It's July 1st, our deadline for having migrated from the old Catalog API platform to the new Catalog API platform.
We know many of you are still testing, finishing up your migration process. The old Catalog API platform should remain relatively accessible, though we will NOT be supporting it and NOT able to guarantee its availability beyond 11:59pm PST July 1, 2009.
We've received much feedback through the course of this migration, and have tried to implement as many of the features requested as were able to in this short time. Monday, July 6th, we will be releasing an updated 'API & Data Feeds' page within the Publisher Portal with access to our most current documentation- both static and interactive. Stay tuned into the blog for news on the latest Catalog API developments going forward!
For those of you who are not familiar with our Catalog API, this product provides advanced publishers with intuitive access to Bizrate’s inventory of cataloged products and merchant offers through a query-based web service accepting various parameters, allowing publishers to filter based on their website’s shopping content needs. Based on these publisher-supplied parameters, customized Bizrate shopping content is returned within an XML response. Your comrades who are already using the Catalog API have been hustling to migrate from our old platform to our new, more scalable platform.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions, particularly as it relates to your migration to the new Catalog API.
The Shopzilla Publisher Team