My shoe store runs on CS-cart. I get a daily product feed from a different store that I use to populate my own store. I need an automated script built that will fetch this feed on a daily basis and do a few basic steps (Below is a basic summary - full details in the attached spreadsheet):
1. The feed is filtered to just the brands or categories that I am interested in.
2. The filtered feed is compared with a feed from our own site to identify which items are discontinued (on our feed but not on the supplier feed), which items are new (on supplier feed but not our feed), and the rest.
3. The script would then inactivate discontinued products on our site, update the price and size availability for current products, and dump new products into a separate file and make some small changes that file.
In the end I want the script to generate 3 files and modify those files in some simple ways. One file is a comma delimited file with discontinued products, one comma delimited file with active products and one comma delimited file with new products.
This project does NOT require knowledge of CS-cart, but the last step would be to automate importing of the discontinued products and active products files into our CS-cart store. If you know how to do this last step, please mention in your bid. I will give preference to the person who can also do the last step.
Check out the full details in the attached file, and if you have a better way to reach my end goal, that is great. You do not have to follow the design in the attached file if you can do it better a different way. However, DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE ATTACHED FILE as the file provides greater detail.