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Using product variations

GoDataFeed API Integration
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If you sell products such as apparel, linens, or any other product type that comes in various sizes and colors, you will need to provide GoDataFeed with parent-child product variations. 

This will enable products with variations to be represented as one product with multiple variations, as opposed to each variant being a unique product. Think of buying a pair of shoes that come in 4 colors and 5 sizes; Shoppers will find a drop down with size/color variations to choose from. Ultimately, this makes the buying process a lot more efficient and streamlined for the shopper.

Among other things, variations have become a necessity since Google changed its format and now requires that retailers must submit the relevant variation attributes for products in categories that have either size, color, or size/color variations.

Possible Variations Scenarios:
  • Product comes in different colors (yellow, white, black, red, blue)
  • Product comes in different sizes (small, medium, large, extra large)
  • Product comes in different sizes and colors
  • Product comes in other variations like theme, material, pattern, metal, and so on
Benefits of implementing product variations:
  • Easier for shoppers to choose items with various size/color options

For GoDataFeed to process items with Variations, you will need to include these fields on the source file:

  1. Parentage
    • Parent
    • Child
    • Leave it empty (for single, standalone items with no variations)
  2. Parent SKU
    • Parent Product Code for all Child Items
  3. Size
    • Sizes for all items with size variations 
  4. Color
    • Colors for all items with color variations 




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