Assigning promo code to specific products in merchant feed
I've been approved for promotions for my merchant feed, and I've set up my first promotion feed. I'm now at a loss as to how I'm supposed to tell it what products to apply that promo to. I've watched the how to videos, enabled the Add-on for my Google Sheets, but the column headers do not seem to be correct when I go into Edit Spreadsheet.
This looks like a place for editing multiple promotions. I only have one, and it will only apply to certain products.
I've searched for the appropriate Google Sheet template, but I either get the one above or the one for a standard product feed.
What steps am I missing?
Re: Assigning promo code to specific products in merchant feed
If you only have one promotion (or only run one or two at a time), I would suggest adding it with the "+ Promotion" button in the main interface (this will be easier than uploading a feed).
Then in your product feed, for every product that the promotion will apply to, update the "promotion_id" field with the same promotion_id you named in your promotions feed.
Re: Assigning promo code to specific products in merchant feed[ Edited ]
May 2016 - last edited May 2016
for the merchant-promotions-program if a promotion
covers only a subset of inventory-items then, simply:
within the promotion-feed:
(a) first, set the product_applicability attribute (column)
row value to SPECIFIC_PRODUCTS for that promotion;
then, supply the remaining values, especially a unique promotion_id
within the products-feed:
(b) add a promotion_id attribute (column) with a value
that corresponds exactly to the promotion_id value
in the promotion-feed -- or do not submit a value if
no promotions apply to that inventory-item.
in the products-feed, a maximum of 10 promotion_id
values can be mapped to one, single, inventory-item --
for a tab-delimited feed either separate the promotion
id's by a comma or use multiple promotion_id columns;
for an xml-feed multiple promotion_id tags are required.
the promotion_id within (both) feeds --
promotion-feed and products-feed --
maps a promotion to an inventory-item,
unless, product_applicability is ALL_PRODUCTS
note that the promotion's title must reflect product_applicability
as an aside, there is no one, single, template (sheet) for a
promotion-feed that necessarily covers all possible scenarios --
the template may need to be modified for a specific use-case;
or, simply use the promotion-tool for single one-off promotions.