Post by totalitarian » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:18 pm

Hi,

I currently use the product feed to get my products listed on google's product search. Ive just received the following email from google
Hello,

Thank you for participating in Google Product Search. We are reaching out to you to inform you about important changes we’re making to our Product Search attribute requirements for unique identifiers and tax and shipping information.

Starting May 3rd, 2011, we’ll require your product listings to include at least two of the three unique identifiers (Brand, MPN, GTIN). In order to provide as much information as possible to our users, we need your help in matching your products to our "product pages", where users are able to view useful data such as product specifications or reviews. While these attributes will not be required for your data feed to process correctly, they may prevent your items from appearing in Product Search results if not included. For more details, including what specific identifiers you should include for each category of item, please see our Help Center at http://www.google.com/support/merchants ... wer=160161

Starting June 6th, 2011, we’ll also require your product listings to include tax and shipping information to provide buyers with important price information. This information will be required at either the account or item level (in the “tax” or “shipping” attribute) in order for your items to process and appear in Google Product Search results. For instructions on how to include tax and shipping information, please visit http://www.google.com/support/merchants ... wer=160162

Please update your account settings or data feeds as soon as possible to ensure that you are complying with these new requirements by the dates specified above. For more information about these changes, please visit our Google Merchant blog at http://googlemerchantblog.blogspot.com/ ... earch.html

Sincerely,

The Google Product Search Team
Has anyone else received this email and what steps are you taking to comply with the new TOS? Does the product feed need updating?

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Post by Tom52 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:25 am

I got the same e-mail, what are we going to do about?

any help please.
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Post by Rainforest » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:22 pm

Anyone got an answer for this?
I would think this affects many of the OpenCart community.

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Post by cashman9 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:58 am

Developers, any information on the changes to the Google feed module needed?

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Post by Karen » Tue May 03, 2011 4:55 am

I came here to ask the same question. We need to ask Jay about this, as he was the one who programmed the module I, at least, am using. Not sure whether he has the time, though, or whether I want to bother him about this, since he did it for free initially.

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Post by SapporoGuy » Tue May 03, 2011 5:21 am

ouch, google is gunning for groupon and other aggratators (speeling???) any way, this is something more than just adding a few extra variables to a feed.

Looks like lots of carts are going to get it nicely without butter ... I'm not sure yet but I figure your cart is going to need these added to the product page. Thank goodness 1.5 is coming up soon, Maybe D&G could slip this in before the main release?

Yeah, I know it's a product feature but this is going to major upheavel ! :clown:

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Post by Johnathan » Tue May 03, 2011 6:19 am

Jay's Google Base Improved feed already includes Brand (pulled from the manufacturer) and MPN (pulled from the model). You can also sign into your Merchant Center account and set up tax and shipping costs, so there should be no problem meeting the May and June transition guidelines.

If your products do not have unique GTINs, MPNs, or Brands, you can ask to qualify for an exemption here:
http://www.google.com/support/merchants ... _exemption

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