Get started with the local feeds partnership program as a data provider

Onboard as a point of sale/inventory data provider

This process only needs to happen once per point of sale (POS)/inventory data provider, not every time you onboard a merchant.

How to onboard as a point of sale (POS)/inventory data provider

Here are the accounts you need to set up:

To onboard as a POS/inventory data provider, follow these steps:

  1. Create a Merchant Center account.
  2. Create inventory, sales, and store feeds in Merchant Center:
    1. Sign in to your Merchant Center account.
    2. Click Products from the navigation menu, then select “Other Feeds”.
    3. Click the plus icon  to add a new feed. 
    4. Create 3 feeds and configure the appropriate settings for each feed:

 

Note: In order to implement the local feeds sponsorship program, you're required to upload either an inventory feed or a sales feed. You can also upload both feeds and use them in combination.

 

Upload feeds to your Merchant Center account via SFTP or Google Cloud Storage using the specifications as defined in the feed spec.

Note:  You may also create these feeds using the Content API for Shopping.

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