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First post I am looking for information regarding inventory feeds to power an automotive retailing site (like Autotrader or Cars.com)

Oct 10, 2020
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Thread title says most of it. I am interested in developing an online automotive marketing site similar to Cars.com or Autotrader and I am trying to figure out how to get a dealers inventory feed.(obviously with their permission)

I know that Homenet and Vauto and other pieces of software syndicate that data. What I dont know is what type of format the data comes in and how to get access to a few feeds so I can build out the code.

My research so far has told me that some have an ftp site where you pull down the data and some have API's where you can update in real time.

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

I have access to a few dealerships, having been in variable retail for a long time, but I have no connections with any of the syndicators to my knowledge.

Any help would be appreciated.
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