At the request of several of your fellow publishers, we've added a new element within the Catalog API Product Service. This new element appears within the <Offer> element of this service, and contains a link to the Bizrate offer page for a specific offer. This new element is called <detailUrl>.
The release of this new element should not impact you unless you have developed a means of auto-generating your XML handling code based on the XML schema document for the Product Service. If you have done this, you will need to update your schema.
To see an example of this new element, try out our Catalog API Interactive Documentation. In order to access this documentation, you will need to log in with your Catalog API Key & Publisher ID. Once you are in there, view the Product Service Resource section. At the very bottom of this section, you will see a link "[ + ] show test form". This will allow you to test out queries, viewing sample XML.
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.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.
The Shopzilla Publisher Team