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cosmicray



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:40 am    Post subject: Google Shopping is returning to FREE Reply with quote

https://www.ecommercebytes.com/C/abblog/blog.pl?/pl/2020/4/1587486628.html

https://www.blog.google/products/shopping/its-now-free-to-sell-on-google

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In light of these challenges, we’re advancing our plans to make it free for merchants to sell on Google. Beginning next week, search results on the Google Shopping tab will consist primarily of free listings, helping merchants better connect with consumers, regardless of whether they advertise on Google. With hundreds of millions of shopping searches on Google each day, we know that many retailers have the items people need in stock and ready to ship, but are less discoverable online.


So, how does this affect our feed(s) to Google Shopping ? Are the fees going all be MarketPlace 2.9% (because no more bidding involved) ?

Can anyone help clarify this.
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MrsDsHandKnits



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other sites I have been a seller on in past years, sent listings to Google Shopping for free, and then later discontinued the free method and went to pay to play (promoted listings)
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thelivesandlovesofmaggiethecat



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before Google went pay to play, I did quite well with sales from Google shopping. Although I pay 5.9% commission and have marked all my items down to fire sale prices, I never have Google sales any more. I've always figured we are fed to Google on a revolving basis.
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cosmicray



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thelivesandlovesofmaggiethecat wrote:
I've always figured we are fed to Google on a revolving basis.

We have been fed, that is not the issue. Until recently, possibly still applies in some way, various people selling the same product would be bidding against one another for ad imprints. Those who won the auction got shown, and the others did not.

This is different from Google organic, where they spider crawl all web sites.
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elpereles



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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Google is partnering with PayPal to allow merchants to link their accounts.


It looks like a requirement. I believe not everybody in eCrater has or like PayPal. Cool
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trafficjammers



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is ecrater planning to do? i have not seen any announcements or updates. years ago before google shopping was pay to play, i had tons of sales on ecrater. when they made it no longer free, sales tanked. i want to get back to the good ol days
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