- First, go to Tools & Settings. Then, choose Business Information > Website > Enter your website URL
- Next, choose the first option and copy the tag
- After getting the tag, you need to log into your store. Go to Online Store > Themes. Then, on the top right corner click Actions > Edit Code.
- Paste it right here in theme.liquid under the opening <head> tag, then save.
- Finally, go back to Google Merchant Center, to verify and claim your URL
If you follow all the steps correctly, your website URL will be verified quickly and look like this. Need help? Meet us in the chat widget at the bottom-right corner!
Note: Shipping setting is a sore topic. But it's rewarding when you do it right (almost) and painful when you do it wrong. Below you'll find all the basics. (If this still doesn't help with your complicated shipping settings, contact us for support!)
- What Google wants mostly mirrors what shoppers want: The shipping cost shown on Google matches that on your landing page or at least not lower. Even better, free shipping.
- Setting up shipping services in Google Merchant has its perks: You can apply the services to all products or groups of products (more on this below)
- Same product, same country - multiple shipping services: Google will calculate and show shoppers the lowest rates.
- Step 1: Service settings
Choose Shipping & Returns tab under the Tools section, then Add Shipping Service
- Shipping service name: Make it distinguishable.
- Countries: It's where the products governed by this service will be headed to
- Currencies: It's those of the target countries. Make sure they also match currencies stated in your feeds
2. Step 2: Delivery time
Order cutoff time: the time before which orders must be placed in order to process them on the same day.
Time zone: in which cutoff time is calculated.
Handling time: First box: Minimum business days it takes you to process an order. Same-day processing means minimum = 0
Second box: Maximum number of business days it takes you to process orders.
Transit time: add the possible range of business days this service could take (for example, 1 to 5)
More transit time: This allows you to config your shipping even more granularly based on regions in each country. Only applicable for United States, France, and Australia.
Set your holidays if needed
3. Step 3: Shipping rates
Once configured properly, you should be able to see the shipping setting applied to your product.
I want to target many countries of sale. How can I set up different countries, languages and currencies?
- Feeds from our app will carry the original language and currency of your Shopify product's original data. For example, if your source products are in English and priced in USD, your product feed will be in English and USD, no matter whether you're using a currency converter and/or a language app.
Note: We haven't supported multi-lingual feeds just yet.
- But you can **always add additional countries** of sale as destinations to your feed, as long as your feed language and currency are supported in your target countries of sales.
Navigate to the Content API feed in your Google Merchant
Add additional countries of sale to your existing feed(s). By doing this, Google will show your products to the target countries in your feed original language + in the currency of those countries of sale (auto-converted by Google).
They will stay there for 30 days, then they will expire. This is to keep a stable source of items if you're running any ads. But please note that syncing is not available from the moment you delete the app, so your items will remain static. Mismatch errors might happen.
Technically you don't have to. If you still want to use other functions of the app (setting up Google Ads, for example), just keep it. If you only need a tool to submit your feed, then we'd advise choosing just one app to avoid submitting duplicated items. This will also help us spot the issue from our app for you as they won't be mixed up with items from other apps! You can either disconnect your Google Merchant ID to the Google Channel app or delete it.
It's about to. We're launching a feature that generates a feed URL for you. But please note that if you want to use it to submit to other channels, you still have to follow their data specifications/requirements, which might differ a lot from those of Google Merchant.
I recently made some changes to product data. Can I sync now or do I have to wait till the scheduled time?
No, you don't have to wait!
If you've made the changes just in-app, go to Manage feed tab → hit the button below to sync immediately to Google.
If you've made the changes from Shopify, hit the "resync product" button first, then repeat the above process.
What if my descriptions have images, tables, or even videos? Will the app be able to submit those as descriptions?
My products have variants. How will the variants' titles look like as submitted items to Google Merchant?
In general settings → advanced settings, select how you want to set up the title format for each item (each item corresponds to one variant).
For example, if your main product title is School Backpack for kids and you have 2 variants for it in total (blue and green). The setting below will append the main title with the variant title, "School Backpack for kids/blue" and "School Backpack for kids/green" to submit to your Google Merchant.
Unique product identifiers define, distinguish products you are selling and help match search queries with your products. Custom-made products (arts, DIYs, T-shirts, etc.) don't need to submit UPIs. However, manufactured products need at least 2 out of 3 main UPIs (GTIN, MPN, brand).
- My products are custom-made. What should I do with MPN or GTIN to get them approved?
In this case, you just need to tell Google that by submitting an "identifier_exists = no" to Google. Contact us for support setting that up.
- My products are not custom-made. I don't know where to find GTIN or MPN
Make sure your products are manufactured. Then try to contact the manufacturer or GS1 to get the correct GTINs. Since GTIN is international, Google can check its validity. So please don't make up your GTINs. Wrong ****formats definitely result in disapproved products.
****If you can't have them, please contact us for support to tell Google that your identifier exists but you don't have them in place (set GTIN, MPN to blank). This way, your products will still get approved (provided they're not caught into other warnings) with limited performance.