Depending on the edition of your Magento 2 installation, your built-in import and export tools may vary a little bit. However, the difference is not very vast: with the Commerce edition, you can create schedules of updates while the Open Source edition doesn’t let you do that. At the same time, neither of them lets you leverage REST API import processes. Luckily, the missing functionality can be enabled at any moment with minimum effort. You only need to install the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 module to leverage the Magento 2 REST API import and export processes.
The following article sheds light on how to import data into Magento 2 via REST API. We discuss how to enable the Magento 2 REST API import and what extra benefits you can get. If you are not familiar with what REST API is, we’ve also prepared a chapter that describes this standard. Besides, there is an FAQ section that provides answers to frequently asked questions about REST and Magento 2 import/export processes.