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GTIN codes for both simple and configurable products

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I have uploaded all of my product GTIN codes into my feed at simple product level, but they are not being transferred into the feed. I cant add in GTIN codes at configurable product level as the codes change per sku. Does anyone know a way to display GTIN codes at configurable level? Can I separate each simple product GTIN code with a comma? 

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Re: GTIN codes for both simple and configurable products

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all global-trade-data (gtin, brand, mpn) must be
assigned by the manufacturer -- not merchants.

a valid gtin must be assigned by the manufactuter and
is typcally stamped directly on the product or package,
at the factory, during manufacturing, as a valid gs1 gtin
bar-code with its corresponding digits.

variants (item-groupings) or different bundled items must
be submitted as separate item-offers with one, single, gtin
value per item-offer, as assigned by the manufacturer,
to the exact item being sold and shipped to the customer.

all merchants who are selling the same item must
submit the exact same global-trade-data values.

for example, only apple can assign global-trade-data to an apple product --
a separate gtin is assigned to a 16gb configured ipad and a 32gb configured
ipad; each must be submitted as separate item-offers, and if submitted, must
be in the merchant's physical on-hand in stock inventory; all merchants must
submit the same gtin, brand, or mpn, values, as assigned by apple.

see also
http://www.gs1.org/barcodes/ean-upc

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Thank you, the manufacturer has now uploaded all of the gtins and I have updated my feed so hopefully the products disapproved due to invalid gtin will start showing in my feed again.

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first, you're welcome.

that sounds like good news and thank you for the update.

note that google does not require global-traded-data
if none currently exists -- only valid global-trade-data
that currently exists must be submitted.

 

getting the gtin value directly from bar-code digits,

that is stamped directly on the product or package,

is usually best --

http://www.gs1.org/barcodes/ean-upc

 

gtin from a database or similar may not match the exact

physical product being sold -- which is a policy violation

and grounds for disapproval or suspension, at any time.

 

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Thank you, I managed to resolve the issue Smiley Happy