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Magento 2 import and export COOKBOOK index post. Use cases and instructions

This is an index blog post for Magento 2 import and export use cases. In this post you will find links with the description to the posts which describe how to use Improved Import & Export extension for Magento 2.

Each use case article comes with the step by step instructions and screenshots illustrating the extension setup process. Each article covers a particular use case/question, for example: how to map product attributes, how to update stock and price of the Magento 2 product.

  • Read and bookmark articles
  • Try out the instructions at our Magento 2 demo store
  • Check out Master Table which contains samples of every Magento 2 entity export and import file.

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Import/Export cookbook: How to automate Magento 2 product catalog update from Google Sheets, FTP/SFTP, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

Working with suppliers requires you to regularly update your Magento 2 product catalog with new prices, stock updates, and sometimes other relevant attributes. Store managers can spend a lot of time manually going product by product, spending their time and going attribute by attribute.

With Improved Import & Export extension for Magento 2 you can automate product catalog update tasks with cron scheduler and recurring import jobs, that automatically fetch the file with supplier updates from the source, and upload it to your store.

In the article below, I will give you step by step instructions on how to do it.

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Import/Export cookbook: How to update Magento 2 product prices during import quickly, without editing the CSV table

If you are a dropshipper or want to follow the inflation and increase product prices for your whole Magento 2 catalog or a part of it, you can do it quickly with the Improved Import & Export extension.

Export product catalog and import it back with the Price Rules – a quick filter that allows increasing and decreasing prices by a percent or a flat value.

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Import/Export cookbook: How to update Magento 2 product price and quantity using import and export. HINT: it’s fast and easy

Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension documentation is huge! I know. It is aimed to cover every aspect of the extension.

However, you do not need to read it all, or understand each and every attribute of every entity. In this article, I will show you how to mass update Magento 2 product prices and quantity (stock) using import and export procedures.

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How to Export Products, Orders, Customers, & Other Magento 2 Entities to Remote FTP & SFTP Server

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

Unfortunately, Magento 2 doesn’t provide any opportunities to export products, orders, customers, or other Magento 2 entities to a remote FTP or SFTP server. You have to run a standard export procedure instead and transfer the output manually. Besides, it is impossible to automate this process. The system leaves you in a situation when it is necessary to repeat all its steps manually every time an update is required. Luckily, there is a better way of achieving this goal. As you’ve probably guessed, it involves a third-party solution. In our example, we use the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension to export products, orders, customers, and other Magento 2 entities to a remote FTP/SFTP server. It also lets you import all entities from this file source. Continue Reading

How to Automate Magento 2 Import & Export

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

improved import and export - Magento 2 extension

We have very good news for you: it’s no longer necessary to import/export files to/from Magento 2 manually. And below we explain how to automate Magento 2 import and export processes. Check this post and you will find out how to save tons of time and effort making your daily routine fully automated.

Of course, you need a third-party extension to achieve your goal. And we recommend you to use the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension, since the Magento 2 Open Source platform doesn’t add any automation to import/export processes. As a result, you have to perform each run manually, but before diving deep into the nature of our solution, let’s tell a few words about the automation itself. Continue Reading

The Best Improved Import/Export Extensions for Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Import Export Magento 2 Modules

Improved import & export Magento 2 extensions are designed to simplify some routine Magento tasks. They revamp the default abilities of the platform by adding convenient import/export options. Although, Magento 2 provides a lot of ecommerce possibilities in this area out-of-the-box, they are still not enough for seamless migration to/from other systems as well as for performing some daily tasks. Furthermore, in case you want to import products from Magento 1 to Magento 2, one of the following tools will essentially simplify this procedure. Besides, check our digest of the Magento 1 export tools here: The Best Improved Import/Export Extensions for Magento. They will be necessary for moving data out of your old store. And don’t forget about the Complete Guide to Magento 2 Product Import / Export. In that post, we describe core nuances of the default import/export process as well as provide Magento 2 import csv examples and description. But what bout popular Magento 2 import extensions and Magento 2 export modules?

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How to improve Magento 2 import and export speed?

- Magento 2

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Have you ever wondered why Magento 2 import and export processes are so slow? If you move data to and from your store on a regular basis, low import/export speed may become really annoying. But what is the reason for this problem and how to solve it? You will find the answer below.

Also, the article provides an alternative solution for the Magento 2 import and export performance issue. The default data transfer solution is associated not only with relatively low speed stats but also with a plethora of other hurdles that don’t let your admins manage data most efficiently. However, there is a universal solution that addresses all the issues associated with Magento’s built-in tools – the Improved Import & Export extension. You will also find its core features described below. 
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Firebear Improved Import & Export Plugin for Shopware

- E-Commerce, Our extensions

Firebear Improved Import & Export plugin for Shopware

Our Improved Import & Export module is one of the most fully featured and powerful data transfer solutions in the entire Magento ecosystem. The module offers lots of enhancements to the default import and export tools as well as propose features that make it unique in comparison to competitors. Improved Import & Export not only powers a straightforward way to connect several Magento websites but also goes far beyond the ecosystem. It introduces numerous integrations with other e-commerce platforms, tools, and service providers, including ERPs, CRMs, accounting systems, etc. In the article below, we briefly describe the extension’s key perks and then concentrate on how we implement them in another project – the Firebear Improved Import & Export Plugin for Shopware. You will find a detailed description of its core features and advantages below. Besides, we also focus on the existing import and export tools of Shopware. 

The article sheds light on the leading import and export solution for Magento 2 and then gradually proceeds to its Shopware counterpart. We explore import and export jobs, data transfer automation, mapping, and extended connectivity options of the Shopware 6 Improved Import & Export app. After that, you will find a small description of the existing import & export solutions available in the Shopware marketplace along with the default data transfer capabilities of the platform. Besides, we briefly describe how you can import & export data in Shopware 6 via API.

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Magento 2 search terms and synonyms, and how to import and export them

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 lets store admins optimize the customer search queries by composing lists of search terms and synonyms. While it is possible to manage this data type in your backend manually, Magento 2 prevents importing or exporting it. This limitation negatively impacts the productivity of your backend administrators since they cannot update Magento 2 search terms and synonyms within a few clicks. However, there is a tool that unlocks the missing ability. Meet the Improved Import & Export extension. This module empowers you to import and export search terms and synonyms in Magento 2

In this article, we describe Magento 2 search terms and synonyms as well as teach you how to manage them. Both search terms settings and search synonyms settings are described below. Besides, you will learn how to import lists of search synonyms and terms to your Magento 2, and how to export those for editing purposes. We shed light on how import and export works and what search terms and synonyms attributes are used.

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