Yet another way to restrict and hold down the small eCommerce sites, many of which have been around longer than google. We have 10,000 skus in google product search. We could never bid on all of them, the conversion rates for adwords is poor enough I can only imagine how this will go.
So basically google wants only the deep pocket big box sites in their google shopping. They are the only companies that will fill out google shopping. What made google product search different than all the other CSE sites was the variety of merchants.
Oh well, just another way for google to decimate the small guy. With the pengiun update most industry sites in the top 20 result were replaced with less relevant big box site results.
Time to change all search to bing. By the time the FTC realizes what has happened with the restraint of trade caused by google, it will be too late.