Plymouth, MI (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
Aten Software has launched a new BigCommerce product feed service. The service provides daily, automated submission of product listings to Google Shopping, Bing Shopping, and dozens of other comparison shopping search engines. Pricing for submission of unlimited products is $ 16.50/month for the first shopping engine, and $ 5.40/month for additional shopping engines.
Aten Software’s innovative data feed engine fetches product data directly from the merchant’s BigCommerce store. Using this up-to-date product data, the system can then generate and submit over twenty different BigCommerce feeds. The software is entirely hosted at atensoftware.com, where merchants can log into their account and manage all aspects of their feeds 24/7.
By submitting these product feeds, BigCommerce merchants can obtain free clicks from shopping engines that do not charge for listings, such as TheFind and Bing Shopping. Cost-per-click (CPC) advertising can be done in other major shopping channels, like Google Shopping, Amazon Product Ads, NexTag, PriceGrabber/Yahoo Shopping, Shopping.com, Shopzilla, etc., as well as affiliate networks like Commission Junction and ShareASale.
Although the BigCommerce platform comes with product data feeds, there is no specialized technical support, limited features, and only a few shopping engines are supported. By contrast, Aten Software provides free phone and email technical support, and submission to dozens of shopping engines. They also offer many specialized features, such as feed validation reports, product filtering, feed monitoring, custom attributes, and integration with web analytics providers like Google Analytics and Yahoo Web Analytics. All these features are included in the Standard feed pricing.
For those with advanced requirements, Aten Software offers a Custom feed service where merchant-specific programming can be applied to the feeds, all for only $ 9/month more than the Standard feed service plus quoted setup fees. The company also offers data feed optimization for a flat, one-time fee of $ 49 per feed. With this search engine optimization (SEO) service, a data feed specialist optimizes the feed settings and provides recommendations specific to the merchant’s product catalog.
Aten Software’s new BigCommerce data feed service builds on six years of experience providing data feed services for Yahoo Store, Magento Commerce, and AspDotNetStorefront merchants. Aten Software currently submits over five million unique product listings on a daily basis to over 20 shopping engines, and has a 5-star rating in Google Checkout with over 100 reviews.