While the Numinix Google Merchant Center Feeder eliminates a lot of the inconveniences involved in exporting your Zen Cart feed to Google Shopping, you may find that this solution may come with its own problems as well.

In fact, your problems could very well start during the installation process. And since the Numinix Google Merchant Center Feeder is free, you obviously can’t rely on their customer support to help you out. You can’t look to Zen Cart for help, either. Zen Cart is an open-source ecommerce solution, and as such they don’t have an official customer help desk to offer assistance.

So what can you do? Here are your best options:

  1. Get the Numinix professionals to do the installation for you. This will cost you an extra $45, but it’s well worth it. Remember that the module itself is free and these professionals can get the module up and running in less than 48 hours after you pay for the installation. At the very least, you can be sure that should you encounter problems in the future—and you will—it’s not because of the installation.

  2. Have your webhost do it for you. Zen Cart needs hosting, and you may want to inquire whether your hosting provider can offer these types of services. Some of them actually do, and even if you pay for it, the expense will be worth it (especially if it costs less than $45). So make sure to ask your webhosting provider if they offer this particular service.

  3. Have your website developer do it for you. If you hired a website designer, then you can perhaps get them to solve your Google Merchant Center Feeder problems. You can even have them offer alternative solutions so that you can export your Zen Cart feed to Google Shopping.

If you want your Zen Cart website to look professional, then hiring a website designer is a very good idea. Zen Cart offers very poor out-of-the-box aesthetics and design. In fact, it looks absolutely dated.

And if you want to add some customized features and designs, you will need some very advanced programming knowledge. At the very least, you’ll need mastery of advanced PHP, HTML, and JavaScript programming. These are not very easy things to learn, and it will take some time even if you are capable of learning them.

And then there’s also the problem of SEO. Zen Cart is noticeably lacking in this aspect, and if you want your website to actually have significant Google presence then some improvements are absolutely necessary.

So you really should consider hiring a professional to help you if you’re using Zen cart and you are exporting Zen Cart feed to Google Shopping. By doing so, everything will be easier, and you can then concentrate on making money by marketing your online business instead of taking a crash course in advanced programming.  Isn’t that why you wanted to set up an eCommerce website to begin with?

If you still need help, we would be more than happy to help you set your Zen Cart product feed. Just give us a call now!

If your export is successful, you can now easily submit your Zen Cart feed to Google Shopping. Afterwards, you can really optimize your Google Shopping campaigns with IM-PACT.