The Shopzilla taxonomy and category list can be found here.
The category taxonomy contains about a thousand different categories. What you’ll notice off the bat is that the top-most categories like Babies & Kids and Automotive don’t have category ID numbers. This sometimes leads to cases where there isn’t a perfect fit for many specific products that don’t fall into the categories with IDs.
Other key things to keep in mind are:
- You have to use the category ID number, not the category name.
- Don’t include commas in the category IDs
- You cannot specify multiple categories
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Brian Roizen is the Cofounder and Chief Architect of Feedonomics, a full-service feed optimization platform that optimizes product data for hundreds of channels. He has been featured on numerous podcasts and eCommerce webinars, and regularly contributes to Search Engine Land and other industry-leading blogs. Brian graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.