To learn more about the functionality of item Inventory Import, please read the entire series of articles accessed at the side and bottom of this page.
- Importing Item Inventory to Checkfront
- Field mapping Item Inventory for Import
- Restoring Item Inventory during Inventory Import
- Deleting Item Inventory during Import
Which plans include this feature?
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Inventory > Import
What more do I need to use this feature?
Admin permission to manage Inventory.
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new or both?
- Your account must have access to items (Inventory > Items), a key feature of our classic version of Checkfront.
- This feature is not yet supported with products (Inventory > Products), a key feature of our newest version of Checkfront.
New to Checkfront - Products ✨
With our newest version of Checkfront, we have added Products (Inventory > Products) as the successor to items (Inventory > Items).
Are you interested in migrating to our newest version? Please reach out to our Technical Support team for more information.
Item Inventory Import OverviewBack to top
If you have a large volume of inventory items but don't have the time to enter them into your system one by one, you can import a .csv file directly into your Checkfront account.
This spreadsheet is similar to those you may have used for accounting purposes or maybe still do. You can create a .csv file using Microsoft Excel on a PC or Numbers if you are on a Mac.
There are other programs you can use to create these files, but these are the main ones you probably already use.
Preparing your spreadsheet for importBack to top
Preparing your data for import is easy. You don't need to worry about your information importing into the wrong database fields, as there is a built-in mapping feature which we'll look at in a moment.
Create a column in your spreadsheet for each field of data that needs to be entered into the Checkfront database. These columns will be labelled Name, SKU, Price... and things like that.
You can label the columns however you wish, just make sure it's clear to you what each column of data contains, as you'll need to know this during the mapping process. The spreadsheet should also include columns for any custom parameters you have created.
Here's an example of what your final spreadsheet might look like when ready for import.