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How to Use Your LPG Stock Feed
Let’s Play Games supplies a stock feed to our customers that contains a detailed list of all our currently offered products.
This stock feed is regenerated at 8am and 8pm every day.
Do any of these apply to you?
You want to automate your buying / selling process from Let’s Play Games
You want to open a new online store and need product data to populate it
You have an established online store and want to stay up-to-date with new items
You want to sync your inventory levels / pricing with ours in your store / POS
You are looking to dramatically increase your product range
If so, we recommend stock feed integration. This can be done in two main ways:
Direct upload of our stock feed into your ecommerce store
Development work to automate the syncing of our stock feed with your ecommerce store / POS
Click an icon below to learn more about your ecommerce platform's product import process.
We at LPG are committed to making this integration process as easy as we can for our customers. If you need information our stock feed doesn’t contain, reach out to your Account Manager and we’ll assess a solution.
Below is a detailed list of the content of the stock feed. Please read this carefully before integrating this information into your website.
Stock Feed Contents
The stock feed is encoded in UTF-8, and is in a comma-delimited file format. Fields may be added over time, but existing fields are permanently fixed. The fields with an *asterisk may not always include data.
item_number - our unique identifier
the single source of truth for each item
if mapping to LPG items, use this as the mapping key
this number will never change
name - the item's name
uses LPG's naming structure
image_path - the URL for the item's primary image
if none exists, this value will be no_image
rrp - the recommended retail price of the item
this value may be 0 for some items, due to special request from the item publisher
*game_family - the family of games that this item belongs to
e.g. D&D, Catan, etc
*description - the item description in raw HTML
*barcode - the item barcode
*manufacturer_sku - the item SKU
qty_available - the quantity currently in stock of the item.
this number is capped at 99
LPG RECOMMENDS ONLY SELLING ITEMS ABOVE A QUANTITY THRESHOLD
availability - the availability status of the item
either Available, Back-Order, or Pre-Order
categories - the categories that LPG has mapped the product to on our website
separated by commas
displayed as a tree structure, with the parent on the leftmost node and the child on the rightmost node
LPG is the root node
e.g. item in the Dice category will have a category tree of LPG/Dice & Accessories/Dice
*publisher - the item's primary publisher
*eta - the estimated arrival of our next shipment of the product
items with an ETA of 09/09/2033 have an unconfirmed arrival date
*boardgamegeek_id - the BoardGameGeek ID of the product
this field is no longer populated for new products
price_ex_gst - your cost price minus GST
price_inc_gst - your cost price including GST
processed_at - the date this stock feed was last updated
core_product - whether LPG considers this item a core product
either No, Core Products, or Core Products Expanded
discontinued - is this item discontinued
either Yes or No.
LPG RECOMMENDS NOT SELLING DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS WITH LOW QUANTITY
saleable_to_customer - whether this item can be resold onto your retail customers
either Yes or No
DO NOT SELL PRODUCTS MARKED AS NO
lpg_url - the url to the item's product page on our website
estimated_release_date - the release date of the item
can be in the format dd.mm.yy e.g. 25.03.20,
can be a text description e.g. May 2020
available_incoming_stock - the quantity of stock we have incoming that hasn't been ordered yet
capped at 99
useful for sale of preorder products, as LPG doesn't list stock levels until the product arrives