4 Datafeedr, an Alternative to PopShops

Rakuten – Linkshare’s parent company – has acquired PopShops. For more info read the press release here. If you’re concerned about the future of PopShops and are looking for an alternative, we’re offering a 14 day free trial for all PopShops users. Simply use this link to sign up for the trial. This offer is good until October 1, 2013.

Sorry! This offer has expired.

2 The Datafeedr API Now in Beta

We’re happy to announce that our new API is now in beta and ready for release. With the API you can now access all of our product data (roughly 250 million products) through API requests.

https://v4.datafeedr.com/

If you’re a developer and want to create a plugin or app or software which integrates with the Datafeedr API, be sure to check out our partner program. Already third party developers are writing amazing scripts that integrate with the API and those will be promoted on the API site once they are live.

Feel free to posts your API questions as comments in this blog post.

Tradedoubler Coupons/Deals Now Available

null Coupons and deals for all the Tradedoubler countries we support are now available in Datafeedr.

That includes Tradedoubler UK, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Switzerland.

Affiliate4You Now Available

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The Dutch affiliate network Affiliate4You is now available in Datafeedr. To see which Affiliate4You merchants are currently available in Datafeedr see our networks and merchants page and click on the Dutch flag under the Affiliate4You logo. Other Dutch networks currently available for you: TradeTracker, M4N, Daisycon, Affilinet, Belboon, Tradedoubler and Webgains. Also available bol.com – one of the biggest shopping portals in the Netherlands.

BettyMills Now Available

null Since today all 100,000+ BettyMills products are available in Datafeedr. Betty Mills offers over 100,000 brand named products from 7 Blockbuster Categories – items that people use everyday in their homes and offices: Cleaning & Janitorial | Facility Supplies | Office Supplies | Office Furniture | Breakroom & Snacks | Medical Supplies | Sheds and Outdoor.

Affiliate Incentive Program JUNE 2013 – Earn 100% Commission For Each New Customer Referred!

Datafeedr is excited to announce its first Incentive Program for affiliates. For each NEW customer referred in JUNE 2013, Datafeedr affiliates will earn 100% commission on the customer’s first month’s membership fee. In other words Datafeedr gives away the FULL first month’s membership fee to affiliates. This is a great opportunity for affiliates to earn some extra commissions and bonus cash!

Register Now | Already an affiliate? Log in here | Incentive Program Terms

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DGM Australia Now Available

null The DGM Australia affiliate network is now available in Datafeedr. To see which DGM merchants are currently available in Datafeedr see our networks and merchants page and click on the Australian flag under the DGM logo. Other Australian networks currently available for you: Commission Monster, Commission Factory, ClixGalore, and Linkshare.

Google Shutting Down the Google Affiliate Network

null In a statement on the Google Affiliate Network blog, J.J. Hirschle – Head of Google Affiliate Network – announced that Google is retiring their Affiliate Network in the coming months to focus on other products. You can read the official statement here. Other than that statement no more details are currently available.

Several Google Affiliate Network merchants already sent out messages announcing the news including their “shutdown action plan”. According to Kristine Ritchie – Affiliate Program Manager of Gallery Collection – the shut down may happen sometime in July, but she is still waiting for more defined timing from their Google Affiliate Network representatives.

With Google Affiliate Network being one of the networks we support we’re affected as well. We’ll send follow up communication as more details become available in the next coming days/weeks.

12 Datafeedr is 5!

bday5Happy Birthday Datafeedr!

Five years ago today we launched datafeedr.com. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years already. I remember the night we launched. We replaced the “Coming soon…” message with our bare bones sales page. We sent out a few emails to our mailing lists. But a watched pot never boils, so I went out that night with my wife and friends. To my surprise, we had our first few members sign up before I even returned home. Some of those members are still with us to this day!

We should say thank you to all of our members for pushing us to make a better product. We listen to all of your feedback. Although we might not implement every feature request right away, we try to get at the essence of the feature request and deliver something that solves more than just 1 issue.

Since we launched, we’ve developed 3 significant versions of the Factory and plugin. We went from supporting 6 affiliate networks to 31. We started with about 450 merchants… now we support over 10,000. And if memory serves correctly, I believe we launched with less than 3 million products in our database. Now we have over 250 million products (not including Amazon’s products).

But in technology, as with most things in life, living in the past is not going to drive us forward. While it’s interesting to look at how far we’ve come, I rarely think of those things. I am constantly consumed with where we are going.

So where are we going?

We started development of Datafeedr right around the time Apple released the first iPhone. Since then there’s been a huge push in the mobile space as well as the tablet space. Browsing the web means something entirely different than it did 5 years ago. Better browser support for HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript has turned websites into rich applications.

We need to catch up and keep up with all of these new technologies.

That’s why this month we plan on releasing our new API. We hope with the release of the API we (and you) can start to take advantage of all of the new technology and platforms that are powering the web and mobile applications. I don’t want to say too much about its potential right now but I can tell you we’re really excited about it! We’ll have much more to share about the API as we get closer to launching it.

If you are interested in developing applications using the new API, please let us know in a comment below.

Here’s to another 5 years!

Thanks,
Eric