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Changing price on landing page with javascript

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We are using the Shopify platform for our site. For users browsing the site, the default variant is the middle priced one (food products, variants are based on weight). However. In Shopify, we can only set up one actual landing page for the product, using that as the default price. The users can use a form, which triggers some javascript to select a different weight/price to purchase.

 

For our Google Shopping feed, we'd like to show the lowest priced variant though. When the user lands on the page, we would use javascript to immediately change the displayed price to match what's in the Google Shopping feed (i.e. the HTML source would look like it's the middle priced variant, but the user would not know the difference). Is this allowed, or would the crawler identify the landing page as having a different price than what's listed in our feed?

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generally, the price submitted must match the displayed price, exactly.
and all variants submitted must be crawlable by all google's crawlers

 

if the price does not match for a variant then, the choices are usually:

(a) use a server-side solution such as php, python, etc;

 

(b) do not submit any variants -- submit only the (variant)
item that matches the default (price) on the page exactly;

 

(c) do not submit the item as a shopping-campaign but use
other campaign-types and ad-formats to advertise the item.