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Last Updated on 30 Nov 2023

Import Your Product Listings in Bulk
Importing product listings to your preferred ecommerce platform

If you're thinking of starting a dropship business, it's essential to consider the basics before investing time in uploading product listings. Identifying a specific niche market and defining your target customers are vital first steps to take. You should also curate a selection of products that are likely to appeal to your intended audience within this niche market. Once you've done this, you can then move on to the practicalities of uploading your product listings in bulk, which is a similar process across most ecommerce platforms. Begin by downloading a template file and matching the relevant fields. Don't forget to troubleshoot any issues that may arise before uploading the listings. It's also crucial to add tags or identifiers to your products so that you can easily identify which SKU came from WeDropship if you work with multiple vendors.

To import products using the CSV product import, follow these steps:

  1. Download the CSV feed from WeDropship, which can be found at the bottom of your WeDropship account information.
  2. Download the relevant platform's sample product CSV.
  3. Map Shopify product fields in its template with the CSV content to ensure that all the necessary information is included.
  4. Before uploading the products, carefully review the pricing and ensure that all the details are correct.
  5. By following these steps, you can quickly and efficiently import your products into your ecommerce store using the CSV product import feature.

Before you invest your time uploading product listings, have you considered the following? 

  • Have you identified a specific niche market that you would like to target?
  • Who are your target customers within this niche market?
  • Have you already curated a selection of products that are likely to appeal to your intended audience within this niche market?

These questions are the stepping stones to starting a dropship business; 

And depending on which ecommerce platform that you use, the principle of creating listings in bulk are about the same. 

  • First download a template file, match the relevant fields, troubleshoot and upload 
  • Make sure they add tags or identifiers so they can easily identify which sku came from WDS, if they work with multiple vendors 

To import products using the CSV product import, follow these steps: (if each ecomm platform has a quick steps, we could add them as well)

  • Download CSV feed from WeDropship, which you can find at the bottom of your WeDropship account information.
  • Download sample product CSV from relevant platforms.
  • Map Shopify product fields in its template with CSV content.
  • Review pricing and ensure all the details are correct before upload.

These are the detailed steps on how to import products using a csv file:


To make changes to your products using a CSV file, you must first export your products from your ecommerce platform. Once you have your product data in a CSV file, you can easily make changes to it using a spreadsheet program like Google Sheets. After you have made your desired changes, simply import your updated CSV file back into the Shopify admin.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products.
  2. Click Import.
  3. Click Add file, and then select the CSV file that contains the product data that you want to import into your store. 
  4. Optional: If you want to publish new products only to your online store instead of to all of your sales channels, then deselect Publish new products to all sales channels.
  5. Optional: To change the URLs by overwriting the values for the existing handles, select Overwrite any current products that have the same handle. Existing values will be used for any missing columns.
  6. Click Upload and continue.
  7. Review all the details of the import to ensure that everything is correct, then proceed by clicking on the "Import products" button.

After successfully uploading your CSV file, Shopify will send you a confirmation email to the email address associated with your Shopify store. This email will typically include information about the status of the import and any errors or issues that may have arisen during the process. In the event that you encounter any problems or errors during the import, Shopify provides a range of helpful resources to help troubleshoot and resolve these issues. You can access their comprehensive knowledge base or reach out to their support team for assistance. 

*Tip: To ensure a smooth and hassle-free process when uploading your product CSV file, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser. 

If you're using an ecommerce platform other than Shopify, there are a variety of resources available to help you, such as: 

Written by Rick Chua