How do I import product categories from a .CSV file?

You can import product categories using a .CSV file to either create new or update existing categories. This is a simple way to create or update a large number of product categories in minutes.

Your .CSV spreadsheet must be in the correct format for importing into the system.
>> Click here to download an import template.

The following primary fields are available in the import template:
  • Content Type (always: product category)
  • Parent Content Path
  • Name
  • Description 1
  • Description 2
  • Sort Order
  • SEO Meta Description
  • SEO Meta Title
  • SEO Meta Keywords 
  1. Download a .CSV file import template to populate
  2. Populate the file with your category data using Excel, Open Office or any other spreadsheet program
  3. Save the completed file as a .CSV (comma separated value) file
  4. Go to: Import / Export > Import Wizard
  5. Select the import type of “Category / Content”
  6. Upload your file
  7. Step through the on screen steps to complete your upload
Once uploaded, your product category tree will be updated with the content from your file. Please allow a few minutes for the upload process to complete.

For more information on inventory import fields, types and restrictions, see the support article below. 
What product / inventory import fields are available?

  • Last Modified: 29/10/2015