A data feed is an XML file containing details on the advertiser's products.
Why is XML helpful?
Setting up an XML feed for affiliates saves the advertiser a massive amount of time by linking to all the included products in their store and containing all the products in one offer instead of potentially thousands of different offers.
Feed Format supported by DCMnetwork
Product Information to provide
Sample URL of XML Feed:
XML feeds come in a simple URL that contains all the XML data, similar to the one below:
XML Feed example:
When you visit this URL, you can view the feed XML in your browser. Here is an example of what the feed data can look like:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <Products> <Product> <Name>Soft Duvet Set</Name> <Description>Seriously soft, gets softer with each wash. Made of 100% cotton. Signature 2" flange.</Description> <Price>$139.00</Price> <URL>http://thebeddingstore.com/product/392487-Soft-Duvet-Set</URL> </Product> <Product> <Name>Stripe Sheet Set</Name> <Description>The single pick construction and washing process produces a fabric that gets softer with each wash. Features embroidered stripes</Description> <Price>$95.00</Price> <URL>http://thebeddingstore.com/product/987234-Stripe-Sheet-Set</URL> </Product> <Product> <Name>Linen Decorative Pillow</Name> <Description>100% linen square pillow. Polyester fill insert included.</Description> <Price>$35.00</Price> <URL>http://thebeddingstore.com/product/725284-Linen-Decorative-Pillow</URL> </Product> </Products>