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Reserved range GTIN that is not in reserved range

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Hi everyone,

 

In Google Merchant Center, I'm getting a "Reserved range GTIN" error but those GTINs don't seem to be in any restricted range according to what Google defines as restricted range. 

 

The GTINs are for example:

 

06512041486193

06512042082486

06512042204796

 

Anyone knows why?

 

Kind regards!

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Re: Reserved range GTIN that is not in reserved range

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invalid, self-assigned, or bulk-packaging, gtin-14 values, that
are not in the 1-8 range can also trigger that same message.

verify the manufacturer has assigned a valid gs1 value and
check the bar-code digits stamped directly on the product.

gtin-14 are typically for specific bulk-packaging -- such as a box or carton
containing multiple items -- not offers that can be sold as individual items,

at retail and therefore usually cannot be submitted for product-listing-ads.

as an aside, google does not require merchants or manufactures to
purchase or self-assign any gtin -- in any way whatsoever; google
simply requires exact gtin to be submitted if and only if a valid gtin
currently exists and has already been assigned by a manufacturer,
to the exact item-offer being sold.

 

all merchants selling the same item-offer should

be submitting the exact same, valid, gtin value

and its corresponding manufacturer's brand.

 

see also
http://www.gs1.org/barcodes/ean-upc

 

Re: Reserved range GTIN that is not in reserved range

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We actually transform all GTINs we scan into a 14 digit GTIN as per GS1's recommendations - "GS1 recommends that every GTIN be represented in software
applications as 14 digits by right justifying and zero filling left, as appropriate." - http://www.gs1us.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=lS-Rzbku6r0%3d&tabid=411&portalid=0

Should we not do that? Could that be an issue? Because I'm pretty certain those are valid codes scanned from single items, not bulk-packaging.

Re: Reserved range GTIN that is not in reserved range

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generally, google wants the exact bar-code digits
that are stamped directly on the product, by the
brand-manufacturer, at the factory.

the transformation is usually done
by google to store in their database.

as another check, be certain that the item-offer is a retail product
being sold by multiple merchants -- not a self-assigned gs1 value
or a self-manufactured product, for example.

Re: Reserved range GTIN that is not in reserved range

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Hi mates,

I'm attaching an image of a barcode of one of the products that Google claims are in restricted range but they're actually not. Could you please let me know if I'm missing something? It's a single item level barcode, not a multipack or anything similar. We're talking about an apparel item of a well known brand.

http://imgur.com/9jBzNcm

Kind regards!

Re: Reserved range GTIN that is not in reserved range

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If Google says its in the restricted range, than that means Google does not allow the product to be listed in Google Shopping. For any further clarification if possible you should contact Google Adwords.
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