Rakuten PopShops is shutting down. Do you have an alternative?

Try Semantics3’s Affiliate Feeds Solution!

Anjali Krishnan
Mar 27, 2018 · 3 min read
Goodbye and thanks for all the fish!

A big change is happening in the world of affiliate marketing. Rakuten PopShops has announced that it’s retiring its affiliate product feeds product service and APIs.

This is important, because if you were an app developer, fashion blogger or website publisher who relied on Popshop’s feed to power your affiliate product catalog — you would not have a solution in place by July 31st, 2018

Source: http://popshops.com/support/rpsretirement

Here’s what changes after July 31st:

  1. You will no longer be able to access Popshop’s FTP feeds, API, Shopbuilder, or Products API (super critical if you’re running an app pulling data from these sources)
  2. If you were planning on signing up for PopShops — you won’t be able to do that after April 30th, 2018
  3. Your commissions tracking will no longer work and you won’t get attribution for any affiliate URLs.

It is a pity really because they were a great way to instantly create mini-storefronts within your website, and really monetize your blog, app, or website. With an extensive catalog featuring all major retailers including Walmart, Target and Sears, the PopShop was a handy tool to easily create customised store-fronts and earn affiliate revenue.

Here’s what you could use to replace PopShops

Semantics3’s product data APIs allow you access to structured product data via UPCs or URLs from all major retailers in the US.

Using our product database APIs you can easily pull real-time product information to embed in articles the way the team at Refinery29 did.

Our core business is in ensuring you get accurate, fresh product data via our suite of APIs including our Affiliate Feeds Solution

The Ecommerce Intelligencer

A look at how data is shaping the future of e-commerce, gleaned from our stockpile of Ecommerce product, pricing and customer metadata. Also see www.semantics3.com/blog

Anjali Krishnan

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The Ecommerce Intelligencer

A look at how data is shaping the future of e-commerce, gleaned from our stockpile of Ecommerce product, pricing and customer metadata. Also see www.semantics3.com/blog

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