Usually, a price comparison website has its own set of categories (taxonomy) into which you are recommended to organize your products.

Although some shopping engines allow you to upload products with the same categories that you use on your website (or even leave the category field empty), this will likely get your products listed under the “Other” category where no one will find them.

The Product Feeds add-on allows you to organize your products into categories specific to comparison shopping sites (in addition to the categories you use on your own website).

The add-on allows you to assign feed categories to each product separately or multiple products at once.

Assigning Feed Categories to Single Products

To assign feed categories to a single product:

  1. In the Products section of your store’s Admin area (Catalog > Products), locate a product you need to assign a feed category to and open it for editing.

  2. Click on the Feed categories tab:

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    This opens the form where you can specify the feed categories into which the product being edited must go:

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  3. Use the drop-down boxes to select the feed categories for the product.

  4. Click Update to save the changes.

Bulk Assigning Feed Categories to Products

To assign feed categories to multiple products at once:

  1. In the Products section of your store’s Admin area (Catalog > Products), select the products you need to assign a feed category to.

  2. Click the Folder icon below the list of products to update feed categories:

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    This opens a form where you can specify the feed categories into which the selected products must go:

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  3. Use the drop-down boxes to select the feed categories for the products.

  4. Click Update categories to save the changes.

It’s also possible to import feed categories for products using the following fields:

  • nextagId: specify a relevant NexTag category ID

  • shopzillaId: specify a relevant Shopzilla category ID

  • pricegrabberId: specify a relevant Pricegrabber category ID

  • ebayCommerceId: specify a relevant eBay category ID

  • googleShoppingId: specify a relevant Google Shopping category ID

The field value should be a category ID of a particular comparison shopping site that you can get from the comparison shopping site itself. An alternative way to find a category ID is to assign a category to some product in the X-Cart Admin area and then export this product and check for the relevant category ID in the export file.


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