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We sell downloadable software in the US and the UK.  How do I expand my Google shopping feed to include additional regions?

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September 2015

Re: Data Feed Target Country

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anyone from around the world may search for any
items in any of google's target-country domains --
there is nothing required or nothing that needs
to be done for that to happen.

google-merchant-center does not support all iso countries --
currently supported target-countries are listed here:
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160637

 

first, a link landing-page must be created for a supported target-country;

then, a new feed must be registered for each supported target country.

the same feed (data) cannot be used for more than one target-county --
that is not allowed and will typically result in all items being unlisted,
rejected, or the items disapproved or account suspended.

however, simply registering and creating a separate feed is not enough.

the same link landing-page usually cannot be used for more than one country --
landing-page language, price, and currency, must reflect the target-country.

the same e-commerce checkout usually cannot be used for more than one country --
the price and currency information must adhere to the policies of that country.

when registering the data-feed for a specific target-country --
the pull-down list of countries relates to (1) which target-country
rules and policies you must follow within your feed and on your
website; and (2) which google (shopping) target-country domain
your feed items may be listed.

generally, there are language, price, currency, shipping, delivery, customs,
product, payment, and product-listing-ad, requirements per target-country,
both on the website and within the feed.

 

each target-country feed must also have unique id values per item; e.g.

uk-abc123, us-abc123, etc.

typically, the website and e-commerce must first be changed to accommodate
the rules, policies, and guidelines of a target-country; then, using the updated
website information, a different feed is created and changed to accommodate
all rules and requirements of the selected (registered) target-country.

importantly, google does not allow automated machine language translation
or real-time rate-currency conversion within the data-feed or on the website.

 

see also

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160157

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/2704168

http://www.google.com/about/company/software-principles.html

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Accepted by topic author Jesse D
September 2015

Re: Data Feed Target Country

[ Edited ]
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# 2
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anyone from around the world may search for any
items in any of google's target-country domains --
there is nothing required or nothing that needs
to be done for that to happen.

google-merchant-center does not support all iso countries --
currently supported target-countries are listed here:
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160637

 

first, a link landing-page must be created for a supported target-country;

then, a new feed must be registered for each supported target country.

the same feed (data) cannot be used for more than one target-county --
that is not allowed and will typically result in all items being unlisted,
rejected, or the items disapproved or account suspended.

however, simply registering and creating a separate feed is not enough.

the same link landing-page usually cannot be used for more than one country --
landing-page language, price, and currency, must reflect the target-country.

the same e-commerce checkout usually cannot be used for more than one country --
the price and currency information must adhere to the policies of that country.

when registering the data-feed for a specific target-country --
the pull-down list of countries relates to (1) which target-country
rules and policies you must follow within your feed and on your
website; and (2) which google (shopping) target-country domain
your feed items may be listed.

generally, there are language, price, currency, shipping, delivery, customs,
product, payment, and product-listing-ad, requirements per target-country,
both on the website and within the feed.

 

each target-country feed must also have unique id values per item; e.g.

uk-abc123, us-abc123, etc.

typically, the website and e-commerce must first be changed to accommodate
the rules, policies, and guidelines of a target-country; then, using the updated
website information, a different feed is created and changed to accommodate
all rules and requirements of the selected (registered) target-country.

importantly, google does not allow automated machine language translation
or real-time rate-currency conversion within the data-feed or on the website.

 

see also

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160157

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/2704168

http://www.google.com/about/company/software-principles.html

Data Feed Target Country

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Regarding the unique ID value per item, the rules are changed, https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324405?hl=en

We can have the the same ID for 2 different countries.