instructions

SingleFeed provides the CommerceV3 add-on as is and without support.  While it is designed to work with standard CommerceV3 stores, there are many factors which are out of our control.

 


In order to utilize the SingleFeed file export from CommerceV3 you will need to have an account with SingleFeed. Click here to visit SingleFeed and sign up for an account.


Configuring CommerceV3

 

1. Sign into your CommerceV3 admin. 


2. Click on Settings > SingleFeed  

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3. Settings: From the SingleFeed page, configure the field mappings under Settings subsection. The feed will include SKU, product name, description, price, sale price, product URL, image URL, category, manufacturer, shipping weight, keywords, upc, model/part number, ISBN, department, color, and size. You will need to configure fields to use for some options below.  


  • Category:  This field is used to map your products to all the shopping engine categories. This is the category on your site. Besides sending your site's categorization to some shopping engines, SingleFeed depends on this field to properly categorize your products into each shopping engine's specific taxonomy. Also, categories like 'Clearance' or 'Full Site Search' are not acceptable and can significantly hold up the categorization process if used. This is a required field and cannot be left blank. We recommend selecting “category” from the drop down.
  • Manufacturer:  This is your brand or manufacturer field. You can map either “Brand” or “Manufacturer” to this value. If you personally manufacture the product, insert your store name.  This is a required field and cannot be left blank.
  • Keywords:  List keywords that people would search for on the shopping engines to find the product. Use words that you couldn't fit into your title. Separate keywords with commas. Maximum number of characters is 60. Anything beyond 60 characters will be truncated. We suggest using “meta_keywords” from the drop down unless you have an alternative custom field.
  • UPC:  This is a strongly recommended field, especially for electronics. Take the time to make sure you enter the correct UPC. UPCs are either 10 or 12 digits long. 
  • Model/Part Number:  Optional, but strongly recommended. 
  • ISBN:  Only use this field if you sell books. This is a very important field for book sellers. ISBNs are 10 or 13 digits long.
  • Department:  Optional, but strongly recommended for clothing. The store department that the product falls under. 
  • Color:  Optional, but strongly recommended for clothing and other items where color is relevant.
  • Size:  Optional, but strongly recommended for clothing. Specify the size: S, M, L, XL, or 2, 4, 6, 8. Separate values with a comma. 

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4. Select Products:  You have the option to select “All Active Products” or manually select which products you would like to include. This gives you the ability to remove certain items that you may not want to deliver to the shopping engines.


5. Pick Up Data Feed: Your SingleFeed file will be generated every night at 10pm PST/ 1am EST and will incorporate any changes you’ve made to your products.

  • Once you have configured your settings and selected products click “Submit”. This will start the feed generation process. The initial feed generation may take up to 24 hours
  • Return to the SingleFeed settings page and you will see a unique url for your product feed. Copy this url address as you will need it for the next steps within your SingleFeed account.

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Configuring SingleFeed


1. Login to your SingleFeed account. Click here to visit SingleFeed and sign up for an account if you do not have one already.

2. Click on the Products Tab then click on Upload Product Feed.  A drop down will appear.

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3. Select the “HTTP” option for Location of product feed.

4. Paste the URL of your file that your CV3 store generated into the HTTP URL text box.

5. Check the boxes “Save HTTP Info” and “Enable auto-download from your Saved HTTP information”. This will allow SingleFeed to remember the location of your file and download it nightly.

6. Click “Start Upload” and SingleFeed will begin processing your feed file. Once your feed has been imported you will immediately see the results and instructed how to make corrections (if necessary).  From this point on your feed will be imported automatically and no further setup is necessary to load your products. Should you have “problem products” or items with errors, follow our instructions to find out what products are affected and what the problems are to correct.

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