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Guide To Generate Heureka XML Feed With Your WooCommerce Products (2023)
Heureka is one of the best online marketplaces in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. And if you run a WooCommerce store then you can increase your sales by promoting your products on Heureka.
In order to promote your products on Heureka, you need to submit your product data in the right format with the required product attributes.
In this guide, you will learn how you can easily generate a product feed for Heuraka with the required attributes for your products.
So let’s get started.
Mandatory Product Attributes To Include In The XML Feed
Following are the required product attributes that you must submit for every product you want to promote on the Heureka marketplaces.
This is the unique product id.
<PRODUCTNAME>Adidas Superstar 2 W EUR 36</PRODUCTNAME</PRODUCTNAME>
Use a product title that defines exactly what the product is, along with its most notable features such as color, size, etc.
For different types of products, you are recommended to include different types of information in the product title.
Product name structures guide per category:
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<DESCRIPTION>V rámci kolekce Originals uvádí adidas sportovní obuv The Superstar, která je již od svého vzniku jedničkou mezi obuví. Jejím poznávacím znamením je mimo jiné detaily designové zakončení špičky. Díky kvalitnímu materiálu a trendy vzhledu, podtrženého logy Adidas uvnitř boty i na ní, bude hvězdou vašeho botníku.</DESCRIPTION>
Provide a description of the product with real data.
Do not include any HTML tags or shortcodes in the description.
Submit a valid URL of the product on your WooCommerce store.
For variable products, each variant should have its unique URL.
Make sure the link has no spaces or diacritics.
Use the link to the main product image for this attribute.
For product variants, you may use the featured image for each variant respectively.
Make sure the link has no spaces or diacritics.
Submit the price that is a total of all the fees, except shipping, such as the base price + tax + extra packing charges, etc.
No need to include the currency.
If the product is manufactured by a renounced Brand, then you have to include the brand name in the product name as well as under this attribute.
<CATEGORYTEXT>Oblečení a móda | Obuv | Dámská obuv</CATEGORYTEXT>
Heureka has its own category list, and you need to submit which category each of your products may fall under.
You may view all categories here:
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**You will find category lists in your required language on the knowledge page for your respective country.
P.S. You may use category mapping in our suggested plugin to submit the right category as per Heureka’s requirements without changing the actual categories in your WooCommerce store.
**I’ll explain how later in this guide.
Use this attribute to indicate how soon the product is available for shipping, i.e., if it is in stock.
If you have the product in stock, then use the value as 0.
Else, mention the number of days after which the product will be in stock.
*Do not submit any product that is only available on request.
For the variants of a variable product, submit a common item group ID to indicate that they are variants of the same product.
These are the necessary attributes. If you include these data in your product feed, you can then submit it to your merchant account.
Other Optional Product Attributes You May Submit
You may include a few more additional attributes to the product data to increase product presence and conversion.
<PRODUCT>didas Superstar 2 W EUR 36 – novinka</PRODUCT>
You may submit this attribute to indicate some extra product benefits.
Following accepted information you may include:
- Extended warranty
- x year warranty on engine, parts..
- “to your door” delivery surcharge/ convenience fee
- Extension of warranty/post-warranty service
- Free maintenance
- Extended return policy
- Only in-person pick up
- Gift-wrapping and other services regarding the product
PARAM (For Variations)
For variable products, you may submit extra parameters by which the product varies under the attribute group, PARAM. For example, if a product varies by size, then you have to submit the size values as a separate attribute.
For multiple variation terms, you may submit this attribute multiple times.
You may also use it to submit additional product attributes such as material, pattern, etc. (For material, you may submit a percentage as well – PARAM_PERCENTAGE).
You may submit additional product images by submitting this attribute multiple times.
If you use multiple delivery services, then submit this attribute group multiple times to Indicate the delivery price and the service that will be used for the products
Use the Delivery Price COD only when you also accept cash on delivery. Else, just the Delivery Id and Delivery Price is enough.
If you have the EAN of the product available, it’s recommended to submit it as well.
For books, you may submit the ISBN number.
If you have a product review video on Youtube, you may submit the link to the video using this attribute.
If you want to get a special feature on Heureka, then you may bid for a higher position by submitting the highest you are willing to spend as CPC (i.e., cost per click). The higher the bid, the higher are your chances to be featured in more popular sections.
The highest you can bid is 100 CZK.
If you want to use this, make sure to use it only on your most popular products. Otherwise, it’s not worthed.
If the product comes with some additional accessories, then you may mention them under this attribute, separating each item with a comma.
You may also mention a gift that you may provide along with the product.
If you give away multiple gifts for a product, then submit this attribute multiple times to mention each gift separately.
Example XML Feed In The Right Format
Now that you know about the required and optional attributes you can include in the XML feed, take a look at the format in which products are added to the XML feed.
The following is an example of two variants of a variable product.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <SHOP> <SHOPITEM> <ITEM_ID>3252</ITEM_ID> <PRODUCTNAME>Adidas Superstar 2 W EUR 36</PRODUCTNAME> <DESCRIPTION>V rámci kolekce Originals uvádí adidas sportovní obuv The Superstar, která je již od svého vzniku jedničkou mezi obuví. Jejím poznávacím znamením je mimo jiné detaily designové zakončení špičky. Díky kvalitnímu materiálu a trendy vzhledu, podtrženého logy Adidas uvnitř boty i na ní, bude hvězdou vašeho botníku </DESCRIPTION> <URL>https://www.yourdomain.cz/adidas-superstar-2-w7ref?eur-36</URL> <IMGURL>https://www.yourdomain.cz/adidas-superstar-2-36-img-1.jpg</IMGURL> <PRICE_VAT>36</PRICE_VAT> <MANUFACTURER>Adidas</MANUFACTURER> <CATEGORYTEXT>Oblečení a móda | Obuv | Dámská obuv</CATEGORYTEXT> <DELIVERY_DATE>0</DELIVERY_DATE> <DELIVERY> <DELIVERY_ID>CESKA_POSTA</DELIVERY_ID> <DELIVERY_PRICE>120</DELIVERY_PRICE> </DELIVERY> <ITEMGROUP_ID>3251</ITEMGROUP_ID> </SHOPITEM> <SHOPITEM> <ITEM_ID>3253</ITEM_ID> <PRODUCTNAME>Adidas Superstar 2 W EUR 37</PRODUCTNAME> <DESCRIPTION>V rámci kolekce Originals uvádí adidas sportovní obuv The Superstar, která je již od svého vzniku jedničkou mezi obuví. Jejím poznávacím znamením je mimo jiné detaily designové zakončení špičky. Díky kvalitnímu materiálu a trendy vzhledu, podtrženého logy Adidas uvnitř boty i na ní, bude hvězdou vašeho botníku </DESCRIPTION> <URL>https://www.yourdomain.cz/adidas-superstar-2-w7ref?eur-37</URL> <IMGURL>https://www.yourdomain.cz/adidas-superstar-2-37-img-1.jpg</IMGURL> <PRICE_VAT>36</PRICE_VAT> <MANUFACTURER>Adidas</MANUFACTURER> <CATEGORYTEXT>Oblečení a móda | Obuv | Dámská obuv</CATEGORYTEXT> <DELIVERY_DATE>0</DELIVERY_DATE> <DELIVERY> <DELIVERY_ID>CESKA_POSTA</DELIVERY_ID> <DELIVERY_PRICE>120</DELIVERY_PRICE> </DELIVERY> <ITEMGROUP_ID>3251</ITEMGROUP_ID> </SHOPITEM> <SHOPITEM> ... </SHOPITEM> </SHOP>
7 Steps To Generate Heuraka XML Feed With Your WooCommerce Products
In WooCommerce, you will find an easy-to-use plugin, Product Feed Manager for WooCommerce, with which you can generate an XML feed in just a few clicks.
This is because the plugin has a pre-built template for Heureka with the right XML format and product attributes.
Follow this step-by-step guide and use the plugin to generate the required product feed.
Step 1 – Install And Activate Product Feed Manager For WooCommerce
- Go to your Dashboard. Then hover on Plugins and click on the Add New button.
- Type “Product Feed Manager” on the search box, and you will find the plugin. Clck on Install.
- Once installed, Activate the plugin.
You will find a new menu called ‘Product feed’ among your dashboard menus.
Step 2 – Import Heureka Template For Feed Generation
1. On your dashboard, click on Product Feed and then click on Add New Feed option.
It will take you to the feed creation page
Here, on the top you will get an option to give a name to your feed, you can skip it too.
2. Click on the Feed Merchant Dropdown and you will get the list of all the supported merchants.
You can scroll down this merchant dropdown list or you can type Heureka in the search box, and you will get the Fruugo option in the list.
Select Heureka, and all the required attributes of Heureka will be loaded below.
Step 3 – Create A New Product Feed
Now, you can see three buttons under the Feed Title text box, Troubleshoot, Product Filter, and Settings.
1. If you are having any issues generating feed, click on this Troubleshoot button, it will take you to the Troubleshoot page, which could be helpful for you.
2. If you want to use any filter or condition, you can click on the Product Filter option, and a drawer will slide in from the right side of the window, and there you will get the following filters:
- All Featured Items
- Custom Filter
- Category Filter
- Tag Filter
- Product Filter (Pro)
You can select any filter option and use them as per your need and click on the Close button when done.
3. Now, to schedule your feed or to choose which type of products will be included in your feed, click on the Settings button, and you will get a list of options to exclude or include products.
Change the options as per your need and click on the Close button when done.
Step 4 – Use The Heureka XML Feed Template
1. If you look at the Feed Merchant dropdown button, there you will get another dropdown “Feed Type”, you can click here to set the type of this feed. You can set different types of feeds depending on what types of feeds this merchant supports or what types of feeds this Product Feed Manager has the support for.
For Fruugo, CSV will be selected by default.
2. Now, in the attributes section, you will see that all the attributes are under the Required Attributes column, and their values are set according to the attributes under the Assigned Values column.
You can change any values to any attributes, simply click on the value dropdown, and select your preferred value.
All the required attributes will appear below. Now, most of the attributes will already be configured but notice that some of these attributes are unassigned.
Step 5 – Assign The Right Values To Unassigned Attributes
Most of the attributes are already configured. You need to assign values for the unassigned attributes.
- You will need to assign values for the following:
If you are the sole manufacturer of all of your products, you can set the type as Static and input your company name as the value.
If you have different brand names for different products, you will have to save the value in a custom field or product attribute and then use that value here.
**You may try using Perfect Brands for WooCommerce to assign the brand names more easily.
- Category Text–
To assign the category text, you will need to use category mapping, which will be done in the next step. For now, leave it as it is.
- Delivery date-
If all of your products are in stock, then mark this attribute to static and assign the value as 0.
If some products are subject to be in stock in a few days, then the value has to be saved in a field within the product and use that field value here.
- Next, scroll up and Publish the feed.
Once the feed is published, it’s time to use Category Mapping.
Step 6 – Use Category Mapping Using The Accepted Heureka Category List
To use category mapping, first, you will need the category list supported by Heureka.
Then follow the instructions below.
- On your Dashboard menus, under Product Feed, click on Category Mapping. You will be taken to the category mapping page.
Here, all the categories in your store will be listed.
- Give a name on the Mapper Name field.
- Next, for every category listed here, find a relevant/appropriate category from Heureka’s category list. Then copy the category’s full name and paste it in the field beside the respective category.
- Scroll down and click on the Save button, and your mapper will be saved.
Step 7 – Update & Generate Your Accurate XML Feed
- Go to Dashboard > Product Feed > All Product Feeds, and edit the feed you were creating.
- Once it loads, on the right side, click on the Purge Cache button.
- Next, scroll down to the Feed Configuration section and click on the value field for the Category Text attribute.
- At the very bottom of the value list, you will find the category map you created. Select it.
- Now, scroll up and click on Update.
That’s it. You have created your required product feed. The next thing to do is upload your products to Heureka.
If you are a local online shop owner in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, then it’s high time you start promoting your WooCommerce products on Heureka and take advantage of its huge audience.
Use Product Feed Manager for WooCommerce to generate the XML feed in minutes and start boosting your sales.
Check out the plugin here:
– Product Feed Manager for WooCommerce
Initially, test out the free version of the plugin, and once you are sure the plugin does what it claims, you can go ahead and upgrade to Pro.
Go ahead and start selling on Heureka.