Every decent e-commerce platform offers built-in import and export tools. However, they are usually far from being an omnipotent solution that can cope with any business requirement. In view of this, agencies create third-party solutions that close the existing gaps between the platform’s objective reality and the merchants’ subjective needs. What about Shopify? What data transfer solutions does it offer? What reliable alternatives are currently available in the ecosystem?
In this Shopify import guide, you will find out what import functionality is hidden behind the platform and how to enhance it in the most user-friendly and at the same time powerful way. Let’s explore the system’s native capabilities first and then proceed to the most powerful third-party solution that copes with any data transfer challenges and enables any Shopify import customizations – Firebear Improved Import & Export App for Shopify.
Below, you will learn about the basic import capabilities of Shopify. We describe how to transfer products to your e-commerce website using its built-in functionality. The article examines two different cases: importing products from another website and reimporting them within the borders of your store. In addition to that, we provide a CSV file structure required in the ecosystem. The same tutorials are available for other entities: we teach how to import inventory, customers, and orders to Shopify.