There’s no doubt about it – WordPress is a great option for eCommerce. By combining WooCommerce with other plugins, though, you can both extend the functionality of your online shop, and create a smoother process of managing it.
As we’ve seen in our previous post on how to import WooCommerce products in bulk, WP All Import is an import plugin for WordPress that makes it easier than ever before to update and maintain your online shop.
When starting your online store, you probably have little to no customers on your list. As your business grows, however, so do your customers. Keeping track of your exponentially growing customer data can be a tedious task, and it’s easy to get stuck.
This is where the WP All Import plugin comes into play. With this plugin you can easily import any WordPress or WooCommerce data. So, in this post, I’ll be taking a look at how to import your WooCommerce customers from an XML or CSV file, straight into your online store using the familiar drag-and-drop function.
Let’s get started!
Create a new import
WP All Import not only allows you to import new customers to your online shop, but it also lets you update your existing ones. How cool is that?
We’ll start off by going to All Import → New Import. WP All Import provides you with 3 options. You can either:
- Manually upload a file
- Download a file via URL from Dropbox or Google Sheets/Google Drive
- Use an existing file on the server
WP All Import also supports file uploads via URL from any other service that offers a direct URL to the file.
For this tutorial, I will be manually uploading a file from my desktop. Remember to select “WooCommerce Customers” from the drop-down menu and continue through Step 2 to Step 3.
Import Customer Account Info
This is where you will start setting up your customer account information by using the drag-and-drop function. The process is simple once you get the hang of it. Simply click on the data field in green on the right-hand side of your screen and drop it in the relevant field.
Continue this process until all the necessary fields are filled in. Yes, it really is that easy!