New support for retailer shipping data

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Starting today, we support shippingDetails markup as an alternative way for retailers to be eligible for shipping details in Google Search results.

Since June 2020, retailers have been able to list their products across different Google surfaces without payment, including on Google Search. We are committed to supporting ways for the ecosystem to better connect with users that come to Google to look for the best products, brands, and retailers by investing both in more robust tooling in Google Merchant Center as well as with new kinds of options.

Shipping details, including cost and expected delivery times, are often a key consideration for users making purchase decisions. In our own studies, we've heard that users abandon shopping checkouts because of unforeseen or uncertain shipping costs. This is why we will often show shipping cost information in certain result types, including listings on Google Search (currently in the US, in English only).

Shipping details in Google Search results

Retailers have always been able to configure shipping settings in Google Merchant Center in order to display this information in listings. Starting today, we now also support the shippingDetails markup type for retailers who don't have active Merchant Center accounts with product feeds.

For retailers that are interested in this new markup, check out our documentation to get started.