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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 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 domain?


Thanks Smiley Happy



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September 2015

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. 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 --

see also



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