How to update Google Product Category for data feeds?

New Member
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I see Google prefers to know the "Product Category" for products I'm feeding into Google Shopping. How is this category defined with Shopify?

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Shopify Partner
27 0 10

Hey Sean,

This is an extra field you will need to edit after you add the Google Shopping app. The values are according to Google's product taxonomy:

For your own products you need to find the categories that are relevant. Shopify uses the same list for its autocomplete.

Here is an example:


You'll see that the Google Product ategory name is in Dutch, its different in every language 🙂 - no-fluff ecommerce marketing advice
New Member
1 0 0

Hello all;

I sell books in my store and I've identified the following google product categories:

784 - Media > Books

543542 - Media > Books > E-books

543543 - Media > Books > Print Books

Trouble is, some of the titles in my catalog have variants (hard cover, paperback, epub). When I try to manage my products Google Channel only sees the top line and won't let me assign a category to each variant. Should I just assign 784 - Media > Books to the top title?

Please advise,