If you are working on an excel spreadsheet (csv file) to prepare your product information to send to us it will be convenient for you to understand what each field means.
Here's a description of each field. Please note that the fields in red are requiered and you should always add that information to the spreadsheet. The rest of the fields are optional but highly recommended that you add the information as well.
It is important that you DO NOT change the title fields on the excel file. Please leave them as they are.
You can download a sample file here.
Go here for the full documentation on how to work on your CSV file.
Please, let us know if you need help or have questions working with your CSV file.
|Handle||Handles are unique names for each product. They can contain letters, dashes and numbers, but no spaces. A handle is used in the URL for each product. For example, the handle for a "Women's Snowboard" should be womens-snowboard, and the product's URL would be |
|Title||The title of your product. Example:|
|Body (HTML)||The description of the product in HTML format. This can also be plain text without any formatting.|
|Vendor (min. 2 characters)||The name of the vendor for your product. For example, |
|Type||The Product type. For example, |
|Tags (can be left blank)||Comma-separated list of tags used to tag the product. Most spreadsheet applications automatically add quotes around the tags for you. If you are using a plain text editor, you will need to manually add the quotes. For example, |
|Published||States whether a product is published on your storefront. Valid values are |
|Option 1 Name||If a product has an option, enter its name. For example, |
|Option 1 Value||If a product has an option, enter its value. For example, |
|Option2 Name (can be left blank)||If a product has a second option, enter its name. For example, |
|Option2 Value (can be left blank)||If a product has a second option, enter its value. For example, |
|Option3 Name (can be left blank)||If a product has a third option, enter its name.|
|Option3 Value (can be left blank)||If a product has a third option, enter the value of the option.|
|Variant SKU (can be left blank)||The SKU of the product or variant. This is used to track inventory with inventory tracking services.|
NoteThis field can't be left blank if you're using a custom fulfillment service.
|Variant Grams||The weight of the product or variant in grams. Do not add a unit of measurement, just the number.|
NoteShopify will always import and export weight in grams, even if you specify a different unit. You must use accurate weights if you intend to offer carrier-calculated shipping or use a third-party fulfillment service.
|Variant Inventory Tracker(can be left blank)||Include your inventory tracking for this variant or product. Valid values include |
|Variant Inventory Quantity||The number of items you have in stock of this product or variant.|
|Variant Inventory Policy||How to handle orders when inventory level for this product or variant has reached zero. Valid values are |
|Variant Fulfillment Service||The product or variant fulfillment service used. Valid values are: |
NoteYou must have a custom fulfillment service set up in your Shopify admin before you can add the name of the service in this column.
|Variant Price||The price of the product or variant. Don't place any currency symbol there. For example, |
|Variant Compare at Price||The "Compare at Price"" of the product or variant. Don't place any currency symbol there. For example, |
|Variant Requires Shipping(blank = ||The option to require shipping. Valid values are |
|Variant Taxable (blank = ||Apply taxes to this variant. Valid values are |
|Variant Barcode (can be left blank)||The barcode, ISBN or UPC of the product.|
|Image Src||Enter the URL for the product image. Shopify will download the images during the import and re-upload them into your store. These images are not variant-specific. The variant image columnis where you specify variant images.|
NoteYou won't be able to change your image filename after that image has been uploaded to your shop. Don't upload images that have
|Image Alt Text (can be left blank)||The text that describes an image. Useful if an image cannot be displayed or a screenreader passes over an image—the text replaces this element.|
|Gift Card||States whether the product is a Gift Card or not. Valid values are |