Running a WooCommerce store involves managing many important tasks together. Product import is one such task that requires a huge amount of time and patience from your side as a store admin.

But these situations can be effectively handled if you are using a product import plugin in your store. This article lists the best free product import plugins you can try in your WooCommerce store to get the job done quickly.

Product Import Export for WooCommerce

Product import-export for WooCommerce is one of the most downloaded free plugins for taking care of your WooCommerce store’s product import process. It comes with a simple interface to easily import products to your WooCommmerce store quickly.

If you are looking for the right plugin to transfer products from one store to another, this plugin would be well suited as it also supports the export feature as well. You can simply export product data from a WooCommerce store using this plugin and later export it to another WooCommerce store with the import facility.

Bulk update of product data is another great advantage you can have by using this plugin. You can export products in bulk to a CSV file by making use of various filters and make changes to the data in the CSV and import it back to your store. This saves a lot of your time by eliminating the need for individually updating products.

Key Features of the Plugin

The product import-export plugin has a paid version as well. Its collective features include,

  • Import and export products (Simple, variable, grouped, etc)
  • Supports CSV and XML file types
  • Bulk product update
  • Import images (Featured and gallery)
  • Scheduled import and export
  • Compatibility with popular third-party plugins
  • Import/export product reviews, ratings
  • Import from URL and FTP

WP All Import

wp all import

WP all import is another powerful option for importing products to your WooCommerce store.  With this import plugin, you can import products in both CSV and XML formats. Its drag and drop interface is a cool feature that provides you with a visual way to map the columns in your CSV file to the corresponding fields in WooCommerce.

The plugin supports the import of large sizes of files by automatically splitting them into smaller chunks. Thereby enabling you to import even 200MB+ product catalogs with ease regardless of your WooCommerce store’s hosting speed.

If you are looking forward to advanced features like cron based scheduled imports, supports for all product types, synchronization of stock levels, etc., you might want to opt for its premium version.

Key Features of the Plugin

Following are the features offered collectively by both the free and premium versions of the plugin.

  • Import products of all types
  • Drag and drop interface
  • Supports import of large files
  • Scheduled imports
  • Import from URL

WooCommerce – Product Importer

visserlabs product importer

Using this WooCommerce product importer plugin you can import products to your WooCommerce store from simple formatted files such as CSV, TXT, etc. It supports most of the product fields such as category, tags, product status, tax status, price, quantity, and a lot more.

Although the free version doesn’t offer much there is a lot you can avail of from its premium version. Its pro version offers you to import all types of products, featured image and product gallery images, file downloads, up-sells & cross-sells, custom product meta, etc.

Key Features of the Plugin

Following is a list of features by free and premium version of the plugin.

  • Import products
  • Import featured and product gallery images
  • Import custom product meta, category, and tags

Import WooCommerce

import woocommerce

This WooCommmerce plugin helps you import products to your store. Along with the imported module, the plugin also lets you import featured images from an external URL provided you enabled the “insert inline images option” offered by this plugin. It comes with an auto-mapping feature to map product fields with CSV headers to spare you time and effort.

The plugin also supports a bunch of other WooCommerce plugins such as WooCommerce product add-ons, WooCommerce chained products import, WooCommerce product retailers import, and more. Its premium version comes with multiple methods for uploading your import file. Upload from FTP, URL, and already uploaded files are supported by this plugin.

Key Features of the Plugin

  • WooCommerce product import (simple, grouped, variable, external type products)
  • Gallery image import
  • Featured image from an external URL
  • Auto mapping feature to map WooCommerce fields with CSV headers

Conclusion

Free import plugins are great options for running your WooCommerce store in an easy and affordable way. But they might become insufficient for handling these tasks as your store grows.

Thus if the need arises premium versions would be a huge help when it comes to multiple product type support, scheduled imports, and even getting quick customer support.

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