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Products that need pre-ordering

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We have a number of products that are a high price. For example furniture up to £600.00 or more. These need to be pre ordered as we don't want to keep items this expensive in stock. 

It would seem that the new auto update being introduced by Google will see that the product on the site is not available and therefore disapprove the product. 

Is there any specific way to deal with products that we want to advertise via GMC but may not be in stock.

 

Thanks

 

David T

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for shopping-ads, currently, there is no such option.

inventory availability must reflect physical inventory reality --
submitted availability, website displayed availability, and
any structured-data, must all match exactly, at all times.

if the optional automatic-item-updates feature is enabled,
then the structured-data overrides any submitted data.

alternatively, google does offer local-inventory-ads --
if, and only if, the merchant-retailer has a store,
in which the item-offer (furniture) is currently
on display, not currently in physical inventory,
but immediately available for purchase, then google
now allows an inventory availability option of:
display to order (odo).

otherwise, there are many other ad-formats and campaign-types,
that may be a better fit for advertising certain types of products.

 

see also

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6098335

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/7334523

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/4752265

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6363310

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324448

https://support.google.com/merchants/topic/7258751

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722124
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2567043
https://support.google.com/partners/answer/6123890

 

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for shopping-ads, currently, there is no such option.

inventory availability must reflect physical inventory reality --
submitted availability, website displayed availability, and
any structured-data, must all match exactly, at all times.

if the optional automatic-item-updates feature is enabled,
then the structured-data overrides any submitted data.

alternatively, google does offer local-inventory-ads --
if, and only if, the merchant-retailer has a store,
in which the item-offer (furniture) is currently
on display, not currently in physical inventory,
but immediately available for purchase, then google
now allows an inventory availability option of:
display to order (odo).

otherwise, there are many other ad-formats and campaign-types,
that may be a better fit for advertising certain types of products.

 

see also

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6098335

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/7334523

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/4752265

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6363310

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324448

https://support.google.com/merchants/topic/7258751

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722124
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2567043
https://support.google.com/partners/answer/6123890

 

Products that need pre-ordering

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Thank you Celebird for your comprehensive answer and supporting articles.

 

Best regards

 

David T