As we all know, UPC's are required within Google Merchant Center now, without these, you can find yourself disapproved and have your listings removed from results!
Although, it is always best to gather the UPC's direct from the manufacturer, for those of you who cannot, or are missing only a few then this tool can offer some assistance.
Below you will find some screenshots which take you through the process of using the tool.
|Tomthedeveloper Tools Home Screen|
|UPC Finder Home Screen|
|Enter your accountID within the text entry box, select your target country from the drop down menu and perform your search.|
|If you are unsure of your accountID then using the "find" text located above the entry box, type your store name.|
|A choice of stores matching your entry will be displayed. Locate your store and click to enter the AccountID automatically in the entry box.|
|Once you have entered your AccountID, you can perform your search.|
|If you have an account, then please login with the details you will have been provided.|
|Your limit will then be lifted and you will be provided full access to the tool, allowing you to view results for all items linked to your account.|
1. How do I get full access?
You can request an account by emailing me directly, however, as there are limits in place, I cannot guarantee you will be granted unlimited access right away. Please feel free to contact me and I can let you know the current status of testers.
2. My UPC's cannot be found?
Although the tools pulls all corresponding UPC's, it relys solely on information used in Google Shopping API and no external references are used in collecting UPC's, the results are based on 1000 returned values from a search using the title provided. If a particular UPC returns no values, then this is more than likely due to the lack of information being made available, or being provided to Google by other users. If you feel this is not the case, and you are having problems with all items, then please contact me.
3. I used a UPC that your tool suggested and Google state it is invalid?
Like above, we rely on other users supplied information to gather the UPC's. If there are more UPC's listed alongside the one currently used, then try another value, as it does not always ring true that the most popular used is always correct.
4. Can I download a complete copy of the UPC's relating to my account?
No, currently, you can see only that of 5 results per page.
5. Can I search using my title rather than AccountID?
No, the UPC finder uses your AccountID only, if you are looking specifically for one item, then I would suggest using the competitor analysis tool for this purpose. If this item you are searching for has a UPC supplied then this will be found beside the GTIN value.