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Steps to quicken Bing account activation using RetailTower

Last Updated: May 22, 2012 05:53PM WEST
If you signed up for Bing Shopping and do not yet have your account status activated, it's probably due to the following reasons.
  • Your store settings information is not completed or do not meet bing policies see ( Bing Store Settings )
  • You have not provided a feed url if you are submitting feeds via  HTTP (Microsoft Download).
  • You selected to submit feeds via FTP (Merchant Upload) and do not have FTP settings configured.
  • The merchant has not uploaded a test feed to Bing.
The following step by step guide using RetailTower will quicken your account review process if your account status is incactive.
  • Login to your RetailTower account , Create a data feed on the FEEDMANAGER  for Bing. Please put your products in the right Bing category using our 'Categorize my products'  tab. Make sure you save the datafeed.
  • Proceed to the RetailTower Dashboard, and copy the feed url that is created for Bing.
  • Login to your Bing account and go to Tools->Catalog Management, select Microsoft Download under How to Provide Feed Files.
  •  Paste the feed url that you copied from the RetailTower Dashboard in the Source File text field. Leave the username and password fields empty.
  • Save the settings.
  •  Go back to the RetailTower Dashboard and click on the Download button for the Bing feeds.
  • Download the file and save it on your computer. Then click on Choose File under Test data feed upload the feed file that you downloaded from RetailTower.
  •  Now click on the Upload Test Feed button and wait for Bing to analyze your feeds and give reports.
  • Some of the errors are minor or you can ask RetailTower support for clarification. But this will get Bing to review your and possibly review it quicker.
  • Contact RetailTower support if you have any problems.
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