What Promotion ID is shopify sending to google merchant center

aurelienschibli
Visitor
2 0 1

Hi Partners and Developers

 

Does anyone know much about the API feed for the google sales channel?

Specifically for merchant center promotions.

When creating promotions in merchant center they keep getting disapproved with this notification:

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SKU's keep getting disapproved and the promotion doesn't show on the shopping ads.

I am wondering if shopify sends any data to the [promotion_id] attribute.

 

Thanks for any help.

Replies 8 (8)

EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
2997 223 719

The promotion ID is only required if the promotion applies to only a selected subset of products.

The free shopping app, does not have a promotion id attribute available. However you could add the promotion value in custom label 0

Then in Google Merchant Center go to Products > Feeds > click on the feed > feed rules > create a rule for promotion_id and select set to and choose custom label 0

If you don't want to do these steps, change your data feed solution to something that allow you to add promotion id values.

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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Swaggerlikeme
Excursionist
45 0 1

Hi EmmanuelFlossie, 

I used a supplemental feed by creating a google spreadsheet this was done to alleviate the missing value GTIN error on Google Merchant Center (GMC). Can i take that same file add a column promotion_id and fill in the id (that i will use on my promotion) for all relevant promotions ? Does this means i would have to add the attribute to my google feed in GMC?. Any help on how to do this would be appreciated.  When i create my promotion i would then create an id and fill that in to my supplemental feed and update the feed that way. Im just not too clear on how to create the attribute on the GMC side. 


thanks

RJ

EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
2997 223 719

Yes, you can use the same supplement feed and add the promotion_id column.

 

No, supplement feeds are there to overwrite or add attributes and data. So it does not need to exist in the primary feed.

 

Yes, first add the promotion id in the feed, process it, wait half an hour, then create the promotion using the same ID in the promotion creation tool.

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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Swaggerlikeme
Excursionist
45 0 1

awesome thank you very much!

Ryan_Knowles
Tourist
4 0 1

Hello Emmanuel, Do you have any steps on how to create this rule? This would be very helpful since i am trying to figure it out. 

Attributesearch
Rule
promotion iddelete
Draft
Set to: Content API.custom label 0
If promotion id has no value yet › Apply default rule: Take from: Content API
All other attributes
Default rule
Take from: Content API
EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
2997 223 719

The steps highly depend on what the rules need to be.

 

If it's a search and set, then use the edit source method.

 

If you want to search and modify, then use the modification method.

 

You can use the ID search function in the top right corner to test if the expected rules are working on a specific product.

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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Ryan_Knowles
Tourist
4 0 1
I am trying to set up a promotion for 15% off certain products. I have
applied a promotion id to a few products in this category for testing. I
put this promo id in the custom label 0 like you mentioned and now I am
trying to set up the rule that it sees this promo id from the shopify feed
and it will be applied accordingly. Do you have the options I should
choose so this will work? How would I say that this works? Would these test
products display a coupon?
EmmanuelFlossie
Shopify Partner
2997 223 719

The rule will be: If promotion id has value set to xxx

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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