How can you create a local inventory feed for Google Merchant Center?

Daniel_panduro
New Member
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Im trying to create a local inventory feed that can be used in Google Merchant Center. I have tried the Google App but it sends completely wrong stock level data. 

What other apps can you recommend that actually formats the feed the way Google needs it?

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Samia_Akram22
Shopify Partner
60 10 14

@Daniel_panduro 

Certainly! Here are concise recommendations for creating a local inventory feed for Google Merchant Center:

1. DataFeedWatch:
- Platform for feed management.
- User-friendly interface.
- Customization options for accurate stock data.

2. Feedonomics:
- Optimizes feeds for various channels.
- Advanced customization and mapping.
- Ensures accurate stock levels.

3. GoDataFeed:
- Feed management and optimization.
- Mapping, filtering, and scheduling.
- Customizable to align with Google's requirements.

4. Channable:
- Manages feeds for e-commerce channels.
- Rule-based transformations.
- Supports Google Merchant Center.

5. Merchant Center Feed (Shopify App):
- Shopify app for Google Merchant Center.
- Streamlines feed creation.
- Integrates with the Shopify platform.

Check compatibility, and user reviews, and stay updated on Google's requirements.

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Daniel_panduro
New Member
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@Samia_Akram22 

I am using Channable currently and they cannot create a local inventory feed. They have an export option with local inventory but it does nothing besides preparing the name-convention for the requires fields. 

My issue is the feed should create a row for each item at each local. I have 22 locations and dont know how to automate that structure. 

Is there any of the recommendations you have used yourself and seen work?

EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
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If you are seeing the wrong stock levels, then I guess you have multiple locations? If so, you can define the locations the stock levels need to be collect, by using an app such as : https://apps.shopify.com/multiple-google-shopping-feeds

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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Daniel_panduro
New Member
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You are right. I have 22 locations.

Does the app you linked structure the feed so it can be pushed directly to GMC? 🙂

EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
3059 226 734

Nearly directly, you do have to choose the correct options to pull the inventory value. But it's pretty straight forward.

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?.
Daniel_panduro
New Member
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Hi Emmanul 

I just tested the app. Does not look like it can handle several locations in the same feed. Am I wrong?

EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
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That is correct, reason: because that is not how Google Merchant Center works.

 

You need to submit 1 feed per country/language/currency, as per requirement by Google.

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?.
CEOWonena
Shopify Partner
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This is not a good option, as this app charges when you have more than 10 products. LOL

EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
3059 226 734

Indeed, I don't think shopify will ever be in a position where it will have all the functionality built in. There are too many users with different requirements. If you find an app that fixes the issue and it's free, do share!

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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