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I want to confirm a business that is a "supplier" is eligible for a GBP. It does not have a local factory, its office isn't open to the public, and its clients are their distributors.

Initially, I thought it wouldn't be eligible, but I notice quite a few GBP categories that are "suppliers" that typically don't have contact with the end customer, but a distributor. For instance:

Safety Equipment Supplier​
Solar Energy Equipment Supplier​
X-ray Equipment Supplier​
Scientific Equipment Supplier​

Would this be one of the exceptions since there is a category for them, they are eligible for a GBP?

Thank you!
 

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They can have a GPB and use corporate office as the category. I don't think this would be a great use of GBP as it would have negative impacts on their performance since GPB is for local businesses and not nationwide suppliers.
 
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Thanks, Jason! Is this still OK if they show Corporate Office as the category and continue to show it as a SAB since the office is not open to the public?

I told them GBP isn't a good option for them since they aren't a local business. My objective is to hopefully help them keep profile since it's there with reviews, but not focus on it in the future.
 

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I wouldn't touch it at all. Changing the category and hiding the address can lead to suspension.
 
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OK, however it is already a SAB - I think that's how they set it up a few years ago. Biggest problem I see is that the service area they set is basically the entire globe......:rolleyes:
 

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One of 4 things can happen anytime you edit any of the following fields; Name, address, category, Service Area, Phone, and website.
1. Automatically excepted
2. Pending review
3. Require to be verified by pin
4. Suspended business profile.
 

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