unit_pricing_base_measure [unit_pricing_base_measure]: Definition

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

When to use

If you use unit_pricing_measure [unit_pricing_measure], then use unit_pricing_base_measure [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 that we understand the data that you're submitting. 

Type Supported number plus unit
Supported units
  • Weight: oz [oz], lb [lb], mg [mg], g [g], kg [kg]
  • Volume (US imperial): floz [floz], pt [pt], qt [qt], gal [gal]
  • Volume (metric): ml [ml], cl [cl], l [l], cbm [cbm]
  • Length: in [in], ft [ft], yd [yd], cm [cm], m [m]
  • Area: sqft [sqft], sqm [sqm]
  • Per unit: ct [ct]
Supported numbers 1, 10, 100, 2, 4, 8
Additional supported values 75cl, 750ml, 50kg, 1000kg
Repeated field No
Schema.org property (What is this?) Offer.priceSpecification.referenceQuantity, Type: QuantitativeValue
 
File format Example entry
Text feeds

100 g

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

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

Guidelines

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

Minimum requirements

These are the requirements that 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 on the Diagnostics page of your Merchant Center account. 

  • Don't provide more than 2 digits after a decimal. If you include more than 2 digits after the decimal, 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.

Best practices

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

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

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 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 from the imperial units used in the UK.

Examples

Drinks

Product Red wine
title [title] Pinot Noir – 2007 – California – 9 L
unit_pricing_measure [unit_pricing_measure] 9 L
unit_pricing_base_measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] 1 L
price [price] 69.99 GBP
Shown in your ad £7.78/1 L

 

Product 10 bottles of red wine
title [title] 10 bottles of red wine
unit_pricing_measure [unit_pricing_measure] 7.5 L
unit_pricing_base_measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] 750 ml
price [price] 65.00 GBP
Shown in your ad $6.50 / 750 ml

Flooring

Product Walnut flooring
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 GBP
Shown in your ad 47.56 GBP/1 m²

Business cards

Product Business cards
title [title] 50 custom-made business cards
unit_pricing_measure [unit_pricing_measure] 50
unit_pricing_base_measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] 1
price [price] 13.38 GBP
Shown in your ad 0.27 GBP/1 ct

Perfume

Product Perfume
title [title] Eau de toilette 125 ml
unit_pricing_measure [unit_pricing_measure] 125 ml
unit_pricing_base_measure [unit_pricing_base_measure] 100 ml
price [price] 19.90 GBP
Shown in your ad 15.92 GBP/100 ml
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