Bing Product Upload
Bing Product Upload homepage
Bing Product Upload (codenamed Agora, formerly Windows Live Product Upload and Live Search Product Upload) was part of Microsoft's Bing search engine. It enables online shoppers using Bing Shopping to find easily find merchant's products.
Product Upload helps merchants to upload their product catalogs in either text or XML file formats. It support bulk uploads using FTP and browser-based uploads using HTTP. After the products are uploaded, they will become visible to online shoppers using Bing Shopping. Shoppers will be able to view prices, descriptions, and product images, and a direct link to the merchant's website to purchase their products. Merchants will require a Windows Live ID to log in and sign up.
Bing Product Upload was discontinued on 15 May 2009.
Merchants may upload their product catalogs in any of the formats supported: text or XML through either HTTP upload or FTP. Products can include images, description, price, and links to web addresses on the merchant's website. They can upload any number of catalogs with no specific limits. Once the catalog is successfully published and has passed the validation steps it will be searchable through Bing Shopping.
Merchants can use Product Upload to keep up to date on the status of their catalogs and keep track of their products on Bing Shopping.