Hi everyone! We’ve been a bit quiet lately since we’ve been busy updating all of our plugins to be compatible with WooCommerce 2.1. However, we wanted to share some of the big changes we’ve made with you to some of the WooCommerce extensions we offer, so we’ll take a look at the WooCommerce Customer / Order CSV Export Suite first.
Re-written to Maximize Performance
We’ve rebuilt the extension from the ground up to vastly improve stability and performance. In the process, we were able to simplify the menu systems, settings, and functionality that the plugin offers. The WooCommerce CSV Export Suite can now export customers and orders from multiple screens and in multiple formats. There’s a bulk csv export tool for both customers and orders from the plugin’s menu under WooCommerce > CSV Export:
This tool was available previously, but was a bit difficult to use. We’ve simplified the tool by requiring a CSV format to be selected under “Settings”, then you simply select the order statuses you wish to export, and the date range for customer or order exports, and that’s it.
We’re really excited to share the new features we’ve added to the export settings, and think you’ll love them. We’ve added the ability to monitor exports from the “Orders” page to quickly view which orders have already been exported and which are still waiting for export.
We’ve also added automatic exports to the plugin so that you don’t have to manually export orders each day (or multiple times a day!). You can automatically export orders via FTP or HTTP POST in a custom interval (default is 30 minutes) so that you no longer have to manually export orders. You can also automatically upload orders to a remove server via FTP to streamline data transfer between your WooCommerce store and external services, saving time every single day.
Other Export Methods
We’ve also given you more tools for exports. Previously, you could only bulk-export orders as needed (and you can still bulk export from the “Orders” page or using the export tool). However, we’ve added individual export capabilities to the plugin so that you can export orders from the “Orders” page, or while editing orders:
Basically, we’ve tried to take a plugin that was previously a machete and turn it into an export Swiss Army Knife. That can even cut stuff for you automatically.
WooCommerce CSV Export Format for Orders and Customers
We’ve added a new default export format to the plugin that includes more fields, and simplifies some of the export output. However, we’ve also kept the previous export formats in the plugin (labeled as Legacy formats). You can check out some sample export files if you want to see the changes we’ve made.
You can view more information from the WooCommerce Customer / Order CSV Export Suite sales page at WooCommerce, or the full plugin documentation. Go forth and automatically export!