Effective feed settings

It is very important to understand that the effective feed settings actually is a combination of settings at four levels which are listed from less specific to more specific: account, feed, collection and product levels. The more specific levels take precedence over the less specific ones.

Account level

This include GMC account shipping and tax settings which you can either import from shop settings or manage manually.

Feed level

This level include settings you input via the feed editor page. These settings are divided into tabs for easier management.

Feed editor

Collection level

Collection level include basic feed settings (google product category, age group, gender, custom labels, promotion id and included destinations) which will be used if no corresponding data can be derived at the lower levels (product levels). Collection level feed settings can be added for each of the Include collections as well as "customized" collections in feed group settings, and is effective for all the feeds within that feed group. In case both a customized collection and include collection have custom settings, the settings of customized collection take precedence.

Product levels

Product level feed settings can be accessed from the Products tab, and include product global feed settings and product per-feed settings.

* Product level feed settings are stored and managed within the app only. Uninstalling the app will remove all these settings.

**Maintaining the more detailed levels of feed settings, starting from product level, could be cumbersome, so it should be used as the last resort when the expressions are not enough.

Product global feed settings

Each product can be excluded or have specific feed settings that applied to all feeds (hence "global"). This is distinctive from "per-feed" settings which can be accessed from the next column on the Products tab

The product level settings actually include

- Product exclusion. Product excluded here will not appear in any feeds. And two sub level:

- Product feed settings

- Variant feed settings

Variant feed settings take precedence over product feed settings.

Product per-feed settings

Per-feed settings apply to only specific feeds, and take precedence over product global settings

Similar to product global feed settings, the per-feed settings also allow you to exclude specific product, edit product feed settings and variant settings, but only applied to the scope of the feed.

Effective feed settings

The effective feed settings will be a combination of settings at the levels, in which setting at the more specific levels will take precedent over settings at the less specific levels.

Combination also mean if a setting exists at a higher level and not being overridden in lower levels, it will apply to the final feed settings

For example, if a feed that have shipping settings configured, it will override (or at least combined with) the shipping settings at the account level. Similarly, if a special product have the material set at the product level, that information will be used for that product in all the feeds that it is included, regardless of what value the material is set to at the feed level.

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