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[Magento] Products not showing up in feed

  • 10 January 2022
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Hi,


Our customer’s product pictures aren’t uploaded to Magento - they come from an ERP-system instread. 
This means that pictures don’t show in our email product feeds. 
 

What do we do?


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Hi there @MakersRanders!

Thanks for posting your question to the Community! Since you are working with product images from an ERP system, I recommend building a custom catalog.

There are some prerequisite actions on your side of the process first. Then you can reach out to our Support team to enable the feed to be pulled into your email templates:

In order to sync the catalog feed, your feed will need to meet the following requirements: 

  • The catalog is a public, hosted feed of all the items in your catalog

    • If you do not have your own feed hosting location, you can use a service such as Google Merchant feeds

  • The feed is in JSON or XML.

  • The data in the feed is only one node deep, not nested JSON or XML (unless it is hosted on Google Merchant Feeds).

  • The size of any one feed file should not exceed 100 MB; for optimal performance, we recommend each feed file not exceed 50 MB. If your file exceeds this amount, please split the feed into multiple files. All files used as sources will feed into the same catalog in Klaviyo.

  • Required fields must not be left blank. For unavailable numeric fields, pass a zero (0), and for unavailable text fields, pass something indicating this such as “n/a” or “unavailable”.

  • If your feed is hosted with a caching layer, disable caching for the location where the feed is hosted or refresh this cache when the feed is updated. Otherwise, Klaviyo will only pull updated data for the feed items after the cache is refreshed.

If you find you meet the previous criteria, then you can follow our Help Center documentation on Creating a Custom Catalog Content. The process of setting up a custom product feed within Klaviyo, end-to-end, typically takes less than 30 minutes. 
As you read the linked documentation, please take note of the following:

  • The first step is to sync your custom catalog to Klaviyo; you will be asked to specify a URL to fetch products from.

  • There are certain required fields for each catalog item, as well as some optional but recommended fields, so you can maximize the use of your catalog in Klaviyo. If you are setting this Catalog up for Back in Stock purposes, then you will need to use the $inventory_quantity field.

  • If your catalog will have more than 1 million items, please let us know beforehand so that we can take some additional steps on our end to optimize for ingesting the larger feed.

 

After these steps, contact support, as mentioned, so they can configure your product mapping. This will enable you to use Product blocks in your template that will pull from your custom feed. You will need to provide them with the name of the API metric within your account that you would like to use for personalized recommendations (this must be a single-item metric passed into Klaviyo via API, such as ‘Viewed Product’ or  ‘Ordered Product’).

As a note: you will need Magento or the ERP to have all the information about the product including the images and then send them to Klaviyo.

You can also look through our integrations directory to see if your system or another system you’re willing to use could just be integrated natively that passes over images and all product info independent of Magento on this page.

Hope this helped!
Alex

 

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