What are Dealer Feeds?

Dealer feeds are a way for high volume sellers to efficiently post a large number of listings to LemonFree.com on a daily basis.

In order for a Dealer feed to be considered for import, the initial feed must contain at least 5,000 vehicles. If your feed/inventory is under this requirement you may still provide us a feed if you use an Online Inventory Management Company; they in turn can provide us a feed to integrate.

Your Online Inventory Management Company may already be providing inventory feeds to LemonFree.com. To see a list of partners we currently import feeds from click here.

If you see your IMS/DMS on the list but aren't seeing your automobiles on LemonFree, please contact us and we will setup the rest.

Feed Requirements | Feed Example

Feed Requirements

  1. 5,000 vehicles in initial feed
  2. File must be a pipe delimited text file with a header row. 2 files will be sent, one with dealership information and the other with the listings. If the optional information is not being used then it should be left blank delimited by the pipes ||.
  3. Dealer File
    Required Fields
    • dealer_id - Unique Identifier for the Dealer
    • dealer_name
    • dealer_street_address
    • dealer_city
    • dealer_state - Official two letter abbreviation (e.g. CA for California)
    • dealer_zip_code
    • dealer_telephone - 555-555-5555
    • last_modified - a date type in the format YYYY-MM-DD indicating the last day that this dealer was modified. We will use this to update name and contact info.
    Optional Fields
    • dealer_email
  4. Listing File
    Required Fields
    • dealer_id - Unique Identifier for the dealer
    • type - Indicates if the vehicle is new, used, or salvage. Must be either [u|n|s]
    • vin
    • year - four digit integer value for year
    • make
    • model
    • mileage - integer type only
    • price - integer type only
    • last_modified - a date type in the format YYYY-MM-DD indicating the last day that this listing was modified. We will use this to update price, mileage, and comments.
    Optional Fields
    • vehicle_id - Unique Identifier for the dealer/vehicle pair.
    • trim
    • doors
    • exterior_color
    • interior_color
    • engine_cylinders
    • engine_displacement
    • transmission - can be either automatic or manual and must be of form [a|m]
    • certified - [y|n]
    • description - Dealer comments on the vehicle.
    • image_url - should contain the leading "http://". Multiple images can be comma delimited in this column.
    • warranty - [y/n]
    • options - A comma delimited list of the vehicle options. Use most common form (e.g. Air Bag would be "Air Bag", Air Conditioning would be "Air Conditioning".)
    • body_style - A consumer friendly bodystyle. Must be one of type "SUV", "Sedan", "Truck", "Coupe", "Minivan", "Wagon", "Convertible", "Hatchback", or "Van".
    • fuel_type - The type of fuel system the vehicle has. Type could be one of (but not exclusive to) "Hybrid", "Gas", "Diesel", or "Electric".

If you require any additional information or would like to setup a feed integration please feel free to contact us.

Feed Example

To view an example of the dealer file download dealer.csv. This file can be viewed in any text editor. An example of the listing file by downloading listing.csv.

If you require any additional information or would like to setup a feed integration please feel free to contact us.