Google Shopping - Category

The Google Shopping Category field should hold a value from a standarized list of a category names provided by Google. You can use the Ablestar Bulk Product Editor to modify the Category for Google Shopping in bulk.


  • This field tells Google Shopping how it should categorize the product
  • The Category field is stored as a product metafield in Shopify. The Google Shopping channel will use the value of the metafield to sync the data to Google Shopping
  • You can download a list of all product categories from the Google Merchant Help Center (direct link to the text file)

In-App Edits

When you set the category you either need to enter in the ID of the category or the complete, exact, category name. For example the following two values are equivalent:
  • 2271
  • Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Dresses

If you include both values separated by a dash (for example, "8 - Arts & Entertainment"), the app will extract the category ID (in this case "8") and just use that.

Spreadsheet Edits

As with the in-app edits, you need to either include the numeric ID of a category or the complete category name. You can download the full list of categories from Google.
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