Retiring the "One at a time" Feature

Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 8:49 AM

Over the next few weeks, we're going to be making some changes to Base in order to better serve you, our users. We're announcing these changes early so you can get a head start in adjusting your upload processes if necessary.

We've found that our "One at a time" upload option isn't heavily used - most providers submit multiple items at a time, using our data feed or API upload options. As a result, we're planning on retiring this single item upload functionality in Base in a few weeks. But don't worry - if you'd like to continue to submit items to Google Base, it's easy to use our data feed option.

To keep our listings fresh, items older than May 1st, 2009 with no expiration date or an expiration date far in the future will soon expire. Additionally, draft items and items uploaded through the "One at a time" option will be deleted after expiration. Once you've switched over to uploading items through a data feed, we encourage you to submit as often as necessary to keep the information in your listings accurate.

Posted by Ioannis Kalafatis, Product Manager, Google Base