Mazen Alsenih
How I Effortlessly Migrated My Etsy Listings to WooCommerce

How I Effortlessly Migrated My Etsy Listings to WooCommerce

2024-01-25

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Hey everyone,

I wanted to share a little journey I embarked on recently - one that might just resonate with many of you managing your own online shops. After nurturing my wife’s Etsy shop and meticulously curating over 40 listings, we decided to spread our wings further. The destination? A shiny new WordPress site with WooCommerce.

I’m sure you can imagine the labor of love that goes into setting up shop listings – the descriptions, the prices, the tags, those little details, and oh, the photos! With thousands of product photos and finely tuned listings, the thought of doing it all over again for WooCommerce was, honestly, a bit daunting.

Thankfully, I stumbled upon a lifehack that I'm eager to share. Etsy allows you to download a CSV file containing all your listing information. I thought to myself, “Why not import this directly into WooCommerce?” And that’s exactly what I did. With a simple import, mapping the fields accordingly, I managed to transfer all the listings in minutes. It was like watching a digital symphony – everything fell into place except for one thing, the images.

Here's where the technical magic comes in. WooCommerce couldn’t download the images from the URLs provided in the CSV. Now, as someone who's dabbled in code, I didn’t back down from the challenge. I crafted a Python script that took those very image URLs and downloaded them into neat folders named after the SKU from the CSV.

I used pip3 to install a few libraries like pandas and requests, and with a simple python3 main.py, my terminal lit up with lines of success - each image was being downloaded at full resolution right before my eyes.

[@portabletext/react] Unknown block type "image", specify a component for it in the `components.types` prop

[@portabletext/react] Unknown block type "image", specify a component for it in the `components.types` prop

I know the pain points of starting anew on a different platform, and I believe in sharing solutions. That’s why I’ve decided to make my script available on my GitHub for anyone facing the same hurdle.

For all you enterprising souls out there looking to expand your sales channels without the extra grunt work, feel free to use the script. And hey, if you hit any snags or need some guidance, drop me a message. I’m here to help.

EtsyShopExportImagesDownloader script

To the growth and success of your ventur! 😉👌🏻

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Mazen Alsenih

Mazen Alsenih

etsy

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etsy to woocommerce

selling online

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