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Which Import Tool Do I Need?

Here at HostJars, we specialize in OpenCart import and provide a whole range of product import and export tools for OpenCart stores. Import is a complex (but crucial) part of a successful online store.

This product comparison will help you choose the right import tool for your needs.

 

 CSV Import PRO

Perfect for you if:

  • Your supplier, wholesaler, dropshipper or inventory provider gives you a CSV file, or you are creating your own file for import
  • You wish to run each import manually from your admin interface
  • You only have a single file to import
  • You don't need to import any product optionsdownloads or advanced attributes
  • Your product list is smaller than around 3000 products, or 3mb in file size
  • Your images are already on your server

 

XML Import PRO

Perfect for you if:

  • Your supplier, wholesaler, dropshipper or inventory provider gives you an XML file
  • You wish to run each import manually from your admin interface
  • You only have a single file to import
  • You don't need to import any product optionsdownloads or advanced attributes
  • Your product list is smaller than around 2000 products, or 3mb in file size
  • Your images are already on your server

 

Total Import PRO

Perfect for you if:

  • You have a CSV or XML file, or multiple files of both formats to import
  • You wish to automate your import process so that you don't have to perform any manual steps and your store stays up to date with your supplier
  • You store requires product optionsdownloads or advanced attributes
  • You have a large product list, more than around 3000 products, and as many as 10s of thousands
  • You need the import tool to automatically fetch remote images via URLs

 

Auto Import

Perfect for you if:

  • You have advanced import requirements not covered by the Total Import PRO
  • Your store has core modifications causing incompatibility with other import tools
  • Your supplier provides a webservice to update from
  • You have an extremely large product list, typically more than 20,000 products to around 100,000 products

 

If you are still not sure about which import tool you need, please get in touch with us through our HelpDesk. One of our support staff will be more than happy to assist as you make your decision.

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