Importing Etsy Items and Connecting Them to IndieMade

If you're new to IndieMade but already sell on Etsy, you can save yourself lots of time by importing your Etsy listings directly into IndieMade and then connecting your IndieMade and Etsy listings.

Importing Your Etsy Items

First, download your products in a CSV file from Etsy:

  1. Log into your Etsy store
  2. Go to Shop Settings > Options
  3. Select the Download Data tab
  4. Under Currently for Sale Listings, push the button reading Download CSV

The above steps in an animated video.

Etsy CSV import

Then, in your IndieMade dashboard, visit store > products and click on Import Products from CSV. 

import Etsy csv


Are your products one-of-a-kind? If so, check the one-of-a-kind box and it'll automatically be removed from your store when it sells. Upload your file and IndieMade will take care of the rest. We'll make copies of your product photographs, add the description, set the product price, and so on. You'll have a fully stocked store in only a few minutes.

Your Etsy tags will become product categories — which function like Etsy's shop sections. So if your items have many tags to help with Etsy relevancy and you don't want those tags to become categories, you'll want to rename or delete your categories after the import. To do this, visit store > settings in your dashboard and scroll to the bottom to edit the categories.

Connecting Imported Items

The items you've just imported from Etsy are NOT automatically connected to your IndieMade store. To link the items, you need to take one more step.

First, click the Push Products to Etsy link at the top of your store > products page.

Push products to Etsy


Then, choose the "Try to link to existing listings with the same name" option. This will tell IndieMade to link your imported items back to the matching items on Etsy, rather than creating duplicate listings. NOTE: For the items to be matched up successfully, they must have the same title on both IndieMade and Etsy — so if you want to change your product titles on IndieMade, push your products back to Etsy first, THEN change the titles.

Link products on Etsy