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Deprecating custom and standardized product type in favor of product category; will be used for sales tax purposes


Effective October 12, 2022

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We’ve added a new productCategory field to the Product object. The product category specifies a category in the Shopify Product Taxonomy.

We’re deprecating several fields: - The standardizedProductType field is deprecated in favor of productCategory. - The customProductType field is deprecated in favor of productType.

Previously, the product category data was not powering any platform features. Now, the product category will be used to determine the rate at which a product is taxed in the US. In the future, it will apply to how products are taxed in other regions/markets.

For more information, refer to the Product object or learn more about Product Tax Codes here