Price [price]

Use the price [price] attribute to tell users how much you're charging for your product. This information is shown to users.

When to use

Required for each product

If the cost per unit is important to your price information, also consider submitting the unit pricing measure [unit_pricing_measure] and unit pricing base measure [unit_pricing_base_measure]attributes.

Format

Follow these formatting guidelines to make sure that Google understands the data that you're submitting.

For details on when and how to submit values in English, learn more about submitting your product data.

Type Number plus currency (use ISO 4217)
Repeated field No
Schema.org property
(What's this?)
Offer.priceSpecification, Type: PriceSpecification
File format Example entry
Text feeds 15.00 USD
XML feeds <g:price>15.00 USD</g:price>
To format your data for Content API, have a look at the Content API for Shopping.

Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to make sure that you submit high quality data for your products.

Minimum requirements

These are the requirements that you'll need to meet to show your product. If you don't follow these requirements, we'll disapprove your product and let you know on the Diagnostics page of your Merchant Center account.

  • Make sure that the price in your product data meets both the landing page and checkout requirements. Learn more about landing page requirements
    • Submit an amount and currency that match the price on your landing page and the checkout pages. Learn more currency requirements for your target country
    • If you charge any additional fees at checkout and they're not included in the product price, make sure that you include these charges in Merchant Center by combining them with the applicable delivery costs either via the delivery [shipping] attribute or using the Merchant Center delivery services.
    • Include the price in the currency of your target country prominently on your landing page and checkout pages.
    • Don't change the price of your product on your landing page based on a user's location. Ensure that users can purchase the product online for the price that you submit, regardless of their location.
    • Display variants and prices in a straightforward way on your landing page.
    • Display the submitted product and price prominently on your landing page. If you have multiple variants on your landing page, make sure that the submitted product and corresponding price are the most prominent.
    • Charge the submitted price to all users in the target country unless regional pricing is available in your target country. Learn more about regional availability and pricing
    • Make sure that any user in the target country can buy the product for the submitted price without paying for a membership. Membership prices are only allowed in ads or listings if the following conditions are met:
      • There is no cost to sign up and membership is available to everyone with no contingencies.
      • The signup process is straightforward and can be completed on the landing page or during checkout.
      • The discounted price with membership is clearly displayed on the landing page.
    • Include any minimum order value in your delivery settings. Learn more about how to add a minimum order value
  • Don't submit products with a price that constantly changes, such as auctions and prices based on a live currency exchange. If your product's price changes often, you'll need to let us know about all such price updates to be able to show your product.
  • Don't include delivery costs in your price. Instead, use Merchant Center delivery services or the delivery [shipping] attribute in the feed.
  • Don't include any import- or export-related costs in your price. Instead, clearly indicate relevant charges on your website. Learn more about export charges
  • Submit a price that's greater than 0. Only mobile phones or tablets that are sold with a monthly instalment payment and/or subscription plan can have a price of 0 if there is no up-front payment. This does not apply to Latin America, where the full cost of the product is included in the price. Learn more about requirements for advertising wireless products and services
  • Don't provide more than two digits after the decimal point. If you include more than two digits after the decimal point, they'll automatically be rounded to the nearest acceptable value. For example, 1.0234 will be rounded to 1.02 and 29.8999 will be rounded to 29.90.
  • Don't include activation fees for wireless plans in the price that you submit for mobile devices and tablets sold in the US. Wireless subscription plans are not supported for Shopping ads and free listings in the US.
  • Comply with local laws when submitting price information.

Best practices

These best practices can help you go beyond the basic requirements to optimise your product data for performance.

  • Submit a price that can be represented in the currency of your target country (according to ISO 4217). For example, instead of 1.0012 GBP, submit 1.01 GBP. If your price can't be represented in the currency of your target country, then we'll round it to a value that can.
  • Enable automatic item updates for price. Automatic item updates use the Schema.org microdata on your landing page to help keep your data fresh. Bear in mind that these updates only happen when Google crawls your landing page and you still need to resubmit your product data regularly. Learn more about enabling automatic item updates
  • Highlight sales that promote your products. Use the sale price [sale_price] attribute to tell users how much you're charging for your product during a sale. During the period that you specify, your sale price will be shown as the current price for your product. If your original and sale prices meet certain requirements, your original price may be shown along with the sale price, allowing people to see the difference between the two.
  • Use currency conversion as an easy way to target a country that uses a different currency than the one on your website and in your product data. If you use currency conversion, the prices on your landing page, checkout pages and in your product data must still match. We'll display the converted price in your ad or free listing, but the converted price doesn't need to appear on your landing page or at checkout. Learn more about currency conversion

Additional guidelines

Review each section closely to determine whether the requirements apply to your country or product. If you don't follow requirements that apply to you, we'll disapprove your product and let you know in Diagnostics in your Merchant Center account.

Business-to-business (B2B) focused retailers

  • Submit a price that includes Value Added Tax (VAT) if required for your target country. While B2B retailers can participate in Shopping ads, free listings and other features, if you're required to submit VAT in the price, make sure that the same price including VAT is visible on your landing page and at checkout. Learn more about B2B advertising

Minimum order value

  • Specify any minimum order value that you require in your delivery settings. For example, if your product costs 10 GBP and you require that users spend at least 50 GBP to place an order, then that would be a minimum order value. Specify a minimum order value of 50 GBP for the affected delivery service. Learn more about how to add a minimum order value

Merchant-defined bundles and multipacks

Products sold in bulk

  • Submit the price for the minimum number of products that you require a user to purchase. Don't submit the price for just one product if a user can't purchase only one product. For example, if you sell pens and users must purchase at least 50 pens to place an order, submit the price for 50 pens.

Note: If you require a minimum total number of products (either multiples of the same product or a combination of different products) in order for a customer to successfully complete a purchase, declare the total minimum number of products as the minimum order value.

Product samples

If the product that you want to show is only sold in bulk quantities, but you also allow people to purchase samples individually, you can show the sample instead of the bulk quantity. To do so, submit the price of the sample in the feed and begin the title with sample.

Products with Minimum Advertised Price agreements

  • Submit the Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) value as the 'price' in your product data if you sell the product for less than the price allowed by third-party agreements.
  • Show the MAP price on your product landing page. You can show that you charge a lower price at checkout by adding clarifying text to your product pages. For example, you could display a note such as 'Add to basket for final price' and show the MAP value crossed out or greyed out. The MAP price in your product data must be displayed on the landing page. Learn more about requirements for landing pages
  • If you use microdata annotations on your website, include the MAP as the price there as well.

Mobile phone or tablet sold with instalment payments and/or a subscription plan

  • Submit the price as the total up-front payment (including activation fees and device down payment). The price can be as low as 0 if the price of your mobile phone or tablet is subsidised and bundled with instalment payments or a subscription plan. This only applies if instalment payments or subscription plans for mobile devices are allowed in the target country. This is not applicable to Latin America where the price is not an up-front payment, but is always the full price of the product. Learn more about requirements for advertising wireless products and services

Mobile phone or tablet prepaid up-front or sold with instalment payments and/or a subscription plan: Australia

  • Submit the price as the total cost of the device and/or instalment and/or wireless service payments (including activation fees). The price must be the total minimum cost that the customer must pay for the duration of the contract for the device plus instalment and wireless service plan payments (if applicable). Learn more about requirements for advertising wireless products and services

Mobile phone or tablet prepaid up-front or sold with instalment payments and/or a subscription plan: The United States

  • Submit the price as the total up-front payment (including device down payment). Don't include activation fees for wireless plans. Wireless subscription plans are not supported for Shopping ads and free listings in the US. The price can be as low as 0 if the price of your mobile phone or tablet is subsidised or bundled with instalment payments. Learn more about requirements for advertising wireless products and services

Tax: Canada and the United States

Tax: Australia, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Vietnam

Software subscriptions

  • Submit the price for the full length of the software subscription, for a minimum of one year (12 months). If the prepaid subscription comes with any subsidised or free periods, then include those in the total price. If your subscription costs more (or less) for the first year than for the following years, submit the prepaid price for the first year. If you like, you can instead submit the prepaid price for multiple years. Learn more about submitting software subscriptions

Magazine and newspaper subscriptions

  • Submit the price for the full length of the magazine or newspaper subscription, for a minimum of one year (12 months). If the prepaid subscription comes with any subsidised or free periods, then include those in the total price. If your subscription costs more (or less) for the first year than for the following years, submit the prepaid price for the first year. If you like, you can instead submit the prepaid price for multiple years.
  • Clearly state in your renewal and cancellation terms whether the subscription is for a fixed term or is automatically renewed. Also explain the cancellation options and under which conditions the auto-renewal occurs once the prepaid duration has ended.
  • Submit the delivery cost as 0 (if delivery cost is required for your target country). For example, 0.00 USD, 0.00 EUR, 0.00 GBP. You can submit delivery costs through the delivery [shipping] attribute or through your account delivery settings.

Export and cross-border trade

  • Prominently state on your website if import-related charges apply. For example, add information on your landing page or during checkout so that users are aware of these costs before they place the order. Don't submit import or export-related costs as part of the tax [tax] or price [price] attributes. Learn more about what to do when you deliver across borders
  • Understand which country's price and tax requirements you need to meet. If you choose to show a currency that is not the currency of the target country, you must follow the price and tax requirements for the country that your currency is native to.

Examples

Variants

If your product comes in multiple colours or sizes, you might also have different prices for each of these variants. For example:

An example of ads without placeholder images

Product data for a small Google t-shirt priced at 10.99 USD
Attribute Value

Title [title]

Google t-shirt – Green – Small

Price [price]

10.99 USD

Colour [color]

Green

Size [size]

S

ID [id]

9876-S-GRN

Item group ID [item_group_id]

9876

 

Product data for a small blue Google t-shirt priced at 8.99 USD
Attribute Value

Title [title]

Google t-shirt – Blue – Small

Price [price]

8.99 USD

Colour [color]

Blue

Size [size]

S

ID [id]

9876-S-BLU

Item group ID [item_group_id]

9876

 

 

Product data for a small yellow Google t-shirt priced at 10.50 USD
Attribute Value

Title [title]

Google t-shirt – Yellow – Small

Price [price]

10.50 USD

Colour [color]

Yellow

Size [size]

S

ID [id]

9876-S-YELLOW

Item group ID [item_group_id]

9876

Phone or tablet with instalment payments (US)

An illustration with 3 different colors of one mobile phone

Product data for a midnight blue Google Pixel 3 – 32 MB phone priced at 0.00 USD, with 12 monthly instalment payments
Attribute Value

Title [title]

Google Pixel 3 – 32 GB – Midnight Blue with 12 monthly payments

Price [price]

0.00 USD

Installment [installment]

12:29:95 USD

Google product category [google_product_category]

Electronics > Communications > Telephony > Mobile phones

For more examples, see best practices for advertising wireless products and services.

Phone or tablet with instalment payments (Australia)

The installment plan includes the product cost for 12 months plus the cost of the subscription for 12 months.

Product data for a midnight blue Google Pixel XL phone priced at 1,250.00 USD
Attribute Value

Title [title]

Google Pixel XL – 32 GB – Midnight Blue (with 12-month contract and 12 instalment payments)

Price [price]

1250 AUD

Google product category [google_product_category]

Electronics > Communications > Telephony > Mobile phones

For more examples, see best practices for advertising wireless products and services.

Merchant-defined multipacks and bundles

Product data for three green Google t-shirts in a multipack priced at 41.50 USD
Attribute Value

Title [title]

Google t-shirt – 3-pack – Green – Small

Price [price]

41.50 USD

Brand [brand]

Google

GTIN [gtin]

121314151617

Multipack [multipack]

3
An illustration of a bundle that includes a camera body, lens, and bag
Product data for a 25.3 MP Google digital SLR camera, with 35 mm lens for 432.50 USD, includes a blue camera bag priced at 10.99 USD
Attribute Value

Title [title]

Google 25.3 MP digital SLR camera body + 35 mm lens + blue camera bag

Price [price]

432.50 USD

Brand [brand]

Google

GTIN [gtin]

123456789011

Bundle [is_bundle]

yes [yes]

Products with a minimum order value requirement

A carton of goat milk
If you require a minimum order value, set it in your delivery settings. For example, if you require customers to order products for at least 30 EUR on your website, add a corresponding minimum order value to your delivery settings. Learn more about how to add a minimum order value

Products sold in bulk

An illustration of a screw
Product data for a package of 1,000 flat head sheet metal screws priced at 7.50 USD
Attribute Value

Title [title]

Flat-head sheet metal screws (Pkg. 1,000)

Price [price]

7.50 USD

 

For some products sold in bulk, you may require a customer to meet a minimum order value (MOV) in order to complete a purchase. For example, if you sell coffee capsules that cost 2 EUR a piece and come in a sleeve of 10, you might require an MOV of five sleeves. Note that the MOV is calculated in Merchant Center using price rather than quantity, so you need to submit the price for five sleeves (100 EUR) as the MOV, rather than the number of sleeves.

Here's how to correctly submit your product data:

Coffee capsules sold in bulk

Product data for five sleeves of coffee capsules, priced at 20 EUR per sleeve with an MOV of 100 EUR
Attribute Value

Title [title]

Coffee Capsules (five sleeves of 10 capsules)
Price [price] 20.00 EUR (one sleeve)

Unit pricing measure
[unit_pricing_measure]

10 ct (Optional)
Unit pricing base measure
[unit_pricing_base_measure]
1 ct (Optional)

Delivery settings

Minimum order value: 100.00 EUR

Unit pricing

Product data for a 30 ml Eau de Parfum priced at 43.95 EUR
Attribute Value

Title [title]

Eau de Parfum – 30 ml

Price [price]

43.95 EUR

Unit pricing measure [unit_pricing_measure]

30 ml

Unit pricing base measure [unit_pricing_base_measure]

100 ml

Software subscription

Product data for a 1-year subscription to a Google Security Software Basic Edition priced at 29.90 USD
Attribute Value

Title [title]

Google Security Software Basic Edition (1-year subscription)

Price [price]

29.90 USD

Google product category [google_product_category]

Software > Computer Software > Antivirus & Security Software

Brand [brand]

Google

MPN [mpn]

123GOOGLE432

GTIN [gtin]

1234567890123

Delivery [shipping]

0.00 USD

Image link [image_link]

https://www.example.com/image1.jpg
Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?

Need more help?

Sign in for additional support options to quickly solve your issue

true
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
Search Help Centre
false
false
true
71525
false
false