How to Import WooCommerce Products Using the Free Plugin

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Product Import Export Plugin for WooCommerce is a free plugin that allows you to import products to your WooCommerce store from a CSV file and export products from the store to a CSV file. It is a great tool for your WooCommerce store when you need to transfer product data to or from your store.

To import products into your WooCommerce Store using the free Product Import Export plugin for WooCommerce, install and activate the plugin on your store. The plugin takes CSV files as input. Prepare a CSV file of all the products  The CSV file should be UTF-8 encoded for an error-free import. Read Saving CSV/Excel file as UTF-8 Encoded.

After the plugin has been activated, From the WooCommerce store admin side, go to WooCommerce > Product Im-Ex. From the plugin page, go to the Product Import tab.Product import step 1

From the Import settings section, you can upload the CSV file from your local computer. Click on Choose File to browse and select the CSV file from your computer. Then, configure the settings and click on Proceed to Import Mapping.

The next page will take you to Step 2: Import Mapping section. In this section, you can map the column headers of the imported CSV to match the WooCommerce product data fields.Product import step 2 - mapping

After mapping the CSV file, Click on the Start Import button. This will start importing all the products in the CSV and products will be visible in the WooCommerce store.

With the basic version of the plugin, you can only import the simple products into the store. If the importing CSV contains product types other than simple products like a variable, grouped, subscription product, etc., they will also be imported as simple products. To import all the product types into your store, you will have to opt for the premium version of the Product Import Export Plugin for WooCommerce.

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7 thoughts on “How to Import WooCommerce Products Using the Free Plugin

  1. Juan Pedro says:

    Hi,
    I am using the free plugin for testing in my new web.
    When i try to import a cvs aroun 400 itme, it only import me 10 items. Is this fixed on premiun?

    • Alan
      Alan says:

      Hi,

      There is no limit on the number of products that can be imported using the basic version of the plugin. The issue you are facing might be due to some issue on the site or with the importing CSV file. Please share us the CSV file you are importing via support.

      Our support team will follow you up from there.

    • Alan
      Alan says:

      Hi,

      Using both the premium/basic version of the plugin you can import images to the products using CSV file. Kindly make sure that the image URL specified in the CSV file is publically accessible and points directly to the image. If you are still having any issues with importing product images please share us the CSV file via support.

  2. Gary says:

    I am thinking of purchasing this plugin but I have two very important questions:
    1) I use Polylang. Each product has an English and Chinese version. Is your plugin compatible with PolyLang? FOr example, when I import products, can I select which language each product belongs to?

    2) One product could belong to multiple categories. When I import, can I assign multiple categories to this product?

    • Alan
      Alan says:

      Hi,

      1. Yes, using the plugin you can import the products to English and Chinese language. You can import the products under a particular language by specifying the language code in the CSV file. You can go through the documentation on how to import multilingual products.

      2. Yes, you can import a product under multiple categories by separating the categories using the pipe symbol. eg: Clothing|T-shirt|Mens.

  3. Bob Woolnough says:

    Hi, I have a plugin that gives a field in the inventory section of my products for a Barcode. This field does not appear in the import mapping section when attempting to import products.

    Why is this please?

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