unit_pricing_base_measure: Definition

 
The unit_pricing_base_measure attribute lets you include the denominator for your unit price. For example, you might be selling 150ml of perfume, but users are interested in seeing the price per 100ml.

How unit_pricing_measure might display in your ad

When to use

If you use unit_pricing_measure, then use unit_pricing_base_measure to include the denominator for your unit price. To make the unit prices more comparable for all ads on a page, your ad might show a different base measure than what you provide here.

Format

Follow these formatting guidelines to make sure we understand the data you're submitting. 

Type Supported whole number plus unit
Supported units
  • Weight: oz, lb, mg, g, kg
  • Volume (US imperial): floz, pt, qt, gal
  • Volume (metric): ml, cl, l, cbm
  • Length: in, ft, yd, cm, m
  • Area: sqft, sqm
  • Per unit: ct
Repeated field No
Schema.org property (What’s this?) Offer.priceSpecification.referenceQuantity, Type: QuantitativeValue
 
File format Example entry
Text feeds

100oz

XML feeds <g:unit_pricing_base_measure>100oz</g:unit_pricing_base_measure>
 
File format Example entry
Text feeds

100oz

XML feeds <g:unit_pricing_base_measure>100oz</g:unit_pricing_base_measure>

For format API information, see the Content API for Shopping.

Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to make sure you submit high-quality data for your products and get the best performance from your ads.

Minimum requirements

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

  • Submit unit_pricing_measure to define the measure and dimension of your product. For example, if you submit 3 USD as the value for the price attribute, 150 floz as the value for unit_pricing_measure, and 100 floz as the value for unit_pricing_base_measure, the unit price would be 2 USD for every 100 floz. 

Best practices

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

  • Use the same type of units as you used for unit_pricing_measure. For example, if you use sqm for unit_pricing_measure, then use sqm for unit_pricing_base_measure.

Additional guidelines

Review each section closely to determine if 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 the Diagnostics page of your Merchant Center account.

United Kingdom only
  • Submit metric values when targeting the UK. The imperial units (e.g., floz, pt, qt, gal) are interpreted as US imperial units, which are different than the imperial units used in the UK.

Examples

Beverages

Product Red Wine
title Pinot Noir - 2007 - California - 9l
unit_pricing_measure 9l
unit_pricing_base_measure 1l
price 69.99 EUR
Shown in your ad €7,78 / 1 l

 

Product 10 bottles of red wine
title 10 Bottles of Red Wine
unit_pricing_measure 7.5l
unit_pricing_base_measure 750ml
price 65.00 USD
Shown in your ad $6.50 / 750 ml

Flooring

Product Walnut flooring
title Distressed Natural Walnut Flooring
unit_pricing_measure 2.38 sqm
unit_pricing_base_measure 1 sqm
price 113.19 EUR
Shown in your ad €47,56 / 1 m²

Business Cards

Product Business cards
title 50 custom made business cards
unit_pricing_measure 50
unit_pricing_base_measure 1
price 13.38 EUR
Shown in your ad €0,27 / 1 ct

Perfume

Product Perfume
title Eau de Toilette 125 ml
unit_pricing_measure 125ml
unit_pricing_base_measure 100ml
price 19.90 EUR
Shown in your ad €15,92 / 100 ml
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