MelissaLB - 12:55 pm on Mar 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'd liek to start by saying I realize that this is better suited to the google Shopping sub-forum, I just didnt want to take a chance on having to wait for an answer as I've got a time-sensitive issue on my hands!
This morning I recieved aan email message from google Shopping Center stating that our products had been manually reviewed and they violate a standard policy. Let me explain, We have been creating our feeds manually for years, simply writing them into an excel spreadsheet. Our products are mostly clothing which means they come in various sizes. It became very hard for us to manage sizes coming in and out of stock and being able to update them manually to always reflect the site. However we are very good at making sure entire products are correctly marked in our out of stock, it's just the sizes that are difficult as the department that makes our products out of stock is not the department that updates data feed and conveying that information would take many additional hours per week.
My question is... and this may seem so rudimentary to some of you, so I apologize, but What program or programming do we need to automate this? I know they exist but I cant seem to find one for us (we are a Canadian company). Is there something we can integrate into our website that will automatically update the merchant center as to what products are in stock and out of stock without manual updating?
I have until April 3rd to fix this and I honestly don't see how we could do it manually in that time as we have feeds in the USA, Canada, Austraila and Sweden!
Thank you so much for any information or resources you can pass along to me as I'm sure I am not the only one out there who's got a small-medium sized business who still does some things manually.