You can generate a productCommerce: various forms of merchandise that you can display and purchase from the public site, including products, variations/SKUs, bundles, packages and dynamic packages. catalogCommerce: a top-level container for catalog entries such as categories, products, and variants (SKUs). from an external system and then import it into Episerver Commerce.
When to import or export
When you set up a new e-commerce site, you need to get the products into the system. You also may need to Import a product catalog when new products are added to the catalog of an external system. Or, you want to move or copy existing product catalogs between websites. You also can manually create a catalog and add catalog entries but it is less useful of you have a large catalog.
Import or export methods
- Import/Export. Lets you export an existing product catalog and import a .zip file into Episerver Commerce, using the export/import feature.
- CSV Import. Lets you manage the product catalog in bulk using the CSV catalog import feature with an Excel spreadsheet saved as a .csv file. Before the import or export, the various types of product data are mapped to the desired catalog structure and format. You can use the CSVcomma-separated values; tabular data in a plain text file separated by the comma character. catalog import feature for your entire catalog data, or just portions of them.
Depending on the import or export setup, you may need to manually edit the information for the imported products (such as adding images, documents, and associations) and their variations to be complete.