You can attach a CSV and we will automatically setup the products with pricing, inventory, attributes, a photo, category and more. To import your products, follow these steps:
Export your existing products into a CSV file. Setup the field names in the first row for each column. For example if you want to import the product SKU set the column name in Row 1 to Product SKU.
Once your data is in a CSV, you will need to setup the custom attributes that you would like to apply to the products. This is additional data that you would like to filter products or display to your buyers. (see below to add attributes).
Once all the attribute labels are setup, go to the Company Menu and click on Import Data
Select eCommerce Products from the dropdown and attach your CSV
You can select to auto-map data which will try to match to PeopleVine fields (see list below).
6. Your products will then import into the system, setting up any category, pricing, inventory, photo and more.
*If you are looking to update your products, make sure you map the Product SKU field, this is used to refresh your data vs. creating a new record.
Setting up Attributes for Products
Attributes are used to allow people to filter your products, display additional information on the product as well as to capture input from your buyers (e.g. size). These attributes are also key to creating variation products. To setup attributes, follow these steps:
Go to the Company Menu and click on Setup New Attribute under tagging.
Select product under the Used For section.
Select the type of field, where certain ones are used for input and labels are used for filtering.
Select the settings that apply and hit create.
Once you're done with creating your attributes, you can now import your products.
Please note, if you name the Attribute Label the same in your spreadsheet, it will automatically map this on import.
How Imports are Handled
When importing your products, we will either create or update the product depending if the product sku already exists and the update flag is checked. In this case, when a product doesn't exist, we will:
Create the Product
Add the Inventory
If the product already exists, by SKU number, we will:
Update the Product
Update the Pricing
Adjust the Inventory
Add to Categories
Update Product Attributes
Fields You Can Import
Below are a list of fields that you can import into the platform:
product_long - Product Title (Long)
product_short - Product Short (Short)
product_sku - Product SKU
unit_type - Product Unit
product_type - Product Type (physical, service, digital, bundle, add-on, external)
brand - Brand/Manufacturer
category - Category Name
retail_price - Retail Price
sale_price - Sale Price
cart_price - Add to Cart Price
dealer_price - Dealer Price
msrp_price - MSRP Price
shipping_fee - Shipping Fee
handling_fee - Handling Fee
flag_backorders - Allow Backorders (Y or N)
flag_limited - Limited Availability (Y or N)
on_demand - On Demand (Y or N)
lead_time - Lead Time (in days)
in_stock - Inventory In Stock
page_keyword - Page Keyword
meta_title - SEO: Meta Title
meta_description - SEO: Meta Description
meta_keywords - SEO: Meta Keywords
photo_url - Main Photo
photo - Attach Photo
product_above - Parent Product
product_description - Product Description
product_brief - Product Summary
product_flag - Product Flag (featured, frontpage, discontinued, special order)
product_weight - Proudct Weight in lbs.
tax_rate - Tax Rate
visibility - Visibility (public or hidden)
product_link - Product Link
dimensions_width - Dimensions - Width
dimensions_height - Dimensions - Height
dimensions_depth - Dimensions - Depth
external_id - External ID