How do datafeeds work?
If your supplier makes their pricing data available to you on a daily basis in CSV or XML format via FTP or a download link, then Price Desk can be configured to fetch that data on a regular basis. You don’t have to have a datafeed, if your supplier issues you with a price list once a year or manually sends you updates, you can simply upload them from within your Price Desk account.
Price Desk will track price changes over time, so once you have been using Price Desk for a while you will be able to see historic information and see how prices have fluctuated.
What is a Competitor?
Price Desk allows you to define one or more Competitors, working in a similar way to Suppliers where you upload the “SKU,Price” data that you have or configure a regular datafeed fetch. Once your product SKUs are linked to competitor SKUs, the competitor pricing is visible and filterable in your Manage Prices screen.
What if I don’t have a source of competitor price data?
In it’s simplest form, a manually created list of “SKU, Price” for your main competitor that you review weekly could be uploaded.
If you need more automation, a large amount of products, or competitors, please get in touch to discuss a solution.