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Item Group ID Strategy

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I import and sell cuckoo clocks that I design and have made in Germany. I set up my first clock a while back. Now I'm putting in my next two designs, so I want to get them set up. Using the first clock as an example, I  now have 1-day and 8-day clocks and will have a second color. (It currently looks like a traditional chalet clock. I am going to make it look like and American shop.) The factory puts "8T" in front of the ID if it's an 8-day. And the color of the current clock is a 10 after the ID. I'd like to set this up to correspond.

 

Currently:

1-Day Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock

ID 8900

Item Group ID is 1043

 

I think I just put something/anything in for the item group ID when I set it up, thus the 1043. But what I think I need to do is make it the ID which is my product number from the factory, 8900. Then add the 10 to the end which is the color. Plus, now that I have the 1-day/8-day variationI'd like them to look like this:

 

For color 1

 

1-Day Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock 

ID 890010

Item Group ID 8900

 

8-Day Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock

ID 8T890010

Item Group ID 8900

 

For color 2

 

1-Day Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock

ID 890020

Item Group ID 8900

 

8-Day Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock

ID 8T890020

Item Group ID 8900

 

Am I correct that I can change the 1043 to 8900, but I can't change the ID of 8900 for that first clock or Google with barf it back at me? That's fine, just want to make sure I don't get myself in trouble.

 

Thanks!

 

Jodie

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Item Group ID Strategy

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The ID is your own reference and has nothing to do with what the manufacturer has set.

More info :https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324405?hl=en&ref_topic=6324338

 

The usage of item group id should be used for products that are variants of each other so that they can be identified as being a variant of each other. Meaning that each variants needs the same identifier, and can be any alphanumeric identifier.

More info : https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324507?hl=en&ref_topic=6324338

 

Hope it helps

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The ID is your own reference and has nothing to do with what the manufacturer has set.

More info :https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324405?hl=en&ref_topic=6324338

 

The usage of item group id should be used for products that are variants of each other so that they can be identified as being a variant of each other. Meaning that each variants needs the same identifier, and can be any alphanumeric identifier.

More info : https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324507?hl=en&ref_topic=6324338

 

Hope it helps

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