So I recently connected my shopify using the pinterest app. My catalog is present within Pinterest but I can't edit it or view it because it comes from Shopify. I'm waiting to be approved as a verified merchant (not sure if relevant.)
So the core of the issue. I want to tag existing pins with products from my catalog. When I click the tag product icon, it brings me to the pin builder and my options are: My pins, URL, Catalog. I'm under the impression I can connect products via catalog, but it asks for a product id. Where can I find a product id?
Shopify doesn't have a product id field, nor is there a place I can view the Pinterest product catalog on Shopify.
I feel like I'm missing something.
Any help is greatly appreciated
@heroelectronicsco - Thanks for the question. This alert regarding "Too Few Product Ids' is common when the Shopify App is first connected and if you haven't received Checkout events yet. Usually it can take up to 7 days for the alerts to go away once connected correctly. However, if you don't receive checkouts, the alerts might remain until successful checkouts are completed.
I would suggested submitting some test purchases on your site which may push through the data and remove the error. If not, you can submit a ticket for our support team to review.
Additionally, if you check this page and see that your Tag & Feed are both healthy, you can submit to become a Verified Merchant regardless of the Product Id alert for Checkouts.
Hi @karen_whitworth ,
Thanks for the question and the screenshot. I took a look and this looks like a standard situation where the tag health status in the account is a bit delayed from what actually might be happening on the site. This is common when the tag has recently been placed on the site, especially if you happen to be using the Shopify App. It can often take a week to 10 days for the reporting to level out and the 'tag health' in the Conversion section of your account to accurately reflect what's going on - even more if the tag setup is changing on your site over that period.
The best place to start for troubleshooting what might be impacting your status for the VMP Program is the VMP application/status page. It will tell you immediately if there is a specific Feed or Tag issue preventing you from applying. If you see green check marks for both of the first two boxes, then you should be able to submit your account for the final step - a review by the Policy team for Merchant Guideline compliance.
Normally, accounts are reviewed and approved within 7-10 business days once applying. If you run into issues with the final step, the Policy team would send you the details on any relevant violation that might apply to your account/website and you'll need to make updates before you can apply again in 30 days. As a heads up, Pinterest won't be able to share any more details into any Merchant Guideline disapproval than what is shared with the business account owner in that email related to a disapproval.
Hope this is helpful!
If you have any other account specific questions, please reach out to our support team directly here.
@thejewelparlor Not sure if I'm fully sure what you're asking, but product_ids are something you control on your end as the Merchant. The value for 'product_id' being sent within the Pinterest Tag for each conversion event would need to match the 'id' for the respective product within the data feed. The product id values are pulled from your Shopify store and sent to Pinterest automatically for Merchants using the Shopify App - there's actually nothing you can or should need to change for these instances.