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Product Feeds XML Shipping Postal Code

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 I need to set shipping only for the contiguous 48 states for my products. I am trying to filter down Hawaii and Alaska by postal code. However, the test feed gives me this warning:

 

The attribute does not contain valid geographic region: shipping

 

I am using the following XML:

 

<rss version="2.0" xmlns:g="http://base.google.com/ns/1.0">
  <channel>
    <item>
      <g:additional_image_link></g:additional_image_link>
      <g:additional_image_link></g:additional_image_link>
      <g:additional_image_link></g:additional_image_link>
      <g:additional_image_link></g:additional_image_link>
      <g:shipping>
        <g:country>US</g:country>
        <g:region>010*-961*</g:region>
        <g:service>Ground</g:service>
        <g:price>7.99</g:price>
      </g:shipping>
      <g:shipping>
        <g:country>US</g:country>
        <g:region>970*-994*</g:region>
        <g:service>Ground</g:service>
        <g:price>7.99</g:price>
      </g:shipping>
      <id>!!REDACTED!!</id>
      <title>!!REDACTED!!</title>
      <link>!!REDACTED!!</link>
      <description>!!REDACTED!!</description>
      <g:google_product_category>!!REDACTED!!</g:google_product_category>
      <g:image_link>!!REDACTED!!/g:image_link>
      <g:product_type></g:product_type>
      <g:price>2.50 USD</g:price>
      <g:brand>!!REDACTED!!</g:brand>
      <g:condition>new</g:condition>
      <g:mpn>!!REDACTED!!</g:mpn>
      <g:availability>in stock</g:availability>
      <g:gtin></g:gtin>
      <g:shipping_weight>4.00 lb</g:shipping_weight>
    </item>
  </channel>
</rss>

 

What should I have for region?

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Accepted by topic author Jonathan N
October 2015

Re: Product Feeds XML Shipping Postal Code

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first, thank you for the {insert-code} snippet from the xml feed.


currently, only one, single, (zip-code region) range is allowed per item.

alternatives include -- adding oregon, washington, and any other out-of-range
states as separate state-abbreviated regions, defining a location-group-name
within the account and using that name as the region, using a shipping_label
attribute, or configuring (excluded) shipping in the account.

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants?#topic=3404778

Re: Product Feeds XML Shipping Postal Code

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Is this something that can be accomplished through a text/tab delimited file?

Re: Product Feeds XML Shipping Postal Code

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for a tab-delimited feed, multiple shipping attribute definitions
could be added to multiple, separate, columns, with one value
in each row -- always verify the results under the products-tab
by clicking on the item's title.