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. v3.8.4

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/sandbox/wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce-product-importer-deluxe/includes/import-save.php on line 1339

    • V.3.8.4

      I get the same message. Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in …./shop/wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce-product-importer-deluxe/includes/import-save.php on line 1339

    • Hi NicoWeb, spotted the culprit, had turned debug off while packaging the Plugin update, the minor Plugin update fixes this, looking at _wpsc_meta spam against your CSV this morning. 🙂

    • Hi NicoWeb, I’m watching your CSV file being imported as I type this, Categories have been imported and thumbnails are being generated, just need to confirm Products are linking to the correct Categories. I’ll finalise this latest Plugin update ( and get it out the door.

  2. Very excited that variant support is ready, but I have a question. How is the CSV file supposed to be formatted for variants? My client is trying to import a CSV file and is wondering what item from the dropdown menu to select for the “attributes” column which has the variants. Right now, this is how the variant column is formatted:

    Color/Finish::Espresso||Storage::Center Drawer

    Is that correct and if not, how should it be formatted? And should the column be labeled something other than “attributes”?

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!

  3. V2.8.3 Bugs revue:

    Products :
    * Duplicated tags. I have DVD1,DVD2,DVD3,…,DVD15 instead of having just one tag=DVD
    * Triplicated pictures to each product (when assigned an external URL column for Products in the CSV file )

    Categories :

    * Millions of records in DBs
    * Missing categories : Languages>French and Country>French just gives French
    * Slug’s name changes : Dictionary>Spanish gives french-dictionary BUT Dictionary>Chinese gives chinese. Strange isn’t it ?
    * I have 756 categories CSV file (25Kb). Only 76 categories appear in e-Commerce

    Hoping it helps

    Kind regards


  4. i dont understand what you mean mo file

    can you clear explain is it support Asain languages or not?

    • Hi Mongkol, can you please send me your CSV file to confirm compatibility, I’ll be getting the demo site back up shortly.

  5. Hi Michael,

    I imagine that fixing the State of the Art new v2.8.2 must be a hard work. Do you have a release date for the stable version of Categories and Products importers ?

    I will try to send you more beer next time if it helps 😉

    Kind regards


    • Hi NicoWeb, have shot you an early release of 2.8.3, I’m going through and throwing my test CSV files at it under all sorts of configurations to get this stable with the new WP e-Commerce 3.8+ framework. Official Plugin update later today, hold on guys, I’m sweating code!

      (waiting to enjoy those beers, stable Plugin = enjoy beers more!)

      • Thanks Michael,

        1st report on 2.8.3 :
        Importing sub-categories doesn’t seem to work (cat1>cat2 gives cat2)
        As you mentioned, still creating millions of records in database.

        Importing products just do not work. It stops (squeezed screen) after pushing button “upload file and import”. No changes in records database.


      • Thanks NicoWeb, have thrown a few sample CSV’s and have sub-categories sticking correctly, will check yours in the morning and release an early build if yours doesn’t play nicely with 2.8.3! Here’s hoping it does though!

        Have added more checks during various Product import actions (e.g. manual vs. csv vs. external URL) as well as log notes after successful/failed imports, the next Plugin update(s) will be code/performance optimisation (culling that wp_wpsc_meta on large databases in particular). Thanks for your patience 🙂

  6. I am getting memory allocation errors when i use CSV importer to import products.. have 200000 products.

    Will this plugin help me avoid that?

    I am hosted WP

    • Hi Adnan, you’ll need to boost your memory allocation if you’re bringing in that many Products at a time, contact your hosting provider to do this else consider splitting the CSV into smaller ‘pieces’, say 50,000 per CSV.

      There is no standard memory allocation rule that hosting providers stick by, some are very generous (virtual hosting) while others can be very stringent (shared hosting). Hope this helps.

  7. Michael –

    Still messing around with this plugin….I’ve imported a CSV file. The images do not show…I’ve added them as a column in the file, and have ftp’d them to the site following the directions above. Please advise if there are issues with the new release that I need to address.

    also, when trying to update a product field, the products are added again to the database, rather than being updated. Please advise what info you may need from me to get this operational.



      • What WP folder do we FTP the photos/pics to so the file name designation on the spreadsheet allows the pics to show up?

      • Hi Trovar,

        Thanks for reminding me, pictures need to be placed in the current WordPress year and month, today is the 4th of June so it would be uploaded to /wp-content/uploads/2011/06/. I’ll update the documentation to reflect this.

  8. Hi Michael,

    I can’t seem to be able to download the plugin with my session id from Feb 2010.

    How can I get my hands on the files?


    • Hi Mike,

      Shoot me an e-mail if you haven’t already and I’ll send the file manually to you, I’ll be looking at some missing Sales not linking up to my Download Manager Plugin. 🙂

  9. Hi Michael,

    When importing products (v2.8.2), it seems that the following items do not work properly :

    – custom fields empty
    – tags duplications : I’m getting 7 entries for “China” tag (with slug = china1, china2,china3,…)

    Kind regards


    • Trying to import CSV with custom fields. None of the data for the custom fields are working, the log said everything went fine.

  10. Importing categories (985 lines csv file) with v2.8.2 …

    After 35 minutes (!!), I get 300 categories. 1,520,555 records created in wp_wpsc_meta table (!!!!)

    Is it normal ?

    • Trying then to import products:

      Results : 0 new entries have been added – with 195 products skipped – to your products list.

      Because : Could not find a Category by that name (for each product).

    • Hi NicoWeb,

      Woah! Can you please send me your CSV file to reproduce this issue, from a guess each Product Category creates between 10-20 records within wp_wpsc_meta (expecting ~15,000 records) but 1,520,555 is ridiculous; there must be an endless loop!? Let’s sort this out and get a Plugin update out the door, thanks NicoWeb.

      • I sent you the CSV file by mail. did you get it ?



    • Hi Mongkol, my suite of WP e-Commerce Plugins displays in U.S. English by default, that said all Plugins support language files (.mo) which I’ll be encouraging community involvement in my overhaul of the documentation section here on Visser Labs.

      • is that mean support Thai language? when i type a product name your plugin will show it ?

        unlike importer default from wp e-commerce that
        does not show and delete Thai language, in all column (product name, product description , etc)

      • Hi Mongkol, my suite of WP e-Commerce Plugins displays in U.S. English by default, that said all Plugins support language files (.mo) which I’ll be encouraging community involvement in my overhaul of the documentation section here on Visser Labs.

        US displays is ok for me what i want is Product name and other column shows Thai language

  11. Hi Michael,

    whats about the variant import?
    Does it work with 3.8 ?
    And do you have a sample CSV File for the deluxe importer including variant import?
    Thx for your reply.


    • Hi Mark, now that 3.8 compatibility is here I can focus on Plugin enhancements and issue tracking, Product variation support is a head-liner going forward which Ill draft a CSV format to help store owners prepare their data file for import with Product Importer Deluxe. 🙂

  12. Hi Michael

    do you have a sample CSV File for the deluxe importer including variant import?

    T-Shirt – red 1.99$
    T-Shirt – blue 2.99$

    T-Shirt – red – large 1.99$
    T-Shirt – red – small 0.99$
    T-Shirt – blue – large 2.99$
    T-Shirt – blue – small 1.99$


  13. Trying the new 2.8 plugin version. Impossible to activate because of an error :

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function wpsc_get_major_version() in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/sandground/wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce-product-importer-deluxe/product-importer-deluxe.php on line 16

    Testing on WP 3.1 – WP e-Commerce 3.8.3

    Am I doing something worng ?

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  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.


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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).