Google webmasters is a nightmare and I recently found out after spending hours diligently filling out a product feed form, that I can't use the product feed feature anyway because I haven't got barcodes for my products. If i started at that game I would be hundreds of thousands of dollars out of pocket. The surfboard fins which I stock my shop with, are 3d printed and new products are added weekly. Those barcode shiny (backside) beaurocrats at the government want a seperate barcode for every colour and size of the product you have. LOL so guess what. Google can go hang and dry in the wind,
One of my advantages is that I can print anything I want. A new size for a fin is just a computer file away. Why stress myself and pay some idiot 150 NZ dollars just for one barcode ? Do you really think the customer cares? They just want to get the fin and go surf it. If I had a barcode it would be on the package and be thrown away.
So Google webmasters won't create a feed without a barcode? This reeks of some kind of control grid with money spongers at the end. Time for a revolution methinks.
Would a google intergration app overcome this sort of problem? And would it be easier to use than the clunky verbose and maze like webmasters tool? Or would my store be relegated to a 'not trusted' status by some arbitrary shadowy government official because of my blatant lack of barcode use?
Hello Great Shopify Merchants Yearning For Google Trusted Stores Integration ...
Just spoke with Shopify and asked them about the status of GTS integration.
They said that you want to chime in on the issue in the following ways ...
1) Post on this discussion that you want Google Trusted Stores Integration
2) When live chatting with a Shopify Guru aka support - you want to tell them you want Google Trusted Stores Integration
3) When you call directly to a Shopify Guru aka support - you want to tell them you want Google Trusted Stores Integration
4) When you email directly to a Shopify Guru aka support - you want to tell them you want Google Trusted Stores Integration
The more voices the faster this will get done.
SHOW. YOUR. DEMAND. NOW. FOR GOOGLE TRUSTED STORES INTEGRATION.
Can someone elaborate on what this integration - beyond a JS mod to a theme - is necessary? What needs to be automated from the Shopify side? Thanks.