Data Preparation

How to get your inventory data ready for Propcart

The quality of your inventory data can be the difference between a customer finding your item or somebody else's. Now multiply this by thousands of searches on Propcart per day. Using good titles, descriptions, and tags is crucial to customers finding your products.

But organizing inventory data takes time. It's the main obstacle to listing on Propcart or getting any website off the ground. The good news is we're here to help.

If you do not have your inventory itemized in a spreadsheet, or you do but it's messy, we offer the following four options.

1. Add items one by one through Propcart

  • The Propcart inventory editor helps you describe each item to maximize its visibility to search engines
  • This is the best option if none of your inventory exists in a spreadsheet
  • It's also the most time consuming option, but it allows you to get individual items online quickly and grow at your own pace

Free with your Propcart subscription

2. Create your own Propcart-compatible spreadsheet

  • We'll give you an example spreadsheet for you to add inventory to
  • This is the best option if you already have data in another spreadsheet, and want to make it Propcart-compatible yourself
  • When you're ready, we'll import your spreadsheet into Propcart for you

Free with your Propcart subscription

3. Hire us to scrape your website

  • We'll develop a custom bot to scrape the inventory data off your website and save it in a spreadsheet
  • This is the best option if you have lots of inventory on your website, but cannot export the data into a spreadsheet from your website's backend
  • This usually applies only to old websites or web pages not designed for eCommerce
  • A web scraper has limitations. The quality of the scraped data depends on the format and how consistently the data follows that format on your website.
  • The scraped data may not be in a Propcart-compatible format, but we'll get it as close as we can

Our fee starts at $300 and depends on scope and difficulty

4. Hire us to clean your data

  • Whether you provide us with a spreadsheet or we create one for you with a scraper, it may need some cleanup to get it ready for Propcart
  • Our team has cleaned hundreds of thousands of items for import into Propcart
  • We personally review each item and separate the title, description, quantity, dimensions, price, tags, SKU, etc. into their own columns
  • We clean up bad punctuation, misspellings, grammar, and things that don't belong
  • We add tags using our proprietary software
  • Before we begin, we'll consult with you on a cleanup plan and estimate how long it will take to get your data in good shape

Our fee is $25 per hour

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Once you get this done, you'll never have to do it again!