Onboarding Guide

Sign up for Google Merchant Center

Google Merchant Center lets millions of people discover, explore, and buy your products, and gives you different ways to get the right products to the right customers. 

Before you begin

You’ll need a Google Account (like Gmail) to sign up for Merchant Center. If you don't have a Google account, go to accounts.google.com and click Create account.

When you’re ready, go to Merchant Center and sign in with your Google Account to get started.

GO TO MERCHANT CENTER

Get started

Enter your business information

Step 1: Enter your business information

First, you’ll tell us about you. Your business information will be used across Merchant Center. You’ll only have to enter this information once. Add the country where your business is registered as the “Business address”

  • Add where your business is registered as the “Business address ” The time zone for Merchant Center is automatically filled based on the country you choose under “Business address”. Once you’ve created an account, you can change the time zone in your account’s settings.  
  • Your business name can be your business’s name, your website’s name, or your store name. Remember: The name you enter as your business name will be used as your Merchant Center account name, and users will see this name across Google.
Tip: Changing the time zone will alter how we calculate and report your performance metrics. If you change your timezone, the change won’t apply to data added prior to you making the change.

Step 2: Choose where you want your customers to check out

Now you’ll select the checkout options that apply to your business. You can change the selection at a later time in your Merchant Center account.

  • On your website: Customers see your product listing on Google and go to your website to buy
  • On Google: Customers see your product listing on Google and buy without leaving Google. Customers can still check out on your website even if checkout on Google is available for your product listings.
  • At your local store: Customers see your product listing on Google and visit your local store to buyIf you need more information before you choose your checkout option, click here.

Step 3: Choose your management platforms

Next, you’ll tell us about the tools you work with. Linking your account to these platforms will associate your Merchant Center account with that third-party platform. This allows us to provide you better services and can help simplify the setup process for your Merchant Center account. You can add more tools and integrations at any time. Learn more about linking to a third-party platform

Step 4: Choose your email preferences

Opt in to receive emails about updates with tips and best practices or Invitations to test new features You can opt out of receiving the emails at any time. Learn more about email preferences

Then, once you’ve read and accepted the Terms of Service, and your account will be ready! 

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