Magento Commerce, 2.2.x
Account Settings

Step 2 of 2 for Ads Account Creation.

To set up your account settings, complete the following:

  • Set your country and timezone in the Google Ads Account Settings page. Currency automatically populates when you select a country.
  • Activate your Google Ads account through an email invitation.
  • Add a payment method in Google Ads.

To set your currency and timezone:

1. For the Select Country, select the country of origin for your store.
2. The Currency automatically sets for your store based on the country you selected. You may update this setting. For example, if you select United States, it sets the currency as USD for US Dollar.

Important:Once you specify a currency and create your account, you cannot change the currency. You must also add a payment method and billing settings in the same currency.

3. For Timezone, select the timezone for your store's region. The timezone you select affects all store data. For example, reports based on segments of time will generate different results depending on the timezone associated with the account.
4. When you are finished, tap Continue.
5. A confirmation message displays. If the settings are correct, tap Confirm Settings. If you need to modify settings, tap Cancel to return to Account Setup.
6. The Create a Smart Shopping Campaign page opens. Complete the steps below before creating a campaign.

Don't forget! You must activate your ads account, configure payment methods in your Google Ads account, and update settings in Magento for your account to go live. If you forget adding a payment method or updating settings, you will see a reminder message in the Magento AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed..


To activate your Google Ads account:

You must activate and configure your account to create active campaign ads.

1. Check your email associated with your Google account.
2. Locate the Google Ads invitation and click the link to activate the account.

To add a payment method:

In your Google Ads account, you must add a valid payment method using the currency selected during onboarding. For complete details, see Google's Choose a payment method.

1. In a new web browser tab or window, open your Google Ads account
2. In your Google Ads account, access your account settings.
3. Locate the Billing and Payments section.
4. Add a supported payment method.
5. In Magento, continue with the onboarding process.

To update account settings:

As a final step, you must update the payment setting for your Google integration.

1. On the Google Shopping ads Channel dashboard, tap Settings.
2. In the Google Ads section, select the checkbox for Payment method configured. Any payment method banner notifications will end. Your active campaigns publish and run with an approved account and products.

Onboarding complete!

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