Import products CSV files into your Shopify store!
You can import any size of files: we tested that on 10GB size CSV.
How it works
1. You import products CSV AS IS to yfifx as supplier products without any changes.
2. You define margin rules for repricing.
3. You select all products or any subset of supplier's categories / products what you want to import to Shopify.
4. yfifx updates selected products with new prices at MainFEED.
5. Your MainFEED you can export to your Shopify store via API or direct SQL db calls or you can access data via API.
- SKU,ID,MPN,UPC,BARCODE,Ref etc,
- Price, SalePrice, OldPrice, Discount,
- Options,Variants (Colors,Sizes etc),
- Dimensions: L x W x H, and Weight,
- Images ,
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Import CSV files into your Shopify store via yfifx.com
yfifx allows you to do full automation for products update and sync from any CSV files for your Shopify stores.
You can add new suppliers CSV files itself or to ask us to do that for you by request.
Find below how it looks inside our software for Shopify.
Step 1 – Feed configuration for Shopify CSV import
There are several options exist how to upload CSV file
— from PC
— from URL, FTP, Dropbox, Google sheets etc.
— from Email
— sometimes it is necessary to download file from supplier website under client's login & password (it is possible but will require custom development)
Video instructions – creating a supplier's feed and uploading a file
Step 2 – CSV format selection during CSV Shopify import
— by default, the system does not know the format of file you defined,
— clever algorithm tries to detect format itself (in your case CSV file) for Shopify
— if you see any issue with format detection, you can set the right variant manually
Step 3 – Encoding for CSV, delimiter and wrapper before CSV import into Shopify
— there are many ways how CSV file can be saved
— software has to be ready to open common variants of CSV file for Shopify
— clever algorithm tries to detect all options automatically
— at this image, you see detection result for specific file
— client can change options if you see issues manually
Video instructions – encoding for CSV, delimiter and wrapper before CSV import into Shopify
Step 4 – Columns definition for CSV file
— each file for Shopify import has columns
— user has to define what column contains names, what column contains prices. It is columns matching
— there are 2 ways how to do that for CSV file at yfifx
1) via column definition
2) via product model fields definition(advanced mode – extended settings)
Step 4.1 — Loading categories
1) If the categories and subcategories are located in different columns, then to load them, you need to define the name of the columns as Category1, Category2, etc.
2) If the categories and subcategories are located in the same cell, then we define the column name as CategoryMultivalued. Then go to the Extended Settings in the Categories tab, in the CategoryDelimiter line, enter the separator between the category and the subcategory. In my example, this is a slash.
Video instructions – Loading categories
Step 4.2 — Loading basic product data
Basic information about the product – SKU, Name (required fields for downloading), Price, Quantity, etc. To load them, you need to correctly match the column names.
Video instructions – Loading basic product data
Step 4.3 — Uploading images
1) If the links to the images are located in separate columns, then you need to define the name for each column as “Image 1 (URL)”
2) If all links to images are located in one column in one cell, we define the column name as “Image1 (URL)”. Next, go to the Extended Settings → Images tab, in the "ImagesDelimiter" line, enter the separator between the images.
Video instructions – Uploading images
Step 4.4 — Loading features
1)Bulk loading of features. If the columns with features in the file go one after the other, then for the first column with the feature, we define the name as "FeatureFirst", the names and values of the remaining columns will be loaded automatically.
2) If the columns with features are out of order in the file, then the columns with features are defined as "Feature1", "Feature2" and so on. And enter the name of the feature in the "FeatureName" lines in the Extended Settings in the Features tab.
Video instructions – Loading features
Step 4.5 — Loading products with variants
1)To load products with variants, there must be a column with an SKU in the file that will combine all the variants (we define it as an SKU) and for each variant a column with its own unique SKU (we define the column as a CombinationSku). In the Extended Settings → the Combinations tab, we enter from which columns to take values for Price, Quantity, Image, etc.
2)Be sure to download the options variants — this is what distinguishes one product variant from another, for example, it may be the size or color of the product. To do this, we define columns with options as "Combination. Option1", "Combination. Option2”, etc., and in the Extended settings → the Combinations tab, in the "OptionName" lines, enter the name of the options.
Video instructions – Loading products with variants