Facebook Sales Channel vs Google Sales Channel

Is Facebook Sales Channel or Google Sales Channel a better data solution for Shopify brands?

Facebook Sales Channel competitors

What is Facebook Sales Channel?

Shopify has a built in free connector for Meta Ads as part of the Facebook Sales Channel. This was built in 2021 and is maintained by Shopify. Facebook Sales Channel connects Shopify to Meta Ads only, and is used by 2.80M Shopify sites.


Google Sales Channel competitors

What is Google Sales Channel?

Shopify has a built in free connector for Analytics and Ads as part of the Google & YouTube Sales Channel. This was built in 2023 and is maintained by Shopify. Google Sales Channel - formerly known as Shopify Trekkie - connects Shopify to Google Analytics and Google Ads, and is used by 2.80M Shopify sites.


Overall Facebook Sales Channel vs Google Sales Channel comparison

FeatureFacebook Sales ChannelGoogle Sales Channel
Overall benefits
Customer data to marketing platforms✔️✔️
30 day free trial✔️✔️
Fully privacy compliant✔️✔️
Fully automatic, no code setup✔️✔️
Supported destinations
Meta Ads✔️minus
Google Analyticsminus✔️
Google Adsminus✔️
Benefits of Littledata
Littledata has been trusted by leading Shopify brands since 2017 for reliable server-side tracking.
100% of revenue tracked
Enhanced identity resolution
Connectors for all popular marketing channels
googleAnalytics
Comparing Facebook Sales Channel against Google Sales Channel
How does Facebook Sales Channel work?

The Facebook Sales Channel implements free Facebook Pixel tracking, including a basic implementation of Meta Conversions API.

Does Facebook Sales Channel work with Shopify?

Yes, Facebook Sales Channel is installed on 2.80M Shopify sites according to the latest stats from BuiltWith.

How does Google Sales Channel work?

The Google & YouTube Sales Channel implements free and basic Enhanced Ecommerce tracking for Google Analytics.

Does Google Sales Channel work with Shopify?

Yes, Google Sales Channel is installed on 2.80M Shopify sites according to the latest stats from BuiltWith.

Is Facebook Sales Channel suitable for Enterprise brands?

Facebook Sales Channel is used by 1500 sites in the top 100,000 globally - so this solution is likely suitable for Enterprise scale brands.

Is Google Sales Channel suitable for Enterprise brands?

Google Sales Channel is used by 1500 sites in the top 100,000 globally - so this solution is likely suitable for Enterprise scale brands.

Which marketing tools does Facebook Sales Channel support?

Facebook Sales Channel supports Meta Ads only.

Which marketing tools does Google Sales Channel support?

Google Sales Channel supports Google Analytics and Google Ads.

Who owns Facebook Sales Channel?

Facebook Sales Channel is owned by Shopify and run out of Ontario, Canada.

Who owns Google Sales Channel?

Google Sales Channel is owned by Shopify and run out of Ontario, Canada.

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