PriceRunner Guide

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What is  PriceRunner ?

PriceRunner is the shopping comparison site, helping millions of British shoppers save money. We compare everything from TVs to vacuum cleaners, tablets to tumble dryers, laptops to washing machines.

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PriceRunner Requirements

  • Detailed feed specifications can be found here
  • There are a total of 8 required fields and few recommended fields (see the table below). Please ensure your e-commerce webshop contains data for these mandatory fields.
  • In the table below is a list of attributes that the plugin maps automatically; you may need to map or create attributes yourself if the values are not found.
Become AttributeRequired?Default mapping (or value)More information
merchant-categoryYescurrent_categorySelect a category.
List of Become categories can be found here
offer-idYesidAutomatically uses store’s id
labelYestitleAutomatically uses product title
offer-urlYeslinkAutomatically uses product link
descriptionYesdescription(long)Automatically uses your store’s long description
pricesYespriceAutomatically uses sale/regular price, whichever is lower
These fields are not required but auto-populated if the attribute is available
product-idHighly RecommendedeanIf present, will map from your ‘ean’ attribute
BrandOptionalbrandIf present, will map from your ‘brand’ field
delivery-chargeHighly RecommendedPrice for the delivery of the product to the customer
See “setup” to configure this attribute
delivery_period-textOptionalThe time it takes to deliver the product to the customer.
See “setup” to configure this attribute

Setup & Create a PriceRunner Feed

Because the setup is relatively simple and all required fields are automatically mapped from common fields, clicking Get Feed as is will likely create a successful PriceRunner Data Feed.

You need to provide your feed following all the below requirements while creating the PriceRunner feed.

  • Text format: The file has to be in text format, generally xml, txt, csv, html, php or asp.
  • FTP or HTTP address location.
  • Keep the feed URL and name unchanged.
  • Use one of these encoding formats for the feed:iso-latin-1, iso-8859-1 or utf-8.

Upload your PriceRunner Feed

The feed can be found from the plugin’s Manage Feeds page. Here you can find the public URL to your PriceRunner feed. All the product feeds on PriceRunner site are uploaded between midnight and 4am each night. Before uploading check the fee.

Product Feed Checklist

  • Check you’ve given the correct URL
  • Make sure all headers match the listings instructions and sample feed
  • Check that all mandatory fields are included
  • Make sure each mandatory field has data throughout the column
  • Check category information in your feed, make sure that categories are all separated clearly with the correct products in each one.

See PriceRunner Data Feed Specifications  for full details.