Catalog Fields

A product catalog is a container of information about your products. Each individual product is described using a set of fields that will be utilized differently depending on how you are using your catalog.

You may already have a catalog for Facebook dynamic ads for products. This catalog contains a set of required fields that can be used as the foundation for your Commerce catalog.

How to Use Catalog Fields

Catalog fields are instrumental to the quality of the experience for customers buying products on your Facebook Shop or Instagram Shopping channels:

  • Product details — Catalog fields are used to populate the Product Details page for each item. This includes important information, such as the product description, images, size/color variants, price, and inventory. Missing or inaccurate data can negatively affect the user experience, impact conversion to purchases, or could be misleading and erode trust.

  • Business logic — Some fields are used to inform business logic on our backend. For example, the google_product_category field identifies the tax rate for your product. It is also used to determine if the product is eligible for Purchase Protection. A wrong product category can affect tax calculations, and ultimately lead to remitting incorrect tax amounts.

  • Optional fields — All catalog fields are considered recommended, but some are identified as required or optional, per the use case for the field.

As we expand platform capabilities, you can expect added support for more use cases from catalog fields.

Supported Feed Formats

Learn more about supported feed formats.

Example CSV Feed

id,title,description,rich_text_description,availability,condition,price,link,image_link,brand,additional_image_link,age_group,color,gender,item_group_id,google_product_category,product_type,sale_price,sale_price_effective_date,size,offer_price,offer_price_effective_date,visibility,inventory
FB_product_1234,Facebook T-Shirt (Unisex),A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.,"<p>A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.</p> <p> Made of 52% combed and ringspun cotton, 48% polyester.</p>",in stock,new,9.99 USD,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/American-Apparel-T-Shirt-P395.aspx,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/GetImage.ashx?Path=%7e%2fAssets%2fFB00-0967-Group_Full.jpg&maintainAspectRatio=true&maxHeight=400&maxWidth=400,Facebook,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/Assets/ProductImages/FB00-0475.jpg,adult,blue,unisex,FB1234_shirts,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts & Tops,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts,4.99 USD,2017-12-01T0:00-23:59/2017-12-31T0:00-23:59,small,2.99 USD,2018-11-01T12:00-0300/2018-12-01T00:00-0300,published,200
FB_product_1235,Facebook T-Shirt (Unisex),A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.,"<p>A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.</p> <p> Made of 52% combed and ringspun cotton, 48% polyester.</p>",in stock,new,9.99 USD,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/American-Apparel-T-Shirt-P395.aspx,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/GetImage.ashx?Path=%7e%2fAssets%2fFB00-0967-Group_Full.jpg&maintainAspectRatio=true&maxHeight=400&maxWidth=400,Facebook,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/Assets/ProductImages/FB00-0475.jpg,adult,blue,unisex,FB1234_shirts,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts & Tops,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts,4.99 USD,2017-12-01T0:00-23:59/2017-12-31T0:00-23:59,medium,2.99 USD,2018-11-01T12:00-0300/2018-12-01T00:00-0300,published,200
FB_product_1236,Facebook T-Shirt (Unisex),A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.,"<p>A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.</p> <p> Made of 52% combed and ringspun cotton, 48% polyester.</p>",in stock,new,9.99 USD,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/American-Apparel-T-Shirt-P395.aspx,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/GetImage.ashx?Path=%7e%2fAssets%2fFB00-0967-Group_Full.jpg&maintainAspectRatio=true&maxHeight=400&maxWidth=400,Facebook,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/Assets/ProductImages/FB00-0475.jpg,adult,blue,unisex,FB1234_shirts,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts & Tops,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts,4.99 USD,2017-12-01T0:00-23:59/2017-12-31T0:00-23:59,large,2.99 USD,2018-11-01T12:00-0300/2018-12-01T00:00-0300,published,200
FB_product_1237,Facebook T-Shirt (Unisex),A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.,"<p>A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.</p> <p> Made of 52% combed and ringspun cotton, 48% polyester.</p>",in stock,new,9.99 USD,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/American-Apparel-T-Shirt-P395.aspx,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/GetImage.ashx?Path=%7e%2fAssets%2fFB00-0967-Group_Full.jpg&maintainAspectRatio=true&maxHeight=400&maxWidth=400,Facebook,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/Assets/ProductImages/FB00-0475.jpg,adult,black,unisex,FB1234_shirts,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts & Tops,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts,4.99 USD,2017-12-01T0:00-23:59/2017-12-31T0:00-23:59,small,2.99 USD,2018-11-01T12:00-0300/2018-12-01T00:00-0300,published,200
FB_product_1238,Facebook T-Shirt (Unisex),A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.,"<p>A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.</p> <p> Made of 52% combed and ringspun cotton, 48% polyester.</p>",in stock,new,9.99 USD,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/American-Apparel-T-Shirt-P395.aspx,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/GetImage.ashx?Path=%7e%2fAssets%2fFB00-0967-Group_Full.jpg&maintainAspectRatio=true&maxHeight=400&maxWidth=400,Facebook,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/Assets/ProductImages/FB00-0475.jpg,adult,black,unisex,FB1234_shirts,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts & Tops,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts,4.99 USD,2017-12-01T0:00-23:59/2017-12-31T0:00-23:59,medium,2.99 USD,2018-11-01T12:00-0300/2018-12-01T00:00-0300,published,200
FB_product_1239,Facebook T-Shirt (Unisex),A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.,"<p>A vibrant crewneck for all shapes and sizes. Made from 100% cotton.</p> <p> Made of 52% combed and ringspun cotton, 48% polyester.</p>",in stock,new,9.99 USD,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/American-Apparel-T-Shirt-P395.aspx,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/GetImage.ashx?Path=%7e%2fAssets%2fFB00-0967-Group_Full.jpg&maintainAspectRatio=true&maxHeight=400&maxWidth=400,Facebook,https://www.facebookswagstore.com/Assets/ProductImages/FB00-0475.jpg,adult,black,unisex,FB1234_shirts,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts & Tops,Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Shirts,4.99 USD,2017-12-01T0:00-23:59/2017-12-31T0:00-23:59,large,2.99 USD,2018-11-01T12:00-0300/2018-12-01T00:00-0300,published,200

Example XML Feed (Atom)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:g="http://base.google.com/ns/1.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">
<channel> 
    <title>My Deal Shop Products</title>
    <description>Product Feed for Facebook</description> 
    <link>https://www.mydealsshop.foo</link>
    <atom:link href="https://www.mydealsshop.foo/pages/test-feed" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />
    
     
        <item>
            <g:item_group_id>SKU-123123</g:item_group_id>
            <g:gtin>12345678912345</g:gtin>
            <g:google_product_category>Toys &amp; Games > Toys > Executive Toys > Magnet Toys</g:google_product_category>            
            <g:id>SKU-123123-RED</g:id>
            <g:title>WidgetThing</g:title>            
            <g:description>This product is the product you need to do the thing</g:description>
            <g:link>https://www.mydealsshop.foo/products/widgetthing</g:link>
            <g:image_link>https://cdn.mycdn.foo/files/123123123.jpg</g:image_link>  
            
            <additional_image_link>https://cdn.mycdn.foo/files/123123123_image2.jpg</additional_image_link>            
            <additional_image_link>https://cdn.mycdn.foo/files/123123123_image3.jpg</additional_image_link>
                        
            <color>Red</color>           
                    
            <additional_variant_attribute>
                <label>Style</label>
                <value>Cool</value>
            </additional_variant_attribute>
                    
            <g:brand>AcmeCo</g:brand>
            <g:condition>New</g:condition>  
          
            <g:availability>in stock</g:availability>
            
            <g:price>19.99 USD</g:price>
            <g:sale_price>9.99 USD</g:sale_price>
            <g:offer_price>7.99 USD</g:offer_price>
            <offer_price_effective_date>2018-07-25T01:35/2018-09-16T17:07</offer_price_effective_date>           
        </item>  

        <item>
            <g:item_group_id>SKU-123123</g:item_group_id>
            <g:gtin>12345678912346</g:gtin>
            <g:google_product_category>Toys &amp; Games > Toys > Executive Toys > Magnet Toys</g:google_product_category>            
            <g:id>SKU-123123-GREEN</g:id>
            <g:title>WidgetThing</g:title>            
            <g:description>This product is the product you need to do the thing</g:description>
            <g:link>https://www.mydealsshop.foo/products/widgetthing</g:link>
            <g:image_link>https://cdn.mycdn.foo/files/123123123.jpg</g:image_link>  
            
            <additional_image_link>https://cdn.mycdn.foo/files/123123123_image2.jpg</additional_image_link>            
            <additional_image_link>https://cdn.mycdn.foo/files/123123123_image3.jpg</additional_image_link>
                        
            <color>Green</color>           
                    
            <additional_variant_attribute>
                <label>Style</label>
                <value>Cool</value>
            </additional_variant_attribute>
                    
            <g:brand>AcmeCo</g:brand>
            <g:condition>New</g:condition>  
          
            <g:availability>in stock</g:availability>
            
            <g:price>19.99 USD</g:price>
            <g:sale_price>9.99 USD</g:sale_price>
            <g:offer_price>7.99 USD</g:offer_price>
            <offer_price_effective_date>2018-07-25T01:35/2018-09-16T17:07</offer_price_effective_date>           
        </item>   
         

    </channel>
</rss>