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I have spent a fair amount of time trying to figure out

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Is it possible for me to use web stores already online, with their data sheets, or do I have to use Google's unique product feed sheet? I want to upload apparel.

The video tutorial helps me very little, and the people on google's help phone line have no idea what I am even saying and then pretty much hang up on me. 

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You can look for tools such as Google Shopping data feed generator, there are lots of options plugins / apps / saas etc...

Depending on your requirements and how you like the products to be managed.

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google has strict requirements for the feed
based on the type of items -- e.g. apparel:
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/1344057

google-docs sheets do not have to be used,
but their template can make the process a
bit easier.

some web-stores do have compatible feeds
that adhere to all google's specifications --
check with hosting-company or whoever
is supporting the web-store.

 

also, be certain the physical on-hand inventory and

the store's domain are under the same ownership --

individual-sellers using third-party stores or websites,

such as marketplaces, are not allowed to submit their

inventory feeds directly; only the owner of the website

can submit the (inventory) feed for product-listing-ads.

 

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants#topic=3404777
https://support.google.com/merchants#topic=3404779

 

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So google does not offer amazon or etsy conversion? I find that odd, given every other website I deal with allows this.

Make me not want to give google my money.

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the owner of the website (domain) is responsible
for adhering to all the website, landing-page, and

associated advertising rules and policies; so only

the owner of the website domain can submit the

data (feeds) for product-listing-ads.

for example, only etsy can submit their seller's items from etsy --
etsy would be responsible for adhering to all google's policies;

similarly with amazon, ebay, ecrater, zazzle, cafepress, etc.

 

individual marketplace sellers cannot submit
any product-listing-ad inventory data directly.

also, only one listing per owned item is allowed.

generally, check with the marketplace support organization directly
to see if they submit inventory data (feeds) for product-listing-ads
to google on behalf of their sellers.

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/2796531

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Ah, I am the manufacturer of a rather well selling brand, and would like to get on this market place, with a guide. I would be willing to pay someone to walk me through the steps. Currently, with the support info on this website, I am overwhelmed. Is there a service here or somewhere else that would do this for me?

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if you are both the manufacturer of the product itself --
with on-hand, physical, in-stock, product inventory --
and also own the e-commerce website domain on which
the item is sold then, the best likely course is to contact
the site's hosting-company or whoever is supporting the
e-commerce (shopping-cart) system -- many have an
inventory (feed) export facility and support services.

 

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You can look for tools such as Google Shopping data feed generator, there are lots of options plugins / apps / saas etc...

Depending on your requirements and how you like the products to be managed.