|Is this the correct MPN for apparel?||younglionnyc||7/2/12 9:37 AM|
For apparel that comes in many sizes and colors, which is the correct MPN:
Example - Style 1000, Color Blue (BLUE), Size Medium (MED)
MPN - 1000
MPN - 1000-BLUE-MED
MPN - ????
I know MPN isn't required, but I'd like to include the correct value for data quality purposes. I was unable to find this answered anywhere.
|Re: Is this the correct MPN for apparel?||Celebird||7/2/12 3:06 PM|
mpn should be the exact value assigned by
the brand-manufacturer to the exact item
being submitted in the feed, sold, and
shipped to the consumer.
merchants should not invent, make up, or self-assign global-trade data --
submitting improper global-trade data (mpn, brand, gtin) is grounds for
disapproval and suspension.
(a) if the brand-manufacturer has only assigned
one mpn for all variants then use the same mpn
for all variants submitted.
(b) if the brand-manufacturer has not assigned
any mpn then leave the value blank (empty) --
do not submit mpn for such items.
(c) if the brand-manufacturer has assigned a
different mpn per variant then submit the exact
mpn value for each variant submitted.
google has very strict rules for submitting u.s. apparel variants.
generally, use an identical item_group_id
value for all variants in the same group
and add required variant attributes --
merchants may invent item_group_id values -- just as with id (sku) values.
yes, apparel requires only brand.
however, if the proper, valid, required, global-trade
values do not exist from the brand-manufacturer --
then google requires an exemption or such items
cannot be submitted --
|Re: Is this the correct MPN for apparel?||elva||7/17/12 4:36 AM|
We get our stock from a shop we are partnered with. WHere would they find the MPN numbers to send to us? Do we need to contact brands to get them? Or is it on barcode? I posted question already but perhaps this is a more relevant place to post my similar query.
|Celebird||7/17/12 5:51 AM||<This message has been deleted.>|
|Re: Is this the correct MPN for apparel?||Celebird||7/17/12 5:55 AM|
contact the brand-manufacturer or partner
supplier for the proper global-trade values.
bar-codes usually contain either gtin or sku -- not mpn.
only a valid brand is required for apparel --
mpn and gtin are not required (for apparel).
please see below for details on this specific question --