From April 13 onward, Icecat publishes index files per vertical for the EN and NL locales. A Vertical is defined here as a root category, such as Computers & Peripherals, Lighting, or Fashion. Due to the increased size of Icecat, it is more efficient for specialist retailers to process a single Vertical. Instead of the full index with all products. Because it is much faster to process, for example, 100K Fashion product references than 10M. Therefore Icecat has started publishing Index files per Vertical. At the same time, the structure of the Indexes stayed the same. And, Full Index files with products from all verticals are still available. During coming sprints, we will publish Index files per vertical also for other locales.
The generic Full Icecat call looks as follows:
You can find the complete overview of verticals and their corresponding vertical IDs below:
More information about the Index files.
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