Steps to integrate Google Base with Zencart

Google Base is a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content, which will be searchable on Google Shopping product search. You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they do related searches. In fact, based on your items’ relevance, users may find them in their results for searches on Google Shopping, Google Maps and even our main Google web search.

Zencart Google Base Data Feed module has an ability which would help you export easy your products into Google Base engine.

Here are some significant steps which would help you to make this system successful.

Step 1:
Set up a new Google Account which we will use for Google Base. For e.g
Username: googlebase
Password: test1234

Step 2:
Sign in to Merchant center using link http://www.google.com/base/

Step 3:
Once you have logged in go to the Data feed option and specify the Data feed filename (domain_products.xml) and country etc. You don’t need to change the file name because Zencart by default uses this filename.

Before uploading your feed, please read the http://www.google.com/support/merchants/bin/answer.py?hl=en_US&answer=188494

Step 4:
Now you need to go to Settings and click on General option and fill the form accordingly and save the changes.

Now click on FTP option and set username and password of FTP server which would be needed for Zencart integration. For e.g.

FTP server name: uploads.google.com
Username: googlebaseftp
Password: googlebase

Step 5:
Here you would need to login into the admin of Zencart and make sure you have already installed Zencart Google Base Data Feed module.

Step 6:
Once you have logged in to the admin go to the Configuration and click on Google Base Feeder Configuration and put the value of Ftp user name and password which we have done in step 4 and ignore other values.

Step 7:
Now you would need to go to the tools option of admin and click on Google Base Feeder and click upload button and see the message it should be “Uploaded Successfully” and you will get email confirmation on your Google base account email address.

Step 8:
Now you can sign in to the Google Base/Merchant center and see the entire feed status summary like active/ Inactive/ errors in product attributes and statistics reporting etc.

Hope the above helped!!

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