Updated on Dec 10, 2015
Every once in a while you might need to upload large quantities of products to your application either transferred from another store you have or provided by some producer you are cooperating with. Creating all of these products one by one might require excessive period of your personal time.
PrestaShop ease this process dramatically for you with the option for importing large amount of products at once using a CSV type of file. In this tutorial we will show how easy this process actually is assuming that you have already prepared CSV file. In order to access the importing feature you will need to access your Store's admin backend → Catalog → Products.
Once you get redirected to the Products home page you will be able to locate all of your products presented in a table view at the center of the page. In order to import the CSV file you have please use the Import button located at the top action bar.
Pressing the Import button will redirect you to the importing interface provided by the application where you will need to configure several options and upload the .csv product file.
The available fields are:
Once all of these fields are properly filled you will be able to advance to the next step in the import process which is to verify all of the information that is about to be imported.
On the same page you have also the option to save the configuration you have performed on the products for future use.
Once you are done verifying the uploaded products you can simply press the Import CSV data button so the products import process can be started. Upon a successful products import you should receive a message indicating that all of the products were successfully imported.
Congratulations! You have just imported your products from CSV file!