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Uploading categories and products data to online store


Categories


Our online stores allows quick upload data about your products and their categories. For example, you can save data about products from your business accounting system to CSV or similar file, align columns as require our structure (described below) and publish data more quickly than entering products step by step. Upload data very easy now. Download demo files, change necessary columns in these files according your data and upload new files to store. Approximate view of category file is shown at pic.1

You can see, this file is very simple. Do not change fields order in your file, it's important. Consider each field in details.

  • Name. Unique name. If category with Name already exists in your store, uploading process will ignore this row.
  • Parentname. All categories of our stores has ierarchical structure. Root category always named Our products, and it is parent for all website categories. You can rename this category after uploading, but it will remain parent for all. As you can see, Single malt scotch contain nested Islay single malt, and parent category must be pointed earlier than child.
  • Isshown. Switch: will be category displayed on pages or not.
  • Avatar. Picture for category. Supported extensions are *.jpg, *.png, *.bmp. All pictures store in {websitename}/img folder, you should fill only filenames, without path.
  • Previewtitle. Title of the category page. This value will be presented in title tag for searching engines. Try use your business keywords in this string, such as your firm name.
  • Previewtext. Category description. This value will be displayed on category page and should briefly, but capaciously describe category products.
  • Keywords. This keywords will be used for search information by website (field Search...). Separator is a space.
  • Metadesc. Category description. This value will be presented in description tag for searching engines.

Products


Approximate view of products file is displayed at pic.2.

  • Name. Unique name. If product with Name already exists in your store, uploading process will ignore this row.
  • Categoryid. If you do know identifier of category, which contain this product, you can fill it in this field. If you don't know this identifier - you must fill Categoryname field instead of Categoryid .
  • Categoryname. If you do not know identifier of category, which contain this product, you can fill category name. In this case Categoryid must be equal zero, as displayed at pic.2.
  • Is shown. Switch: will be category displayed on pages or not.
  • Avatar. Picture for category. Supported extensions are *.jpg, *.png, *.bmp. All pictures store in {websitename}/img folder, you should fill only filenames, without path.
  • Previewtitle. Title of product page. This value will be presented in title tag for searching engines. Try use your business keywords in this string, such as your firm name.
  • Preview text. Product description. This value will be displayed on product page and should briefly, but capaciously describe its products.
  • Keywords. This keywords will be used for search information by website (field Search...). Separator is a space.
  • Metadesc. Product description. This value will be presented in description tag for searching engines.
  • Qnty. Quantity of product.
  • Cost. Cost of product.
  • Measure. Measure unit for product.
  • Description. Full description of product. This field will be displayed on product page.

When you prepared these two files, consistently upload them via Upload categories (or products) button, as shown at creation own webshop (step 2). Af first time must be uploaded categories. After it - products. If all recommendations were met correctly, you will see your products and categories in Content Management System (CMS), as displayed for products at step 2.

Images


You can upload image files for your products and categories as displayed at pic.3. Zip your images into one archive, upload this file and it will be unzipped automatically. There are limits on disc space exists for your images, learn more about it in our offers.

Uploading data is important part of deploying your webshop, but very uncomplicated. No additional actions need after it, you can use your online store immediately. Further, you will have to tracking your sales and optionally regulate SEO settings , but we talks about this later.