Specifying action links

An action link provides the ability for users to interact with a deep link which links out to the partner's website to perform an action. Deep links are displayed on the merchant's knowledge panel. This guide will describe how to add action links to the feeds.

You should provide an action link via the Merchant feeds when all services for a given merchant redirects the user to the same landing page on the partner's website.

The type of action must be specified using the ActionLinkType which is part of ActionLink in the merchants feed.

  // Predetermined type of action associated with an action link.
  enum ActionLinkType {
    // The action link type is unspecified.
    ACTION_LINK_TYPE_UNSPECIFIED = 0;
    // The action link type is booking an appointment.
    ACTION_LINK_TYPE_BOOK_APPOINTMENT = 1;
    // The action link type is booking an online appointment.
    ACTION_LINK_TYPE_BOOK_ONLINE_APPOINTMENT = 2;
    // The action link type is ordering food for delivery or takeout or both.
    ACTION_LINK_TYPE_ORDER_FOOD = 3;
    // The action link type is ordering food for delivery.
    ACTION_LINK_TYPE_ORDER_FOOD_DELIVERY = 4;
    // The action link type is ordering food for takeout.
    ACTION_LINK_TYPE_ORDER_FOOD_TAKEOUT = 5;
    // The action link type is making a dining reservation.
    ACTION_LINK_TYPE_MAKE_DINING_RESERVATION = 6;
    // The action link type allows users to shop from the given merchant. It
    // could either be delivery or pickup.
    ACTION_LINK_TYPE_SHOP_ONLINE = 7;
  }

Using OrderOnlineMetadata

The OrderOnlineMetadata is used to specify information to be displayed to the user about any fees, minimum order amounts, and availability for different online shopping fulfillment methods. When included, this metadata is included with the action link in the Merchant feed.

For additional information on how to properly include this information in your feeds if your integration requires it can be found in the following documentation: