Disadvantages of the Feed
- Database storage - You will need to create new tables and your database schema to store the data per product.
- Coding, mapping and maintenance costs - Creation of the import scripts to consume the XML and map to your existing product data. As CNET makes improvements to the content and the feeds, you will need to accommodate for the adjustments.
- New products or content errors will be delayed by at least a day instead of real-time. Depending on your capacity and frequency of updates.