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How do I set up a Commission Junction ( data feed?

NEW INSTRUCTIONS (in development)

Register Feed in

  1. Log In To Your CJ Affiliate Account
  2. Navigate to Links > Feeds
  3. Click the Register Product Feed button
  4. Enter the following settings:
    Product Feed Name
    Your Store Name via Aten
    Email(s) For Notifications - Registered Users
    Select an email address
    Email(s) For Notifications - Non-registered Users
    This field is optional
    Send Notifications When Imports Not Received
    We recommend selecting After 1 day
    Archive URL
    Enter your store URL, e.g.
    Select Live - Available to publishers
    Product Search Results and API
    Select your preference; default is Yes - All products should be visible in search
    Publisher Group With Access to Feed Export
    Select your preference; default is All Joined Publishers
    Select Shopping (Google Format)
    Field to Use for Item Level Commissioning
    Select your preference; default is N/A (no item level commissioning)
    Target Country
    Select USD
    Content Language
    Select English
    Data Format
    Select CSV
    Do you use quoted fields?
    Select Yes - I use quotation marks...
    Price Field Currency Format
    Select the common in North America format
    Delivery Methods
    Select CJ SFTP (Post)
  5. Click the Register Feed button
  6. Back on the Feeds page, click the Product List Settings button.
  7. Select Shopping (Google Format) Feeds for the Product List Commissioning Source:
  8. Click the Save button

Add Feed

  1. Go to My Account
  2. to be continued...


  1. To set up your Commission Junction feed, you will first need to gather the following three numeric identifiers from your Commission Junction publisher account.
    CID - Account number (ID - CID) with Commission Junction
    In the top-right corner of your CJ account, in parenthesis next to your account name.
    SUBID - Subscription ID for transfer
    Go to the Account > Subscriptions page of your CJ account. Under the Imports tab, look for the subscription of type Product Catalog, and find the ID number in the Id column.
    AID - Product Catalog Ad ID number
    Go to the Links > Manage in your CJ account. Check the Link Type > Product Catalog checkbox on the left Refine Search sidebar. Look for the Link ID next to the Product Catalog link.
  2. You also have to contact CJ Client Support via your CJ Account to set up an Import Data Transfer Subscription with a transfer method of CJ FTP. They will send you an FTP username and password.
  3. On our website, go to My Account > Add Feed
  4. Enter your store name, select the Commission Junction Template, and click Create Feed
  5. Continue to Manage Feed > Modify Settings
  6. Enter your store export URLs and the CJ FTP username and password.
  7. Click "Update" to save your settings.
  8. Go to "Manage Feed > Advanced Settings"
  9. In the "Extra Header" box, replace the three "12345" numbers with the actual identifiers from your Commission Junction account. Do not change anything else in the header.
  10. Click "Update" to save your settings.
  11. Click the Submit button from Manage Feed > Submit a Task
  12. Check your e-mail in 1-6 hours to see if processed all the items.


Commission Junction Data Feed

Lasted Updated: May 14, 2019