[shipping_weight]attribute lets you include the weight to use when calculating delivery costs through your Merchant Center settings. For example, you would submit the delivery weight attribute when using courier-calculated rates.
When to use
Optional for each product
If you set your account delivery settings in Merchant Center based on weight, then use the delivery weight
[shipping_weight] attribute to submit the weight for each product. Methods that calculate delivery costs using weight include carrier-calculated rates and delivery weight tables. If the weight for your product exceeds the supported value, use the delivery label
[shipping_label] attribute instead to configure delivery rates. Learn more about delivery settings.
Follow these formatting guidelines to make sure that Google understands the data that you're submitting.
|Type||Number plus unit|
Note: Decimal points to the values are supported.
|File format||Example entry|
Follow these guidelines to make sure that you submit high quality data for your products.
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.
- Provide a date up to one year in the future.
These best practices can help you go beyond the basic requirements to optimise your product data for performance.
- Set up delivery services through Merchant Center. To take advantage of the weight that you submit, make sure that you set up delivery services through Merchant Center. Learn more about configuring delivery settings.
- Use the actual delivery weight. Some couriers take into account both weight and package dimensions when calculating delivery costs. When you use a courier-calculated setting, we'll calculate the applicable delivery cost based on both weight and dimension. Submit dimensions through delivery length
[shipping_length], delivery width
[shipping_width]and delivery height
- Respect courier weight limits. All carriers have limits as to what can be delivered using their services and most couriers don't accept packages over a certain weight. Carrier rates don't support products exceeding these limits and you should define delivery costs for them using delivery tables. Learn more about carrier-calculated rates and supported countries/carriers
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.
- Use a delivery table to set up LTL delivery costs in your account delivery settings. Courier-calculated rates don't support LTL pricing for heavy or large products.
- Submit the delivery label
[shipping_label]attribute to assign a freight class to each product and define multiple delivery groups in Merchant Center. You can then create tables specific to each freight class.
- Use the highest possible delivery cost that a user might pay. If you have difficulties submitting accurate delivery costs (for example, due to real-time cost calculations at checkout), you should submit the highest possible delivery cost that a user might pay.