What to do if product does not have UPC, MPN or GTIN?
Re: What to do if product does not have UPC, MPN or GTIN?[ Edited ]
August 2014 - last edited August 2014
all items submitted as in stock must be kept physically in your inventory --
google does not allow the promotion of items which are not kept in stock
by the merchants who sell them.
if the items being submitted have been assigned the required, proper, valid,
global-trade-data (mpn, grin, brand) then the required, proper, valid, values
must be submitted -- as assigned by the manufacturer -- to the exact item
being sold and shipped to the customer.
if valid data currently exists, simply not having access to the global-trade-data means
that such items simply cannot be submitted, until the proper, required, data is located.
however, if the items being submitted have not been assigned proper,
valid, global-trade-data (mpn, grin, brand) by the brand-manufacturer
then, simply do not submit any brand, gtin, or mpn for that item and
submit the identifier_exists attribute with a value of FALSE
never invent, approximate, or self-assign any global-trade-data --
google does not require global-trade-data if valid data does not
importantly, the type of item determines what global-trade-data
is required (or not required) to be submitted; for example, most
apparel (clothing) items require only a valid brand