Importing and exporting catalogs are helpful in various scenarios. For example:
- When setting up an Optimizely Customized Commerce site, you must import the products to the system.
- When new items are added to an external system's catalog, you may need to import the product catalog.
- When you want to move or copy catalogs between websites.
While you can manually create a catalog and add catalog entries, that option can be difficult to maintain using a large catalog. Instead, use one of the import or export methods to move products into and out of a catalog efficiently. Catalog import and export can be done programmatically, using the import/export API or the Service API.