Sync existing products already listed on Etsy with Shopify! – New Feature Release

sync existing products feature release

2021 is off to a wonderful start for all of us here at ExportFeed as we’re super excited to announce the launch of our groundbreaking newest feature – Sync existing products from Etsy to Shopify!

What does this feature do?

Simply put, this feature automatically fetches all of your existing from Etsy and syncs them with Shopify.

Once synced, you can manage your orders and inventory from ExportFeed’s centralized dashboard.

This is the most beneficial feature for those who already sell on Etsy and want to switch to ExportFeed’s superior order and inventory management system.

This also lets you switch to ExportFeed even if you have listed your products using a different third-party app.

Can everyone use this feature?

Our system uses your products’ SKUs as the sole basis for syncing your products across Etsy and Shopify.

If all of your products have unique SKUs, you’re all set!
However, if your products do not have unique SKUs, this feature will not work for you.

I already have a huge number of products on Etsy, will this feature let me migrate them to ExportFeed?

Of course! This is the main reason why we’ve worked so hard to make it available to you.

Depending on the volume of your products, it takes some time to migrate your entire store to ExportFeed’s Shopify app.

Will this feature let me migrate my listings from a third-party app to ExportFeed?

Definitely! After frequent requests from our valued customers who wanted to switch to ExportFeed from their existing feed-management tool, we decided to go all in and make this feature a reality.

Have any queries? Feel free to contact our support team about how this feature can add value to your business.

What is Etsy marketplace? Is it suitable for my business?

what is etsy

Etsy is the biggest marketplace for handmade items, vintage goods, and craft supplies with over 2,500 active sellers and 33.4 million buyers! 

What makes Etsy so attractive for DIY entrepreneurs is their community of makers, small-business owners, and shoppers who all share a passion for rare goods of all kinds. 

If those points resonate with you, you’ll definitely reach new heights for your business by joining Etsy. 

Do I need a business license to sell on Etsy?

As of 2021, Etsy doesn’t require their sellers to have a business license to sell on Etsy.

That being said, you will still need to follow any regional laws that apply to you as an online business. 

We suggest that you consult a professional business lawyer before joining Etsy just to make sure your business idea is legal by all means. 

How much does it cost to sell on Etsy?

Listing fees: You will be charged a listing fee of $0.20 USD for each item that you list for sale on or Etsy’s mobile apps.

Transaction fees: You will be charged a transaction fee of 5% of the price you display for each listing plus the amount you charge for shipping and gift wrapping.

Etsy will automatically deduct all fees owed from your payment account.

What do I need to get started on Etsy? 

Getting started on Etsy is fairly straightforward. Here’s a basic list of everything you need.

  1. Create a new Etsy account
  2. Create a unique name for your Etsy shop
  3. Prepare the details for your product which include
    • Digital product photos (800 – 1000 pixels wide)
    • A list of words that best describe your product – use these for tags and titles
    • Know the appropriate selling price
    • Keep shipping costs into account
  4. Go live with your Etsy shop!
    • Creating an account is free of cost
    • You’ll need to to link a debit/credit card
    • Your checking account info (account and routing number)

Setting up your Etsy shop the right way

Banner and shop logo: Upload high-definition images that represent the style of your brand and make a strong first impression on your potential customers. 

Shop announcement: Share a brief welcome message with shoppers. 

About section: Let your customers know how your business came into existence, your vision for your brand and the story behind your products. 

Shop members: Introduce any other members of your team or people you collaborate with. 

Shop policies: Clearly state policies for shipping, returns, exchanges, payments, custom orders, or any other guidelines that are important for shoppers to know before they place an order.

If your business is based in the US, we suggest purchasing USPS Shipping Labels on Etsy. You can save up to 30% than the USPS retail rates you would pay at the post office or elsewhere online. Learn more about USPS here.

Listings your products to your Etsy shop

Once you fill in all the information required for your shop section, you’re ready to start adding products to your Etsy store. 

Displaying your products for sale is basically called a listing. 

Things to remember while listing your products

  • Optimize your Etsy shop for Etsy search. 
  • Add your location to make your store visible to local buyers
  • Link all of your social media accounts to benefit from Etsy’s exposure
  • Explore paid advertising for keywords related to your products
  • Promote offers to incentivize the value of your products
  • Join Etsy community and teams and network with your niche’s best sellers

At this point, you might be wondering whether it’s better to sell on Shopify or Etsy.

Take a look at this article where we dive deep into whether selling on Shopify or Etsy is better for your business!

Have  more questions about Etsy? Feel free to contact our support!

5 benefits of selling your products on CJ Affiliate


If you have an online store and are familiar with the world of affiliate marketing, you probably have heard/read about CJ Affiliate.

CJ Affiliate, formerly known as Commission Junction has been around since the ’90s and is one of the biggest affiliate networks in the world.

Let’s dive right into the benefits that CJ Affiliate can offer your business.

1. Generate revenue faster

CJ Affiliate has over 15 thousand websites as of today. This means the network maintains a healthy publisher-affiliate ratio that is keeping this relationship financially synergic.

2. Bigger network = higher leads

It is no surprise that the number of leads you’re likely to find in an affiliate network depends highly upon how big the community is.
Since CJ affiliate has been growing its customer base for 20 years, there’s plenty to choose from.

3. Paid placement marketplace

Publishers and advertisers have the ability to showcase their products or content with the help of paid advertising.
This offers a guarantee of exposure to your business to a highly targeted audience that’s hard to find elsewhere.

4. Real-time transaction monitoring

Unlike most outdated affiliate networks, CJ Affiliate offers real-time transaction monitoring. This helps publishers and advertisers accurately track their progress instantly and makes payouts a lot smoother.

5. Display dozens of products with a single ad code

One of the best things about CJ Affiliate is how you can display dozens of products using a single code. This is done dynamically through CJ’s own system. So minus the hassle and higher the output!
Finally, let’s move on to one of the most important questions.
What fees do I have to pay to join CJ Affiliate?

Here’s a breakdown of the total investment you’ll need to join CJ Affiliate.

One time fee of $3,000
Deposit of $3,000
Renewal fee of $500.
Cost per sale is about 30%.

However, if your monthly fees are less than $500, then you pay $500 less the actual fees due for that month.

Exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer for Shopify users!

black friday shopify

Earlier this week, we announced an exclusive offer for our WooCommerce customers.

This raised a couple of questions regarding whether we’d announce a separate offer for our new Shopify customers.

The time is finally right and we’re super excited to announce yet another Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer exclusive to Shopify.

Pay for Basic Seller package and get the features of Advanced Seller package!

basic upgrade


That’s a whopping $30 value that you get for free for one month!

Not only do you get a 20x upgrade in SKU limit but also a 4x upgrade to the Etsy order limit along with a better and prompt support team.

Please note that this offer is limited to all new purchases of Basic Seller package between the 27th Nov 2020 – 30th Nov 2020.

All you have to do is simply contact our support once you make the purchase and we’ll upgrade your Basic Seller package in no time.

Happy Black Friday & Cyber Monday!

Exciting New Updates to ExportFeed’s Shopify app

shopify app update

Starting from June of 2020, ExportFeed introduced a lot of new features among which the real-time orders & inventory sync for Etsy is probably the one that has a lot of our customers are looking forward to.

We’d like to take this opportunity to formally introduce these features and answer any burning questions you may have regarding them. 

At ExportFeed, we let our customers be at the forefront of our decision making by closely listening to what they want from our solution.

Let’s dive right into the questions that might be of interest to you.

What exactly are the new features offered by ExportFeed’s Shopify app?

Basic Seller 1
Enjoy unlimited product feeds, automatically sync to over 40 merchants, free upgrades, and live chat plus email support!
Upto 5,000 SKUs
1 Free Feed Setup
Scheduled Feed Syncs – Real-Time
Email Support
Upgradable to Other plans

Buy Now

Intermediate Seller
Enjoy unlimited product feeds, automatically sync to over 40 merchants, free upgrades, and live chat plus email support!
Upto 20,000 SKUs
1 Free Feed Setup
Scheduled Feed Syncs – Real-Time
Email and Phone Support
Personalized Demo
No Limitation on feature uses

Buy Now

Super Seller
Enjoy unlimited product feeds, automatically sync to over 40 merchants, free upgrades, and live chat plus email support!
Upto 100,000 SKUs
10 Free Feed Setup
Scheduled Feed Syncs – Real-Time
Email and Phone Support
Personalized Demo
No Limitation on feature uses

Buy Now

Platinum Seller
Enjoy unlimited product feeds, automatically sync to over 40 merchants, free upgrades, and live chat plus email support!
More than 100,000
10 Free Feed Setup
Scheduled Feed Syncs – Real-Time
Email and Phone Support
Personalized Demo
No Limitation on feature uses

Buy Now

The biggest benefit of switching to the new pricing plans is that all of our packages come with real-time order/inventory update by default.

We’re super excited to offer the real-time sync feature at an affordable $10 bump to the existing Basic subscription package. 

If you subscribe to any other packages, they’ll come ready out-of-the-box without any extra fee!

Since a majority of our customers were having trouble with the delay in order/inventory sync, we decided to make this feature readily available if you use ExportFeed, regardless of the subscription type.

The great news is that you have the opportunity to perform live assortment, stock and order/inventory syncs between Shopify and Etsy as well as other major platforms.

Another update includes the meta-field sync feature being available starting from the Advance Seller package, which was limited to Super Seller and above previously.

Is real-time order & inventory sync available on free trials?

Of course.

Along with every other feature that any of the paid subscriptions provide. 

Do customers subscribed to the older pricing plans need to upgrade? 

You can keep using our app as you wish with the current features accompanied by your existing plan or you can subscribe to the live order/inventory sync feature for a relatively small extra fee of $10

The Basic package now starts at $29.99, which is still a bang for your buck.

We would strongly recommend you upgrade to the new plans since they offer a lot more value for your money.

Are the old pricing plans still available for new customers?

No, we’re completely abandoning the older plans since they are obsolete compared to the new pricing plans. 

If you have any queries regarding the change in pricing, please feel free to contact our support team.

5 Easy Steps to Optimize your Google Shopping Product Feed in 2020

optimizing google shopping feed

85% of product searches start on Google. Is that enough to convince you to start selling your products on this platform that is getting bigger by the day? 

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic, online shopping has reached new heights. In fact, a lot of E-commerce businesses have managed to take full advantage of the limitations set by the physical world and switched to all digital platforms to make themselves discoverable. 

Google Shopping ads drive 76% of retail search ads spend and generate over 80% of all clicks on Google Ads.

However, simply listing your products on Google Shopping does not guarantee immediate sales.

Here are some tips that can help you optimize your Google Shopping product feed listing in 2020.

1. Search-friendly product titles

A general rule-of-thumb while creating compelling product titles is placing the keyword as close to the start as possible. 

Avoid stuffing keywords in hopes that they will boost your listing – in fact it’ll do the opposite.

Make sure you include the brand, color, size, dimensions, gender and any relevant aspects of your listing so that a customer can figure out exactly what you’re selling without having to read the description.

2. Refine product categories

The better you select your product category, the more chance of it showing up on your potential customer’s search results.

For instance, here’s an example of a store that might sell colorful thermoses: 

Home & Garden -> Kitchen & Dining -> Food & Beverage Carriers -> Thermoses

You might be surprised by the level of filtering that comes with Google Shopping’s categories. It might seem arduous but it’s well worth your time.

3. Use clean but compelling product images

The combination of a great title with an equally great product image can work wonders for your Google Shopping listing.

You do not have to have a fancy set up to get great pictures.

Simply use a clean, plain, preferably white background and make sure your products are centrally aligned to the frame. 

Avoid using watermarks, logos, or any text on your images.

4. Make full use of product description

No one’s interested in reading the history of your thermos and the wonders it does to keep the family together during winter. 

Google prioritizes the keywords used in your product description. 

Just like the title, avoid stuffing keywords here as well. 

What you can do instead, is include a secondary keyword that compliments the primary keyword. 

Use short sentences that describe the basic usability/functionality of your product. 

5. Spice up listings with merchant promotions

Merchant Promotions is a free feature that allows you to distribute online promotions with Shopping ads on 

When you add promotions to products that you sell on Google, shoppers see a “special offer” link (e.g. 15% off, free shipping, etc.). This link can increase the appeal of your Shopping ads and encourage shoppers to buy. 

Here are the types of promotions that Google lets you use: 

Discounts: Percent off, cashback, buy one get one free, or buy one get 2nd percent off

Free gifts: Free item or free gift card for a specified value

Shipping: Free or discounted shipping 

Automate your Google Shopping listings

Creating Google Shopping product feed can take anywhere from a few minutes to hours depending on the number of products you have.

You can use a feed management solution like ExportFeed to make sure your listings are free of errors and more importantly, sync seamlessly with your online store without having to manually update them every so often.

5 Most Profitable Amazon Product Categories in 2020

profitable amazon categories

Amazon has 310 million active users worldwide. That’s quite a number.

If there’s one promising virtual-land that offers such exposure for your products, it’s Amazon.

However, a lot of factors come into play when your biggest priority is profitability.

Higher profit is always backed by a huge demand for a specific product.

Keep in mind that there’s already hundreds of thousands of competitors that may have already established themselves as the go-to for a lot of loyal customers.

That being said, here are the top 5 profitable Amazon categories in 2020.


Around 60% of Google searches were made using a smart device last year.

The rapid advancement in technology has resulted in companies releasing new tech products almost every month.

What makes the Electronics category even more profitable is Amazon only charges an 8% commission, compared to the standard 15%.

This category includes everything from accessories and cables to audio/video devices and even vehicle electronics.


It’s almost ironic to follow the Electronics category with something as primitive as books.

Books were the reason Amazon was founded in the first place and they’re not going away any time soon..

A great way of making profit on Books is waiting for Books sales especially at libraries. Invest in a number of popular books and list them on Amazon for almost double the amount.

Toys and Games

Whether it’s educational toys or Disney/Marvel-franchised games, this category is busy all year.

You can time your listing perfectly with the release of a new or upcoming kids movie for some seasonal boosts on your revenue.

Spend some time researching what kids find cool because they’re your target audience.

Listen to advertisements on the radio, TV and even YouTube to know what’s trending.

Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry

According to a survey done by QZ, here are the most popular products that were sold last year under this category

  • Casual tops (68% of respondents purchased)
  • Shoes (48%)
  • Casual bottoms (38%)
  • Athletic wear (34%)
  • Accessories (26%)
  • Dresses (23%)
  • Underwear (24%)

Do not be demotivated by the pricey tags of huge brands. They’re not necessarily what your customers are looking for.

Amazon shoppers usually go for unique and low-costing products.

You can browse Amazon’s best selling section and see a clear view of what’s hot and what’s not.


This category can offer almost 50% profitability on your investment.

However, it is not as convenient as selling apparel.

While classic jewelry never really goes out of style, a lot of the top-selling jewelry are based on trends.

Make sure you’re up-to-date on the newest jewelry trends. Follow influencers on Instagram and filter out the products worth investing in.

If you want to sell fine-jewelry, however, you will need to switch to a Professional Selling Plan, and have an annual revenue of $50,000 within the Amazon platform.

Plus, you will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of $5,000.

Instead of targeting a huge audience, focus on a niche audience.

Variation image support for Etsy released! | Shopify platform

shopify etsy variation image

2020 has not particularly been a good year for any of us but in spite of all the struggles that we’re facing together, ExportFeed’s development team has been vigorously working remotely to make sure we still do our best to serve our loyal customers. 

During this process, we’re delighted to announce that ExportFeed is officially launching variation image support for Etsy for Shopify. 

You will now be able to link your listing photos to a specific variation so shoppers can see all the details for themselves. 

This helps avoid any confusion regarding exactly which option your customers are choosing. 

How variation image support helps your Etsy customers

When any of your customers make a selection from the variations drop-down and choose an option that has a linked photo, they will be able to see the image of their choice on the listing page and all the way through checkout. 

For instance, let’s say a shopper is looking at a black jacket of size 30. This specific option will be displayed automatically in her cart at checkout so she knows exactly what she’s ordering.

Why variation image support is great for your business

You will instantly notice that your support team will start getting fewer questions relating to different variations. 

If your store is giving more details in a transparent manner, you can spend less time trying to explain each option in your listing description.

This means no more adding text to your images that clutter its thumbnails. 

How can I use ExportFeed’s variation image support for Etsy? 

Here’s the fun part – you do not have to follow any extra step other than continue creating your Etsy feeds as usual.

ExportFeed’s system can automatically detect when you’re uploading different variations image to your product and feed it accordingly to Etsy. 

You can give our Shopify app a try and see for yourself how convenient it is for your business.


Improve the position of your Shopify products on Amazon listing

improve the position of shopify products on amazon

The first step to growing as an online retailer creating an online store. As Shopify is on top of the list, we will take Shopify as the default eCommerce site platform for now. Next, you need to either bring in customers to your site or you need to reach out to the customers.

If you start bringing in visitors and start turning them into customers, you’ll need a long cyclic process of optimization, monitoring, evaluation, and optimization again. However, if you start reaching out to the visitors, you only need to identify where your customers hang. And that would be Google Shopping, eBay or AMAZON, right?

How to ensure a high-quality listing of Shopify products on Etsy?

high quality listing of shopify products on etsy

When you are already selling through a Shopify store and you want to expand your market – Etsy offers you with a great opportunity. Moreover, missing to list your products on this marketplace will only make you weaker than your competitors in the business world.

However, just listing your products on Etsy isn’t enough! If your competitors don’t know this, you will have an advantage over them after you reach till the end of this post.

Here, we’ll provide you the ideas of creating a high-quality listing of Shopify products on Etsy marketplace.

But, before anything, if you are already listing products on Etsy, take a quick look at them and try to find the weak points in them – like the title attribute of your products or the dull images and so on.

While listing your products, if you listed them manually, there’s a high possibility that you made some errors or you listed just a few products of your Shopify store to Etsy. This is a blunder.