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Bundled Products/ GTIN

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If all of our "child" skus are being accepted with GTINs, and yet our Parent skus (or bundled sku) does not have a GTIN, is that preventing our child skus from being listed? 

 

In other words our GTINS that represent 'style-color-size' are input. However our parent sku that represents simply 'style' does not have an assoicated GTIN.

 

It will require writing new rules to our feed to set the identifier to false for these parent skus. But if the children skus are accepted, should I worry about these parent skus? 

 

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parent-skus are generally not allowed to be submitted
and should be removed from all submitted data (feeds).

only exact (child) variants are allowed to be submitted --
following the rules and polices for supported-variants

(detailed-product-attributes).

only variants that are physically in the merchant's
on-hand inventory may be submitted as in stock.

 

the parent-sku may be submitted as the item_group_id value.

 

submitted variants are individual, physical, inventory items --
with a unique id value, grouped using identical item_group_id.

 

a bundle of different items with a main item,

sold as a single item-offer, may be submitted

with the is_bundle attribute set TRUE and

then, the global-trade-data rules for a bundle

must be followed.

 

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parent-skus are generally not allowed to be submitted
and should be removed from all submitted data (feeds).

only exact (child) variants are allowed to be submitted --
following the rules and polices for supported-variants

(detailed-product-attributes).

only variants that are physically in the merchant's
on-hand inventory may be submitted as in stock.

 

the parent-sku may be submitted as the item_group_id value.

 

submitted variants are individual, physical, inventory items --
with a unique id value, grouped using identical item_group_id.

 

a bundle of different items with a main item,

sold as a single item-offer, may be submitted

with the is_bundle attribute set TRUE and

then, the global-trade-data rules for a bundle

must be followed.

 

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Parent skus do not have GTINs because it isn't a physical item, just a way to better organize. I agree with @Celebird and I would remove your parent items from the feed and organized through the item_group_id to help with variation when your PLA is clicked on.

Your feed should only be submitting physical items that can be purchased individually. I would check your merchant center account to see if there is any warning - I am sort of lost on whether your child items are listed or have been disapproved.