This quick guide will show you how to import free product content from Icecat into your webshop easily. A lot of product data-sheets (PDSs) are provided for free by Icecat’s sponsoring brands. However, if you’re looking into pushing brand product data into Icecat, check out the Push-API (JSON) manual instead.
To access Open Icecat, you will need a username and password provided by Icecat. If you don’t have these, please register online for Open Icecat. The Open Icecat catalog is free and contains millions of product data-sheets.
Tip: During the registration, you need to choose the URL or Data (XML, JSON) version. If you want to use XML or JSON, make sure you choose the “Open Icecat Data” subscription. You can always change this afterward or create a second subscription for the URL (links to hosted data-sheets) download format.
If you need a higher product data coverage, you will need to upgrade to Full Icecat. You can make your request via our contact page or through your account pages.
In short, access to the product information of Full Icecat is protected. If you want to access Full Icecat product information, you will need to unlock your IP address. Fill in the IP address(es) of your server(s) and office in the “Allowed IP addresses” field. If you don’t know your office IP addresses, visit What is my IP to find your (office) IP. For your server IP address, please ask your system operator or provider.
You can fill in several IP addresses, separated by a space.
If you are searching for a way to connect your app and integrate Icecat product information, check the most popular Icecat Add-ons.
Download the relevant product information, pictures, videos, etc., and add them manually to your webshop.
Download product information, pictures, videos, etc. automatically, and add them to your webshop or app.
Also, see the complete Icecat XML manual.Note: data is also available in JSON format.
Download product information, pictures, videos, etc., and automatically add them to your webshop or app.
Icecat Live is the modern variant of the good-old URL integration method.
Are you interested in adding product reviews, professional and user reviews to your webshop or app? Then check out our review manual.
Flow – importing relevant product data from Icecat
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can students register with icecat
Yes, they can.
Does IceCat data contain GTDIN (ITF-14)?
GTIN you mean. Yes indeed. We support the whole range of common GTIN standards.
Is there a certain time when the Daily Index File of Open Icecat is acutalized?
Dear Philipp There is no specific time for this action. We would like to suggest to make HEAD requests to the file, updated timestamp will be returned in response
Can't be pinpointed exactly, given multiple daily batch processes. You could first query the file creation date before pulling the index.
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