Just imagine that there is the way to make the process of PrestaShop import to database automated. There will be no need to all the time repeat such procedures as getting the import file from from supplier, making changes if necessary, arranging all the settings and pressing import button. Would you prefer to skip all the mentioned steps, being able simply to check the results and see that your store was updated without you taking an active part in the process? If yes, automated PrestaShop import of products procedure is exactly the thing for you.
How can it be done?
Usually there are 3 most common ways to perform PrestaShop import to database: using scripts, ordering online services or taking advantage of ready-made software for import.
Setting up cron jobs for regular PrestaShop import from .csv using PHP scripts requires from you special technical skill and knowledge, since coding is the task that for non-specialist can be beyond one’s strengths. Thus if any assistance will be needed, you will have to hire a developer.
Using web-services for performing product import, you have to be prepared for paying additional fees.
Which method to choose?
Taking into consideration that hiring developers for setting up cron job or paying recurring fee for regular import done by web-services requires additional expenses from time-to-time, so Automated Product Import tool can be exactly the thing needed.
What exactly you can benefit from?
Using Automated Product Import you will be able to:
- keep your merchandize always updated by synchronizing with one or multiple suppliers
- use local or remote file for import
- add novelties as soon as they appear on the market
- track inventory of your existing products
- upload internal or external images directly from supplier’s site
- schedule the import
- do data modifications right in the process of scheduled task (e.g. set price mark-ups)
- avoid server overload, as there is the possibility to run import locally using PC resources.
Store Manager for PrestaShop and Automated Product Import addon are the perfect match for scheduled automatic updates of your store and efficient data handling. You can try out the functionality of the software, since Automated Product Import is built in Store Manager. Download it right now and give it a try. The results will definitely not leave you indifferent.