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Script to pause low stock Shopping products

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Hi,

 

I have a shopping campaign whose products go in and out of stock very quickly. I was hoping there would be a script solution which pauses the specific product once the stock levels become lower than 10. Can this be done? Is it possible to look at the actual product level using Adwords scripts?

 

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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It is starting to become increasingly clear to me that this is not something that can be easily done. In which case, it'd be great to hear how everyone else deals with client's whose products go in and out of stock very often?

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a script might be written to simply pause such low-stock items --
but unfortunately, that would likely violate the rules and policies
with respect to availability and product-listing-ads.


the recommended method to pause out of stock items from the auctions
is to update the availability attribute to out of stock and then resubmit
the data (feed) -- up to four times a day.

if items change too frequently such that four re-uploads per
day cannot keep pace with physical inventory changes or,
changes on the website, then, using the api is required.

there are also the automatic-item-updates and update-feeds features,

if a few items have high volatility and need to be kept up-to-date before
all the item data can be properly resubmitted -- however, those features

still require updates keep pace with physical inventory and site changes.

if items change too frequently, such that the api cannot keep pace with all
physical inventory changes, or changes on the website, then, those items
may simply not be a good fit for product-listing-ads and should be removed
altogether -- e.g. auction-sites have this issue and are simply not allowed.

that said, there are other campaign-types and ad-formats that
are available and may be a better fit for advertising such items.