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How to integrate Google Shopping with Magento 2

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What is Google Shopping?

Google Shopping is a popular e-commerce website which allows customers to seek for your product with ease. By using Google Merchant, online stores can upload their stores’ data and products’ information on Google Shopping in order to boost their marketing and sales performance.

Since the product data fields in Google Shopping and Magento 2 are fully compatible, online stores can definitely apply these fields to their product data, generating Product Feed. Nevertheless, Magento 2 now does not support feed generating, we need a Module to be in charge with. Using the extension will allow webmasters to export product data on the site then synchronize it with their Google Merchant account quickly.

Countries using Google Shopping:

  • America
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • United Arab Emirates
  • South East Asia

Google Shopping Template fields:

  • Required fields
    • id
    • title
    • description
    • link
    • image_link
    • availability
    • price
    • google_product_category
    • brand
    • condition
    • shipping
    • tax
    • gtin
    • mpn
    • item_group_id
  • Optional fields
    • additional_image_link
    • country
    • product_type
    • identifier_exists
    • mobile_link
    • sale_price
    • sale_price_effective_date
    • cost_of_goods_sold
    • excluded_destination
    • included_destination
    • custom_label_0
    • custom_label_1
    • custom_label_2
    • custom_label_3
    • custom_label_4
    • min_handling_time
    • max_handling_time
    • tax_category

How to Integrate Google Shopping with Magento 2 step by step

Step 1: Register and use Google Merchant

Access to merchants.google.com, log in by your Google/Gmail account to use Google Merchant.

1.1 Create Google Merchant account

In Business Information menu, you can see:

  • Business display name
  • Website
  • Business address
  • Customer service contact

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1.2 Verify and claim your website

You can verify your website using HTML tag, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, which is similar to Google Webmaster tool verification.

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Step 2: Create Product Feed in Google Merchant

Since Magento 2 does not support to generate product feed, in this article, we introduce the Product Feed Module by Mageplaza.

2.1 Create a product feed

To begin with, go to Products > Catalog > Product Feed > Manage Feeds > Add New Feed

2.1.1 Insert full data needed in General information

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2.1.2 Choose Google shopping template: XML

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2.1.3 Insert information in Google Analytic field

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2.1.4 Select the conditions to export files

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2.1.5 Delivery configuration
  • Choose the delivery protocol: SFTP or FTP.
  • Select either Manual or Cron job to generate feeds.
  • Save the configuration

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2.1.6 Click Generate to export and upload files to the server. Then download files from the server or Manage Feeds

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The results after using Product Feed extension is as below:

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2.2 Upload a feed to Google Merchant

2.2.1 Add a new primary feed

Go to Menu > Products > Feeds > Click to plus symbol “+”

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2.2.2 Insert the information at New primary feed
  • Country of sale: Select countries in which you want to sell/ship your products.
  • Language: Choose the language of content on your feed
  • Destinations: Choose the shopping

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2.2.3 Primary feed name and input method
  • Name your feed
  • Choose input method

There are four methods: Google Sheets, Schedule fetch, Upload, Content API. In this guideline, we would like to introduce Schedule feed and Upload methods.

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2.2.4 Upload feed to Google Merchant

Schedule fletch method

Google provides you an SFTP, FPT or Google Cloud Store account by which you can upload your feeds. Click on Menu (three dots) then choose SFTP / FTP / GCS to access to your SFTP, FTP, Google Cloud Storage.

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Here is the information used to generate FTP, SFTP, Google Cloud Storage

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  • Name of your feed file must be the same as the file name in the server
  • Select the feed frequency
  • Select feed time and time zone
  • Insert URL to access your file
  • If your URL is password protected, provide your login information
  • Click Continue to complete Feed Upload process

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Upload method

Choose Browser to select a file from your computer. Then click Continue to complete feed uploading process.

Result

Here is your feed after successful uploading:

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Conclusion

In this tutorial, we introduce how to create a feed using the Product Feed Module by Mageplaza and how to upload it into Google Merchant. You can refer the full features of this module here. Also, be noticed to recheck your feed after uploading to Google Merchant because Google Shopping requires certain conditions for specific products.

It comes to the end of tutorial: How to integrate Google Shopping with Magento 2.

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