Google Shopping

This page describes the configuration setup for connecting a website products to Google Merchant Center.

For documentation on how to connect your site to Google Merchant Center is described at https://support.google.com/merchants#topic=7259123

How to map your fields to google shopping fields to be fetched by Google:

Required fields:

  • Id = Article number (connected automatically)
  • Title = Product name (connected automatically)
  • Description = Product description (connected automatically)
  • Link = Product Url (connected automatically)
  • Image link = Products main image (first in array) link (connected automatically)
  • Item group id = Article number of base-product (connected automatically)
  • Availability = InStockQuantity (connected automatically)
  • Price = Variant price (connected automatically)
  • Google product category (Set manually)
  • Adult (Set manually)
  • Brand (Set manually)
  • Condition (Set manually)
  • GTIN (Set manually)
  • MPN (Set manually) (required if GTIN not exist)

Not required fields (Not valid for all countries)

  • Additional image links = Rest images of product if exists (connected automatically)
  • Tax (connected automatically)
  • Tax country (connected automatically)
  • Age group (Set manually)
  • Color (Set manually)
  • Gender (Set manually)
  • Is bundle (Set manually)
  • Material (Set manually)
  • Multipack (Set manually)
  • Pattern (Set manually)
  • Promotion id (Set manually)
  • Size (Set manually)
  • Size system (Set manually)
  • Size type (Set manually)

Read here for more information about the fields.

Google specific supported fields

  • Google product category [fieldtype = TextOption] (required)
    • Googles own product category library (fetched automatically on Save)
  • Adult [fieldtype = Boolean] (required)
    • Yes
    • No
  • Age group [fieldtype = TextOption] (Required for various countries)
    • Newborn
    • Infant
    • Toddler
    • Kids
    • Adult
  • Availability [fieldtype = TextOption] (required)
    • In stock
    • Out of stock
    • Preorder
  • Condition [fieldtype = TextOption] (required)
    • New
    • Refurbished
    • Used
  • Gender [fieldtype = TextOption] (apparel products only) (Required for various countries)
    • Male
    • Female
    • Unisex
  • Is bundle [fieldtype = Boolean] (Required for various countries)
    • Yes
    • No
  • Size system [fieldtype = TextOption] (apparel products only) (optional)
    • US
    • UK
    • EU
    • DE
    • FR
    • JP
    • CN
    • IT
    • BR
    • MEX
    • AU
  • Size type (apparel products only) [fieldtype = TextOption] (optional)
    • Regular
    • Petite
    • Plus
    • Big and tall
    • Maternity

How to map product fields to Google Shopping fields:

If you have a pure new accelerator installed, then a lot of required and Google Shopping specific fields are already installed in environment.

In other case, you need to create the Google Shopping specific fields that do not exist plus non-required fields if you would like to populate them to be fetched by Google.

  1. Your website need to have “Enable price agent files” checkbox Enabled.
  2. Go to Backoffice controlpanel (Settings) Products/Fields for creating the necessary fields be aware to create options on a TextOption field according to googles specifications supported values.
  3. Go to Products/GoogleShoppping for mapping product fields to G.S fields.
  4. When you have mapped the fields together then by clicking Save you will fetch Google Product Category library to your chosen TextOption field into “Options”.
  5. For each product/variant you must set the Google Product Category field since its mandatory. If you don’t set it on variants, then program tries to pick it from the base-product so that means at least base-product must have the google product category set.
  6. For checking the outcome type this in your browsers address bar: http://<yourWebsiteUrl>/priceagent.axd/Googleshopping and if you have done everything according to documentation then you should see an XML page with all products included.
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