SingleFeed has launched! SingleFeed is an online self-service data feed management, submission, and optimization company. No matter what level of experience you have with data feeds, we can save you time and money working with the shopping comparison engines. Learn to love your feed. SingleFeed.
Whenever I go off the grid for a week, I get a healthy handfull of emails asking if I’m still alive or telling me that I need to post more often. Sorry for the lack of posts and yes, I’m still alive.
I’m spending a lot of time preparing for the launch of SingleFeed. While I’ve been involved with a number of start ups, this is the first where I’m in charge. There’s a lot of work to be done (that’s an understatement) and there always will be (another understatement). I have new found respect for all entrepreneurs (like my Grandfather, Father, and Brother). If you have any interest in entrepreneurialism or start-ups, Frank Addante’s blog is a must read.
Unfortunately, SingleFeed had some server issues that kicked our ass over the last week. Because my team is a stickler for quality of service, privacy, and security, we decided to beef up our servers and switch dedicated hosting providers. Took longer than expected. To all you very cool beta testers, I’m sorry. You’ll get a full update tomorrow. This past week of pain will only make SingleFeed a stronger company in the long run.
This is an amazing learning expereince, and I’m psyched that SingleFeed is starting to really come together. While I respect the guys at Channel Advisor, Channel Intelligence, Performics, Mercent, Marchex, RedZoneGlobal, Vendio, and the many many other data feed management/eBay seller/multi-channel management companies out there, there’s still a ton of opportunity to help small and medium sized merchants get up and running quickly and easily on multiple shopping comparison engines and deliver extremely high quality feeds to the shopping engines.
eBay Store sellers alone represent an incredible opportunity. Definitely check out Ina Steiner’s recent AuctionBytes survey. A little commentary from buySAFE here. Interesting that Scot Wingo hasn’t really delved into this topic…probably happy with his cozy relationship with Google.
Expect a public beta release of SingleFeed before my NY Mets sweep the National League Division Series!