Google Shopping Feed Update

20 August 2014

We have updated your Google Shopping Feed to meet the latest changes announced by Google and which will be effective from September 30th.

The quantity field has now been retired from the feed.

We have included a mobile link for each item being rendered in the feed. This link is the same as for the desktop version.

The product availability field can now contain all the three values required by Google: in-stock, out of stock, and preorder. When an item is out of stock, we reported it as such and use its release date to find out its availability. If it is in the past, then we mark it as out of stock. In this case, we use the product leadtime field to compute its availability date. Please ensure that this field has a numeric value which indicates the number of days from today where you expect the item to be available. We will report the item as being in stock if its lead time is less than five days as we believe it can be delivered in a timely manner.

In the event that the release date is in the future, we flag the item as preorder and use this date for the availability field.

More information about the changes can be found at this page

Questions / Comments / Feedback

These changes are currently available on the beta channel as well as the Early Adopters of the WebStore.

Should you have any questions, or if you encounter any problems, please feel free to contact our Customer Services team through live chat, or by support ticket, on our Partner Portal.