Google Shopping Channel - GTIN?

sampymishra
Shopify Partner
74 1 1

Hi, 

 

We have developed an app for Shopify which will solve your issue with GTIN. We collect the barcode and ass it as GTIN only if the format is correct. In case the Barcode format is not correct we leave the value empty and pass the null value to the merchant center. In this way, your products do not get disapproved. 

In case you want you can use the app Easy Google Shopping Feed app by Adnabu. You can also,  request a demo, and we will get back to you.

Hope this helps.

 

Google Shopping Feed Specialist

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Bikes-Angel
Excursionist
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there is no barcode.  custom is custom. and why should there be a development of an app when this is supposed to work in shopify by design. 

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MWF
New Member
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FINALLY resolved this after an hour of speaking with Google Merchant Center.  Highly recommend calling them if this solution doesn't work for you.

1. Log into GMC, Products, Feeds

2. Under Supplemental Feeds, Select Add Supplemental Feed and name it whatever you want under Supplemental feed name

3. Google Sheets, Continue

4.  Name column A 'id' and name column B 'identifier_exists'

5. In column A, you're going to need to put all of your product ids in.  You can find these in GMC, All Products, and there's a download icon on the right hand side.  It'll download a .tsv zip.  Just open it with Excel and your ids will be in column B.  Now paste those ids into column A in your newly created google sheet

6. Now in column B of your newly created google sheet, put 'false' in every single field under 'identifier_exists'

7.  Google Sheets automatically saves every few seconds so you can close it or leave it open.  Go back to Feeds, Supplemental Feeds, and click on the feed file you created.  Click Fetch Now in the top right hand corner.  And in a few minutes you'll get Items and Items matched.  If you have 100 products, both these numbers should be 100.

8.  Wait 24-48 hours for this to be reflected in Shopify

 

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TAGSAngel
Pathfinder
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@MWF 
This is mostly great. but there's some steps that have no instruction here and probably assumed that I (anyone doing this) will know what to choose but that's not necessarily the truth  Please fill in and let me know if my assumptions are correct or if I ended up doing it all wrong.
Thanks

Supplemental Feeds > Add  > name whatever
Choose Google Sheets
Login-

Next you have these choices?????   Assuming Register a Google Spreadsheet???????

Register a Google spreadsheet
radio_button_checked
Generate a new Google spreadsheet from a template
radio_button_unchecked
Select an existing Google spreadsheet
expand_moreCreate an upload schedule (Optional)


Then.....   Assuming these both need to be checked???????
Supplement product attributes from this supplemental feed to existing primary feeds.
Product data is matched via the id attribute by default.
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Content API
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United States, English
 
There were some none ID related rows such as  answers to gender   Unisex / Female  etc  I assume I should just delete these correct?

Thanks so much!!!!


 
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MWF
New Member
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Hello,

I don't have the answers to all your questions which is why I recommend calling Google Merchant Center, they are very helpful.  

But let me try my best:

  1. Next you have these choices?????   Assuming Register a Google Spreadsheet???????
    Register a Google spreadsheet
    Generate a new Google spreadsheet from a template
    Select an existing Google spreadsheet
    expand_moreCreate an upload schedule (Optional)

ANSWER: Select 'Generate a new Google spreadsheet from a template'
This will open up a blank google sheet and you input two columns only. 

  1. Then.....   Assuming these both need to be checked???????
    Supplement product attributes from this supplemental feed to existing primary feeds.
    Product data is matched via the id attribute by default.
    check_box_outline_blank
    Content API
    check_box_outline_blank
    United States, English

ANSWER: Didn’t come across this step 

  1. There were some none ID related rows such as  answers to gender   Unisex / Female  etc  I assume I should just delete these correct?"

ANSWER: Didn’t come across this step 

 

 

 

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TAGSAngel
Pathfinder
128 1 36

maybe I did it wrong  also cause it's 2 days and google / shopify is still telling me I need gtin

 

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MWF
New Member
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Shopify a hot mess on this topic.  Every agent I talk to says something different.  The one yesterday said oh don't worry, it's just a warning that you are not getting full analytics a broken thing we need to fix.  Which doesn't make sense, because it is a real problem on the GMC side.

Here's how I know my problem was fixed on Google's end (which is all that matters).  Go to GMC -> Products -> Diagnostics.  If you don't see the GTIN error anymore there, you're good.  If you still see it, CALL GMC, they are very helpful.

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TAGSAngel
Pathfinder
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@MWF 

CALL GMC, they are very helpful.


where did you find their telephone #?

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TAKUNAGA
New Member
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Hello, my products do not have GTIN, so I want to ensure the identifier-exists field is false.

To sync my feed of shopify to Google, I expect I have to work on Shopify page to make change identifier-exists field, and I do not know how.

I checked "customer product" field yes on Shopify, but the message "You need to add a gtin or mpn." is still shown.
Let me know the way of solving this problem!!

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TAGSAngel
Pathfinder
128 1 36

Scroll up  @MWF  basically gave the only known fix for this at the moment.  It worked for me so I'm sure it will work for you.

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