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How can I list products on Google Merchant without a GTIN?

Lounes
Excursionist
15 0 2

hello, my products are not being approved for listing in google, it says i need to add GTIN. well... i don't have it, any suggestions?

 

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EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
3052 226 734

This is an accepted solution.

If you are the manufacturer, and Google suggests you have barcodes, then to increase performance buy official GS1 barcodes.

 

Products don't get disapproved for missing product identifiers but will get limited. However if the manufacturer has assigned barcodes, and you don't do it, yes you may find the product gets disapproved.

Get in touch with Emmanuel: a Google Shopping Specialist, Google Ads Diamond Product Expert, and also a a Google Product Expert Education 2021 & Tailwind 2023 Award winner.
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EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
3052 226 734

If you don't have barcodes, then the results in Google Merchant Center must be as followed.

Don't have any values for Brand, MPN and GTIN.

Have Identifier exists with the value no

 

You can fix this using feed rules, which is explained here: https://feedarmy.com/kb/fix-incorrect-product-identifier-mpn-in-google-merchant-center/

 

And here are the general rules in reality: https://feedarmy.com/kb/fix-limited-performance-due-to-missing-value-gtin-in-google-merchant-center/

Get in touch with Emmanuel: a Google Shopping Specialist, Google Ads Diamond Product Expert, and also a a Google Product Expert Education 2021 & Tailwind 2023 Award winner.
Need Google Merchant Center or Google Shopping support?.
Lounes
Excursionist
15 0 2

Yes, this could work however, the products I sell require a gtin so if add an attribute and set to false Googlebot will disapprove my products

EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
3052 226 734

This is an accepted solution.

If you are the manufacturer, and Google suggests you have barcodes, then to increase performance buy official GS1 barcodes.

 

Products don't get disapproved for missing product identifiers but will get limited. However if the manufacturer has assigned barcodes, and you don't do it, yes you may find the product gets disapproved.

Get in touch with Emmanuel: a Google Shopping Specialist, Google Ads Diamond Product Expert, and also a a Google Product Expert Education 2021 & Tailwind 2023 Award winner.
Need Google Merchant Center or Google Shopping support?.
ChoiceGoods1
Visitor
1 0 0

how does one afford that when they are a small business? you say it like it is so easy. it isnt, base price for GS1 membership is $5,000-10,000. only large businesses can afford that. 

EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
3052 226 734

Simply by not buying barcodes. You are not required to do this. If you are the manufacturer, you are not required to buy GS1 barcodes.

 

Simply remove brand, mpn values and set identifier exists to no. As per the: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyvilyMb2Bo

Get in touch with Emmanuel: a Google Shopping Specialist, Google Ads Diamond Product Expert, and also a a Google Product Expert Education 2021 & Tailwind 2023 Award winner.
Need Google Merchant Center or Google Shopping support?.

sampymishra
Shopify Partner
296 10 35

Hi @Lounes 

Some products are only shown in ads by Google if they have accurate GTINs. If you do not have to leave it empty, set the identifier as 'null.' 

You can also check the Easy Google Shopping Feed app by AdNAbu, which helps you avoid product disapproval due to missing GTIN. We automatically map the barcode to GTIn in The google merchant center. If you do not have one, we set the identifier to 'null.' This app also manages your merchant center feed and other advanced features such as Multilanguage, Multicurrency, and Metafields. 

You can also get in touch with our experts and request a demo. 

Hope this helps.

Sampy Mishra | Customer Success Manager @ AdNabu

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