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bigyellowbox
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Posted - January 23 2004 :  07:20:53  Show Profile  Visit bigyellowbox's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Google.com have just launched a product sepcific search engine callled froogle.com. Merchants can upload their entire catalog to it. Right now it is in public beta testing. To make the most of this opportunity we have created a VP-ASP data feed for Froogle.

Here are the key features of our utility:
It is easy to install and runs direct from VP-ASP Shopadmin. You can specify where to save your Froogle Feed. You can use cimageurl or extended images for your listings in Froogle. Set the maximum number of produts to extract (useful for testing). Customers will get free upgrades for 12 months from purchase plus 28 days of free installation support. To get your products on Froogle you need to register at www.froogle.com and comply with their requirements. File download link is generated when you check-out.

You can buy it now for $45 from.
http://www.samburu.com/shopexd.asp?id=1748

Also, we have just upgraded our acclaimed VP-ASP Invoice / Packing Slip so that customers can print their own copy.
http://www.samburu.com/shopexd.asp?id=1663

Hope you find these useful- - we do!
Adrian Hall - Big Yellow Box Limited


bluesky
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Posted - January 23 2004 :  20:01:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Big Yellow
Looks like a great utility but to save many others like me some time please note this Froogle Beta Currently only open to USA merchants

PAUL

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coolw
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Posted - January 24 2004 :  00:11:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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devshb
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United Kingdom
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Posted - March 02 2004 :  15:54:16  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Our Froogle Feed File Creator (FFFC) for VP-ASP sites has now had various enhancements added to it, which will hopefully make it even more useful and easy to use for vp-asp users.

You can view more details about it, and/or purchase it through:

http://bigyellowzone.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?product=froogle


also, if you like this, you might also like the packing-slip/invoice add-on too:
http://bigyellowzone.com/shopexd.asp?id=18


The enhancements that have now been applied to the FFFC are:



1. Now available for vp-asp v4.5
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The FFFC was previously only available for vp-asp v5 sites, but it now comes with 2 sets of files included; one set for v5, and another set for v4.5. This means that if you're on v4.5 then it'll work, and when you go onto vp-asp v5 you can simply upload the v5 FFFC files without having to ask us for a separate/new version.

2. Full Pathnames for Image Files
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Some retailers use full pathnames for their image files (for example, if distributing the product images across different sites/areas). The FFFC has been changed to allow for this as you can now leave the image-directory config options blank and it'll use the image-file-name as the full path instead of putting your site's url at the front of the path.

3. InStock field
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The additional froogle field for "Instock" (Y/N) has now been added to the feed, and you can change your configuration to default this to Yes-only, Yes-And-No, or Don't-Print-Instock-Field; see the config files for more info.

4. UPC Field
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The additional froogle field for "UPC" (Universal Product Code) has now been added to the feed, and you can change your configuration to use whichever of your product columns you are using to store your UPC. Like the InStock field, this is optional and if you leave your UPC config setting blank then the UPC won't be shown on the feed file.

If you find that you need to customise the FFFC programmatically (ie not just changing the config options, but changing the actual programs), then please let us know as we may apply such customisations to our generic FFFC for you and then give you a free update, as per the above 4 new options that have all been added by us thanks to feedback that we've received from customers.

A big thanks to all of our customers who have given us feedback so that we could improve the FFFC for the whole vp-asp community - such feedback is always welcome and is always seriously considered/applied, as you can see by this new update.

If you have any problems, questions, or feedback regarding the FFFC, please feel free to email us at: [email protected]


Many thanks.

Simon Barnaby
Developer
BigYellowZone.com

Edited by - devshb on August 20 2004 13:39:48

Edited by - devshb on August 20 2004 13:40:20
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