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Google Merchant Center GTIN Issues

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I'm using Wordpress with Woocommerce to display my products and I'm using plugins to generate a product feed so I can upload that into my Google Merchant Center but the two plugins I am trying to use one of them works pretty well with minimal errors but does not find the GTIN for my products, and the other finds my GTINs but consists of many other errors. What I mean by finding them is I can see them in the .xml document. I saw on an article that "You can either import your main feed with GTINs contained in it already, or you can upload a separate file that contains your GTINs and your unique product ID (at least). As long as your unique product ID is the same in both feeds, the columns can easily be matched, and your GTIN values will be added to your master feed within seconds." which is what I am trying to do right now but when I test the feed of my Google Spreadsheet it is telling me that I'm missing required attributes. Any help would be great.

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Re: Google Merchant Center GTIN Issues

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there is no such google-supported feature within the merchant-center.

generally, be extremely cautious when reading any external content
that was not published by google within a google-owned domain --
much of this external content is a mix of information from google
but, subtlety intermixed with adverting-copy or information about a
third-party (software or support related) product, having absolutely
nothing whatever to do with what google officially supports.

if a third-party is being used to submit data to google,
the best likely course is to simply contact whoever is
supporting that specific third-party software directly.

otherwise, content published by google on a google-owned domain is usually best.

only physical inventory items should ever be submitted;
gtin is only required if the physical item currently has
a valid gs1 gtin value, assigned by the manufacturer,
to the exact item being sold -- usually stamped directly
on a product or package, at the factory, as a valid gs1

bar-code with valid gs1 gtin digits.

see also
http://adwords.blogspot.com/
https://support.google.com/merchants/#topic=3404779
https://support.google.com/adwords/#topic=3119071
https://plus.google.com/+GoogleAds/posts
https://www.youtube.com/user/learnwithgoogle