Why Does My Product Catalog Only Have 250 Products?

We have limit the size of the a single feed by using feed pagination to 250 products. If you have lots of products and lots of variants in your store, you will need to upload multiple feeds to your product catalog.

With feed pagination, it will split up your store's items into multiple feeds. You can then add those feeds to the Facebook product catalog where they will be combined into a single product set. 

To use feed pagination, you will need to set two parameters in your RSS product feed.

1) Limit - the number of Shopify products per feed page (default is 250) but you can go up to 10,000

2) Page - the feed page number

To add the parameters:

  1. Log in to Pixel Bay
  2. Click "Settings"
  3. Copy the RSS Feed
  4. Paste the RSS Feed into a new browser. At the top, you will see the following:

    <!--Current Page:--> By default, the RSS feed will be on page 1.

    <!--Items On Current Page:--> Number of products on the page.

    <!--Per Page:--> Default maximum number of products including variants per page, which is 250. However you can set this, to a maximum of 10,000 products per page.
    <!--Total Pages:--> Total number of pages

    <!--Total Items:--> Total number of products including variants in your store.

    By knowing how many "Total Items" you have in you store, you will know how to set your "page" and "limit" parameters.  

    For Example: Your store has 70,000 products. You can split your RSS feed into 7 pages with 10,000 products per page. In this case, you will have to do to add the following " ?limit=10000&page=1" to the end of your RSS Feed URL.

    https://www.yourstore.com/tools/pixelbay/v1/facebook.rss?limit=10000&page=1
    https://www.yourstore.com/tools/pixelbay/v1/facebook.rss?limit=10000&page=2
    https://www.yourstore.com/tools/pixelbay/v1/facebook.rss?limit=10000&page=3
    https://www.yourstore.com/tools/pixelbay/v1/facebook.rss?limit=10000&page=4
    https://www.yourstore.com/tools/pixelbay/v1/facebook.rss?limit=10000&page=5
    https://www.yourstore.com/tools/pixelbay/v1/facebook.rss?limit=10000&page=6
    https://www.yourstore.com/tools/pixelbay/v1/facebook.rss?limit=10000&page=7

  5. Log in to your Facebook Business Manager and go to your Ads Manager. 
  6. Click on the "Ads Manager" to expand a dropdown menu and selected "Catalogue Manager".
  7. Click on the "Create Catalogue" button.
  8. Select a catalog type that presents your product catalog.  For example, "E-commerce" for Shopify store owner and click "Next".
  9. Select the Ad Account that this catalog is for under "Catalog Owner" and name your catalogue.
  10. Next, click on "Create" and then go to your newly created catalog.
  11. Once your catalogue is created, you will see a message "Catalogue created".
  12. Click "View Catalog" to proceed with the setup.
  13. Once you are in your product catalog, click on "Products" from the navigation menu.
  14. Then, click on "Add Products".
  15. Select "Use Data Feeds" to upload your product catalog feed.
  16. Then, click "Next".
  17. Select "Use Bulk Upload" and click on the "Next" button to continue.
  18. Select "Scheduled Feed" and the click Next to continue.
  19. For the Feed URL, enter in your first RSS Feed. Using the same example above, you'll enter in:
    https://www.yourstore.com/tools/pixelbay/v1/facebook.rss?limit=10000&page=1

    Repeat the steps again until you have added all the product feed URL in your product catalog.
  20. Under "Schedule Your Automatic Uploads", select when you want to upload products from the data feed url and click next.
  21. Enter in a "Data Feed Name" for your own reference. Then, select the default currency (the currency your Shopify store is in).
  22. Click "Upload".
  23. After you have successfully uploaded the product feed url, go to "Events" under Configure on the navigation menu.
  24. Then, click on "Connect To Tracking".
  25. Select the Pixel ID that you have integrated to your Shopify store and then click on "Save".
     You have now completed uploading your product catalog!

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