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About DataFeedFile.com (DFF)


What is DataFeedFile.com (DFF) ?

We combine data feed files from thousands of merchants into a searchable and normalized database. Then we provide several methods using several different technologies and programming languages (JS, PHP, ASP, JSP, or any dynamic web scripting languages) to retrieve the database content. We provide web services which delivers Price Comparison Shopping functionality via HTML, XML, CSV and many other formats.

DFF is a community project, get involved, teach and help others

We feel the best environment to help each other (affiliates and merchants) is to have an open community for development, communication and discussion. While we (DFF Team) develop our scripts and tools for affiliates and merchants privately without any external public involvement right now. We still want to hear comments from anybody involved in the affiliate industry.
Notice about who we are

Due to many affiliates and merchants confusion about who we are and what we do, we would like to provide the following statement for clarification.

DFF is not an affiliate network. DFF provides shopping tools and banners for affiliates to use on their website. Commissions are paid by appropriate affiliate networks directly.

DFF has received authorization from all our participating affiliate networks to provide this service. All sales and leads are tracked by the appropriate affiliate networks.

Affiliates must be approved by both the affiliate network and every merchant program within their affiliate network to use our services.
Notice about merchant's participation

Many merchants demonstrated using our services have not acknowledge their participation with DFF. These merchants are considered as prospects. Affiliates will not be able to use their data from DFF.

Due to the popularity and demand for our services we are doing everything we can to try to communicate by phone or email towards the affiliate managers.

We have color coded our merchants using the following colors for clarification:
- Gray (prospect - not active need affiliate manager participation)
- Red (active - affiliate need approval)
- Blue (active - affiliate auto approved)
- Orange (active - pending approval)
- Green (active - affiliate has been approved)

If the merchant you are interested in is a Prospect, you can help us notify the affiliate manager about the benefits of using DFF.

If you are a merchant and would like to activate and acknowledge your participation, please Send us a message or call 281-808-3698.
Notice about who we are

Due to many affiliates and merchants confusion about who we are and what we do, we would like to provide the following statements for clarification.

DFF is not an affiliate network. DFF provides shopping tools and banners for affiliates to use on their website. DFF will not issue any payment to affiliates.

DFF has received authorization from our all participating affiliate networks to provide this service, but all sales and leads are tracked by the appropriate affiliate network.

Affiliates must be approved by both the affiliate network and every merchant program within their affiliate network to use our services.


DataFeedFile.com was born due to necessity and increasing demand to provide dynamic, useful contents and tools by gathering data feed files from hundreds of merchants in the affiliate industry.

DataFeedFile.com has performed most of the initial setup, routine daily chores and painful programming integration steps necessary in order to use data feed files from hundreds of merchants.

DataFeedFile.com's mission is to make price comparison shopping integration process as easy as possible for all levels of web mastering skills. Most of our tools only require basic understanding of HTML and require only 1 line of HTML/JavaScript code to install.
More advanced tools such as XML data delivery and using the XML output into dynamic websites using PHP / JSP / ASP are available complete with examples.

DataFeedFile.com's technology is a refreshing new tool allowing more impact from affiliates and will help our affiliate industry grow stronger.

History of the Online Affiliate Industry


The online affiliate industry has grown rapidly since its first inception in early 1990s. While affiliate / commission based marketing has been around for many years, the internet has brought new ways for online merchants to advertise their products and services with less risk.

The affiliate industry is less risk for online merchants because most of its model relies on 'Performance Based' marketing. Instead of paying blindly for every click (PPC / CPC) pay-per-click, affiliate marketing uses CPA (cost per action) or CPS (cost per sale) which is obviously less risky.

The online affiliate industry as a whole involved everybody who participates in making it work such as Affiliates (website publishers), Merchants (online stores), Affiliate Networks (like CJ/Linkshare) and Support Companies like DataFeedFile.com.

Some of the pioneers of the affiliate industry are the affiliate networks companies such as LinkShare, Commission Junction, etc...
Affiliate networks companies play a major role as the middle-man between affiliates and merchants creating the much needed comfort zone between strangers trying to conduct business on the internet.

Data feed file was a later addition to the affiliate industry because online merchants needed to send their products information to their affiliates electronicaly. Data feed was not very popular in the beginning because it was difficult for non-programmer to use and integrate its content on their website.

As the internet has matured and more sophisticated website has sprung up, webmasters found the need to become competitive and innovative. Recently data feed files has been one of the most requested feature for most merchants in the affiliate industry. By providing data feed file merchants has experienced increased sales and better conversion from all of its affiliates.

Overall, the online affiliate industry is now a strong contender to any marketing methods on the internet. Data feed files given by merchants has made significant impact to make affiliate marketing more powerful. DataFeedFile.com is here to fill the gap and assists affiliates to create better shopping content and generate more sales.