I am currently hosting an e-commerce store on the ShopSite platform. Knowledge of ShopSite is not required, but I do need to be able to update this database with changes in the ShopSite database either through a crawl of the website or direct access to the ShopSite database.
The goal of this project is to generate and automatically upload feeds for my products. The feeds are to be sent at selected intervals to Google Base, [url removed, login to view], Yahoo! Shopping and other comparison engines.
There must be an interface to allow for the entry and modification of additional fields that are not included in the ShopSite database but that will be required for the upload feeds.
I can supply a complete list of the fields required for the upload fields. Not all the fields will be used for all of the feeds, but the list I will provide will be a complete list of the fields that must be in the database, and I can provide details on which fields should be in which feeds.
The automatic upload can occur through a CRON FTP, or another method if you prefer. Some of the feeds can simply be generated as static pages that the comparison engine will fetch periodically (this varies by which comparison engine is involved).