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Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands

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Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands Ronald 5/3/11 9:03 AM
We’re delighted to announce that Google Shopping is now available in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. We're also launching the Google Merchant Center in Australia today. Please visit http://googlemerchantblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/google-shopping-arrives-in-australia.html and http://google-au.blogspot.com/2011/05/google-shopping-arrives-in-australia.html for more information.


Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands sbrin 5/5/11 9:08 AM
Hi Ronald,

Why are the feeds currently being disapproved for Australia and also stating "Awaiting Review" at the same time? Both these status message contradict each other.
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands wwwallyh 5/5/11 10:29 AM
Disapprovals may be clarified here
http://www.google.com/support/merchants/bin/request.py?contact_type=disapproved

Physical reviews by Google "Specialists" may take several weeks to accomplish
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands Ronald 5/5/11 11:41 PM
Any items submitted to the new target countries needs to be reviewed our specialists before the items become active in the search results. Due to the volume of requests received, this may take upto 7 business days. Please wait for your items to be reviewed by our specialists. In the meantime, please submit an up-to-date data feed atleast once daily which is complying with our policies and editorial guidelines. 

Also, ensure that the contact email addresses in your Google Merchant Center account are updated and monitored regularly, since our specialists send error notifications etc to these email addresses.
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands sbrin 5/6/11 1:00 AM
Thanks for the heads up on this!

So if the feed is submitting correctly to US and UK Product Search, would it comply to Australia too keeping in mind that the price would only change to AUD.
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands wwwallyh 5/6/11 2:31 AM
and attribute id would be unique to the Australian feed
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands Ronald 5/8/11 10:45 PM
You can submit items/data feeds to any of the supported target countries as long as your website and item content satisfies the requirements provided in this page: http://www.google.com/support/merchants/bin/answer.py?answer=160637.
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands bobsc89 5/9/11 9:26 AM
So, even though the US, UK, and Australia are all English you would still need separate websites because the prices on the landing pages would have to have different prices/currencies? OR does Only the Feed need the correct price/currency?
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands wwwallyh 5/9/11 9:39 AM
has to reflect price & currency and taxes and charges, but not shipping..
also need unique id attribute across feeds
can't use 27 in three feeds
but you may use 27us, 27uk, 27au
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands bobsc89 5/9/11 10:22 AM
I wasn't asking about the id attribute.
I'm asking about whether you need separate landing pages for each country due to price/currency?
I realize that each feed would need the appropriate price/currency, but what about the "landing pages".
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands wwwallyh 5/9/11 10:47 AM
Yes the single product with the correct currency has to be on the landing page pointed at by the link attribute
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands wwwallyh 5/9/11 10:49 AM
http://www.google.com/support/merchants/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=188494&expand=US
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands bobsc89 5/9/11 11:33 AM
Well, (for most people) it's not worth it to have separate "websites/landing pages" for each country just to provide the correct price/currency.
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands sparko123 7/29/11 7:35 AM
Has anyone had their product feed approved for Australia Google Shopping yet?  We submitted a feed with just two products back in May when option became available and are still waiting for the products to be reviewed.  Just curious to see if anyone is having a different experience.
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands AllyRaven 8/3/11 4:55 AM
I posted an Australian feed a few weeks ago (4500+ products), and it has not been approved yet. I've been updating daily or better, fixing data quality issues. I'm on the verge of contacting Google about getting our feed approved...
I'm assuming that your two products from May have expired and so have not been reviewed for approval.
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands sparko123 8/4/11 8:05 AM
No, we have been updating our feed all along also.  The feed has not expired, but it still has not been approved.  From other threads regarding feeds for other new countries, the process appears to take a while.  I just don't know exactly how long it should take.
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands Visad 8/1/12 12:24 AM
I have been unable to submit any feeds whatsoever. i think i have read every single forum available and never receive a response from Google. This has been going on for over 4 months now. Only reply i ever get from Google is read the policies.
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands Mandie9 9/2/12 3:20 PM
How does one access the various google shopping for other countries? I am a US based personal assistant and do shopping/price comparisons all over the world. Whenever I try to change my location, I get kicked back to my city/state in the US (stupid IP trackers). What are the direct links? (I would like them all or a way to do this as I do this all the time, however for argument sake, I am looking for Netherlands at the moment)
Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands Celebird 9/2/12 3:38 PM
http://www.google.nl/shopping?hl=nl&tab=wf

Re: Google Shopping Arrives in Australia, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands Chimi Changa 2/27/13 8:28 AM
good luck people : )

You will see the nightmare that it is to deal with the "support" staff, and better yet, you have to pay for that now.