This page explains how you can import the product data of an Awin advertiser into an ASA2 shop.
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In order to use the data from an Awin advertiser with an ASA2 shop, we must create a datafeed in CSV format. To do this, log in to Awin.com and navigate to the Create-a-Feed section in the main menu.
In this section, in the “Advertisers” box, select the Select Advertisers link.
A dialog window will open that lists all advertisers for which your Awin account is currently approved. Select the advertiser from the list for which you want to create an ASA2 shop. Make sure to select only one advertiser.
It is not recommended to use the data of multiple advertisers in one ASA2 shop.
Once you have selected the advertiser, click the Save button at the bottom of the “Select Advertisers” dialog.
Then click the Next button at the top right of the main page to go to the next section Datafeed Options.
In this section you can configure which product data should be included in the export file.
It is important that the recommended options are checked so that all values are included in the feed that are necessary to create ASA2 products.
The topmost section Generic Columns contains the default options that are included in every data feed and cannot be deselected.
In the next section Recommended these two options should be selected:
aw_image_url: Contains the URL of a product image
store_price: Contains the offer price, if available
In section Product Specification select option:
brand_name: Contains the name of the product manufacturer
In the Availability section select option:
in_stock: Contains the information whether the product is available
In the Images section select option:
large_image: May include a larger version of the product image
aw_thumb_url: May include a small version of the product image
Not all advertisers use the same fields for their images. If the recommended fields are empty, please try the others. It can also happen that the data is poorly maintained and no or only bad images are offered.
In section Ratings select the options:
reviews: Contains the total number of ratings (if available)
average_rating: Contains the value of the average rating (if available)
This is an overview of all additional values that should be selected:
The bottom box Datafeed Properties contains your personal datafeed URL for the selected advertiser and the configured options.
Select CSV as the format, which should be selected by default.
You can leave the comma (,) selected as delimiter. ASA2 supports all delimiters that are available here.
Select zip as the compression type. ASA2 also supports gzip, but zip should cause less problems as it is a widely used format.
Now you can copy the datafeed URL that is in the text box (marked blue) and paste it into the URL field in the data section of an ASA2 shop.
How to proceed there is explained in section Setting up external data.