Improved Import and Export



Magento Platform
Open Source (CE)
2.2, 2.3
Commerce using on prem (EE)
2.2, 2.3
Extends Page Builder

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
10 July, 2019
Extensions, Content & Customizations, Personalization & Experience Management, Product Content, Translations & Localization
Supported Browsers:
Chrome Linux: 42, 43, 44 Mac: 39, 44 Windows: 39, 40, 42, 43, 44 Firefox Linux: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Mac: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Windows: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Opera Linux: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Mac: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Windows: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Safari Linux: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Mac: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Windows: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Edge Windows: 42 IE Windows: 10, 11, 8, 9
License Type:
Open Software License 3.0 (OSL-3.0)


A complete Magento 2 product import and export solution, capable of migration, catalog updates, order import, PIM and many more. Can import any data structure. Fully manageable from admin panel. 

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Improved Import and Export is a full-featured extension for Magento 2.2 and 2.3 versions. The extension does not require any technical knowledge and is fully manageable from the administrator panel.

With the help of the extension, you can import and export almost every Magento 2 entity. You can update and upload products and prices, customers and categories, you can import orders, attributes, CMS pages and cart price rules.

You can use the extension for catalog updates, customer base transfers, CRM and ERP system integrations, migration from Shopify and Magento 1. 

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  • Can import from Google Sheets, FTP/SFTP, URLs, Dropbox, local files
  • Can import and export ALL product types, custom and EAV attributes, orders, categories, customers, CMS pages, cart price rules
  • B2B and MSI entities with Add-ons described below
  • Supports CSV, XML with XSLT, XLSX, ODS, Json file formats
  • Supports Rest and Soap APIs
  • Supports scheduled import and export jobs
  • Comes with migration presets for Magento 1, Magento 1 MagMi and Shopify
  • Comes with attribute, category and table separator mapping tools
  • Average import speed - 3000 products/min
  • 100% open code and comes with customization module
  • 100% fit Magento 2 code requirements
  • We offer the most explicit Magento 2 import documentation and guides on import and export processes


Use Cases:

Automatic catalog updates - connect your supplier tables to your Magento 2, map attributes and separators, schedule import.

PIM (product information management) - using Google Sheets let your employees update product info simultaneously and keep track of the changes.

Order synchronization - export orders to FTP or SFTP to connect order data with your management software.

Migration from Magento 1 and Shopify - migrate products, customers from Magento 1 and Shopify. Improved Import support MagMi Magento 1 export tables!

API connection with third party services - connect to external services using REST and SOAP APIs and import products directly to your Magento 2.

Discounts and price updates - set up price rules and tier prices in the import job, instead of doing one-by-one updates, and upload discounts in a single click

Base for any CRM and ERP software integration - with support of Json and XML files, XSLT transformation templates and Rest and Soap API, the extension is a full-starter-pack for complete integrations. 


How It Works:

The extension operates with ‘Jobs’, which are single entities responsible for importing or exporting a single file to Magento 2. The jobs can be scheduled and store all the settings dedicated to the entities they are importing or exporting.

When configuring the job, the store administrator names the job, decides which entity they want to import or export. After, they proceed to mapping file separators, attributes or categories of the imported entities. When importing products, price adjustments can be applied. Then, using filers the administrator can decide which entities from the imported file should be imported.


What The Extension Offers:

File formats - import to Magento 2 CSV, XML, Json, Excel XLSX, Open Office ODS file formats.

Import and export entities - import and export to Magento 2 orders, categories, attributes, CMS pages, companies, cart price rules and native Magento 2 import entities.

B2B and MSI Add-ons - import and export Magento 2 Commerce/Cloud B2B entities: companies, shared catalogs, requisition lists and quotes. And Magento 2 MSI extension entities: warehouses and product stock per waregouse

All product types import and export -  configurable, bundle and grouped products can be created during import process with all child products attached.

Magento 2 Commerce and Cloud b2b - import and export using Improved Import b2b companies, b2b catalogs, b2b quotes, customer finance, requisition lists and other entities.

Magento 2 import sources - Google Sheets, direct file upload, FTP/SFTP, Dropbox, direct URLs you can import from all these sources.

Rest and Soap API import and export - the extension allows connections via Soap and Rest APIs to the external sources such as CRM and ERP systems.

Custom import file formats - you can import custom formatted tables to your Magento 2 store using attribute and separator mapping. For XML files the extension offers XLSX templates.

Shopify and Magento 1 migration to Magento 2 - do this in few clicks. Export products, create a job and select a preset. The extension will do the rest of the job. 


B2B Add-On

Support of Magento 2 B2B extension entities import and export:

  • companies
  • shared catalogs
  • requisition lists
  • quotes (abandoned carts)
  • negotiable quotes

With B2B Add-On of Improved Import and Export, every entity of Magento 2 B2B extension can now be imported, exported and updated depending on your requirements.


MSI Add-On

Support of Magento 2 MSI extension entities import and export:

  • stock sources
  • stock source product quantity

With MSI Add-On of Improved Import and Export, every entity of the MSI extension can be imported, exported and updated. MSI is a free extension developed by the Magento community available for Magento 2.3 only.


More Add-Ons Coming Soon

We are constantly developing new functionality and integrations. Make sure to check Magento Marketplace regularly for new add-ons and connectors for Improved Import and Export extension.

Coming soon are the following add-ons:

  • Lofam Add-on - integration with the large South Korean B2B market
  • WooCommerce migration Add-on - migration tool to move your products, orders, customers, addresses to Magento 2
  • Oracle NetSuite Add-on - direct connection with Oracle allowing for fast and convenient import
  • SAP Add-on - connection of your Magento 2 with powerful ERP system
  • MS Dynamics Add-on - c0nnection with MS Dynamics services
  • Open ERP Add-on - connection with Open ERP software
  • MySQL Add-on - work with MySQL and import and export entities directly from MySQL

Contact us or leave question in the form below to get estimates on a particular connector or add-on release date.


Additional Features:

  • scheduled import, admin panel and command line runs
  • direct import from Google Sheets
  • custom logic for importing Magento 2 configurable product
  • generate URL if duplicate
  • category import and mapping
  • attribute import and mapping
  • order import and export
  • price updates and import
  • import filters and conditions
  • fixed product tax import
  • support of .tar and .zip archives
  • color swatch import


Extension Demo:

Contact us on chat or email to get your hands on Commerce version of Improved Import and Export extension.

Go to the demo store


Partnership & Opportunities:

FireBear Studio is constantly looking for partnership opportunities with development agencies. Hit us on chat or email!

Includes 6 months of support

Release Notes

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  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:



    Speed improvements when importing and exporting huge data files
    Speed improvements for loading collections
    Files for the jobs can now be uploaded using API
    Added selector to Remove all assigned categories from existing products before import job execution
    General extension code improvements


    Fixed all installation issues under different conditions
    Removed ‘Magento 2’ attribute mapping preset
    Improved file validation from FTP and SFTP sources
    Fixed issue with XLSX files having incorrect column count resulting in not all entities imported
    Fixed issue with grouped products ‘catalog_product_relation’ attribute not being read properly
    Fixed issue with URL rewrites not being saved on product URL change during import
    Fixed issue with fatal error being displayed when products had duplocate url_key’s
    Fixed issue with filter section breaking upon adding new filters
    Fixed issue with filter and map attributes sections not being displayed for some entities
    Fixed issue with replace behavior not working with ‘order’ entity
    Fixed issue with category mapping section sometimes hanging the page when there are too many entries
    Fixed issue with import job giving ‘Please make sure attribute “name” is not empty’ for no reason
    Fixed issue with use_product_image_for_swatch attribute when swatches option enabled
    Fixed issue with configurable product thumbnail image not updated properly
    Fixed issue with exporting orders with ‘Only attributes from mapping’ option enabled
    Fixed issue when simple products with custom options caused orders to give ‘Submit shipment’ error
    Fixed issue with exporting bundle products using ‘;’ as multi-value separator giving error messages
    Fixed issue with importing products with mapping sometimes giving exception errors
    Proper error message is now displayed when product_type attribute is missing from product import file


  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    + Added 'Only Add' behavior
    + Attribute labels can now be imported per store view
    * Issue with simple products not being attached to configurables in rare cases
    * Issue with exporting products giving 'undefined index: _type in' notice
    * Issue with Google Sheets validations
    * Issue with importing XML files with XSLT templates
    * Customers and addresses import and export issue with absent unique identifiers
    * Customers and addresses 'This file does not contain any data' issue
    * Issue with exporting orders
    * Issue with attribute set missing for attribute option values
    * Issue with importing products giving unsupported product type error


  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Stability and speed improvements


  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Fixed bugs:
    Fixed an issue where strategy validation did not work with value "skip on entries"
    Restructured code for form of Import Jobs:
    Form at style of Accordeon *Add features:
    Add inline edit for field Cron in Grid
    Add validate of file after entered data for file
    Add Export Jobs:
    Add grid
    Add form
    Add commands
    Add crontab
    general refactoring
    add export jobs similar to import jobs with mapping
    refactoring and improvements for import mapping
    hardcoded values / default values on mapping export
    Magento 1 pre set for import jobs
    export orders jobs with mapping and filters
    add file validation on import job
    advanced pricing import performance issue
    filtering for export for all entities by attributes
    interaction for default values when should be unique , x1, x2 etc.
    default / hardcoded value suffix & prefix
    detailed logging
    sample files included to extension pack & download from manual
    unzip / untar file before import
    upload CSV directly to import job on import form (in web browser)


  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Added support of Excel XLSX file format, OpenOffice ODS file format, REST API – XML files with XSLT templates and custom Json files, SOAP API – XML files with XSLT templates and custom Json files.
    Added improved Json file compatibility.


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