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Thing vs Product Schema

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Hi, 

I want to upload Products with limited information.

I don’t want to include price and shipping information until the user is logged in to my site.

This information in public for registered users only.

 

Can I use Thing schema for that?

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for product-listing-ads, accurate price and shipping are required to be
submitted and shown directly on the link landing-page, must be the
same for all users, and only product/offer microdata are supported --
or is otherwise a policy violation and grounds for a disapproval or a
(permanent) suspension from the program, at any time.

clear and conspicuous pricing information is required for all items --
or is otherwise a policy violation and grounds for disapproval
or a (permanent) suspension from the program, at any time.

 

users cannot be required to log-in or register, in any form,

to view the submitted item-offer on the link landing page.

 

the thing schema cannot be used.


in addition, the microdata schema (rich-snippets) are only for
the automatic-item-update feature -- which is restricted to cases
where the price or availability, of the product, displayed directly
on the link landing-page, has changed but the submitted (feed)
data has not been updated yet; accurate submitted (feed) data,

including price and shipping information, is still required, for all

submitted inventory items.

however, other campaign-types and ad-formats are available
that might be used to help advertise such products.

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants#topic=3404779
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2567043
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722124
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2404197