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Should I be deleting the product on google sheets feed if item on google merchant center if an item is out of stock or deleted on my shop. Or will google automatically see that the item is no longer in stock or deleted from my shop and don't have to manually. 

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Should I be deleting the product on google sheets feed if.....

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yes -- the feed/sheet must be updated and resubmitted/re-fetched.


if an item is removed from the shop/website, or physical inventory,
then the item must also be removed from the shopping-ads auctions --
either by setting the item's availability value to out of stock, or
by deleting the item from the feed/sheet.


then, the feed/sheet must also be resubmitted, using a fetch-now, under
the feed-processing-tab -- directly within the merchant-center-account.


having an item listed as a shopping-ad that is unavailable
for purchase and delivery, for whatever reason, is a
policy violation and grounds for disapproval or suspension
from the program, at any time.


importantly, if the item was deleted from the sheet and the same
physical inventory item becomes available again, and added back
to the sheet, be certain to use the exact, same, sku/id to avoid

loss of historical data, such as performance and quality information.


there is the optional automatic-item-updates feature, that may temporarily
update availability status for the live ad-auctions -- however, that feature
typically requires careful coordination with the inventory-system, and
updating the landing-page's structured-data, to function properly --
automatic-item-updates does not negate the requirements to also

update and resubmit the primary feed/sheet.


generally, google expects all submitted product inventory data
to reflect both the website and physical reality, at all times.