Apparel and accessory product requirements

Products that are considered apparel or accessories have specific requirements to be published successfully.

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Age Group

Age Group is a field that is required for all products that are considered apparel or accessories. You can enter one of two values:

  • Adult
  • Kids

To add an Age Group to a product:

  1. Go to a Product page in the Google Shopping app.
  2. Scroll to the Listing details section:
    Age group
  3. Select a value from the Age group drop-down menu.
  4. Click Save & Publish.

Gender

Gender is a field that is required for all products that are considered apparel or accessories. You can enter one of three values:

  • Male
  • Female
  • Unisex

To add a Gender to a product:

  1. Go to a Product page in the Google Shopping app.
  2. Scroll to the Listing details section.
  3. Select a value from the Gender drop-down menu:
    Gender
  4. Click Save & Publish.

Color

Color is a field that is required for variants of all products that are considered apparel or accessories.

To add a Color option to a product variant:

  1. Go to a Product page.
  2. Scroll to the Inventory & variants section:
    Inventory variants
  3. Click the edit options link:
    Edit options
  4. Click the Add another option button.
  5. Select Color from the drop-down menu and add a default color:
    Edit options color
  6. Click Save changes.

GTIN and MPN identifiers

GTIN and MPN codes are types of unique product identifiers. You must have either a GTIN or an MPN set if your product is categorized as any of the following:

  • Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Handbags
  • Watches

Size

Size is a field that is required for variants of all products that are categorized as Shoes or Clothing. Some examples of allowed sizing values are:

Products Sizing values
Tops, Outerwear, and Dresses XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL, etc.
00, 0, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, etc.
Bottoms XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL, etc.
00, 0, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, etc.
24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, etc.
Pants 24x30, 24x32, 24x34, etc.
US Shoes 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, etc.
European Shoes 37, 37.5, 38, 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40, 40.5, etc.

You can learn more about allowed sizing values from Google Merchant Center.

To add a Size option to a product variant:

  1. Go to a Product page.
  2. Scroll to the Inventory & variants section:
    Inventory variants
  3. Click the edit options link:
    Edit options
  4. Click the Add another option button.
  5. Select Size from the drop-down menu and add a size.
  6. Click Save changes.

Tip

You can set the size directly from the variant list by clicking the Size field in each row:

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