Product fee [product_fee]

Use the product fee [product_fee] attribute to display information about any fees related to your product, such as the recycling or copyright fees.

When to use

Optional but highly recommended for all products with the required fees.

When certain types of products are offered for sale online in France, you are required to include all taxes and fees that must be paid by the consumer in the advertised price and to display information about any fees on the product detail page. Taxes are included as part of the price [price] attribute but you must add the additional fees using the product fee [product_fee] attribute.

Products advertised for sale in the US are required to display applicable taxes (configured in Merchant Center and optionally overridden using the tax [tax] attribute) and product fees (using the product fee attribute) to customers at checkout.

Examples of fees include the French eco-tax WEEE regulation for electrical and electronic goods and the US California electronic waste recycling fee.

Only fees that have been configured by Google are currently available. If you need to add a fee that is not listed below, please reach out to us with the details of the fee you want to add.

Note: You’re responsible for maintaining the accuracy of your fees and for applying the total fee for variable rate products. Google can’t calculate fees based on your product data.

Format

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

For details on when and how to submit values in English, learn more about submitting your product data

Type String (Unicode characters. Recommended: ASCII only)
Sub-attributes type (Required)
amount (Required)
Repeated field Yes, up to 100
Supported values
  • US CA electronic waste recycling fee
  • US CA redemption value
  • FR eco participation furniture waste
  • FR eco participation WEEE
  • FR private copying levy

(See the tables listed under Additional Guidelines for full details.)

File format Example value
Text feeds FR eco-participation WEEE:8.99 EUR,
FR private copying levy:2.99 EUR
XML feeds <g:product_fee>
     <g:type>FR eco-participation WEEE</g:type>
     <g:amount>8.99 EUR</g:amount>
</g:product_fee>
<g:product_fee>
     <g:type>FR eco-participation furniture waste</g:type>
     <g:amount>8.99 EUR</g:amount>
</g:product_fee>
<g:product_fee>
     <g:type>FR private copying levy</g:type>
     <g:amount>8.99 EUR</g:amount>
</g:product_fee>

If you choose to use the Content API to add the product_fee attribute, you’ll need to use the custom attributes feature.

File format Example entry
Content API
(JSON)

"customAttributes":[
   {
      "name":"product_fee",
      "groupValues":[
         {
            "name":"type",
            "value": "FR eco-participation WEEE"
         },
         {
            "name":"amount",
            "value":"8.99 EUR"
         }
       ]
    }

]

Learn more about the content API for Shopping

Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to make sure you submit high-quality data for your products.

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 the Diagnostics page in your Merchant Center account.

  • The values for this attribute are formatted as "type:amount,” where "type" is the fee, and "amount" is the amount for the product (format "XX.XX EUR").
  • Use this attribute to provide additional fees that must be paid when purchasing your product, for example recycling fees or copyright fees.
  • Make sure you still include the price [price] attribute with the total price for the product. (See the country-specific guidelines for the price attribute.)

Best practices

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

  • Don't duplicate data within the attribute.
  • Check for errors in grammar, spelling, or capitalization.
  • Apply the total fee due for variable rate products, for example, if there is a 5% item fee, you must calculate and add the total fee to the feed.

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 Diagnostics in your Merchant Center account.

Product fees: United States

You are responsible for ensuring that you’ve provided all applicable fees for display.

Fee amounts are not included in the Shopping Action’s advertised price. Customers can click into the additional information link next to “Estimated tax” at checkout for an explanation.

Fee Value Description State
US CA electronic waste recycling fee California Electronic Waste Recycling Fee for the collection and recycling of video waste products. California
US CA redemption value California Redemption Value fee on beverage containers passed along to consumers California

Product fees: France

You are responsible for ensuring that you’ve provided all applicable fees for display.
Fee Value Description
FR eco participation furniture waste Fee (“DEA” - déchets d’éléments d’ameublement) to finance the collection, reuse and recycling of furniture waste.
FR eco participation WEEE Fee (“DEEE” - Déchets d'Equipements Electriques et Electroniques) to finance the collection, reuse and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment waste.
FR private copying levy Fee (”copie privée”) collected from manufacturers and importers of recording devices and media used for copying works.The cost of the fee is passed on to the consumer in the end price of the product.

Examples

California state electronic waste recycling fee

Product data for a tablet, Google, LCD, 9 inch
Attribute Value
Title [title] Google Tablet 9” LCD
Price [price] 99.99 USD
Product fee [product_fee] US CA electronic waste recycling fee:3.99 USD

 

French eco-participation WEEE fee

Product data for a refrigerator, stainless steel , 250 l
Attribute Value
Title [title] Stainless Steel Refrigerator - 240 liters
Price [price] 899.99 EUR
Product fee [product_fee] FR eco-participation WEEE:7.87 EUR

French eco-participation furniture waste fee

Product data for a bamboo garden chair
Attribute Value
Title [title] Summer Garden Chair - bamboo
Price [price] 99.99 EUR
Product fee [product_fee] FR eco-participation furniture waste:7.87 EUR

French private copying levy

Product data for a Tonatroic DVD recorder
Attribute Value
Title [title] Tonatroic DVD Recorder
Price [price] 99.99 EUR
Product fee [product_fee] FR private copying levy:7.87 EUR

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