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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 properly.
Product Import Export for WooCommerce
Product import-export for WooCommerce is the most downloaded free plugin 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 in a very short time span. The plugin supports CSV files for the import of products.
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. 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.
The plugin supports only simple products. If the importing CSV contains product types including variable, grouped, external, and subscription they will also be imported as simple products. thus if you want to import multiple product types you will have to upgrade to this plugin’s premium version. The paid version also supports advanced filters, scheduled import using cron job, and import from XML files types, URLs, and more.
WP All Import
WP all import is another powerful option for importing products to a WooCommerce store. The major attraction of this free WooCommerce import plugin is that it supports both CSV and XML file types in it. With this import plugin, it is not required to either layout your data in a specific way or for your CSV to have specific column names. 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.
WooCommerce – 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 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.
This WooCommmerce plugin helps you import products to your store. Along with the imported module, the plugin also lets you import featured image 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 the 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.
Free import plugins are great options for running your WooCommerce store in an easy and affordable way. But they might become insufficient for handling the import task as your store grows. Thus going for a premium version would be a great help for you to deal with multiple product types, bulk product import, and even ask for support if something goes wrong. To make a better choice you can try each of these plugins in your store as they are free to use and see how it suits the requirements of your store.