Google local inventory
If you manage inventory using locations, then you can use local inventory to promote your products for local shopping when your customers search using Google. Local inventory for local discovery lets Google show your customers where your products are, so that they can buy in a location that's convenient for them.
Before you set up local inventory in Shopify, you need to make sure your store, and your Google Business Profile are set up to meet Google's requirements to list your products as a local ad, or free listing.
- You must have a Google Business Profile.
- You must link Business Profiles and Merchant Center.
- You must have a physical retail location.
- All of your physical locations must be added to your Google Merchant Center.
- Shopify must be selected and shared as a POS/inventory data provider in your Google Merchant Center.
- You must meet Google's local inventory ad requirements.
Set up Local Inventory
You need to set up local inventory in your Google Merchant Center before you can use local inventory in Shopify. After local inventory is set up, you can begin to list your products as local inventory ads, or free local listings for customers searching using Google.
Step 1: Set up local inventory in Google Merchant Center
Before you can list your products as local listings, you need to set up local inventory in your Google Merchant Center.
To complete the set up process for local inventory, refer to Local inventory onboarding guide on Google Merchant Center Help.
Step 2: Set up local inventory in Shopify
After you have enabled local inventory in your Google Merchant Center, you can enable local inventory in the Google sales channel.
From your Shopify admin, click Settings > Apps and sales channels.
From the Apps and sales channels page, click Google.
In Promote local inventory, select the option to sync your POS inventory to Google Merchant Center.
Click Save changes.