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Vendor Product Import Export

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Brief Introduction 

It’s always good to have a back-up and by importing or exporting product data on your computer you can have backup assurance. The Advanced Frontend Manager will help your vendors, import, or export product data on your computer directly from the frontend. So, without further delay let’s jump into understanding the Import-Export feature of WCMp Advanced Frontend Manager. 

Configuring Product Import – Export 

Admin Configuration 

As an Admin, you possess the ability to grant your vendors the capability to import or export their products. Help your vendor Import or Export product from the vendor dashboard by –

  • Going to the Admin Dashboard and Navigating to the WCMp menu-option. From the WCMp list select the Settings sub-menu option
  •  As the Setting page loads, drag your browser to the Capabilities tab 
  • On the Capabilities Page, Scroll down the Product Capability Section 
  • Enable Vendor Import Capability option and the Vendor Export Capability option 
  • Once completed, save your changes by clicking the Save button at the bottom 
Reference 1: admin configuration of import-export settings

Vendor Export Product

Vendor Configuration 

As you complete the Import-export configuration from your end, vendors can import or export files from their front-end dashboard. 

Export files from the frontend, vendors must – 

  • Go to the Vendor Dashboard and Navigate to the Product Manager menu option. From the list of product manager menu, they can select the All Product sub-menu option 
  • On the All Product Page, Select the Export Button present at the top of the page 
  • When the Export Page loads, you can either export all products or export specific products on the basis of- 
    • Id – The identification number of the product you wish to export
    • Type – Product Type refers to the nature of the product like a simple product, variable product, etc
    • SKU – the internal identification number 
    • Is featured – Specific product that are the stars of your store
    • Visibility in Catalog – Product that appear on your catalog list 
    • Description and Short Description – products that share the same description or short description 
    • Date Sale Start or End – of either the product that sold on a specific start date or end date 
    • Tax Status and Tax Class – Products that have either similar Tax Status or tax class
  • They can also be selected on the basis of Product Type. These types include –
    • Simple Product –  A simple product is a unique, stand-alone, physical product that you may have to ship to the customer.
    • Grouped Product – A grouped product is a cluster of simple products clubbed together to form a single entity
    • Variable Product – This product type lets you add variations to the same product to create a complex, variable product
    • Affiliate or External Product – There are cases where you list a product in your store, but you are not the actual seller of the product. Your customers who wish to purchase such products will be redirected to the URL that you specify in the product settings. These are called external or affiliate products. 
    • Product Variation – 
  • And, on the basis of the product category created by the vendor 
  • Finally, Tick the box to Export Custom Meta, if you need this info. Metadata on your products is typically from other plugins. Metadata columns are exported following the meta:-prefix standard detailed above in the importer mapping section. By default, no additional metadata is exported
  • After the vendors are done, they can select the Download CSV file option

To import Product Data the vendor can 

  • Go to the Vendor Dashboard and Navigate to the Product Manager menu option. From the list of product manager menu, they can select the All Product sub-menu option 
  • On the All Product Page, Select the import  Button present at the top of the page 
  • When the import  Page loads, Choose the CSV file you wish to import
  • Next, enable the update of existing products, this way products with similar Id or SKU would be updated. 
  • After this, move on to the Column mapping section, using the drop-down list vendors can select under which column they want to import the product.
  •  Once the vendor selects the Run the Importer button the imported will automatically sort the CSV file and add it to the list 

Note: You need to create the csv as per WooCommerce format. This document will help you out on how to create the csv. Remember the file size of the uploaded CSV (.csv) should not exceed 64Mb.

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Last updated on March 15, 2021
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