Importing your Products into Magento 1 or Magento 2, how do you do that?
You have various options for importing into Magento. You can use the standard Magento import function, but it is usually not very fast and efficient. However, if it is a one-time import, it is definitely worth trying.
The Magento import naturally offers you many advantages. Especially the convenience of quickly getting a large assortment on the site. If you have to do this manually, you will lose many times more time and therefore money. So investing in a product import is ALWAYS a good idea!
To import a feed
You have other options to import a feed (daily or weekly). The basis is of course that the feed is good, the more information in the feed, the better the product information on the site. The basis is therefore a good feed. These usually come from the suppliers. Unfortunately, these do not always have this information in order. Therefore, look for a good supplier who has good product feed. This saves you a lot of time, annoyance and ultimately a lot more sales.
The feed and the options to automatically import everything
Are there the images
Finally, there are the images, the most important element of a webshop. The better the images, the more images, the sooner a consumer will make a purchase. Pay attention when making a choice of supplier. Creating your own images is a costly business. Suppliers make most images available for free. If the images are available on a server provided by the supplier, they can be retrieved from there. If you have a very large feed or catalog, it is advisable to look at CDN (Content Delivery Network). Then the images are placed on an external server and they are loaded faster, which benefits the speed of the webshop
Updates from suppliers
Finally, it is possible to do an interim import of the stock, prices and whether products are available. It depends on how quickly a supplier updates this, so that you refresh it as often as the supplier does. This import is separate from the complete import because it is unwise to keep importing everything that has not changed every time.