Category mapping tool for website:
Our website has 36 Main categories. We import products from other sites using a XML FEEDS.
When we import the XML feed into our site, we need to make sure that the Merchants Category MATCHES the category on our website.
If it doesn’t match, our site structure will not be organized and we will have too many similar catagories.
Therefore the tool will allow us to match the merchant’s categories that are sent to us in XML format and we can with this tool match it to category of our site. Product information (IN XML)stays the same.
Example: Merchant category: Gadgets and Ipods
Out category: Music Players
Therefore we would match this using a simple system as indicated ( MSG ME FOR Graphical explanation/specification) below and it would replace these values across the XML feed.
It would parse the feed and then return all merchants categories, contained in category <tag> and then we would need to manually match 10 of their catagories to our catagories.
When done, we click generate and save the feed. The preferences are remembered (possibly in database?) so that each week when we get a new feed, we dont need to enter their preferences again.
This can be a piece of software or web based.