Update on the Daily Deals Feed

A few weeks back we did an episode of ePN TV highlighting the new Daily Deals feed. What we overlooked in that piece was the limitation of not being able to add a campaign ID to the feed. For obvious reasons this meant the new functionality, while impressive, was of little use to ePN Publishers.

As a result, one of our product managers took some time to find an interim solution and we’re excited to share it with you. It involves the use of a third-party tool and it should be approached with a “beta” mindset. That said, if you consider yourself to be the bleeding edge, adventurous type then we hope you’ll give it a try:

  1. Click on this link to Yahoo! Pipes: http://pipes.yahoo.com/epn_feeds/daily_deals
  2. Enter the appropriate publisher ID and campaign ID
  3. Enter your categories separated by commas (Visit the eBay Category Directory for a list of codes)
  4. Click “Run Pipe” and you’re done.

Again, we apologize for the confusion around the original Daily Deals video. This was an obvious oversight on our part and we hope you’ll give this workaround a try. We are working on a more permanent internal solution, but this is a great alternative for the foreseeable future. If you have questions, please feel to leave them below and we’ll do our best to answer them.