Yahoo! Network 3.5% revenue share -- applied to all
transactions that originate from anywhere on the Yahoo!
Network, such as the Yahoo! Directory and Yahoo! Network
search. If you decide to participate in Yahoo! Shopping,
this revenue share will also be applied to all transactions
that originate from Yahoo! Shopping. This charge will be
billed on the 6th of each month for the previous calendar
View the revised Yahoo! Store Merchant Service Agreement
For additional information, visit the Yahoo! Store Pricing
Store Building Tip: Improve product categorization in
Ypath (or YPATH) stands for Yahoo! path and refers to a
method used in Yahoo! Shopping to categorize products
so they appear in the correct Yahoo! Shopping department.
You can create a ypath field when you upload your product
database. This is a way to provide additional information
about where your merchandise belongs within Yahoo! Shopping.
Don't let the funny name scare you, adding a ypath field
is not rocket science:
If you build your store manually, you can edit the ypath
field in your Yahoo! Store editor by overriding the ypath
variable for a specific item page. This is done in the
Advanced Editor using the "Override Variable" function. For
step by step instructions on changing ypath information for
one or several items in your store, please visit:
If you typically update your store by CSV database upload,
you can create a new field titled ypath to your file before
the upload. First, select the Yahoo! Shopping department
that's the most appropriate match for your merchandise.
Once you've selected your department, simply copy and
paste the department "path" into the ypath field. Use
this format: "dept:department name" and make sure that
the information in the ypath field matches the Yahoo!
Shopping Department information exactly.
Yahoo! Shopping Departments
Here's an example: Clothing products should be categorized
with the following information in the ypath field:
"dept:Apparel, Accessories, and Shoes" Don't forget those commas!
If you are including the ypath field in your CSV file,
don't forget to add "ypath" to the first line of your file.
If you sell computers or electronics products, you can
use ypaths to provide even more category information for
Yahoo! Shopping. For complete details, please visit:
Ypath Computers and Electronics
For everything else you were afraid to ask about ypaths,
visit the ypath help pages.
Customer Service Tip: Shipping updates and delays
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 will impact
our lives in many ways, both large and small. In the
short term, it is possible that you and your customers
may be affected by shipping delays, as shipping carriers,
including the United States Postal Service, experience
delays or restrictions in the resumption of air service.
We suggest that you update the shipping information on
your web site, or communicate with those customers most
likely to be affected by delayed shipments. Consider
providing a prominent front-page link to shipping policies,
updates, and information.
Both UPS and Fedex announced Monday that they are
reinstating money-back guarantees on specific domestic
and international destinations this week -- you'll
find details on their web sites. Meantime, let's show
extra consideration for our customers during the
challenging days and weeks ahead.
Here are the latest links to information from some
of the major carriers:
United States Postal Service
United States Post Office Mail Services Update
Fedex: United States
Update on FedEx Service to Manhattan
UPS Home Page
UPS Service for New York City
Spotlight: Emergency and relief information on Yahoo!
The Yahoo! News team has created a web page that points
to ongoing relief efforts and emergency resources in
the wake of the terrorist attacks on the U.S.
You can find news and information on the emergency
response and how you can help at
Yahoo! is actively lending assistance to relief
organizations by means of the Yahoo! Store platform.
Yahoo! has helped facilitate millions of dollars of
donations through Yahoo! PayDirect and these online
NY Firefighters Fund
Save the Children USA