Google will be shutting down the Shopping API on the 16th of September 2013. This is something we have been expecting for some time, since their “Spring Cleaning” announcement. Many businesses, ranging from hedge funds doing price analysis to e-commerce/retail firms doing price intelligence, had applications in production that relied on the Google Shopping API. We are working hard to ensure that none of their existing applications will stop working after the September 16th.

If you are looking for a robust API to get realtime product and pricing information, give the Semantics3 Product API a try.

Additional features which we provide include:

Historical Pricing
Direct UPC Lookups
Merchant Product URL Lookups
Merchant Product Catalog Retrieval
Merchant Level Filtering
Product Variations Lookups
We also have library bindings for Perl, Node.js, Ruby, Python, Java, C#, and PHP to get you up and running instantly. The Javascript Client and Objective-C libraries are coming soon!