The complete documentation of the Order Export & Order Import for WooCommerce plugin covers the setup and configuration of the plugin.
Features offered by the Plugin
By using this plugin you can make use of the following features.
- Export and import orders to and from your WooCommerce store.
- Bulk update of existing orders.
- Export and import of coupons to and from your store.
- Bulk update of all coupon data in your store.
Installation of the Plugin
If you haven’t already installed the plugin in your store, you can either do it directly via the WordPress plugin repository or download the zip file of the plugin from the WordPress.org and install it to your website. For the detailed installation info, you may refer to the article How to Install a Free Plugin from WordPress.
Pre-requisites for the Plugin
- The plugin takes CSV (Comma-separated values) as input for import. You can create a CSV in two ways.
- By exporting/downloading products from the WooCommerce store.
- Using a spreadsheet program such as LibreOffice, Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice, or Google Spreadsheets and saving the file with the extension ‘.csv’.
- The CSV Import file must be in UTF-8 format, if you need to know more about it read How to save CSV / Excel File as UTF-8 Encoded?
Getting Started with the Plugin
To get started with the plugin you can navigate to WooCommerce > Order Im-Ex/Coupon Im-Ex tab.
Following is a screenshot of the opening window of the plugin.
Here you can find separate tabs for the import and export of orders, coupons, and subscriptions (only subscription is available in the premium version of the plugin).
Now, let’s get started on how each of the import and export process is carried out.
In this section, you can import orders (in CSV format) to your shop by uploading a CSV file.
It also allows you to update existing product data in bulk.
By clicking the Import Orders button a new window appears for you to upload the order CSV file.
You can select a file from your computer (The CSV should be UTF – 8 encoded with a maximum file size of 1 GB).
Export and download your orders in CSV format. This file can be used to import orders back into your Woocommerce shop.
Offset – Number of orders to skip before exporting. If the value is 0 no orders are skipped. If value is 100, orders from order id 101 will be exported.
Limit – Number of orders to export. If no value is given all orders will be exported. This is useful if you have large number of orders and want to export partial list of orders.
Once you complete the configurations you can click the Export Orders button.
From this window you can either import or export coupons. Bulk update option for coupons is also available.
From this section you will be able to find the documentation and sample CSV file that you can use to easily format CSV for the import of both orders and coupons.
Adding this plugin to your store will make your business smooth by enabling easy management of hundreds and thousands of orders and coupons in your store.