This post is about merchants that doesn’t provide a properly formated datafeed.
Don’t they care about this own business? They don’t seem to care about losing sales… As a affiliate working with many affiliate-networks and a lot of datafeeds, if I find a datafeed that is not in a proper format, I just delete that datafeed and forget about that merchant. I would lose too much time trying to repair it. It’s the merchants job to make sure they provide the affiliate-network with a proper datafeed. Every affiliate should not have to repair the datafeed.
Why should it have to be repaired 1000 times by affiliates instead of 1 time by the merchants? The affiliate-network should have some responsibility also, they’re the ones making the datafeed available to affiliates. How hard can it be to make a tool for checking the datafeed before they publish it on their network?
Ok, back to work…