Import shopping campaigns from Google Ads

You can import Merchant Center store information for shopping campaigns into Microsoft Advertising from Google Ads.

If you're already using Google Ads to advertise on Google, you can import these campaigns into Microsoft Advertising so that you can run the same ads on Bing.

You can only import shopping campaigns from Google Ads to Microsoft Advertising if you have a Microsoft Merchant Center store. Without a store, your shopping campaigns will not be imported with your other campaigns and settings from Google Ads. If you don't have a store yet, we'll help you set one up.

Get started

To get started, follow the steps in Import campaigns directly from Google Ads. Choose a Google Ads account or specific campaigns within the account. If we find that you're importing shopping campaigns from Google Ads, you'll have the option to select an existing store or create a new store.

You'll reach a step that will help with store selection, which will guide you to choose the appropriate store for your imported shopping campaigns. Based on your imports, we determine the unique Google Merchant Center stores that are used for those shopping campaigns. In many cases, there may just be one store.

We recommend that you sign into your Google Merchant Center account before choosing a store. This way, we'll have more information, such as the store name and domain that will help us suggest a store for you to select.

Note

Remember, not all Google Ads accounts have access to Google Merchant Center stores. Try logging in from a Google account that does have access to Google Merchant Center. If you still don't have access, it's ok—create a draft store and set it up later.

We remember which Google Merchant Center store maps to which Microsoft Merchant Center store and will apply those mappings to any future imports. These settings apply to all imports in your manager account.

You'll have three options for store selection:

  • Existing Microsoft Merchant Center store. You can choose an existing Microsoft Merchant Center store to use for your shopping campaigns. By default, we'll suggest a matching store, but you can always change the selection.
  • Import a Google Merchant Center store. If you log in to Google Merchant Center, we can import your stores into Microsoft Merchant Center. This will create a Microsoft Merchant Center store with the same name, domain, and settings as your Google Merchant Center store. Sometimes, these selections are read only. This means that the import tool found and locked in a perfect match from Google Merchant Center to Microsoft Merchant Center. When you create a Microsoft Merchant Center store using your Google Merchant Center credentials, we’ll import all your products from Google and create feeds in the markets we support. Any items in additional markets added to Google Merchant Center after that import will need to be created manually in Microsoft Merchant Center. Your campaigns will go live when the feed import is complete.
  • Draft store. Draft stores are temporary stores meant to hold the place of an active, approved store. You should only choose this option if you're unsure which store to select or if you would like to setup the store later. We will create one draft store for each Google Merchant Center store detected during the import process. If there are multiple campaigns with the same Google Merchant Center store, we will create a single draft store to map to all campaigns with the same Google Merchant Center store. If your campaigns are using a draft store, they are not active. You'll need to go to Microsoft Merchant Center to finish the setup of your store in order for your campaigns to go live.
Note

Microsoft Advertising will not use your Google Merchant Center sign-in information for any purpose other than the import and setup process.

Complete draft store setup

To complete the setup process for draft stores and run the shopping campaigns created with these stores, choose from the following options in Microsoft Merchant Center:

Select from an existing store

You can select an existing store to replace your draft store:

  1. From the top menu, select Tools > Merchant center > Manage stores (shopping cart icon).
  2. Underneath Draft stores need attention, select Complete setup
  3. Select Select from existing store.
  4. Choose the store that you would like to replace your draft store with. (Only approved stores are eligible for selection.) Once you have selected a store, all campaigns including that draft store will be updated with the store you have selected.
  5. Select Submit.
Create a new store

You can also update your draft store to a brand new store:

  1. From the top menu, select Tools > Merchant center > Manage stores (shopping cart icon).
  2. Underneath Draft stores need attention, select Complete setup.
  3. Select Complete setup.
  4. Follow the steps provided by the Create store wizard. Learn more about creating a Microsoft Merchant Center store.

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