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Sep 16, 2022 | 3 minute read

How EP PXM Product Import Simplifies Product Catalog Management

written by Abisola Adeyemo

In today’s competitive market, many commerce brands are faced with the challenge of delivering omnichannel customer experiences, outshining the competition, and maintaining customer loyalty. If you’re still using a traditional eCommerce catalog management tool, which forces manual catalog uploads or struggling to make bulk changes to product attributes, there are other methods that allow you to handle these tasks with ease.

That’s why it is imperative to have a commerce solution that brings efficiency for merchandising tasks. At Elastic Path, we aim to simplify merchandisers' lives so they can focus on delivering the unique experiences to their customers rather than working around the demands of a rigid commerce system.

With EP Product Experience Manager (EP PXM) product importer, managing product information is truly as simple as uploading a CSV file that contains all of the attributes of the product.  In this article, we will walk you through how our product importer alleviates the hassle of product catalog management.

1. Uploading a CSV file helps business users make updates quickly.

One of the primary advantages of using a CSV file for product data imports is that it is written in plain text, not code. This means merchandisers can easily read, interpret and edit the information without the assistance of developers. 

You can find the example CSV file on our documentation page.

2. Product importer simplifies product data for replatforming.

If you are switching your eCommerce platform, you will have to figure out a way to import vital data to your new platform. Using a CSV file can be useful to transfer large volumes of data in a concise, code-free way. Without any need for development work, we’ve put the control back in your hands, so you can dedicate more time to creating innovative experiences with your new platform.

3. Use the CSV file to make bulk changes to your product data and inventory.

As you continue to scale and expand your product offerings, the more challenging it can become to update your store. As an eCommerce manager or merchandiser, you want the flexibility to make multiple changes at once. This can become an extremely time-consuming process if you had to manually copy and paste product data. With Elastic Path product importer, importing product information is truly as simple as uploading a CSV file that contains all of the product details.

As Elastic Path continues to innovate and make updates to our product importer, we will continue to keep you in the loop. In the meantime, you can stay up-to-date without changelog and never get left behind on our newest innovations to Elastic Path Commerce Cloud.


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