We support feeds as JSON, CSV or XML. The feed should be refreshed at least every hour - otherwise it will take too much time for your product updates to take effect on your site.
📘 One feed per market
If your site has multiple markets, you need to provide a product feed for each of them. Each feed should then contain the correct URLs, translations and prices for that market.
Mandatory product attributes
These are attributes required by Depict for all products in your feed. These attributes are essential for the successful representation of your product data.
The following table shows the minimum required product attributes, their accepted data types, and descriptions:
The product’s name.Example value:
Blue Men's T-Shirt.
Identify each product using the product ID attribute. This attribute must be unique across all of your products. This attribute should also be at the lowest possible level.If a T-shirt comes in sizes S,M,L, then each size should have its own product*id.Example value:
A unique identifier for all possible variants of a product. This might be shared across products.If a T-shirt comes in sizes S,M,L they could share the same SKU but have different product IDs.This ID must be the same ID used in Google Analytics for transactions of this product.Example value:
A unique identifier for each group of variants. The item group ID identifies a set of products that differ by one or more variant attributes, such as color, size, etc.If a T-shirt comes in sizes S,M,L and colors Black and White, the 6 products should have the same item group ID.Example value:
The product’s description. Describe each product clearly using the description attribute.Example value:
Premium T-Shirt with loose fit for a carefree, comfortable look. Its heavyweight organic cotton fabric feels thick and soft. This product is made with at least 75% organic cotton fibers..
The product’s standard price. This value represents the price of the product in each market.Example value:
The product’s sale price. If sale price does not apply, submit the same value as the price.Example value:
This value represents the currency of your defined product prices in each market.Example value:
The URL of the product’s main image.Example value:
A list of all image URLs associated with a product.Example value:
The URL of the product’s landing page.Example value:
The product’s availability. If this attribute is absent, Depict may recommend an out-of-stock item to a user.Example value:
Identifiers of the categories this product belongs to. Should match the ids in the category feed.
Optional product attributes
Including these product attributes is optional for all merchants and depends on your product inventory. However, adding more features enables us to give a better user experience, as well as improving the output of the underlying algorithms.
The following table shows these optional attributes, their accepted data types, and descriptions:
The product’s color. The value is required for all products with different color variants. Example value:
The product’s size. This is a required value for all products with different size variants. Example value:
This is a required value for all products with gender-specific variants. Example value:
This is a required value for all products with assigned age groups. Example value:
The product’s brand name. Example value:
The product’s series. Example value:
2021 Off-White Track collection.
The product’s designer. Example value:
Indicates whether or not this product represents a collection of different products. Example value:
The product’s pattern. The value is required for all products with different pattern variants. Example value:
Used when adding items to cart on the frontend. Example value:
The sum of all direct cost associated with sale of a product. Example value:
Include for all products with a known GTIN. Example value:
Include for all products without a manufacturer-assigned GTIN. Example value:
Marks this product as being second hand. Example value:
Custom product attributes
In addition to all the attributes listed above, you can also include completely custom attributes. This data will be stored alongside the product and can then be used to setup filters, rankings, and custom scoring.