How to export products, orders and customers from WooCommerce

When running an ecommerce store, one often has to deal with synchronization between different systems. To deal with that, export of data can be needed.

This can be helpful when moving products from one site to another, to upload products to various social medias such as Facebook or when moving to a different domain.

There are different ways to export data from a WooCommerce site, including the functionality for this that’s built-in to WooCommerce.

In this guide we’ll go over some of the best ways to go about it.

1. Export using WP All Export

The plugins WP All Import and WP All Export has become somewhat of a household name when data has to be moved in to or out of a WooCommerce store, or any WordPress site for that matter.

Their easy to use drag & drop can simplify things quit a lot. WP All Export can also export data types, such as orders and customers, that WooCommerce built-in export functionality cannot.

If you want to follow along with the below examples, you can play around with WP All Import/Export’s online sandbox.

1.1 Export products using WP All Export

To export products using WP All Export, navigate to All Export > New Export > choose to export WooCommerce Products, and then click the “Customize Export File” button.

Product export using WP All Export

In the next step you will be presented with a drag & drop interface that easily lets you choose what product data you want to export.

Here you can choose basic WooCommerce product data such as:

  • ID – The unique post/product ID given by WordPress
  • Title – The name of the product
  • Content – The long description of the product
  • Short Description

You can also choose to export more advanced things such as:

  • Total Sales – Number of times the product has been sold.
  • Attributes
  • Shipping Class
  • Media URL
  • Media Filename
  • Media Path
  • Media Alt Text
  • And much more…
Selecting products to export

Once you are done selecting the data you want to export, simply click the “Continue” button, run the export and then download the export as a CSV file.

1.2 Export orders using WP All Export

WP All Export also lets you export orders easily. The process is pretty much the same as when exporting products, you just select to export WooCommerce orders instead.

Export orders from WooCommerce

You can also apply filters to choose what orders you want to export.

You can for example filter orders where order total is more than $25. This can become handy if you want to gather the email addresses of certain customers and send targeted emails tailored them.

You can also combine several filters if you want an even more precise selection.

Filter orders to export

Just like when exporting products, you can also choose what fields you want to export using the same drag & drop interface.

Once you are done filtering and selecting your desired fields, just continue and download the export as a CSV file.

1.3 Export customers using WP All Export

To export customers using WP All Export, navigate to All Export > New Export > choose to export WooCommerce Customers.

Again the process is the same as when exporting products and orders, you select the fields you want to export and continue from there.

Export customers from WooCommerce

You can even choose to export customers’ passwords, but those passwords are hashed and hashing is a one-way action so those passwords can’t be converted into readable text. You may however import the hashed passwords into another site, and your customers will then be able to login using their old passwords.

2. Export using WooCommerce’s built-in export function

WooCommerce also has a built-in export function for exporting products.

This functionality is quite basic in comparison to WP All Export, but can still be useful in some scenarios.

2.1 Export products using WooCommerce’s built-in export function

To export products using WooCommerce’s built-in functionality, navigate to Products > All Products and click the “Export” button.

In the next step you can choose what columns you want to export, and you also have some ability to filter what products you want to export. You can filter after:

  • Product types
  • Product categories

When you are done specifying how you wan the export, simply click the “Generate CSV” button and the export will run and after that downloading of a CSV file will begin.

That’s how easy it is to use the exports products from WooCommerce with the built-in export function.

Export orders and customers from WooCommerce without additional plugins?

So how about exporting orders or customers from WooCommerce without having to rely on another plugin?

The short answer is that you can’t. There’s no function for exporting orders or customers from WooCommerce built in.

For that you’ll have to rely on either additional plugins, such as WP All Export, or manually export the data from the database, which is not realistic for most.

3. Final thoughts

All in all, WP All Export makes it super easy to export data from WooCommerce.

Their drag & drop interface and the ability to export many different data types can really make life easier for many store owners and webmasters in general.

But perhaps the key feature of WP All Export for many is the ability to easily export more data types such as orders and customers as well.

Sure, It’s technically possible to export anything from the database without relying on additional plugins, but both order and customers information are split across different tables in the database, as are almost everything in a WP database. This fact makes a manual export of those a very technical task that is likely not feasible for 99% of WooCommerce store owners.

All things considered, WP All Export is a must-have plugin for many.

8 Tips to Drive More Sales to your WooCommerce Store

Did you just complete your WooCommerce Store and you are waiting for customers? It’s important to remember that customers won’t just come out of nowhere. At first, you need to go ahead and start promoting your business the best way you can. With that in mind, here are some quick ideas you can use to promote your business the right way.


1. Use Facebook Ads

A thing to note about WooCommerce Stores is that they have very good social media integration, and you can use this to your advantage.

With Facebook Ads, all you need to do is to target the right region and market. You also have to think about the demographics. Adding an informative image or video is crucial here, and it may lead to an impulse buy if you do it adequately, or at least you can capture people interested in your product, and retarget them later on with the help of the Facebook Pixel, perhaps offer those people a small discount as well.

Don’t pull your hair out if you don’t get the results you want straight away, especially if you’re just getting started with Facebook Ads, it takes time and patience. Always try to improve your ads!

We recommend that you start by installing the Facebook Pixel on your WooCommerce store, it’s a must have if you are going to use Facebook ads.

If you want to study your competition, allows you to analyze what content performs best for any topic or competitor (you can do 3-4 searches per day for free on their website).

Related: How to easily install Facebook Pixel in WordPress & WooCommerce


2. Write guest posts on established websites

Guest posts are always very important because they can give you a lot of exposure in the online world. We recommend you to use this option if you want to have your WooCommerce Store’s exposure taken to the next level. We recommend you to that you contact sites like The Huffington Post, Forbes and similar established websites. As long as you avoid rushing and you get the right links to your site, you can get maximum exposure.


3. Send emails to customers

Using the power of email marketing can also be very helpful. Customers almost always open informative or enticing emails, so you do have a great chance to receive more exposure to your WooCommerce Store this way. The idea is to focus on what your audience wants and offer them the best way to achieve those goals.

Send messages to customers that already purchased from your WooCommerce Store as well. You do need new customers, but you also want to focus on customer retention. This is very important, and it can offer you a whole lot of benefits and recurring sales.

It’s also a good idea to share a freebie when the customer comes to your site. How do I know that a freebie is a good idea? We do it right here on WooTemple! We offer a 10-day trial period to all of our customers, so that they can try our Cloud Hosting before they buy, and it has worked really well for us, and our customers appreciate that they can try before they buy.


4. People like free stuff. Send some samples!

If you sell great products on your WooCommerce Store, you need to let people know about it. What you can do here is to try and send some free samples to influencers, bloggers as well as magazines and anyone you can for that matter. The more exposure you get in the online world, the better the results will be. You can try to use influencers first, and more specifically YouTubers. YouTube has a massive exposure and audience, so sharing ideas and products on the platform can be very well worth your time.

If you are selling physical products, you can send free samples to YouTubers in exchange for a product review and a link to your website/product in their video. YouTubers that review products for their channels usually have their email address somewhere on their channel. Write them an email and get in touch with them, don’t start a conversation in the YouTube comments.


5. Ask people to leave reviews on your WooCommerce Store and on review sites

The way this helps you is that it boosts your search ranking. On top of that, the product reviews also encourage people to purchase, the more reviews you have on a product, the more attractive it will be. The idea is to be focused on getting the best possible results here, so try to talk with your audience and encourage them to leave a review each time they purchase new stuff from you.

Forced reviews can be negative at times, so don’t try to force people into leaving reviews. Popups that appear all the time are things you want to avoid. But what you can do is to make sure that you focus on naturally talking with the customers and letting them know how those reviews will benefit you.

Another thing that you can do is to ask your customers to leave a review and offer them a coupon code for their next purchase; it’s a win-win for you and the customer.


6. Always add a call to action

Use social media and other means to promote your WooCommerce Store and its products. It’s crucial to always add a call to action. If you don’t ask your audience to take action, they probably won’t. Never forget that call to action button!


7. Write blog articles!

It may seem obvious, but a lot of companies don’t do it. If you have a WooCommerce Store, you do need to have a blog and share content on there. Blogs bring you constant exposure, not to mention that in the end, this will bring you a stellar set of benefits in a short time, just keep your blog fresh and frequently updated, you do need to give your readers a reason to come back.

You can also notify your user base by sending them a monthly newsletter with your recent or best blog posts. And remember to keep your posts informative; don’t waste anyone’s time.


8. Speed up your WooCommerce Store

If your website is slow, your potential customers will leave your website and probably never come back. A fast website is key to selling more products. You want to have a fast website straight away, don’t “fix it later”.

Invest in what matters, a speedy website should be your top priority. Once you have a fast website, you can focus on everything else. We at WooTemple offer blazing fast Cloud Hosting powered by Google Cloud Platform, and our price won’t break your wallet either.

Related: How to speed up your WooCommerce Store


There are many ways you can drive sales to your WooCommerce Store, and these are just a few. As long as you have patience and you focus on each of the steps listed above, results will shine. We recommend you to focus on value and quality, because that’s what you want to bring to your audience, right?


What did you think about our tips? Do you want more tips on how to drive more sales to your WooCommerce Store? Leave a comment below and we will make happen.