You can use Google Shopping to attract business you might miss by only using traditional seo methods or advertising platforms. Google Shopping requires an SSL Certificate if you use your own domain for purchases. Google Shopping is not available to companies that are information harvesting, such as exchanging free items for personal information.  In Addition you must have accurate contact information, a return policy, billing terms and conditions and a complete checkout process. These are a portion of Google’s requirements, as is you would have an incomplete checkout process on purpose.

Google Shopping Products can be uploaded via the following feed types:

  • SFTP
  • FTP
  • Google Spreadsheets
  • Google Cloud
  • Command Prompt (Windows)
  • Terminal (Mac)

Supported formats

  • txt: text
  • xml: XML
  • .gz: Gnu zip, compressed text or XML
  • .zip: Zip, compressed text or XML
  • .bz2: Bzip2, compressed text or XML