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Shopify Data Export: How to Export Any Shopify Data to CSV/EXCEL?

Published: April 7, 2021
Last Updated: July 21, 2022
Support Team Lead at Alpha Serve
Everyone in the eCommerce business knows that analysing data is the fastest way to success. Insights you can get with the Shopify store account are priceless, but sometimes native Shopify data export features are not enough to meet all your business analytics purposes. In this case third-party apps come in handy.

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Why Export Shopify Data

There are some obvious reasons to export Shopify store data: to create a backup file with inventory, move your products to a new Shopify store or edit goods and services with a spreadsheet. However, in any e-commerce business, there is always room for improvement. And, if you want to optimize inventory, portfolio, pricing or customer service, it is crucial to be able to export the needed data easily and quickly.

Here are some examples of how you can use Shopify data exporting to make your business smarter.

  • Export the email addresses of certain customers to include them in corresponding marketing programs.
  • Segment customers based on their characteristics and sales history to create dedicated offers and increase revenues.
  • Make a TABC-analysis of the product portfolio to optimize stocks.

Export Data From Shopify With Native Exporting Feature

As it has already been mentioned, Shopify has some native exporting features. Basically, you can export comma-separated values (CSV) spreadsheet of your orders, customers and products from the corresponding pages in the admin sidebar.

In other words, when you need the data on orders you should go to the Orders page and click the export button. You can choose all orders, the orders on the current page, or check the ones you want by hand. To make your selection more specific, use filters. In such a way you can include only the orders that are unpaid or the ones made on a certain date, etc. Orders can come along with their transaction histories or you may download only the transaction histories.

Similarly, you can export data on your products and customers.

Shopify Data Export with the App

So as you can see, native Shopify exporting features are basic and of limited use. And, if you need to be more selective with your exports, you’d better get a third-party tool, for example, Exportier ‑ Data Export by Alpha Serve.

It allows not only exporting data from the fields in the key segments (Products, Customers, Orders, Inventory Items and Product Variants), but also provides you with a number of useful options that will make your exports more efficient. Here some of its key features:

1. Various filters allow exporting any combination of Shopify store data and, as a result, significantly save time for further data preparation.

2. The app supports not only CSV(.csv) format, but also Excel(.xlsx) files and allows importing data directly to BI tools or to the Google Drive storage.

3. You can schedule data export and get insights from your Shopify store on a regular basis.

4. Use ready export templates considering the best e-commerce data analytics practice. Otherwise, create your own ones in accordance to your business goals.

5. The app has a user-friendly interface and may be used by people, who are not technology savvy.
Learn more about Exportier ‑ Data Export app

How to Install and Use the App

You can install Exportier ‑ Data Export directly from the Shopify App Store. Simply click on Add app and type your store URL.
To export the data, just create the new report. For this go to the Reports page and click the New Report button. Set up your data export parameters: specify data type, fields you’d like to export, enter report name, add description if required, and choose a file format. Then click the Save button to confirm your choice.

The report will be added to the Reports page. To prepare the export file, click on the Run button. When the report is generated, you will be able to download your data.

Alternatively, you can create a new report from the template. Simply click on the appropriate template on the Templates page.

If you want to receive reports regularly, go to the Report tab, find the Export scheduler section, choose the needed period and start time and save the changes. You can get your data monthly, weekly or every day.

To receive notifications, go to the Email notification section on the right side of the Export screen, click the Edit button and switch the notification checkmark to the desired position.

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To constantly grow an ecommerce business you need the right data. That’s why the store owners, marketing managers and analytics use various reports that help sell more on Shopify. Shopify stores may contain numerous useful data, however, service’s native exporting features are not always enough for getting the right data, organizing it in a proper way and analysing using different tools. This is when Exportier - Data Export comes to help. The app allows you not only to export data from all fields in the key Shopify segments with vast filtering options, but also provides other options, including report scheduling and getting email notifications.

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