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Products with several UPCs

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Hi there,

 

My company sells a number of products where there are different variations of the one item - most commonly different colours, but sometimes different designs etc - however they are all created under the same single EAN number.


As such, we end up with disapproved products because we've taken the EAN and added a unique identifier to the end, eg ...123-BLACK, ...123-GREEN etc.

 

I've found the below support article which says under the 'Products with several UPCs' heading that "For variants (comes in multiple colours, sizes etc.), submit 1 UPC for each product." - as the manufacturer doesn't provide different UPCs for each variant, we have created these ourselves but then they all get disapproved.

 

Is anyone able to suggest a solution to this problem? Aside from Google Shopping needing us to provide unique identifiers for each variant, we also need these internally in order to correctly process the right variants for customers.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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If the manufacturer does not have a EAN or UPC assigned to the variant, than do not submit Brand, GTIN and Brand. And set Identifier exists to no

 

 

For products where the EAN or UPC has been assigned by the manufacturer, than submit Brand and GTIN and set identifier exists to yes

 

Hope it helps.

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If the manufacturer does not have a EAN or UPC assigned to the variant, than do not submit Brand, GTIN and Brand. And set Identifier exists to no

 

 

For products where the EAN or UPC has been assigned by the manufacturer, than submit Brand and GTIN and set identifier exists to yes

 

Hope it helps.

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Products with several UPCs

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Hi Emmanuel,

 

Thanks for explaining this.

 

That all makes a lot of sense although, unfortunately, we're somewhat limited by our stock control software in just how much we customise our Google Shopping feed etc.

 

I'll pass this back to our technical team though.

 

 

Many thanks,

 

Dave