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DataFeedFile.com Product SKUs Data Feed Download / SKU Export Service


What is DFF Product SKU data feed?
Since more and more developers are integrating DFF data and services using JSON and XML, there has been many request to download our DataBase of Product SKUs.
DFF Product SKUs are Unique Products which we have collected and build overtime. Each product is given a Unique Product SKU # (numeric). SKU # are unique for each
unique product. SKU# will not be removed or reused. DFF will always create new (greater value) SKU # for new product(s).
read more about DFF Product SKU

Other Uses of DFF Product SKUs data feed
DFF product sku data feed can also be used as UPC / ISBN database and unique product identifier. Merchants can also use our Product SKU data feed to help complete product information in their internal database.

How to use files in FTP server
When you are a subscriber, you will be given a unique User ID and Password to login to our FTP server to download our Product SKU files.

Once you are logged into the FTP server your will see a lot of files, but there are 3 files you should read first.
  1. license.txt - read this file first to understand your rights and terms of using these data
  2. manifest.txt - tab delimited file to provide a consistent way to list, use and find files to download.
  3. readme.txt - a very short explanation file which points to this wiki documentation.

List of actual data files:
File naming convention: DFF_SKU_<sku_start_number>-<sku_end_number>.<extension>

  • tab files - all files ending in .tab are tab delimited files (ascii character # 9).
  • zip files - all files ending in .zip contains 1 compressed tab delimited file in them.
  • Both file types contains the same format! See format and field header below.

  • File Compression (.zip):
    Compressed files were compressed using *nix gzip program which may not be compatible with many Microsoft Windows zip uncompress programs. We recommend to used the following program to un-compress the files in Windows:
  • 7-zip (have both command line + gui)
  • Microsoft Windows Ported gzip / gunzip

  • Product SKU Feed Format
    1. Fields that may contain special (unpredictable) characters such as Short Description (shortdesc), Manufacturer Part No (mfgpartno), Manufacturer Model (mfgmodel) are UTF-8 encoded. So when parsing you should first split the fields using TAB (character 9) then UTF-8 decode those specific fields which may contain special characters.
    2. All files are regular text files using *nix LF (line feed only) instead of DOS CRLF (carriage-return + line-feed).
    3. Each fields are TAB (ascii char # 9) delimited.
    4. Each file only contain a maximum of 99,999 Product SKUs.
    5. Each file start *without* header line.

    Phase 1 : Field Header Information (Phase 1 contains Minimal product information)
    1. Product SKU (numeric)
    2. UPC (numeric)
    3. EAN (numeric)
    4. ISBN (numeric)
    5. Product Name / Product Title (string) (UTF-8 encoded)
    6. DFF Category Number (numeric)
    7. DFF Manufacturer Number (numeric)
      1. 1141 = Generic
    8. Manufacturer Part Number (UTF-8 encoded)
    9. Manufacturer Model Number (UTF-8 encoded)
    10. Product Image URL
    Notes: Currently we only support 80x80 product image thumbnails. We are working of multiple image support with larger and better quality image coming in end of September.

    Phase 2 : Field Header Information (Phase 2 contains Complete product information)
    1. Product SKU (numeric)
    2. UPC (numeric)
    3. EAN (numeric)
    4. ISBN (numeric)
    5. Product Name / Product Title (string) (UTF-8 encoded)
    6. Short Description (string) (UTF-8 encoded)
    7. Long Description (string) (UTF-8 encoded)
    8. DFF Category Number (numeric)
    9. DFF Manufacturer Number (numeric)
      1. 1141 = Generic
    10. Manufacturer Part Number (UTF-8 encoded)
    11. Manufacturer Model Number (UTF-8 encoded)
    12. Product Image URL
      You can add Lowest / Highest price information on phase 2 for additional $49.95 per month.

    Phase 3 : Field Header Information (Phase 2 contains Complete product information + Price Comparison Merchant)
    1. Product SKU (numeric)
    2. UPC (numeric)
    3. EAN (numeric)
    4. ISBN (numeric)
    5. Product Name / Product Title (string) (UTF-8 encoded)
    6. Short Description (string) (UTF-8 encoded)
    7. Long Description (string) (UTF-8 encoded)
    8. DFF Category Number (numeric)
    9. DFF Manufacturer Number (numeric)
      1. 1141 = Generic
    10. Manufacturer Part Number (UTF-8 encoded)
    11. Manufacturer Model Number (UTF-8 encoded)
    12. Product Image URL
    13. Merchant Array:
      1. Merchant Number (mernum) (numeric)
      2. Merchant Name (string) (UTF-8 encoded)
      3. Merchant Product Price (numeric)
      4. Merchant Product Availability (string)
      5. Merchant Product Condition (string)
    14. Lowest Price (numeric)
    15. Highest Price (numeric)

    Other Supplemental Data Feed
    Also provided in the FTP access are several supplemental data feeds used for cross-referencing data from main data feed files:
    Merchants List data feed : DFF_merchant.tab / DFF_merchants.zip
    Category List data feed : DFF_category.tab / DFF_category.zip
    Manufacturer List data feed : DFF_mfg.tab / DFF_mfg.zip

    Subscription Prices
    Phase 1 (minimal product information) : subscription price is $99.95 per month for each domain name / web site.
    Phase 2 (complete product information) : subscription price is $199.95 per month for each domain name / web site.
    Phase 2 + price min/max add +$49.95 / month
    Phase 3 (complete product information + min/max + price comparison merchants) : subscription price is $499.95 per month for each domain name / web site.
    If you have multiple domains / web sites you will not have to pay full subscription price for each one, you will simply pay 1 full price and each additional for $29.95 per month.

    How do I start my Subscription?
    1. Download the PDF Product SKU Export Agreement.
    2. Read the agreement, sign-it and fax it back to 832-901-9364.
    3. Wait for email reply with FTP access information.

    Example (actual Phase 1) Product SKU Data Feed File
    Click here to download a sample Product SKU Data Feed File.

    Licensing Information / Terms of Use for DFF Product SKUs feed

    DataFeedFile.com Product SKUs Export - Terms of Use

    Your use of these data, files and/or services which are known as DataFeedFile.com Product SKUs Export files and/or service (collectively, the "Services") is subject to these Terms of Use ("Terms"). We may modify these Terms at any time without notice to you by posting revised Terms on our site. Your use of our site constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms, including any modifications.

    License and Site Access
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    Limit per Domain Name or Web Site
    DataFeedFile.com grants you a limited license to use these data for ONLY 1 (one) domain name and/or web site per each (1) one premium monthly subscription. Any additional domain name and/or web site must pay additional premium monthly subscription. Please check with our web site for pricing information or email support@datafeedfile.com.

    Copyright
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