Remove PII Information from queries

Are you tired of your customers using url parameters in order to send data? I certainly am; and have therefore created a simple WordPress plugin, which stripps the url's and stores the data in local storage. This way you can simply collect the desired data using your preferred method.

Head over to Synlighet As's GitHub repo in order to download the release package!

Synlighet GitHub

Google Shopping - Feed validator

Me and one of my colleagues - Jonathan Berling, created a little suit of tools for Merchant Center. These tools might lighten your workload, and day to day tasks for Google Shopping.

This includes a XML feed validator, generator and a way to generate files in order to prove ownership of accounts, on different services within Google. These tools are not by or in affiliation with Google, just two guys wanting to make their workday a bit less stressing.

Google Merchant Center - Web tools

I've been working with different customers on how to resolve their problems connected to the way products are uploaded to the service, using either txt, xml or Google's own API (Content API).

However recently i've seen more and more customers going away from eCommerce platforms, and started creating their own platforms. One of the questions i get a lot is how they can easily upload their XML feeds, without having to update the file itself, and store it locally, as we are using an URL.

My customers tends to use databases in order to store the products they are selling, and moving to a eCommerce provider means they will have to upload everything once more.

My solution pulls data from a database (MySql), and then converts it into a readable XML feed, which can be uploaded to do daily fetches inside Merchant Center. Without having the xml feed saved locally on a computer.

I'm a big fan of Open Source, and have therefore uploaded my solution to GitHub. Everyone should feel free to use this, as it might lighten your workload when it comes to online retail sales. Does this seem interesting to you? Pop over to GitHub and fork the repository! It's all free.