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Importing products from Etsy, Shopify, and Big Cartel

You can import your product inventory from Etsy, Shopify, and Big Cartel. This is a one-time import process, and it won’t continually sync inventories. Any inventory updates you make in Squarespace or the third-party platform won’t appear in the other platform.

To sync inventory automatically and across platforms, connect an inventory and products extension. To learn about extensions, visit Squarespace Extensions.

You can also use our .csv template to import products.

Product importing is available on the Commerce Basic and Advanced plans.

What imports to Squarespace

In version 7.1, you can import up to 10,000 products per Store Page. In version 7.0, you can import up to 200 products per Store Page. In both versions, products can have up to 100 variants.

Depending where you're importing from, the following product information will import to Squarespace:

  • Description
  • Images
  • Inventory
  • Price
  • Shipping sizes
  • Title

Squarespace can't import:

  • Description
  • Images
  • Price
  • SKU
  • Title
  • Variants
  • Weight

To import products with unlimited quantities, leave the Variant Inventory Tracker column blank in Shopify's .csv file.

  • Description
  • Price
  • Product Name
  • Images

Squarespace can’t import:

  • Variants
  • Quantity in stock

Import products to Squarespace

Follow these steps to import products to Squarespace from Etsy, Shopify, and Big Cartel.

  1. If you haven't already, add a Store Page.
  2. In the Home Menu, click Inventory, then click Import.
  3. Click Login and import.
  4. Select the Store Page where you want to import the products.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Log into Etsy.
  7. Click Grant access.
  8. Click Go to store setup.

You can import up to 300 products from Etsy.

  1. In your Shopify account, follow their steps to download a .csv file of your inventory. Save the .csv to your computer or somewhere convenient.
  2. In your Squarespace site, go to the Home Menu, click Commerce, then click Inventory.
  3. Click the ... icon in the top-right corner.
  4. Click Import.
  5. Click Shopify from the Import Products menu.
  6. Drag and drop the .csv file from Shopify into the upload box.
  7. Click Import.
  8. A Success message displays after the import is complete.

The imported products will appear in a new Store Page in Squarespace, hidden from navigation. It's not possible to import products to an existing page. To find the products:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. In the Not Linked section, click the page called Imported Products. If you don’t see it, refresh your browser.
  1. In the Home Menu, click Commerce, then click Inventory.
  2. Click the ... icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Import.
  4. Click Big Cartel from the Import Site menu.
  5. Enter your full Big Cartel URL. For example, http://examplestore.bigcartel.com.
  6. Click Import.
  7. A Success message displays after the import is complete.

The imported products will appear in a new Store Page in Squarespace, hidden from navigation. It's not possible to import products to an existing page. To find the products:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. In the Not Linked section, click the page called Imported Products. If you don’t see it, refresh your browser.

How tags and categories work in Squarespace

In Squarespace, tags and categories control the way your products are organized. After you create a category, your store automatically displays products in a category navigation that visitors can browse through. Tags and categories are also used to determine the related products that display on product details pages. Product tags and categories don't factor into your site's SEO, but other product details do. To learn how to optimize your site for search engines, visit our SEO checklist.

Next steps

After importing products, ensure you've completed all the steps to set up your store. You may also want to:

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