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Why can I see Google Shopping in New Zealand?

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Hi everyone,

 

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?

 

Thanks Smiley Happy

 

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Re: Why can I see Google Shopping in New Zealand?

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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.
https://support.google.com/merchants/#topic=3404779
https://support.google.com/merchants/#topic=3404778

co.nz is currently not a supported top-level domain (target-country) --
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160637

new target-countries are typically announced here:
http://adwords.blogspot.com/

 

other campaign-types and ad-formats are also available --

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2567043

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722124


see also
http://adwords.blogspot.co.nz/

 

 

Re: Why can I see Google Shopping in New Zealand?

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That is a brilliant answer and great information, thank you so very much Smiley Happy