Submit your feed file

Submit your feed file

After you have created and (optionally) tested a corresponding feed file, it can be submitted to the associated catalog.

After you have created and (optionally) tested a corresponding feed file, it can be submitted to the associated catalog. There are three different ways to submit:

Upload feed file manually (Files under 4MB) expando image

You can use this option if the feed file is smaller than 4MB.

  1. Click the store name and then Catalog management tab. Select the checkbox beside the feed file’s associated catalog.
  2. Click Manual upload.
  3. Browse for catalog feed file and click Upload.
Upload feed file via FTP (Files under 1GB) expando image

You can use this option if the feed file is smaller than 1GB. This is the recommended option if the feed file is larger than 4MB.

  1. Click the store name and then Catalog settings tab.
  2. Under Catalog feed file, click Upload file using FTP.
  3. Enter File name. Do not include the file extension. For example, “bingmerchant”.
  4. Click Save.
  5. If necessary, click change FTP account and update your FTP user name and password.
    Your user name must be 6 - 64 characters and cannot include any special characters. Use only a - z, A- Z, and 0 - 9.
    You can now upload the file of specified file name via the FTP tool of your choice.

FTP server requirements

The recommended FTP upload mechanism is via an FTP program. It is however possible to do so via the command line or custom scripts (such as Python’s ftplib.FTP module). The FileZilla FTP client is recommended for all platforms.

Use the following settings for file transfer with your FTP client:

  • Host: ftps://feeds.adcenter.microsoft.com
  • Username: Your store’s FTP user name. Your user name must be 6 - 64 characters and cannot include any special characters. Use only a - z, A- Z, and 0 - 9.
  • Password: Your store’s FTP password
  • Transfer Mode: Passive

Learn more about FTP upload.

Automatically download from URL (Files under 1GB) expando image

You can use this option if the feed file is smaller than 1GB and on a publicly accessible server. The catalog file will be downloaded once every 24 hours.

  1. Click the store name and then Catalog settings tab.
  2. Under Catalog feed file, click Automatically download file from URL.
  3. Enter Source URL. For example, https://www.contoso.com/feeds/bingmerchant.txt.
  4. If required, enter User name and Password.
  5. Click Save.

Downloading your feed file from Google

You can also download your feed file from Google Docs. Keep in mind that we only accept .csv or .tsv formats for feed files from Google.
  1. Open your feed file in Google Docs.
  2. Click File and select Publish to the web.
  3. Click on Web page and select either Comma-separated values (.csv) or Tab-separated values (.tsv).
  4. Click Publish.
  5. Copy the generated link and use the link as your automatic download URL in your Bing Merchant Center catalog.

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