How to Solve the Issues Encountered After Uploading the Feed into Google Merchant Center?

This article intends to provide a solution to the customers who use  ELEX WooCommerce Google Shopping Plugin for generating the product feed, and facing issues when uploading the feed into the Google Merchant Center account.

Check the cases and errors you may encounter when you upload the feed into the Merchant Center and the corresponding solution to the problems. 

Case 1

When you upload the feed, a message can be displayed as “Invalid or missing required attribute: price”.

How to Solve the Issues Encountered After Uploading the Feed into Google Merchant Center? | Invalid or missing attributes price

Solution

When you see this message, you can just search for the product with its ID ‘#1135’ in the feed, and make sure that the price is in the proper format. Another possibility could be the unavailability of the price. In that case, update the price.

Case 2

It may display ”Invalid or missing recommended attribute: description”.

How to Solve the Issues Encountered After Uploading the Feed into Google Merchant Center? | Invalid or missing recommended attribute description

Solution

If you see a message like this, search for the products with their IDs’ #1087’ and  ‘#1135’, and add the Description for the attributes of these products.

Case 3

Displays a message as “Invalid price in attribute: price”.How to Solve the Issues Encountered After Uploading the Feed into Google Merchant Center? | Invalid attribute-price

Solution 

To solve this problem, you can search for the product with its ID ‘#1135’ in the feed, and check whether the price is in proper format or update if the price is not available.

Case 4

Displays a message as ”Invalid GTIN value “.

How to Solve the Issues Encountered After Uploading the Feed into Google Merchant Center? | Invalid GTIN Value

Solution

Search for the product with its ID ‘#1087’ in the feed, and update the valid GTIN as per country selected while generating the feed.

By updating these changes in the WooCommerce products, which were included in the feed, the customer can easily upload the feed to Google Merchant Center.


To know how to generate a product feed using the ELEX WooCommerce Google Shopping plugin, and submit to Merchant Center, check out the article: How to set up ELEX WooCommerce Google Product Feed Plugin?

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