If you have ever searched any product then you must be aware of the Google Shopping Ads which are available on the top right page of the Google search.
With the help of this extension, the store owner will be able to display their products on the Google search page in the attractive and visual manner.
Allowing the Opencart store owners to create a Google Product feeds for their store’s products, exporting the products to the Google Merchant account.
The admin can also map the categories of the Opencart Store with the Google Shopping Feed Categories.
- Store products add to Google Feed using content API.
- Products get updated on Google Feed once synced on store.
- Dynamic Attributes mapping.
- Map store category with Google shopping feed categories.
- Export products in bulk or in selection.
- The admin can add unique shopping feed product value for each product.
- Supports Simple and Downloadable products.
- Option to Authenticate the Merchant account of the user.
Customers will get a zip folder and they have to extract the contents of this zip folder on their system. The extracted folder has – admin, catalog, system, vendor folder, composer file, and ocmod file.
You need to transfer the admin, catalog, system, vendor folders, composer file, and ocmod file into the Opencart root directory on the server as shown below.
After uploading the files, run the following commands in the terminal for installing the composer.json file.
curl -s http://getcomposer.org/installer | php
php composer.phar install
Note: – You have to increase post_max_size to 200M.
After this, you will navigate to-> Extension Installer and upload the file google_shopping_feed.ocmod.xml which you will find inside the ocmod folder. After uploading the file click continue as shown below.
Now navigate to->Extensions->Modifications and click refresh on the top right-hand side as shown below.
Edit User Groups
After that, go to System>Users>Usergroups. And then edit ‘Administrator’. Click Select All for both Access Permission and Modify Permission and Save it.
After that under Extension > Modules>Google Shopping Feed. You can install the Opencart Google Shopping Feed by clicking on the plus option as shown in the image below.
After the installation gets completed, the admin can navigate to Extensions > Module > Google Shopping Feeds and clicks on the edit button as shown in the image below.
On clicking on the edit button, the admin can configure the module. The following sections will appear:
Status: The admin can select the status of the module as enable or disable.
Configuration Setting: The admin needs to enter the Consumer Key ID and the Consumer Secret ID which the admin can get by clicking on the here button.
After entering the credentials, the admin needs to click on the authenticate account to authenticate the credentials.
The admin needs to authenticate with the registered email id via which the Google Shopping Feed credentials are created.
After the authentication, the admin can export all the products by clicking on the Export Product as shown in the image below.
Category Mapping Setting: The admin can set the default Google Feed Category which will be applied when the category is not mapped for the product.
Product Setting: The admin can set the default setting which will be applied to the products whose details are not filled.
The listed settings that can be set are as follow:
Age Group: The admin can set the default Age Group for which the product is suitable like: Adult, Infant, Kid, Toddler, and Newborn.
Product Available For: The admin can set the product availability for the Male, Female, and Unisex.
Product Condition: The admin can set the default conditions of the products like New, Used, and Refurbished.
Apply Tax on Ship: The admin can choose to set the tax on a product or not.
Note: Tax on ship will only be applicable in the US if set as “Yes”
Tax Rate(%): The admin can set the tax rate under the following entity.
Target Country: The admin can set the target country in which the product feeds are to be displayed.
Content Language: The admin can set the language in which the product content will be displayed.
Product Color: The admin can set the product option which is to be displayed on the color description of the product.
How To Get The Google Shopping Feed Credentials
Create APP, Get the Client Id & Secret:
Step 1: Go to console.developers.google and log in using your Gmail Id. After login click Select a Project option.
Step 2: Click the NEW PROJECT option.
Step 3: Enter your project name and select the location and click the Create button.
Step 4: Select your created project and then click ENABLE APIS & SERVICES button.
Step 5: Now in the search box type in Shopping.
Step 6: The results will populate and then select – Content API for Shopping.
Step 7: Now select the created app and then click on the Create Credentials button.
Step 8: Now select OAuth client ID as shown below in the snapshot.
Step 9: Under Application type select the Web Application, under the Authorized redirect URIs enter the redirect URl.
Now, click the Create button.
Sign Up Google Merchant
Step 1: Go to Merchant Center and click on the Sign-Up button.
Step 2: Login with your Gmail address that you have used for creating the credentials and click the Next button.
Step 4: Now, you need to verify and claim your website URL as shown in the image below.
Step 5: After clicking the verify button a pop-up will appear. Click Continue to proceed further for verification.
Step 6: After clicking the Continue button in the image above, you can see that the website is verified and claimed. Lastly, click the Finish button.
Google Shopping Feeds – Admin’s End
After the configuration of the module is completed, the admin will be able to see the Google Product Feeds menu with two sub-options:
1. Category Mapping
2. Product List
The admin can map the Opencart Category with the Google Category, by navigating through Google Product Feed >Category Mapping as shown in the image below.
The admin can edit the existing Mapped Category or Map New Category. On clicking on the Map New Category, the following page will appear as shown in the image below.
The Opencart category will be mapped with the Google feed category and its subcategory. After the category is selected, the admin needs to click on the Save Mapped Category button to map the categories. The Saved Categories will get listed in the Map Category List.
If require the admin can also filter out the map categories based on Category Id, Category Name, Mapped Date From, Mapped Date To.
The admin can view the export products under this section as shown in the image below.
The admin can delete the selected products and can click on the delete button. If the export product listing is not visible then the admin can click on here button and authenticate the credentials again.
If the admin requires to access the Google Merchant Account, then he/she can click on the here option as shown in the image below.
Google Merchant Account
After the admin has configured the extension, mapped categories, and exported the products to Google’s Merchant Account, the exported products will be visible under the Products>List section.
The admin can select any product and can view the details of the respective products under the Final Attributes section as shown in the image below.
Product Edit Page
Apart from adding the products setting as default, the admin can edit the product feeds for any particular product as well. For this, the admin needs to navigate to the Catalog>Products>Edit Product.
Under the Google Shopping Feed Fields section, the admin can enter the following fields that with the corresponding values that are needed to be sent.
The admin needs to save the values for them before saving the product otherwise the default values set in the admin panel will be applicable for these new attributes.
The admin can even export the single or some selective products on the product listing page by navigating through Catalog>Products.
The selective products can be exported by clicking on the “Export Button” as shown in the image below.
Current Product Version - 22.214.171.124
Supported Framework Version - 2.x.x.x,3.x.x.x