Importing product categories

Using Ecwid CSV files you can:

  • Create empty new categories/subcategories
  • Create both new products and new categories/subcategories for them
  • Add existing products to new categories/subcategories (they will be created after import)
  • Add new or existing products to existing categories/subcategories

Example 1. Let’s say you want to add a list of new categories and subcategories to your Ecwid store. This is how your file should look like in a spreadsheet (before you save it as CSV file for a further import):

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After you save your file as CSV, open Ecwid import dialog and tick Category 1 (as you have one column):

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Then press Import. After the import is complete, you will have all the new categories and subcategories from the file created in your Ecwid store.

All the necessary categories/subcategories from the category “path” are created as well. For example, if you haven’t had a category named Women’s Apparel/Tanks in your store, then, after you import a file with a path Women’s Apparel/Tanks, you will have both the Women’s Apparel category and its Tanks subcategory created.

Example 2. Let’s say you want to add a new product named Black Dress with SKU 0000 and simultaneously create two new subcategories for it: Women's Apparel/Dresses and Women's Apparel/Dresses/Evening Dresses. This is how your file should look like in a spreadsheet (before you save it as CSV file for a further import):

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After you save this file as CSV, open Ecwid import dialog and tick Name, SKU, Category 1 and Category 2 boxes:

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Make sure there is a tick in the Skip First Line box. Otherwise you will have categories named Category1 and Category2 (and Category3 if you used three categories/subcategories in your import) created as well, along with an extra Name SKU product.

After you press Import, you will have a new product named Black Dress with SKU 0000 created in your store. You will also have two new subcategories: Women's Apparel/Dresses and Women's Apparel/Dresses/Evening Dresses – that will both contain this product.

You can also import product categories using X-Сart format. See more details in the article on X-Cart import format in Ecwid. Or you can import categories using LiteCommerce import format.

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