Uploading products quickly in Magento store

Uploading products quickly in Magento store

The rapid development in eCommerce marketplace has brought a fair amount of challenges. For enterprises that want to go all big, it is important to manage numerous inventories and put them together with an organized outflow channel.

This leads to a typical challenge of uploading bulk products information into the selling platform. This is where Magento comes into the picture as it provides product upload services tools that can help upload products faster than others.

How to quickly upload product info in Magento?

Using Magento bulk product import

CSV files with several product information can be uploaded directly to your platform using Magento bulk product import. Though there is a necessity to look into the detailing of the products after importing them, it is more convenient than the traditional way of uploading products linearly.

Using Magento bulk product upload

Rather than CSV files, product uploading tasks can be accelerated via FTP access through bulk upload of product imagery. This increases the accuracy of the files.

Managing categories and sub-categories

Categories and subcategories play a significant role in data entry process. Every product should have complete information such as category name, category description and respective URLs. Once the product categories are set, it is easier for uploading products in bulk.

Utilizing Magmi, a Magento mass importer

Magmi is an external user platform. It has various import/export functions that are not available in Magento system. Magmi can help in bulk importing tasks such as images and creating categories. Using the tool is easy for the most part, but if you have queries, documentation guides are available.

Using paid Magento extensions

Paid extensions like Store Manager and customized extensions offer more features than free tools. The amount spent on these extensions is worth since it helps in maximum efficiency for bulk product import tasks.

Bonus Tips:

  • It is recommended to use the export template as your import template for adding new products to the existing list.
  • Ensure that every attribute set has at least one product detail fed already.
  • Use /media/import folder and save all your images in that folder.
  • The file names used in raw source images and the spreadsheet should be the same.
  • The recommended document formatting is UTF-8 and should be saved as MS-DOS Comma Separated (.csv)
  • Avoid using special characters like acute accents. E.g.: ó in “canón.”
  • After uploading bulk products, run through the list to check if everything is listed in the intended order.
  • Importing products can be tricky. We suggest tools like Sheetly, which highlights the errors. Another tool, Fast Product Import Extension is also a good choice.