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Unit pricing base measure [unit_pricing_base_measure]

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The unit pricing base measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] attribute lets you show how the price of your product translates per the indicated unit. For example, if you were selling a 150 ml bottle of perfume, you could show customers how much your perfume costs per 100 ml.

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When to use

Optional Optional for each product

If you use unit pricing measure [unit_pricing_measure], use the unit pricing base measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] attribute to include the denominator for your unit price. To make the unit prices more comparable for all ads and free listings on a page, your product might show a different base measure than what you provide here.

Format

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

Learn when and how to submit your product data in English

Supported values 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, sheet, item
Supported integers 1, 10, 100, 2, 4, 8
Additional supported metric integer + unit combinations 75cl, 750ml, 50kg, 1000kg
Repeated field No

Schema.org property

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Offer.priceSpecification.referenceQuantity.valueReference

Type: QuantitativeValue (specify properties value and unitCode or unitText).

 
File format Example entry
Text (TSV) 100oz
XML (Feeds) <g:unit_pricing_base_measure>100oz</g:unit_pricing_base_measure>

To format your data for Content API, see the Content API for Shopping resource.

Note: To ensure that this product data attribute gets recognized by our system correctly, remember to submit your data feed file in a format that we support.

Minimum requirements

These are the requirements 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 in your Merchant Center account.

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

Best practices

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

  • Use the same type of units for this attribute as you use for unit pricing measure. For example, if you use sqm for the unit pricing measure, then also use sqm for the 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 your Merchant Center account.

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

New Zealand and Australia only

Units sheet and item are only available in New Zealand and Australia.

Examples

Beverages

Product data for a 9l bottle of 2007 California Pinot Noir, priced at 69.99 EUR
Attribute Value
Title [title] Pinot Noir - 2007 - California - 9l
Unit pricing measure [unit_pricing_measure] 9l
Unit pricing base measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] 1l
Price [price] 69.99 EUR
Displayed value €7,78 / 1 l
Product data for 10 bottles of red wine, priced at 65.00 USD
Attribute Value
Title [title] 10 Bottles of Red Wine
Unit pricing measure [unit_pricing_measure] 7.5l
Unit pricing base measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] 750ml
Price [price] 65.00 USD
Displayed value $6.50 / 750 ml

Flooring

Product data for 2.38 sqm of walnut flooring, priced at 113.19 EUR
Attribute Value
Title [title] Distressed Natural Walnut Flooring
Unit pricing measure [unit_pricing_measure] 2.38 sqm
Unit pricing base measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] 1 sqm
Price [price] 113.19 EUR
Displayed value €47,56 / 1 m²

Business Cards

Product data for 50 custom made business cards, priced at 13.38 EUR
Attribute Value
Title [title] 50 custom made business cards
Unit pricing measure [unit_pricing_measure] 50 ct
Unit pricing base measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] 1 ct
Price [price] 13.38 EUR
Displayed value €0,27 / 1 ct

Paper Towels (New Zealand)

Product data for 8 rolls of paper towels with 60 sheets per roll, priced at 8 NZ$
Attribute Value
Title [title] Basics paper towel 3 ply, 8 rolls with 60 sheets per roll.
Unit pricing measure [unit_pricing_measure] 480 sheet
Unit pricing base measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] 100 sheet
Price [price] 8 NZD
Displayed value $1.67 / 100 sheets

Perfume

Product data for a 125 ml bottle of Eau de Toilette, priced at 19.90 EUR
Attribute Value
Title [title] Eau de Toilette 125 ml
Unit pricing measure [unit_pricing_measure] 125ml
Unit pricing base measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] 100ml
Price [price] 19.90 EUR
Displayed value €15,92 / 100 ml

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