Why can I see Google Shopping in New Zealand?
I am New Zealand based and looking into Google Shopping for our export clients. I know that we can't set up or target NZ markets for the Merchant Centre, but while doing some research just now I found that I can actually shop on google.co.nz/shopping. Could someone please provide clarity on how/why this is possible when it's not possible to target NZ from a Merchant point of view? Is it simply a loophole? My browser settings are currently set to Australia for client purposes so could this be the reason? If so, why the ability to find Shopping through the .co.nz domain?
Re: Why can I see Google Shopping in New Zealand?[ Edited ]
August 2015 - last edited August 2015
such requests are forwarded to another domain --
typically, the u.s. google (shopping) domain; final
product links are sent to the advertiser's website
who may or many not be located in that country.
that is, product-listing-ads may be submitted for any target-country if
all the (registered feed's) target-country rules and policies can be met --
regardless of where the merchant is physically located or if google
shopping is currently located under that country's top-level domain.
co.nz is currently not a supported top-level domain (target-country) --
new target-countries are typically announced here:
other campaign-types and ad-formats are also available --