Sourcetable Integration

Export Big Cartel products to CSV

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    Welcome to our comprehensive guide on exporting Big Cartel products to a CSV file, a valuable process that can significantly enhance your e-commerce operations. Whether you're looking to create a secure backup, facilitate a smooth transition to platforms like Shopify, or simply organize and analyze your sales data more effectively, mastering the CSV export from Big Cartel is crucial. By downloading your orders into a spreadsheet, which can be opened in various programs such as Numbers, Google Sheets, or Excel, you unlock the potential to sort, filter, and visualize your data through charts and graphs. On this page, we'll delve into what Big Cartel products are, the step-by-step process of exporting them to a CSV file, practical use cases for such exports, an innovative alternative to traditional CSV exports for Big Cartel products using Sourcetable, and a helpful Q&A section to address common inquiries about the export process.

    Exporting Big Cartel Products to a CSV File

    Exporting Order Info from the Admin

    You can export order information directly from the Big Cartel admin. This process allows you to download the order info as a CSV file, which can be accessed from the Orders page. To execute this export, you simply need to navigate to the Orders page and utilize the available search tool to filter specific orders if needed, before proceeding to download the CSV file.

    Opening and Manipulating the CSV File

    Once you have downloaded the CSV file, it can be opened in various applications such as Numbers, Google Sheets, or Excel. These applications allow you to sort, filter, and create charts and graphs from the CSV data. This functionality is particularly useful for analytics, marketing strategies, and visual representation of your order data.

    Using Bulk Edits to Export Orders

    In addition to individual order exports, you can use the bulk edits feature in your Big Cartel admin to choose which orders to export to a CSV file. This is particularly useful when managing large numbers of orders or when you need to perform batch operations on your data.

    Filtering Orders Before Exporting

    Prior to exporting your orders, you can filter specific orders using the search tool within the Big Cartel admin. This feature allows you to refine the data that will be included in your CSV export, ensuring that the file contains only the relevant order information necessary for your purposes.

    Downloading the CSV File

    To download your orders as a CSV file, navigate to the action menu in your Big Cartel admin. From there, choose the "Download CSV" option. This will initiate the download of your order history, which can then be used for record-keeping, data migration to another store, or further analysis.

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    Streamline Your Big Cartel Product Management with Sourcetable

    Embrace the cutting-edge capabilities of Sourcetable to effortlessly manage your Big Cartel products without the redundant steps of exporting to CSV. Sourcetable seamlessly syncs with your live data from a wide array of apps and databases, including Big Cartel, ensuring that your product information is always current and easily accessible. By eliminating the need to export and then import data, Sourcetable streamlines your workflow, saving you valuable time and reducing the risk of errors.

    Sourcetable's user-friendly spreadsheet interface allows you to query and manipulate your data without complex programming skills. This powerful tool not only simplifies the data integration process but also enhances your business intelligence by providing real-time insights. Automate your data management tasks with Sourcetable and unlock the potential to make more informed decisions, faster and with greater accuracy than ever before.

    Common Use Cases

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      Use case 1: Backing up product data from Big Cartel for record-keeping or archival purposes
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      Use case 2: Transferring product listings from Big Cartel to another e-commerce platform like 3dcart
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      Use case 3: Making bulk edits to product information in Big Cartel more efficiently through spreadsheet software
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      Use case 4: Removing extra variant products from Big Cartel exports before importing into 3dcart to utilize its unlimited product options feature
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      Use case 5: Analyzing and organizing product data offline for inventory management or strategic planning

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I export my Big Cartel order information to a CSV file?

    To export your order information to a CSV file, log into your Big Cartel Admin panel, go to the Orders Tab, and select either the Unshipped or Shipped tab. Use the search tool to filter specific orders if needed. Then, click on the Export CSV button in the bottom right corner and save the file to your computer.

    Can I use the exported CSV file for backups or to move my products to a new store?

    Yes, you can use the CSV file exported from Big Cartel to back up your products or to move them to a new store. The CSV file can also be used to edit your products in bulk.

    What applications can I use to open and edit the CSV file?

    The CSV file can be opened and edited with spreadsheet applications like Numbers, Google Sheets, or Excel. It's recommended to use these applications over a text editor, but if you must use one, ensure it supports UTF-8 encoding.

    How should I format the CSV file for proper importing and exporting?

    The CSV file should be formatted with commas separating column headers, tags should be enclosed in quotation marks, and different records should be on separate lines.

    Can I select specific orders to export from Big Cartel?

    Yes, you can select specific orders to export by using the bulk edits feature to choose which orders you'd like to download. Filter your search using the search tool and then export your selection by clicking 'Download CSV' from the action menu.


    In conclusion, exporting your Big Cartel products to a CSV file is a straightforward process that enhances your ability to manage, analyze, and transition your e-commerce data. Whether you're using a spreadsheet application like Numbers, Google Sheets, or Excel, or preparing your data for import into another shopping cart like 3dcart, the CSV format provides flexibility and control. By following the best practices and step-by-step guide, you can efficiently organize and export your order history to facilitate a smooth migration or to simply keep your records up-to-date. However, if you're looking for an even more seamless integration, consider using Sourcetable, which allows you to import data directly into a spreadsheet without the intermediate step of exporting to CSV. Sign up for Sourcetable today to streamline your data management and get started.

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