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Item from a designated brand is missing a GTIN

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I have a product disallowed with the following message "Item from a designated brand is missing a GTIN".

 

This item is a shoe and so has size options, I cannot supply a specific GTIN.

 

How can I get around this problem, do I have to submit each size separately?

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October 2015

Re: Item from a designated brand is missing a GTIN

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yes, each size that is kept in physical inventory,
that can be purchased, and that is wanted to be
listed as a product-listing-ad, must be submitted
separately -- per the variant rules and policies.

importantly, each item in the variant-group must have
identical item_group_id values and at least one variant
attribute must be unique per item in the variant group --
the variant attributes are size, color, material, pattern.

any and all global-trade-data that is submitted
must be accurate, valid, and assigned by the
manufacturer, to the exact item being sold --
the values are typically stamped directly on the
product or the product-package, at the factory:
http://www.gs1.org/barcodes/ean-upc

a best-practice is to physically inspect the physical item and
packaging for the most accurate global-trade-data information,
for the specific (variant) item.

first, check the physical item details to be certain there is (not) a
unique gtin or a unique mpn per variant -- most manufacturers
have one global-trade-data value that is unique per variant.

otherwise, if the brand-manufacturer has not assigned any unique
global-trade-data (mpn or gtin) to variants, simply be certain that
identical item_group_id values are assigned to each item within the
variant group, and then, duplicate the global-trade-data per variant.

there is no requirement to submit all (in stock) sizes or variants --
but items that are submitted must be physically on-hand and
in stock and must follow all the related rules and policies.

multiple variant items cannot be submitted as one -- either submit
(only) one of the variants -- or submit multiple variants, separately,
following all the variant rules and policies.

 

most all designed-branded items must be submitted with valid

and accurate gtin and brand values, as assigned by the brand

manufacturer to the exact item being sold -- or cannot be submitted.


there are many other requirements for shoes --
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/1344057

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants?#topic=3404778
https://support.google.com/merchants?#topic=3404779
https://support.google.com/merchants/search?q=variants

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Marked as Best Answer.
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Accepted by topic author CopShop U
October 2015

Re: Item from a designated brand is missing a GTIN

[ Edited ]
Top Contributor
# 2
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yes, each size that is kept in physical inventory,
that can be purchased, and that is wanted to be
listed as a product-listing-ad, must be submitted
separately -- per the variant rules and policies.

importantly, each item in the variant-group must have
identical item_group_id values and at least one variant
attribute must be unique per item in the variant group --
the variant attributes are size, color, material, pattern.

any and all global-trade-data that is submitted
must be accurate, valid, and assigned by the
manufacturer, to the exact item being sold --
the values are typically stamped directly on the
product or the product-package, at the factory:
http://www.gs1.org/barcodes/ean-upc

a best-practice is to physically inspect the physical item and
packaging for the most accurate global-trade-data information,
for the specific (variant) item.

first, check the physical item details to be certain there is (not) a
unique gtin or a unique mpn per variant -- most manufacturers
have one global-trade-data value that is unique per variant.

otherwise, if the brand-manufacturer has not assigned any unique
global-trade-data (mpn or gtin) to variants, simply be certain that
identical item_group_id values are assigned to each item within the
variant group, and then, duplicate the global-trade-data per variant.

there is no requirement to submit all (in stock) sizes or variants --
but items that are submitted must be physically on-hand and
in stock and must follow all the related rules and policies.

multiple variant items cannot be submitted as one -- either submit
(only) one of the variants -- or submit multiple variants, separately,
following all the variant rules and policies.

 

most all designed-branded items must be submitted with valid

and accurate gtin and brand values, as assigned by the brand

manufacturer to the exact item being sold -- or cannot be submitted.


there are many other requirements for shoes --
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/1344057

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants?#topic=3404778
https://support.google.com/merchants?#topic=3404779
https://support.google.com/merchants/search?q=variants