I wrote about my issues using a WooCommerce plugin with Google Merchant and then announced I gave up. Well, I’m back using Google Merchant…manually. And I discovered the process, while time-consuming, works very well with the type of products I sell on my ecommerce store.
I’m Back Using Google Merchant Because I Wanted To Give It Another Try
I’m back using Google Merchant manually because I wanted to give it another try. I thought the problems I ran into using the platform came from my plugin. And I’m not faulting the plugin as I think it will work for others. However, the products on my website don’t send all the required info through the plugin which requires me to do more work. Thus, I have to create spreadsheets with the missing information and upload it onto the platform.
Instead of doing that I decided to use the manual process Google Merchant has on their website. And it works out pretty darn well! I’m able to add my products and their variants easily and I don’t have to worry about missing information. The only downside to this is that it is time-consuming because I add one product at a time.
Slow And Steady
Right now I’m adding my products periodically to the platform. Yes, I could devote a full day doing that but I rather not spend the time doing that. Instead, I rather upload information for a few of my products at a time as it does take time for Google Merchant to process it.
Finally, I’m taking this slow because I’m not eligible for enhanced free listings yet. According to the help documentation it will take time for Google to verify that I’m a good seller and place my items into those listings.
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