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How to integrate Idealo with Magento 2

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What is Idealo?

Idealo is a website that offers users a wide variety of products ranging from electronics to entertainment, hence allow them to compare between different items to find the best ones. It attracts a unique audience of 7 million internet users each month. This is great opportunity for e-commerce business owners since it can acquire a lot of clients globally.

Since the product data fields in Idealo and Magento 2 are fully compatible, store’ s admin can apply these fields to their product data, which generates Product Feed. Because Magento 2 now does not support feed generating, we need to use Product Feed extension. Besides, uploading your product feed to Idealo is done via the exported feed (in CSV, TXT or XML format) or via the Idealo API for product data. Here Mageplaza will guide you to upload the file in CSV format.

Countries using Idealo:

  • Germany
  • USA
  • France
  • India
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Berlin
  • UK

Fields in Idealo template:

  • CSV or TXT files

    • Required fields
      • Product name
      • EAN/GTIN/barcode/UPC
      • MPN or HAN
      • Manufacturer/brand name
      • Price (incl. VAT)
      • Delivery time
      • Product URL
      • Image URL
      • Cash in advance / credit card
      • Energy efficiency rating*
    • Optional fields
      • Unit price
      • Article number in shop
      • Product group in shop
      • Product description
      • Product characteristics / further attributes
      • Colour
      • Size
  • XML files

    • Required fields
      • offer
      • command
      • sku
      • title
      • url context
      • delivery
      • price
      • image
      • category
      • brand
      • ean
      • description
      • attributes
    • Optional fields
      • updateTimestamp
      • shipping context
      • shippingComment
      • paymentCosts
      • kba
      • formerPrices
      • eanList

How to Integrate Idealo with Magento 2 step by step

Step 1: Register and use Idealo

Access to partner.idealo.com, log in by your Google/Gmail account to use Idealo. Click on the registration form to activate your store and start uploading the feed to Idealo.

Step 2: Create Product Feed in Idealo

Since Magento 2 does not support to generate product feed, in this article, we introduce the Product Feed Module by Mageplaza.

2.1 Create a product feed

To begin with, go to Products > Catalog > Product Feed > Manage Feeds > Add New Feed

2.1.1 Insert information needed in General information

With Generate Config, there are two feed update modes: Manual and Cron job

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2.1.2 Choose template: Idealo CSV

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2.1.3 Insert information in Google Analytic part

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2.1.4 Select the conditions to export files

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2.1.5 Choose the protocol to upload exported files (FPT)

Note: You can provide exported feeds, created through your ecommerce site, to an FTP server or web server (HTTP).

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2.1.6 Finish export feed
  • Save the configuration
  • Click Generate to export and upload files to the server
  • Then download files from the server or Manage Feeds

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The file results after using Product Feed extension is as below:

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2.2 Upload Product feed files

2.2.1 Add a new primary feed

Fill in your store information including Your shop URL and Registration for, then click Next to move forward.

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2.2.2 Insert your company information and contact person

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2.2.3 Upload feed
  • Go to upfile.vn to get your feed file link that you has created. Click and drag your file, start downloading and copying the feed link.
  • Select CSV > copy feed link > Fill in username and password information > Next

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2.2.4 Summary of information you have created and agree to the terms of Idealo

Click Submit registration to submit your account information. It takes time to approve your registration.

Results

After upload the feed file, Idealo will proceed to approve your product.

Conclusion

This tutorial helps you to create data feed using Mageplaza Product Feed and how to upload a feed to Idealo. For more detailed features of this extension, please visit here.

Note: Idealo only sets up the FTP protocol. Uploading your product feeds to the idealo is done via the exported feed (in CSV, TXT or XML format) or via the Idealo API.

It comes to the end of tutorial: How to integrate Idealo with Magento 2.

Please leave comments if you have any questions, feedbacks.

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