Offering Local pick up in product descriptions
I'm not new at online selling (ebay, Amazon, Etsy, Craigslist, etc), but I'm not highly familiar with all of Google's "no-no's" in order to have my items show up in Goog search.
I did just learn that I shouldn't mention anything about my shipping (terms/policies/insurance/procedures) in my item "descriptions" though. Working on cleaning that part up from descriptions right now (ugh).
My question is: I also sell furniture items and/or large/heavy/fragile items that I won't ship. So I mention that in my listing's description.
EX: "This is too large and heavy for me to pack, so I cannot ship this. It is available in the city of ________, for local pick up only. ** PLEASE READ ** THIS ITEM IS NOT FOR SHIPPING (OR CANNOT BE SHIPPED)"
Does this language get my items booted from Google? Can someone please point me to a Google information page regarding what can/can't be mentioned in descriptions?
I mean -- sometimes one has NO CHOICE but to mention stuff like this. Thanks in advance.
Re: Offering Local pick up in product descriptions[ Edited ]
October 2014 - last edited October 2014
for product-listing-ads -- any mention of shipping
in a title or description is grounds for the items
not to be listed, disapproval, or suspension --
at any time.
title should simply name the physical item;
description should simply describe the physical
item or how the physical item might be used.
items that cannot be shipped or cannot be
shipped using direct-to-consumer shipping
methods are also disallowed by the policies.
as an aside, if the same similar physical items you own
are being listed from multiple marketplaces, that can
cause self-competition and lower performance.
that said, showing items in organic google-search
has nothing to do with paid (product-listing) ads
that marketplaces such as ebay might purchase
on behalf of their sellers.