The product listing generated by the component is in XML format, and can be manually uploaded, or submitted to Google Merchant Center for scheduled upload. Once uploaded to your Google Merchant centre account the feed can be used for Google Product Search, Google Product Ads, and Google Commerce Search.
The product feed supports the all specifications required by Google (see the Google feed specification ) and also supports all the optional attributes such as size and color (except for loyalty points and installments attributes). The feed can also support product variants using Virtuemart child products.
The component has many specialist features to ensure that your feed complies with the Google Merchant Centre specification. It includes shipping information using the Virtuemart standard shipping module, and allows you to include GTINs, such as UPC or EAN product identification codes, which Google now requires for most products.
The demo link shows the data feed for our own site.
Please note that there are three versions of this component, for different versions of Joomla and Virtuemart. If you buy this product you will be able to download all versions.
The versions are:
Version 4 for Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart 2
Version 3 for Joomla 1.5 and Virtuemart 2 (Legacy version)
Version 2 for Joomla 1.5 and Virtuemart 1.1.x (Legacy version)
Version 3 for the first time is compatible with Virtuemart 2 and Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 1.5
Version 3.0.4 includes some minor fixes to make it compatible with Virtuemart 2.0.8
Version 3.0.5 fixes some problems with utf-8 character encoding
Version 3.0.8 fixes a problem with compatibility with version 2.0.8 of Virtuemart
Version 4.0.0 is redesigned to make it much easier to create multiple feeds.
All is conform to the require fields of google merchants recommendations, and you can tune as you wish with all the parameters.
For some others feeds I make the script myself, but for Google Merchant, this one is a MUST HAVE.