Category: Google Merchant Center

Shopify Developer San Diego

How to Add Google Merchant Center to Shopify – James Byrne – After Dark Grafx

Jan 11, 2021 by James Byrne, After Dark Grafx

In this video tutorial, I show you how to easily Add Google Merchant Center ( to your Shopify Store using the default Debut Theme.

Shopify is a great e-commerce platform with a robust set of features to have you selling your products/services in no time.

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here:



Pros of using Shopify:

– Quickly Start and Launch a Store
– Thousands of FREE Apps to help you sell and run your store – Inexpensive if using free apps but can get expensive if you use a lot of paid apps.
– Low Learning Curve
– No Need for a Merchant Account
– No Need for a Shipping Carrier Account
– Easy to Add Apps, Change Themes and Update
– Easily Add other Sales Channels (ie: Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
– Easily Add a Buy Now Button onto an EXTERNAL website.

(You can add a product button called BUY NOW to a website that is not hosted with Shopify but would process the checkout through Shopify Cons of using Shopify:

– There is a 3 option limit for products. Example: If you sell t-shirts and have Size, Color, Material (you can add all kinds of variants to these options like small, medium, large, etc.) but Shopify has a 100 variant limit for these so you would need an app to extend the OPTIONS to get you past the 3 options threshold and the 100 variant threshold.
– You use Shopify Payments, otherwise, if you use your own merchant account, then they add additional fee to your monthly plan plus you will pay a percentage to Shopify in addition to your existing Merchant Account and Gateway Fees.
– If you add another Shipping Carrier (Shopify’s built-in carrier is USPS) if you add: FEDEX, UPS or other carrier there is an additional monthly fee approx $20 per month as of today’s date but this is cheaper than upgrading to the next plan on Shopify.
– No direct access to the Shopify database without an app via Api
– No direct backup mechanism without an app. You can export the products, customers and orders within Shopify but that is it. You would need an app to extend this functionality.

If you need a Shopify Expert or just want ask some questions, please feel free to contact us here at any of the links below.

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here and Try it out as well as make sales before you even have to pay them their monthly fee:


Learn How to Connect Google Merchant Shopping to Shopify. Step by step.

Some sites referenced in this video:

Google Ads –

Google Merchant Center

Things you will need to set this up:

1) Active Shopify Store not password protected

2) Returns, Shipping, Privacy Policy and Contact Information clearly stated on Shopify Store

3) Account

4) Account with active billing on file and active account

How to create a Google Adwords Account –


How to Create Shopify Store Video 1

How to Create Shopify Store Video 2

Shopify Product Requirements:

For the purposes of this how to video, you will need to make sure that the products in your Shopify store have all of the following items in order to be synced correctly.

Brand Name
Images (good size requirements are 1000px by 1000px 72 dpi) Assigned to a Collection

NOTE: grabs SEO data from your products.

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here:

Use Quicktime Player To Record My Screencast Videos and edit them with: HitFilm FX (its free)


You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here and Try it out as well as make sales before you even have to pay them their monthly fee:


Disclaimers: Some links in description above are affiliate links that help me support the channel at no extra cost or are direct links to my existing accounts. After Dark Grafx James Byrne Sites referenced in this video above text are strictly for entertainment purposes and for the use of this how to video, any references to Google or Google Services, Shopify or other companies are trademarked and owned by their respective companies.