Our detailed guide
Last updated: April 5th, 2023
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If you run a Shopify store, you’ve probably felt the need to export your store’s data, to analyze it, report on it, or perhaps just to back it up. In this article I’ll review all the best ways to get export your Shopify data to Google Sheets, and compare them so you can find the one thats right for you.
Another option is to use a Google Sheets Addon to pull data from Shopify automatically. This can be a huge time saver, and can often let you pull data into Google Sheets that you couldn’t otherwise export from Shopify directly, for example inventory. If you find yourself exporting repeatedly, then you should definitely try a Google Sheets addon. If you’re like me then you probably felt the pain of exporting even the first time... Let alone the second time!
Its a few more steps to set on up, but once you’ve set it up, its like you have a live connection from your Shopify store into Google Sheets, and you can have your sheets updated automaticaly on a schedule, which means you get a live view of your orders (for example) and won’t have to do any manual steps again! This is definitely the way to go. You’re going to thank me once you get this setup!
In these steps I’ll show you how use SyncWith’s Shopify to Google Sheets integration in their Google Sheets addon. It simple, you’ll find that you can get going in a few minutes! It can save you a ton of time, and you can even schedule it to update the data daily or hourly. Its amazing. You can also search the Google Workspace Marketplace for other addons that can connect to Shopify.
Is it possible to export data from Shopify to Google Sheets using its built-in capabilities? Absolutely. If you need a one-time export or multiple exports, Shopify has you covered. It provides extensive reporting capabilities, and you can export all the data to Google Sheets using its built-in tools. As it is free and the data comes directly from Shopify, you can be confident in the accuracy and meaning of the data.
Are there any limitations or tradeoffs? There are a lot of tools out there to do this, why would you use one of them? The biggest issue we have is that its time consuming to constantly re-export data from Shopify, and to format it and summarize it in Google Sheets. If what you want is your own reports or views of the data in Google Sheets, that you can look at periodically, that are automatically kept up to date, then using Shopify’s built in capabilities might not be what you need.
In Shopify you can’t export directly to Google Sheets. The only thing Shopify will do is let you export a CSV file of Orders, Products or Customers, which you can then import that into Google Sheets.
These steps also work for exporting Products or Customers.