Product Importer Deluxe is a user-friendly Product importer enabling store owners to bulk import Products, Variations, Categories, Tags, and other Product details into your WooCommerce store.

Upgrading immediately makes it possible to bulk import:

  • Products – Simple, External, Variable, Variations, Simple Subscriptions and more
  • Global and per-Product Attributes
  • Featured Image and Product Gallery images
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Brands
  • File Downloads
  • Up-sell and Cross-sells
  • Custom Product meta

New Product details are being added with each major Plugin update and regular minor Plugin updates add new import fields ready to be included in imports.

Product Importer Deluxe can merge Product changes against existing Products with live and post-import reporting. Product details assigned to Products within the CSV file are all generated at import time making setting up your next store a simple one-step import process.

To make store migrations even easier we include free licenses of our popular export Plugin Store Exporter Deluxe so you can immediately export Products from existing WooCommerce store’s ensuring import compatibility.

Native imports

We natively import Product details from many popular WordPress and WooCommerce Plugins including:

  • WooCommerce Subscriptions
  • WooCommerce Multilingual (WPML)
  • WooCommerce Custom Fields
  • WooCommerce Ultimate Multi Currency Suite
  • Simple SEO Meta Tags
  • YITH Brands
  • Jigoshop SEO Deluxe
  • Ultimate SEO
  • Yoast’s WordPress SEO
  • Custom Fields
  • MP3 Player Plugin for WordPress
  • All in One SEO Pack
  • Advanced Google Product Feed
  • Related Products
  • Wholesale Pricing

Native support for additional Plugins are being added with each minor Plugin update and are available to import as soon as you update.



  •  WooCommerce (up to 3.0.*)
  •  Jigoshop (up to 1.17.*)
  •  WP e-Commerce 3.7 ready (up to
  •  WP e-Commerce 3.8 ready (up to 3.11.*)


The latest release can be downloaded from your My Account page as well as opening Dashboard > Updates from the WordPress Administration of your store.


  1. I have a pre purchase question, and I want to make sure its working before I buy the plugin.

    I would like to update the inventory by product import, can your program merge my existing products by importing CSV? Besides, how is the cron job works? Can it update my product or just an insertion? Will I need to set the matching at once and it will do the job periodically?

    Can your plugin import Customer and Order as well? If not, are there any plugins available?

    • Hi S.W., your question got caught in our spam filter (just fished it out), yes our importer can merge Product changes against existing Products. The CRON import engine auto-detects the column matching so you need to format the import file so that the columns match or use the exposed WordPress Filters within our Plugin to force them to match. The CRON import engine is URL-based so is set up within your hosting provider’s CRON job manager screens, it does not use the WP-CRON engine within WordPress.

      Regarding importing Customers and Orders, I’m working on our replacement Store Importer Deluxe Plugin which includes support for Order imports, I will be annnouncing it to the public as soon as it’s ready and existing Product Importer Deluxe customers will be grandfathered in (it will replace Product Importer Deluxe). 🙂

  2. Hi,
    I have a pre purchase question, and i want to make sure its working before i buy the plugin.

    Today i have 2 website (one in french, the other in english) selling music scores.
    We are using Woocommerce, groups, posts and ACF mainly to make the website function.

    what i’d like to know is could we easily export data from the french website and import on the English website.
    Date are the ACF fields, the products,n the groups…
    And do it with a selection of products. (like the 10 last products entered in the website)

    Thanks for your reply,
    Best regards,


    • Hi francois, because both sites are using UTF-8 encoding there should be no issue exporting and importing using the same character encoding. Please check what export and import types we support for WooCommerce as while we can import Product details we only offer limited support for integrations with Plugins (please see our Supported Fields list for each Plugin).

  3. Hi Michael,

    When exporting orders on woocommerce, I can’t seem to be able to export the ISBN information?
    I am using the “WooCommerce Barcode & ISBN” plugin to create the isbn field. Any idea how I can have that in my export csv.

    • Hi Ahmed, get in touch via Support and I’ll request a copy of that Plugin so I can integrate it and send you an early release. 🙂

  4. Hello, I would like to know if the export support Product Variations as well (I only manage stock on product variations)

    Thank you

    • Hi Sergio, if you include the Post ID or SKU of the Variations in the import file then we can update the inventory/manage stock options on Variations 🙂

  5. Can I setup the importer to automatically increase prices of products by category as i am going to be automatically uploading from a wholesale priced csv via ftp.


    • Hi John, out of the box we don’t provide any options for increasing Product price by Category but you could use our exposed WordPress Filters to extend the import and merge engines to increment prices of specific Categories without much effort.

      Here’s a list to look further into:


  6. Hi,
    I use Custom Post Type UI plugin, and create custom taxonomies input fields directly in woocommerce products.
    Is it possible to import multiple taxonomies (coma separated), directly to different products (not all products) without change other data in the products, and update them again and again if needed?


    • Hi Andrew, yes WooCommerce Subscriptions is supported as part of the Subscriptions export type (with Subscription filters) and supported fields within the Order export type 🙂

      • Thanks for that Michael

        Is it ok if I send a question via support before I purchase? There’s some data that I dont want to make public.

        • Hi Andrew, sure thing, just sign up for a free account and spam away, I check tickets every morning and am working through a backlog from vacation so ping us on Facebook if there’s an delay in responding 🙂

  7. Hello,

    I’ve purchased this product and it’s working fantastically, a little slow importing/merging change, however this isn’t an issue.

    Please can you point me in the direction or provide information for adding additional import field, I’ve purchased a plugin called Product Price Info and would like to bulk import this information.

    Thanks in Advance.

    • Hi DSTP, we’ve exposed a bunch of WordPress Filters so you can add custom import fields using that method if you’re comfortable editing your Theme’s functions.php file. I’ve added custom import field support via a text box (just as we do in our Store Exporter Deluxe) for the next Plugin update so will do some testing and push that release soon 🙂

      • Thanks for the response, I’m more than happy to adjust the php file if you could send over the information via email, looking forward to the update. Get pushing that release.

        Thanks in advance.


  8. Hello,

    I’m using Product Import Deluxe, when I make a product import everything goes well but the content loses accents and some punctuation marks like € ! () ó í á

    What should I do?


    • Hi Immograf, I think this might be due to our encoding type detection being a little overzealous and its defaulting back to ASCII and dropping those accented characters. I’ve already made the change necessary to inform rather than takeover where we suspect a different file encoding. I’ll push this change next week when I’m back in the office 🙂

    • Hi tombooth01, we don’t support that Plugin yet but if you can send us a copy I’ll look at what CPT and Post meta that Plugin uses and include export support in the next major release of our exporter. We won’t be adding support for import for some time.

  9. I use custom product fields from another plugin. Can i map these fields to your importer and exporter plugins so that i can update these fields?

      • Hi Michael, when do you estimate the next update will be that allows us to include Custom meta data in the import?


        • Hi Suzan, I’ve got an early release with this done but have delayed release till it’s reliably merging Product changes. I’ve sent you an e-mail 🙂

  10. Hi,

    Can I use your plugin to add my stock to my products?

    This is the file I have csv


    • Hi Sylvia, have responded via Facebook too 🙂 Yes you can import stock changes to Products, you will need to add a row at the start of your CSV file with the column headers, in your case:

      Product ID (or SKU)


  11. Hi,

    We’re looking for a solution where we can export our simple and variable products (woocommerce), adjust stock, and then reimport them quickly. Would a combination of store exporter deluxe and product importer deluxe do this (other solutions we’ve tried seem to require different information for importing than they export, which is kind of painful)? Thanks!


    • Hi allhart, if you include the Product ID in the exports then both the simple Products and individual variants can be updated using the merge Products import method 🙂

    • Hi KJSwebdesign, we do not support WPML at this time, when time permits we’ll introduce support for this and announce it on the Blog.

  12. HI, we use Product Exporter Std which works great but we need to also include custom product fields when exporting. Will the deluxe version allow us to do this

    • Hi rodrayner, Store Exporter Deluxe includes support for exporting custom Product details, we will be adding custom Product meta support in Product Importer Deluxe in the new year’s update 🙂

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Here's a showcase of Plugin testimonials received from the Comments section which make our day. :)

  1. US pborde says:

    Now that I have had the benefit of your great products and incredible support for 12 months, I want to tell you that I love your Plugins and your help has been tremendous. This is an absolutely essential Plugin for us.

  2. DE Dietrich says:

    Product Importer Deluxe works excellent!

  3. GB Osman Ahmed says:

    Hi, thanks for this amazing plugin!

  4. IE Andrew says:

    Thanks Michael :)

  5. US DSTP says:


    I've purchased this product and it's working fantastically, a little slow importing/merging change, however this isn't an issue.

    Please can you point me in the direction or provide information for adding additional import field, I've purchased a plugin called Product Price Info and would like to bulk import this information.

    Thanks in Advance.

  6. GB Matt says:

    Hi Michael, really happy with the plugin, features & support. Thanks, Matt.

  7. GB Nikki says:

    Thank you Michael. :-)

  8. US Joshua Wilson says:

    Hello, iv been first using your plug in since it was first developed. I have 22 woocommerce stores with over 10,000 products a store. So i have a lot of importing to do. Once woocommerce came out with their own i started using theirs but its been no where as good as yours. With their plug in i can only import upto 50 products at a time and i keep getting duplicates that drive me annoying. I have to convert 1' 9MB excel file into 1,000 excel files. With your plug in i just keep importing the same excel file and it keeps importing without any doubles. Your picture placing is easier and i like your excel format. Its so much better than Woo's and i have so much to import. Thank you for your work and keep it coming :)

  9. US Ryan says:

    Hi Michael, Many thanks for the plugin, it's a great timesaver. Thanks, Ryan

  10. GB Paul Cutcliffe says:

    Excellent, thanks Michael - keep up the good work!

  11. ZA kim says:

    Everything working GREAT :-)
    Thanks Michael - saving me time already!

  12. US Russ says:

    Thanks for the quick response. It's nice to see developers have this kind of interaction.

  13. US Robert says:

    Holly molly!!! That is the best $95.00 I ever spend. I am still experimenting with 6 items at a time, the product importer worked great LOVE IT.


Product Importer Deluxe comes with a Quick Start document (readme.txt) to help with installing the Plugin, a detailed Usage document is also maintained online. Additional support can be found from the Contact page or methods below.


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Plugin Updates

The latest release can be downloaded from your My Account page as well as opening Dashboard > Updates from the WordPress Administration of your store.


Our Trello boards keep an up to date listing of supported Product import fields as well as upcoming features as indicated on our roadmap. As the end-user you’re driving this Plugin’s future. Here's how you can help.

View and vote for features on our Trello roadmap boards.

Once you've reviewed the list of supported Product fields you can see a explained explanation of each field on the Usage page in our Documentation section.

You can also suggest features here in the Comments section.


Supported Product fields

Please see the Trello boards listed on the Roadmap tab of this page.

Am I entitled to future Plugin updates?

You sure are, you can always download the latest release of your purchased Plugin from My Account.

What are the required product fields within the CSV to be imported?

The minimum data requirements for importing new products are:

  • Product Name

The minimum data requirements for merging Product changes are:

  • SKU

We recommend providing as a minimum for an operating store the following Product fields:

  • SKU
  • Product Name
  • Category
  • Price
  • Quantity (for stock limited products)

What import methods are available?

  • Import new Products only
  • Import new Products and merge Product changes
  • Merge Product changes only

Do you have a sample master products CSV file for Product Importer Deluxe?

Sure do, included below are a few samples as well as blank templates to buil from.

Blank CSV template with column names

Sample CSV

  • Sample CSV (1.4 - Updated: 02/08/2012) - with Variations and Table Rate Prices
  • Sample CSV (1.3 - Updated: 26/04/2012) - with Wholesale Pricing, Related Products
  • Sample CSV (1.2) - with Custom Fields, All in One SEO Pack, Google Product Feed support
  • Sample CSV (1.1)
  • Sample CSV (1.0)

Can I link a Product to multiple Categories/Tags/Images, etc?

Sure can, just put a '|' (vertical pipe) character between each item, currently all of the above are supported. In a near future Plugin update multiple file downloads will also be included.

Can I declare sub-categories and establish parent-child relationships with the included Product Category Importer for WP e-Commerce?

Roger that, when declaring a child Category ensure you use place an '>' (arrow) character between the parent and child. With the release of 2.6.5 you can drill down up to 3 levels deep, for instance:

  • Clothes>Men>Casual within the Category column of your CSV file will link a Product to Clothes, Men (as a sub-Category of Clothes) and Casual (as before).