Nov 27

Tips on Holiday Shopping Using RSS Feeds

RSSIcon Black Friday may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some great deals to be had out there. It’s just a matter of finding them… If you’ve been reluctant to try using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feeds, Samuel Peery from gives you a great reason to jump in: holiday shopping.

RSS Feeds can help you get the gifts you want to buy by alerting you when there’s a great deal out there on the World Wide Web. Peery shows you step-by-step how to take the legwork out of your shopping search by using custom RSS Feeds from your favorite shopping sites. With RSS technology you don’t have to go to individual websites to check for new content. Instead, you subscribe to RSS Feeds, which automatically deliver new content to your RSS Reader, just like an email inbox.

There are a number of sites that let you subscribe to RSS feeds for their content. Look for an orange “RSS” or “XML” symbol. But not all merchants offer RSS. If they don’t there are ways to work around it. Frank Barnako’s Media Blog gives a few great places to start:

1. Home Site Feeds - Top shopping sites that feature their own RSS Feeds include eBay, Craigslist, and MSN Shopping.

2. Auxiliary Feeds - The Amazon RSS Feed Generator taps into the database and lets you know what's new there; and Baebo searches eBay, Amazon, and Yahoo Shopping simultaneously, and sends you the results.

3. Independent Shopping Feeds - Some sites allow you to create a single feed that tracks multiple shopping sites at once; sites that specialize in deals and have RSS feeds include: Stealdeals, Techdeals, FatWallet, Slickdeals, and Spendfish.


  • Actually, Boddit aggregates nearly all the RSS feeds for the deal websites together.

    Dec 03