This plugin extends standard woocommerce import products functionality and lets you import, not only from a local file, but also from your google sheet file which you store on your google drive and can be edited by any member of your store team.
Standard woocommerce import, that was introduced by woocommerce team since version 3.1, became a great plugin feature that lets you not use additional plugins and extensions for product import processes. However, if it’s a pain every time when you’re loading csv import files from your local machine, then this plugin is a great choice that lets you not to do it anymore. Just set your google sheet that you store on your google drive once and in the future you will only have to press the button “Import” as usual. Plugin itself will pull the new data from the specified google sheet table.
Full instruction about plugin options you can find on our github plugin page or you can use shorter version with screenshots below.
Upload the plugin folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
Activate the Woocommerce Import Products Google Sheet plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Go to Woocommerce Import Products Google Sheet Settings menu to connect your Google sheet and woocommerce import.
This is a great plugin, and it does what it said! Set-up is so easy comparing to other similar plugins from the market.
It works by converting the first sheet of a Google Sheet into CSV then pass it to the default WooCommerce product importer, making the import smooth and the use of the official importer is a great idea, as it will be always the most updated way to import products.
What I would like from the further releases:
Option to automatically delete the CSV after the import is finished, as it will add a few files to the Media Gallery;
Automatically product import cron, daily, hourly, etc.
Export products from WooCommerce to Google Sheets using like it does when importing, only that when you export to put CSV data automatically into the selected Google Sheet
Automatically product export cron, daily, hourly, etc.
Ideally would be to support multiple Google Sheets, as it can differ from use-case to use-case, for example I would like to have a category of products, let's say clothes, permanently synced with Google Sheet in an hourly basis, both directions, and also would like to manually import new products from another Google Sheet.
Connecting to the Google Drive API to import a spreadsheet of all product information is so much faster than updating them one-by-one on WordPress.
This allows a quick connection to your Google account and product spreadsheet.
The only error I've encountered was choosing to import products by both ID and SKU at the same time (just choose one).
I tried various plugins for bulk edit and import Woocommerce products and only this one worked perfect.
Google Sheets can import properly .csv file exported from Woocommerce products page. After edit table, you can import and update products with this plugin. You can match fields while import, so i think this way will work for other e-commerce softwares's product table files.
Oleg Apanovich, thank you so much.