Create products from a JSON feed
Stockeo can create products in your Shopify store from your supplier's JSON feed.
First, add a new Stockeo automation. Navigate to your Shopify admin panel → Apps → Stockeo. Click Create Automation. Type the automation name (or leave the default one). In the Processing Mode section pick whether to update or create (this option in our case) products. The Schedule section allows you to set when the automation should run.
Add a new Stockeo automation with the create processing mode
In the next step, set where to get the product feed from. Select one of the available channels - HTTP, FTP, or Email. If you are going to use FTP, fill in the Host URL, Username, Password, and File path fields. Once you finished, click Connect.
Set up an FTP connection in Stockeo
Let's move to the Data Mapping section. Start by choosing the JSON file format. Then, for the subsequent properties, assign the corresponding names from the JSON. You also can decide whether products created in this automation will have Draft or Active status.
Stockeo Data Mapping section
Data Mapping configuration
"Title": "Pack Of 3 Energy Saving Candle Bulbs 7W (35W Equiv)",
"Description": "Pack of 3 energy saving candle bulbs wth a power of 7 watts, saving energy. These are 40 watt equivalent bulbs",
"Categories": "Lighting > Bulbs and Accessories",
If you have or plan to have products from other suppliers then a good practice is to add a fixed tag for this supplier, and also set a filter on this tag.
Set tag and filter for products
This will speed up processing, and make it easier to bulk edit or delete the products in case there would be something wrong with the imported data.
To see how it works, wait for a scheduled action or click Run to create products right away. Then navigate to the Stockeo History section. If you can see 'In progress' status, please refresh the page. The creation time depends on the feed size and the number of products. When the status is 'Success', you can click on Details to check how many and which products have been created. Click an SKU to see the created product.
Run the Stockeo automation and check the result