In order to download the Commission Junction product feed, start by logging on your CJ.com account, and from the main screen, or any screen on the Commission Junction interface, select in the top left corner the menu "Account > Subscription".
From there, you will be able to access and download existing datafeed product list reports, or to create new ones.
In our case, we want to create a new Commission Junction product feed export file that we can download and include in our website to make money online through digital Affiliate Marketing from CJ.com partners.
Therefore, we will select the "Create Product Export" option in order to create a new product datafeed export file.
In the next screen you can select all export options for downloading CJ datafeeds.
Start by select the email for notification to which the CJ product list updates will be sent to.
You can eventually select the feed format export, the new Google Shopping format being the one used for physical products sales, and the Travel and Experiences file format being the one for non physical products - such as travel offers.
Then, select the export format. You can download CJ.com product list in following formats:
Simple text file separated by tabulations,
Simple text file separated by pipe signs |,
XML formatted text file,
Quoted CSV, meaning a comma separated values file with each field "between double quotes",
Standard CSV, meaning a simple comma separated value file.
You can also select the date format, and if you manage several websites through Commission Junction you can also select which website code will be included in affiliate links that will be included in the export file. Of course, you will be able to update these values yourself if necessary.
Give a name to your CJ.com datafeed export, and select if you want to receive email notifications whenever data is updated or not.
Then, select a delivery schedule between the following:
A confirmation message will state that the new feed export has been created, and confirmation messages will be sent to provided email addresses.
The product feed will also be added to your own list of created data feeds, so you can later at any time come back to this dashboard, and change any of its settings - or ask to download the product feed again in case you did not receive it.
Depending on the format chosen, you might be able to open the file directly in your Microsoft Office or other spreadsheet program and access all data from the exported Commission Junction product feed right on your computer.
The Travel and Experiences file format is used on Commission Junction datafeed export to characterize non physical affiliate products sold on the CJ.com platform.
They contain different information such as country, province, city and phone number for travel experiences, as these services are not received by post service or online delivery, but necessitate the clients to go there physically.