Google Merchant complains about a few of our own products, because they don't have a barcode.
But the products have MPN number which I must have added to the product. The problem is that some of our own products are available in several sizes, but I can only add the MPN number to a single product through the Google Shopping app. How can I add the mpn number to both variants?
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For custom products, remove the value Brand, MPN and GTIN, then set identifier exists to no
There should be an option to switch the product to do not have product identifiers. Under products > more actions > google shopping.
Hope this helps.
The some of the custom products that don't have a variant has been fixed by being assigned their MPN number and then marked as a custom product. Wich maid them disapear as a problem i GMC.
But the products with different size variants. Here i cant do the sam trick, because the Google Shopping App is not accesible with in the variant product, so that i can assign the size variant's own MPN number in the Google Shopping App.
You can not assign random data. All product identifiers need to be 100% correct.
If you don't have a valid bar code or MPN assigned by the manufacturer, then do not use it. And set your products to be custom.
If you do not follow Google Shopping guidelines, your product ranking will drop and your performance will lower.
If you need more specific control of your data feed, have a look here: https://feedarmy.com/shopify-google-shopping-feed/
I am not sure the feedarmy feed tool, is what i need for this problem. But it does looks interesting.
The MPN number I am trying to add to the variant products is our own MPN number for the coffee we roast and sell in our online coffee shop.
We do not have a Gtin number for the products we manufacture, because they are only sold from our shops.
We have different MPN numbers for the variant products fx. Bentax All Day Blend 250g Mpn 42028 and Bentax All Day Blend 1000g - mpn 42026.
These are the numbers that I would like to add to the product variant. But I can only add the mpn number on the product's Mainpage, and not on the product variant page, here I can only add SKU and Gtin number. And i hope by adding the mpn number for our custom product, i can get rid of the problems Merchant center is complaining about with missing Gtin, mpn or missing brand.
The Image is of the inventory settings on the variant page.
This is an accepted solution.
For Google Shopping, even if it states in the documentation that you can add Brand + MPN, it is in most cases not accepted.
The correct settings is if you have bar codes to submit GTIN, MPN, Brand and set identifier exists to yes
If you do not have bar codes to not submit GTIN, MPN or brand and set identifier exists to no
The easiest way is to use feed rules in Google Merchant Center to set it all to clear and set identifier exists to no. Then you have correctly setup the product identifiers. More info:
Hope this helps.
The problem exists with the relationship between Shopify, Google & the Google Channel app. Google wrote the interface & basically it DOS NOT WORK with Variants & you will get referred to Google by Shopify & visa versa & neither multi-national Corporation can or is prepared to help.
You CANNOT ADD unique variant MPNs although you can add variant Barcodes.
There is NO WAY AROUND THIS .. the GOOGLE CHANNEL APP DOES NOT WORK WITH VARIANTS with MPNs & BARCODES.
And the other issue is the interface does not make the Google field ... identifier_exists ... available, so you cant set that to NO as per some Google instructions.
I spent three hours trying to work with Shopify Chat ... and bottom line, they told me to get the "Feed For Google Shopping" App @ $4.99 per month.
Seems pretty ridiculous that a platform that is supposed to be for Merchants DOES NOT HAVE THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GOOGLE SHOPPING ... kinda wonder if Shopify is FIT FOR PURPOSE to use Australian legalese.
Ok les gars en vrai shopify m'a fait réver du vent, cette option est certes disponible dans l'app google shopping de shopify mais pas pris en compte sur le merchant center, donc si vous souhaitez mettre les MPNs sur les variantes via une app, il faut :
- Soit attendre qu'ils mettent celle la à jour
- Soit investir dans une qui fait le taf pour 5€
- Soit vous tapez vos fiches produits manuellement dans le merchant center (je vous le conseille)
En espérant vous avoir aidé,
big up à vous