Shipping Import

The Shipping Import function allows you to update shipping information from a .csv file. This is useful for updating tracking numbers from your warehouse shipping/postage system, order statuses to "Shipped", and Shipping dates.



The Shipping Import function allows you to import the following data to the Smith_StoreOrders table:

  • OrderID
  • TrackingNumber
  • ShipCarrier
  • ShipMethod
  • ShipDate – Defaults to today
  • OrderStatus – Automatically set to “Shipped”

When importing your shipping info, the program will lookup Orders by OrderID, if the OrderID currently exists in the database the import program will update the existing record, set the Order Status to "Shipped" and assign today's date as the ShipDate.

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Import Field Specification

  Click here to download sample CSV

Field Name Field Format Required
OrderID Integer Yes
ShipCarrier String  
ShipMethod String  
TrackingNumber String  

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Running the Shipping Import

To start the import, navigate to the BuyNow module and select "Setup -> Import" from the admin menu:


Please note that only .CSV or XML files can be imported.

Step 1: Choose Import type

Select the Shipping Import tab at the top of the Import Data page.

Step 2: Choose a File

From the Import Products tab click the Browse button.

Step 3: Select a File Name

Navigate to the excel file you want to import, and click Open.

Step 4: Import Now

To import the selected product sreadsheet, click the Import Now button to upload the file

When the import is complete, a message stating that the import was successful is displayed.

Note: This process may take several minutes, depending on the number of records to be imported. You should also allow time for the data to be processed: for example, it should take about half a minute to import 100 records, five minutes to import 1,000 and so on.

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