If you temporarily do not want to show products in the feed, there are a few possibilities:
- Use of the display column (per product); this is intended for products that you (temporarily) no longer want to advertise
- Placing bids (per cat, cpc only); this is intended to indicate that you (temporarily) do not want to advertise with a specific category of products
- delivery time 'not in stock' or 'unknown' (per product, only ww) -> this is intended for products that are (temporarily) not available
In practice, there is little difference for a shopping cart shop between the display column and changing the delivery time to 'not in stock'. In both cases the product is not shown. The processing speed may differ. The change in delivery time can be processed faster.
Point of attention if beslist.nl also acts as a CSS for Google Shopping
The intention is that shops that use Beslist as CSS for Google Shopping will offer the same assortment in both places. In order to comply with regulations, Beslist may also show products in search results that are excluded by the display column. However, we never display shopping cart products for which the delivery time is stated as 'out of stock'. This is why the distinction is important between 'do not want to advertise with product' (display column) and 'cannot deliver product' (via delivery time).
A shopping cart shop that uses beslist.nl as CSS will have to do the following:
- Products not in stock / not available: delivery time = unknown / not in stock
- Do not offer products (temporarily) on beslist.nl: display = 0
Examples of rules
Rules can often be set via feed software.
The following rule works fine:
- The following applies to the BESLIST-Feed: IF stock = 0 THEN delivery time = 'not in stock'
The following combination of rules is undesirable:
- The following applies to the BESLIST-Feed: IF stock <= 5 THEN delivery time = 'not in stock'
- The following applies to the GOOGLE-Feed: IF stock = 0 THEN availability = 'out of stock'