The Product Import Export Plugin For WooCommerce can be used to import grouped products into the WooCommerce Store with ease.
What is a grouped product?
WooCommerce Grouped products are a collection of related products that can be purchased in a group and separately as well. Grouped products consist of Parent and child products.
- Base product or parent product: This is the main product that can have more than 1 related individual child products.
- Child Product: This is the related product to the main product. There can be multiple child products for a single parent product.
Importing Grouped Products
The basic flow of importing grouped products is demonstrated with “Hoodie and Jeans” as a grouped product. Here, the products: Black Hoodie and Jeans are separate child products. Normally, we come across the following cases when dealing with grouped products.
Case 1: When the WooCommerce store has child products, but no parent products.
In this case, it is sufficient for the CSV to have data of only the parent product. In the column: “children“, mention multiple child product IDs using the pipe symbol:“|”.
Case 2: When the WooCommerce store does not have any child or parent products.
In this case, the CSV must have the data of both the child and parent products. However, this scenario is considered uncertain, as one does not know the child product’s ID that will be generated on import. To resolve this:
- In the column: “children“, mention the SKU value instead of ID.
- Enable the option: Use SKU to link up-sells, cross-sells and grouped products, by choosing Yes. This option is listed in the Advanced options/Batch import/Scheduling step of the import process.
ORImport all the child products first, and then import the parent(grouped) products.
Once we have identified all the details, we can perform an import. For help on import, refer How to import products. On successful import, we can see that the products have come perfectly into the system.
The base product and its child product in your shop can be viewed as :
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