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We’d like to let you know about an important change we’re making to the Product Search data feed requirements. As you know, you can help shoppers find your products by including high quality, frequently updated product information in the form of attributes. In order to provide shoppers with the most useful information, we’ll be making the “condition” attribute required starting on June 30th, 2009.

In order to keep your feeds active past this date, please remember to include the “condition” attribute for all of your items if you’re not already doing so. Please include one of three values to describe your product: new, used, or refurbished.

For more information on formatting the condition attribute, please visit [url][/url]

In addition to making the “condition” attribute required, we’ve made some other changes to our attributes:

Recommended: “product type”

The “product type” attribute allows you to specify a product category for each item. We recommend that you use our product taxonomy, however, you are welcome to use your own categories. For more information, please visit: [url][/url]

New: “compatible with”

The new “compatible with” allows you to specify what products your item is compatible with. For instance, if you’re listing an HP 74 (CB335WN) black ink cartridge, you can use this attribute to tell us that it’s compatible with the HP Photosmart C4480 and HP Photosmart C4580 printers. Using this attribute will help you avoid listing the same item multiple times with different compatibility information. For more information, please visit



The Google Product Search Team

Any solution? How to add necessary “condition” atribute to CS-Cart google base feed?

[quote name=‘nedd’]Any solution? How to add necessary “condition” atribute to CS-Cart google base feed?[/QUOTE]

That is what I would like to find out also

An XML product feed would be good. The XML product feed from eBay is good as it means I never have to do anything after setting it up. Just set an update schedule and thats it.

What about this mod (added by ToolOutfitters) : [url][/url]

Anyone tried it with 135 SP3? Today I have no time to deal with it. Hope there is a propper, verified solution.

It should work fine with SP3. I haven’t tried yet but it probably will work with 2.x as well. Just have to locate the proper files since they have been moved and renamed but other than that, the code is basically the same.