Thing vs Product Schema
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?
Re: Thing vs Product Schema[ Edited ]
June 2015 - last edited June 2015
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.