Requirements for the Google Shopping sales channel
To use the Google Shopping sales channel, your online store needs to meet the Google Merchant center requirements.
You can sell by using the Google Shopping channel if your online store ships to one of the supported countries. The currency that you sell in needs to match the country where you ship your products.
If you ship to the United States, then the Google Shopping channel syncs your shipping settings. If you ship to a country other than the United States, then you should read about shipping settings at the Google Merchant Center Help to determine if you need to provide a shipping rate for your products. If you do need to provide a shipping rate, and you don't have price-based or weight-based shipping rates set up for your products, then you need to add a flat shipping rate in the Google Shopping channel.
You can sell to the following countries by using the Google Shopping channel:
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To use the Google Shopping channel, you need to make sure that your online store meets the Google Merchant Center requirements.
During setup, Shopify's Google Shopping channel provides a checklist to help you meet all the requirements. You can click the link beside a requirement to go to the page where you can complete the associated tasks. The following tasks are required to use the Google Shopping channel:
- List your contact information on your store website.
- Enable the Shopify online store sales channel.
- Remove the password from your store.
- Create a Refund Policy.
- Create Terms of Service.
- Uninstall the Google Shopping app.
- Add a valid payment provider.
- Ship to one of the supported countries, and sell in a currency that matches the country.
After you've completed all the required tasks, you'll be asked to log into your Google account to sync you Shopify store with the Google Merchant Center.
Adding your contact information
The Google Merchant Center has strict guidelines for displaying your contact information on your customer-facing website. If you already have a contact page set up on your site, then make sure that at least two of the following pieces of information about your business are visible to your customers:
- physical address
- phone number
- email address
If you don't have this information readily available on your store and you are unsure of where to display this information, then see Pages to find out how to add an About us page to you store.