Google Merchant: Things you should know about the new uploading Etsy will be doing for us:
Etsy will be uploading our items for us soon, as of December 1st individual sellers won’t be able to create feeds for their shops. (That’s Google’s rule, not Etsy’s.)
Be among the first: Those currently using the Etsy RSS method will have their shops added to Etsy’s upload first. Shops not currently using Etsy’s RSS to upload their goods will be added some time later–so if you’re not using it yet, set it up now–see the Etsy RSS tutorial linked to from our main Google Base/Merchant Center page (the gold links on the right will get you to the main Google Merchant Center page.
Check your items to be sure they are within Google Merchant’s guidelines now. We won’t be able to see error messages once Etsy is uploading for us. The same rules that applied before will still apply to item titles and item descriptions–like no “Free shipping”, no special characters (symbols), etc. See FAQ 3 for more details, linked to from our main Google Base/Merchant Center page, link on the right side of the blog page in gold.
Etsy will be adding product type values for us! Using the first three tags of each item, Etsy will create product types for the Google Merchant submission–make sure your first three tags are in a good order and be sure to keep anything that prevents items from being inserted out of the first three tags.
Help for small businesses, income taxes, shipping and Etsy shops