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how to create new product category

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am selling application forms of different highly reputed educational institutions and we are also selling courses in different level how can i add my products in to google merchant center. still i can't find an appropriate category for my product, can you help me to create new categories

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Re: how to create new product category

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for which attribute exactly?

(1) google_product_category

for google_product_category simply use the highest level, broad,
but exact, google-defined, taxonomy value that best categorizes
the physical item or how the physical item might be used and is
allowed by google; there is no need to use a specific low-level
taxonomy value if none exists.
e.g.
Office Supplies > General Supplies

new categories for google_product_category cannot be created or
submitted; the value submitted must be exactly as google defines.

google_product_category simply helps google determine which attributes are
required for the type of item; for example, apparel clothing requires color --
so, while a more specific taxonomy value is usually best and recommended,
only a broad, high-level, value is needed.
http://support.google.com/merchants/bin/answer.py?answer=1344057

google_product_category must simply match a google-defined value exactly.
http://support.google.com/merchants/bin/answer.py?answer=160081

(2) product_type

for product_type you may use just about any value you wish.

product_type may be used to more exactly define the taxonomy of
the item using just about any taxonomy value or values you wish.

however, product_type is used in a shopping-campaign by google;
so, using simple, plain, (ascii) text with standard capitalization and

navigational-breadcrumbs for each sub-category is usually best;
e.g.
Paper Supplies > Forms

importantly, if a google_product_category does not exist that

fits the category of item being sold, then that can sometimes

indicate that the type of product is simply not allowed and

cannot be submitted; if so, submitting such items is grounds

for disapproval or suspension, at any time.

for example, items that are otherwise available for free are not allowed.

see also

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

http://celebird-cloud.appspot.com/apps/celebird-taxonomy-app.html

 

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Accepted by topic author Ashiq R
September 2015

Re: how to create new product category

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# 2
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for which attribute exactly?

(1) google_product_category

for google_product_category simply use the highest level, broad,
but exact, google-defined, taxonomy value that best categorizes
the physical item or how the physical item might be used and is
allowed by google; there is no need to use a specific low-level
taxonomy value if none exists.
e.g.
Office Supplies > General Supplies

new categories for google_product_category cannot be created or
submitted; the value submitted must be exactly as google defines.

google_product_category simply helps google determine which attributes are
required for the type of item; for example, apparel clothing requires color --
so, while a more specific taxonomy value is usually best and recommended,
only a broad, high-level, value is needed.
http://support.google.com/merchants/bin/answer.py?answer=1344057

google_product_category must simply match a google-defined value exactly.
http://support.google.com/merchants/bin/answer.py?answer=160081

(2) product_type

for product_type you may use just about any value you wish.

product_type may be used to more exactly define the taxonomy of
the item using just about any taxonomy value or values you wish.

however, product_type is used in a shopping-campaign by google;
so, using simple, plain, (ascii) text with standard capitalization and

navigational-breadcrumbs for each sub-category is usually best;
e.g.
Paper Supplies > Forms

importantly, if a google_product_category does not exist that

fits the category of item being sold, then that can sometimes

indicate that the type of product is simply not allowed and

cannot be submitted; if so, submitting such items is grounds

for disapproval or suspension, at any time.

for example, items that are otherwise available for free are not allowed.

see also

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

http://celebird-cloud.appspot.com/apps/celebird-taxonomy-app.html

 

Re: how to create new product category

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what about product type, here how can i include my own category in a google spreedsheet

Re: how to create new product category

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simply add product_type as a (new) column in the spreadsheet;
similar to how any new column is added, as indicated here --
https://support.google.com/drive/answer/44684?hl=en

but check the spreadsheet across all columns first --
if the spreadsheet is a template there may already
be a product_type column.