As this has been a difficult year for all of us, in order to provide you ample time to migrate to v2.1 we will be extending the sunset date for existing merchant accounts actively using v2.0 to September 30, 2021. However, we will not allow new merchant accounts onto v2.0 after April 30, 2021. The account restrictions will not impact users accessing new sub-accounts via an existing multi-client account (MCA), provided that MCA has been actively making v2.0 requests.
We will publish another blog post in the coming weeks with a process for requesting an exemption to add new accounts to your v2.0 integration after April 30, 2021.
Throughout this grace period, we will continue to provide support for your efforts to migrate to v2.1. We strongly encourage you to migrate to v2.1 as soon as possible.
What do I need to know?
In March 2019, we released version 2.1 of the Content API for Shopping with major improvements to the API management experience for Merchant Center programs, including:
- New features to give you more power and flexibility: return policy configuration, regional inventory (beta), simplified local inventory, and improved management of supplemental feed data.
- A more consistent product validation experience: products.insert requests no longer report non-fatal warnings or errors, so you can resolve issues via feed rules in the Merchant Center, just as you would with feeds maintained outside the API.
- A better experience for managing Buy on Google: improvements to orders management.
If you have any questions or issues during migration, contact your Google representative for Merchant Center programs, or ask questions in the Content API for Shopping forum.
What do I need to do?
Migrate to v2.1 of the Content API as soon as possible.