Places (Search) API China - BETA Developer's Guide

600 - Shopping

The Shopping category is a top level category for Places where consumer goods are commonly sold, such as clothing stores, grocery stores, hardware stores and other types of shopping centers.

This category contains the following level 2 categories:

  • Convenience Store - An establishment that sells groceries, candy, toiletries, soft drinks, tobacco products, newspapers and other products.
  • Mall-Shopping Complex - A complex of businesses that are co-located and share common services.
  • Department Store - A business that sells a wide variety of merchandise that is organized by product or service departments.
  • Food and Drink - A business that sells specialty products of a particular type of food or beverage.
  • Drugstore or Pharmacy - A business that sells medications, toiletry items and other retail cosmetics.
  • Electronics - A business that sells consumer electronics and electronic entertainment equipment.
  • Hardware, House and Garden - A business that sells crafts, gardening, remodeling, or decorating items for the home.
  • Bookstore - A business that sells books, magazines and other reading material.
  • Clothing and Accessories - A business that sells apparel items, garments or fashion accessories for men, women, and children.
  • Consumer Goods - A business that sells a variety of products targeted to consumers.
  • Hair and Beauty - A business that provides hair styling and personal appearance services. Places in this category may also sell hair products and other related cosmetic items.

6000 - Convenience Store

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
600-6000-0061 Convenience Store An establishment that sells groceries, candy, toiletries, soft drinks, tobacco products, newspapers and other products. Some convenience stores may be part of a petro/fuel station.

6100 - Mall-Shopping Complex

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
600-6100-0062 Shopping Mall A complex of businesses that are co-located and share common services. Shopping malls generally include a variety of retail businesses, such as clothing, electronics, jewelry, restaurants and more. Common examples of shopping malls include covered shopping centers, strip malls, famous shopping streets, factory outlets and open air shopping centers.

6200 - Department Store

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
600-6200-0063 Department Store A business that sells a wide variety of merchandise that is organized by product or service departments. Departments generally include clothing, garden, electronics, photo services, household goods, pets, toys and more.

6300 - Food and Drink

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
600-6300-0064 Food-Beverage Specialty Store A business that sells specialty products of a particular type of food or beverage, such as ice cream, meat, cheese, coffee or other unprepared foods.
600-6300-0066 Grocery A business that sells a large variety of food including fresh produce, frozen foods, packaged goods, bakery items and meat products.
600-6300-0067 Specialty Food Store A business that sells unique ethnic or quality foods.
600-6300-0068 Wine and Liquor A business that sells packaged beer, wine and liquor products.
600-6300-0244 Bakery and Baked Goods Store A business that sells bread and other baked goods. Common examples include cupcake shops, bagel shops and other types of bakeries.
600-6300-0245 Sweet Shop A business that sells traditional sweets and popular snacks. Common examples include candy stores, fudge shops and chocolatiers.
600-6300-0363 Butcher A specialty store where fresh meats and associated goods are available.
600-6300-0364 Dairy Goods A specialty store where dairy products and associated goods are available.

6400 - Drugstore or Pharmacy

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
600-6400-0000 Drugstore or Pharmacy A business that sells medications, toiletry items and other retail cosmetics. Drugstores and Pharmacies generally sell both prescription and non-prescription medications. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Pharmacy (600-6400-xxxx).
600-6400-0069 Drugstore A business that sells prescription and non-prescription medications in addition to other consumer goods, such as cosmetics, snacks, beverages and tobacco products.
600-6400-0070 Pharmacy A business that prepares and dispenses pharmaceutical drugs, medicines and other health remedies.

6500 - Electronics

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
600-6500-0072 Consumer Electronics Store A business that sells consumer and entertainment electronics such as cooking/washing appliances, televisions, and gaming systems.
600-6500-0073 Mobile Retailer An authorized retailer of mobile phones and devices.
600-6500-0074 Mobile Service Center An authorized service center for the servicing and repair of mobile phones and devices.
600-6500-0075 Computer and Software A business that sells computer goods, such as hardware, software and related accessories.
600-6500-0076 Entertainment Electronics A business that sells consumer electronics and entertainment equipment.

6600 - Hardware, House and Garden

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
600-6600-0000 Hardware, House and Garden A business that sells crafts, gardening, remodeling, or decorating items for the home. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Hardware, House and Garden (600-6600-xxxx).
600-6600-0077 Home Improvement-Hardware Store A business that sells a variety of building materials, hardware, and home improvement products.
600-6600-0078 Home Specialty Store A business that sells home furnishings and accessories, but also specializes in custom furniture and other household items.
600-6600-0079 Floor and Carpet A business that sells flooring and carpeting.
600-6600-0080 Furniture Store A business that sells furnishings and accessories for a home.
600-6600-0082 Garden Center A business that sells a variety of lawn and garden supplies, tools and other related items.
600-6600-0083 Glass and Window A business that sells windows, glass products and window treatments. These establishments may also provide window installation services.
600-6600-0084 Lumber A business that sells timber products.
600-6600-0085 Major Appliance A business that sells major household appliances.
600-6600-0310 Power Equipment Dealer A business that sells power equipment, such as lawnmowers, lawn tractors and generators. These establishments may also provide repair or rental services, and may also sell replacement parts.
600-6600-0319 Paint Store A business that sells paint and other related products.

6700 - Bookstore

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
600-6700-0000 Other Bookshop A business that sells books, magazines and other reading material. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Bookshop (600-6700-xxxx).
600-6700-0087 Bookstore A retail business that primarily sells books.

6800 - Clothing and Accessories

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
600-6800-0000 Clothing and Accessories A business that sells apparel items, garments or fashion accessories for men, women, and children. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Clothing and Accessories (600-6800-xxxx).
600-6800-0089 Men's Apparel A business that sells men's wear and accessories.
600-6800-0090 Women's Apparel A business that sells women's wear and accessories.
600-6800-0091 Children's Apparel A business that sells children's wear and accessories.
600-6800-0092 Shoes-Footwear A business that sells shoes.
600-6800-0093 Specialty Clothing Store A business that sells and specializes in a specific type of clothing.

6900 - Consumer Goods

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
600-6900-0000 Consumer Goods A business that sells a variety of products targeted to consumers. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Consumer Goods (600-6900-xxxx).
600-6900-0094 Sporting Goods Store A business that sells individual and team sports equipment and other related items.
600-6900-0095 Office Supply and Services Store A business that sells office supplies. These businesses may also provide select professional business services, such as printing, photocopying, graphic design, shipping and advertising.
600-6900-0096 Specialty Store A business that specializes in the sale of a specific type of merchandise. For example, a candle store, t-shirts shop or other.
600-6900-0097 Pet Supply A business that sells goods and services for pets.
600-6900-0098 Warehouse-Wholesale Store A business that sells consumer goods in bulk quantity. These Places may charge membership fees.
600-6900-0099 General Merchandise A business that sells general merchandise, but does not fit into other retail categories.
600-6900-0100 Discount Store A business that sells merchandise below suggested retail value.
600-6900-0101 Flowers and Jewelry A business that sells that buys and sells jewelry, or that sells and arranges plants and cut flowers.
600-6900-0102 Variety Store A business that sells a large variety of general goods.
600-6900-0103 Gift, Antique and Art A business that sells antiques, art, gifts, novelty items, souvenir items or greeting cards.
600-6900-0105 Record, CD and Video A business that sells audio and video media.
600-6900-0106 Video and Game Rental A business that rents videotapes, DVDs, or electronic games.
600-6900-0246 Bicycle and Bicycle Accessories Shop A business that sell bicycles and bicycle accessories.
600-6900-0247 Market A public marketplace where fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and other farm products are sold. Some markets also sell other types of merchandise.
600-6900-0248 Motorcycle Accessories A business that sells motorcycle accessories.
600-6900-0249 Non-Store Retailers A business that sells merchandise without a physical storefront. For example, mail catalogs, television sales, and internet-based sales sites fall within this category.
600-6900-0250 Pawnshop A business that provides cash or secured loans in exchange for personal property. For loans, the personal property is used as collateral. These Places generally offer items for sale to recoup the value of the loan for those that have extended beyond the contractual period.
600-6900-0251 Used-Second Hand Merchandise Stores A business that sells previously owned and used merchandise, such as clothing, books, furniture and toys. Inventory in these stores varies widely.
600-6900-0305 Adult Shop A business that sells items made specifically for adult use, often with sexual connotations.
600-6900-0307 Arts and Crafts Supplies A business that sells merchandise for home made arts and crafts projects.
600-6900-0355 Florist A business that sells and arranges plants and cut flowers.
600-6900-0356 Jeweler A business that makes or sells jewels or jewelry. Some Places may also offer repair services.
600-6900-0358 Toy Store A business that makes or sells toys.
600-6900-0388 Hunting-Fishing Shop A business that sells hunting or fishing-related items, such as boots, waders, rods, reels and other accessories.
600-6900-0389 Running-Walking Shop A business that sells running or walking-related items, such as shoes, clothing and other accessories.
600-6900-0390 Skate Shop A business that sells skate-related items, such as skateboards, clothing, protective gear and other accessories.
600-6900-0391 Ski Shop A business that sells skiing-related items, such as skis, ski boots, clothing and other accessories.
600-6900-0392 Snowboard Shop A business that sells snowboarding-related items, such as snowboards, protective gear, clothing and other accessories.
600-6900-0393 Surf Shop A business that sells surf-related items, such as surf boards, rash vests and other accessories.
600-6900-0394 BMX Shop A business that sells BMX-related items, such as BMX bicycles, BMX parts, clothing and protective gear.
600-6900-0395 Camping-Hiking Shop A business that sells camping/hiking-related items, such as tents, sleeping bags and other accessories.
600-6900-0396 Canoe-Kayak Shop A business that sells canoe/kayak-related items, such as clothing, canoes, paddles and other accessories.
600-6900-0397 Cross Country Ski Shop A business that sells equipment for cross-country skiing.
600-6900-0398 Tack Shop A business that sells equipment for horseback riding.

6950 - Hair and Beauty

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
600-6950-0000 Hair and Beauty A business that provides hair styling and personal appearance services. Places in this category may also sell hair products and other related cosmetic items. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Hair and Beauty (600-6950-xxxx).
600-6950-0399 Barber A business that provides hair cutting services, especially for men, and may offer shaves or beard trims.
600-6950-0400 Nail Salon A business that provides manicure and pedicure services.
600-6950-0401 Hair Salon A business that provides hair styling, personal appearance services, and may also sell hair products and other related cosmetic items.