We've created several layers of web parsers to extract product data from eCommerce websites.
These are generic parsers that will work with any website with a structured data markup, such as:
Product data will usually contain the following data:
External Importer can extract and normalize product data from around 85% of public eCommerce websites.
These unleash the plugin's full potential: special advanced parsers for over 90 popular affiliate programs worldwide.
In addition to basic data, most Advanced Parsers can extract additional data:
These are all additional types of content for your affiliate website that make it look complete and professional.
You can also import both individual products and entire website sections with auto pagination by listing pages.
We hope you'll find our plugin useful. Please bear in mind that some things are out of our control, such as websites with poorly formatted HTML with little structured info or dynamic content. As such, we can't guarantee that the External Importer plugin will work with any eCommerce website or extract complete data. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support team before purchasing the plugin. We can also create custom advanced parsers upon request.
External Importer updates current prices and product availability in your catalog. Updates are scheduled in the background. Out-of-Stock items can be removed automatically.
New products will be automatically imported to your website as soon as they appear on the target website's listing page. Your affiliate store will always have the most up-to-date products.
Read and respect robots.txt rules, daily query quotas, requests throttling, random query intervals, cookie sessions, real browser's headers, user-agents rotation, etc.
Use deeplinks or dynamically change them to generate affiliate links and drive traffic through any affiliate networks.
You can import products as "simple" WooCommerce products and create your dropshipping store. Use flexible rules to set your markup.
If our Affiliate Egg Pro plugin is already installed on your website, AE parsers (including custom AE parsers) can be used to extract products to the External Importer.
You decide for yourself which product specifications you want to make global attributes (taxonomy). This allows you to use special widgets and filters for your WooCommerce catalog.
Featured images and galleries can be displayed from external sites without saving them to a local media library. This saves a lot of space on your server's hard drive.
Products with extracted category paths will be automatically imported to the corresponding category. This significantly simplifies bulk importing products.
This plugin is suitable for webmasters who want to create niche affiliate websites on WooCommerce. You can:
Our experience shows that targeted affiliate stores are easier to create, manage, and promote in search engines.In what cases is the External Importer plugin not the best option?
This plugin may not be your best option if you want to:
We have no hard limit on the number of products that can be listed, but WordPress and WooCommerce aren't suitable for massive catalogs without proper optimization and expensive dedicated hosting. There are lots of other challenges with large-scale data extraction since it requires interacting with external websites.Can I extract products from any website?
External Importer can extract structured data from almost all available public websites, but the following restrictions may apply:
External Importer Pro works with any WooCommerce-compatible themes and plugins.Do I have to be approved to import merchant products?
You can import products without approval from affiliate programs or API access.
However, to generate affiliate links and earn affiliate commissions, your website must be connected to the merchant's affiliate program.Where can I see affiliate sales statistics?
You can find your sales and traffic reports in the affiliate dashboard of the network you use to promote merchant products.Does this plugin support import products from Amazon?
We have added advanced parsers for all Amazon locales, but we can't guarantee that these parsers will operate stably on all servers because some shared IPs can be blocked on Amazon sites. Use it at your own risk.
You can also check out our Content Egg Pro plugin that works via the official PA API.What if I haven't found the advanced parser for my merchant?
We can also create custom advanced parsers upon request.What WooCommerce products are supported?
You can create two types of products:
Grouped, Variable, Virtual, and other product types aren't supported.