I am updating my x-Cart website's product catalog with the new product lists from 2 existing suppliers. The project is to replace all the current products from the 2 suppliers with the new product lists. The person taking on this task must be experienced with exporting and importing data into X-cart using the built-in import/export functionality or another tool. In my estimation the tasks include:
- Back up database
- Verify/ formatting of replacement product lists
- Exporting the current product catalog
- Delete the products from the 2 suppliers
- Replace with new product lists
- Import new list over the existing list
- Import product images
I am open to other methodologies, if you believe there is a better or more efficient way to accomplish the project.
The replacement product lists are already organized into the X-cart columns but may need further formatting to prepare for import. I have uploaded 1 of the new product list files for your review. There are approximately 3500 items in the current product catalog. The 2 new product lists contain a total of 2879. There are matching image files for thumbnails and detailed images.