Dropshipping XML for WooCommerce

Description

The Dropshipping XML for WooCommerce is a plugin that allows you to import new products from wholesalers to your store. You may also update existing products with many options to speed up the process. And add any number of import files from different providers. The plugin lets you import all necessary information. You can import to your WooCommerce.products with categories, images, descriptions, prices, stock, attributes, and more.

Features

See main features of the plugin:

  • Import any CSV or XML file,
  • No limit of imported files,
  • The File Preview to easily see the structure of the imported file,
  • Import Simple and Variable Products,
  • Update only previously imported products,
  • Create new products, also as drafts,
  • Start, stop, and pause the import process,
  • Map fields from the file to WooCommerce products parameters,
  • Import the name of the product, its description, short description,
  • Visual and Classic Editor for description and short description,
  • Import regular prices, sale prices, and tax settings,
  • Import the product image, attributes, stock, SKU, and other product fields,
  • Create products in a chosen category or map categories,
  • Change the stock to 0 if the previously added product will not be available in the import, or leave the stock unchanged,
  • Choose which product fields to update and which should be skipped,
  • Drag & Drop XML or CSV fields in the Product mapper with ease,
  • Use multiple fields, add your custom text as well,
  • Beacon to find FAQ and detailed documentation,
  • Clear interface,
  • Import Log.

Visit Dropshipping XML for WooCommerce Docs to see how to use all options and settings of the plugin.

PRO Features

If you need more control over the process of importing products from any CSV or XML, you may use the PRO version of the plugin. It lets you import more fields, gives you conditional logic to import based on specific criteria you choose, and more. See all functionalities in the Dropshipping XML for WooCommerce PRO page.

PRO features:

  • [PRO] Schedule for automatic cron imports (days and hours),
  • [PRO] Conditional Logic options to set rules for product imports & updates,
  • [PRO] Create new categories automatically,
  • [PRO] Price modifier to change regular prices,
  • [PRO] Adding attributes as taxonomy (globally for all products),
  • [PRO] Option to move a product to trash if the import does not find it during next updates,
  • [PRO] No limit for imported images,
  • [PRO] Additional filters to modify the data from the file during the import process.

You may test the PRO version in a free demo.

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Docs

View Dropshipping XML for WooCommerce Docs.

Support Policy

We provide limited support for the free version in the plugin Support Forum. Please purchase a PRO version to receive priority e-mail support. Upgrade to PRO Now →.

Why to choose Dropshipping XML for WooCommerce

The plugin lets you import products to your WooCommerce for free. You may use the plugin for dropshipping. Get more products in your store. With an easy and clear interface, you can choose fields to import. Automate the process – the plugin lets you start with dropshipping in a few moments!

What’s more, you may update products any time you need with one click. The plugin synchronizes selected fields with your WooCommerce products. Your clients will receive the latest prices, stock, variations, attributes, etc. So, you will be sure that your store’s offer is always up to date. And you can import any number of products from any CSV or XML files.

The PRO version of the plugin has more options if you need more control over created categories, imported attributes, prices, schedule, and conditional logic to import/ skip products.

Screenshots

  • Mapping the product fields with Product Mapper
  • Adding an import file
  • See the file in the File Preview
  • XML preview
  • CSV preview
  • Set all products data in Product Mapper
  • Variable Products
  • Map product categories
  • Import Options
  • Choose only a few fields to update
  • Import process
  • Add multiple import files
  • Get support directly in WordPress
  • Settings (product imported in one batch)

Installation

You can install the plugin like any other WordPress plugin.
1. Download and unzip the latest release of the plugin.
2. Upload the entire plugin directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in the WordPress Administration.
4. Check the server requirements and settings in the Docs.

You can also use WordPress uploader to upload the plugin zip file in WordPress menu Plugins → Add New → Upload Plugin. Then go directly to point 3.

FAQ

Is dropshipping possible in WooCommerce?

Yes. You may sell products in WooCommerce that are stored by your wholesaler partner. You add products to your WooCommerce and clients buy them as usual. Then your wholesaler sends the package to your customers. You are taking care of your store marketing and customers. Shipping and returns are, in most cases, in control of wholesalers.

How can this import plugin improve my work?

The Dropshipping XML for WooCommerce plugin can speed up the process of importing products from an XML or CSV file. You do not need to add products manually and the plugin does that for you automatically. What’s more, this way you may add new products from multiple sources (wholesalers). And later update your WooCommerce products with one click.

Does the importer integrate with WordPress?

The plugin integrates with WooCommerce. WooCommerce is required for the plugin to work. The newest version is recommended.

Where can I find an XML/ CSV file?

You may contact your wholesaler and ask for the URL address of the feed (XML or CSV). You can also use a feed with exported products from other stores or platforms. Ask for the location of the file. Or add it to your server. Then you are ready to import products to your WooCommerce.

Can I import products from any CSV or XML file?

Yes. You may try to use any CSV or XML file you have.

How to add a file?

After installing and activating the plugin, go to the Dropshipping XML tab → Import. Add an URL of the XML or CSV file. Then click Import file. After some time, depending on the size and your server, the file will be imported. You will also see the notice about the result.

My file is not uploading. Why?

There may be a missing part of the file. For example, if the file was not generated completely. If there is any issue, you will see the message informing you about the cause. Then contact us by starting a new topic in the Support Forum. You may also check the file integrity in an online XML or CSV validator.

Can the plugin import to WooCommerce also variable products?

Yes. You may import to your WooCommerce simple and variable products as well.

How to map Product Fields?

Drag & Drop the field from a feed File Data Preview on the right side to the fields on the left. The Product mapper is similar to the interface of the WooCommerce Product Edit Screen. You may also add multiple fields from an XML/ CSV file & add your own text or values. You may read in detail about mapping specific product fields in the plugin documentation.

How to check if the file & product import were successful?

You will see the message informing you that the file was added. When you start the product import itself, you will notice the number of products added, updated, or skipped in the import process screen. Check also new & updated products if they have all the data you wanted to import.

My new products have no title or description. What should I check?

Please go to the Dropshipping XML tab → Import Manager → Choose the file → Click Edit mapper. Check the field and data in the name and description. Drag & Drop the field from the right side (File Data Preview) again making sure the path is pointing to the value you want. Also, see if there is no additional or missing character. Then save the settings and import the file again. Let us know if that will not help in the plugin Support Forum.

Product titles have values I did not expect. What may be the reason?

In the Dropshipping XML tab → Import Manager → Choose the file → click Edit mapper. Then, check the name field. Drag & Drop the field from the right side again. See also, if there is no additional or missing character in the field or the field’s attribute that you point to. Save the settings & import the file again. If that does not help please create a topic in the plugin Support Forum.

Is it possible to import products with images?

Yes. You may map the field with the URL path to the image in the Product mapper. The plugin in the free version will save one main image for the product. If you need more images to be imported automatically for your WooCommerce products, you may upgrade to PRO →.

Products in the feed have multiple parameters. Can I import all product attributes?

Yes. The plugin lets you import any number of product attributes to WooCommerce products. If you wish that attributes are added globally & be available for all products in your store, you may upgrade to PRO →.

Can the Dropshipping XML for WooCommerce plugin import product categories?

Yes. The plugin allows you to set one category for imported products or map categories from the feed with existing product categories in WooCommerce. You may read more about mapping categories in the plugin documentation.

Titles and categories changed after the import overwriting my changes. Why did it happen?

During the import, the Dropshipping XML for WooCommerce plugin creates or updates selected fields. If you want to import or update only selected (not all) fields, set this in the last part of the settings for the file (Import options). If you have already set that, go to the Dropshipping XML tab → Import Manager → Choose the file → click Edit options. Choose fields you want to update in the Synchronize product fields option. You may read more about Import options in the plugin documentation.

I started the update and noticed new products were added, but they had already been imported. Why were new ones created?

Sometimes it may happen when you change the name or SKU of your products before the next import. In such a case, the plugin does not find an existing product to update but creates a new one as there is no product with such a name or SKU.

Check the products’ identifier – which is the name or SKU in the Import options. Go to the Dropshipping XML tab → Import Manager → Choose the file → click Edit options → check the Import into products on the basis of setting. Read more about Import options in the plugin documentation.

For variable products this setting is visible in the Product mapper. Go to the Dropshipping XML tab → Import Manager → Choose the file → click Edit mapper → Product Data metabox → Variants → check the option. You may read more about Import options in the plugin documentation. Read more about settings for variants in the plugin documentation.

My products disappeared from my store after the update. What could’ve happened?

These products’ stock could’ve been updated to 0. Also, if you have chosen Change shop products stock to 0 in the No product in XML/CSV file option (in the Import option screen).

First go to WooCommerce → Settings → Products → Inventory → see if the Out of stock visibility option is checked. It may be the indirect reason for missing products when their stock reaches 0.

Check also Import options by going to the Dropshipping XML tab → Import Manager → Choose the file → click Edit options → check the Change shop products stock to 0 option. You may more about all Import options in the plugin documentation.

I would like to read more about the plugin. Where can I do so?

You may read articles on how to:
Use two XML files to import products in your WooCommerce
Start e-commerce dropshipping store without inventory using WooCommerce
Import WooCommerce products with Dropshipping XML for WooCommerce – fields synchronization
Dropshipping XML for WooCommerce – import product categories and stock settings
Use the plugin for drop shipping in WooCommerce
Import variable products into WooCommerce
Set conditional logic in the PRO version of the plugin

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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

1.0.0 – 2021-09-09