Product reviews are, therefore, very important if you’re to succeed as an eCommerce merchant because they help people who visit your store to have a glimpse of how your products served previous customers.
Given the importance of product reviews, merchants should be able to collect and display their reviews on whichever platform they list their products on to attract new customers.
So whether you’re listing your products on Amazon, Google, Etsy or Shopify, you need reviews to convince new buyers. Again, it should not be difficult if you want to move your reviews from one platform to another.
For instance, as a merchant, you may want to switch business from Etsy to Shopify for a varied number of reasons, or perhaps, you just want to expand your business to Shopify while keeping your Etsy store. When this happens, you need to get your Etsy reviews on your Shopify store.
Below is a step-by-step process by which you can import your Etsy product reviews to Shopify.
Getting Etsy Reviews To Shopify Using Shopify’s Product Review App
Step 1: Download App
The first step is to download the Shopify’s Product Reviews App and get it installed. The app is free of charge so you need not worry about charges.
Step 2: Download CSV File
To download your CSV file, follow the steps below:
- Open your Shopify Product Review app.
- Click on the “SETTINGS” button on the upper right.
- Click on the “EXPORT” button.
- Go to the “DOWNLOAD REVIEWS” tab
- Download the CSV file
The CSV file contains any review you currently have.
Step 3: Get Your Etsy Reviews
Before you can get your Etsy reviews to your Shopify store, you need to retrieve your reviews at Etsy. Follow the steps below to get your Etsy reviews:
- Go to your Etsy dashboard page.
- Go to your Etsy reviews page which comes in the form of https://www.etsy.com/shop/YourShopName/reviews.
- On this page, you’ll see all your reviews.
- Highlight all the reviews you want to import to your Shopify store.
- Right-click on the highlighted area and copy.
- Paste your copied reviews into a spreadsheet.
- Repeat this for every page of reviews.
Step 4: Convert Spreadsheet to CSV File
You can only import your reviews to Shopify when they’re in CSV format. To convert your spreadsheet from STEP 3 to CSV, follow the manual process below:
- Do a product export in your Shopify store.
- Create product handles for your products.
- Assign each Etsy review to your Shopify product handle.
- After that, your Etsy reviews will be formatted as needed for Shopify.
- Save your spreadsheet as a CSV file.
Final Step: Import Your Etsy Reviews To Shopify.
At this stage, your Etsy reviews are ready in the CSV format. It’s now time to import it to Shopify. Follow these steps to get your Etsy reviews to Shopify:
- Go to your Shopify Product Review app
- Go to “SETTING” and click on the “IMPORT” button on the upper right corner of the dashboard.
- Then select your CSV file from STEP 4.
- Click on “IMPORT REVIEWS” to get your Etsy reviews on Shopify.
This process can be quite complicated because of the manual steps involved. This complication can lead to mistakes. Imagine if you have over 1,000 Etsy reviews and deciding to get all these reviews to Shopify? It means you’ll have to go through 20 pages or more to copy and paste each set of reviews.
Another downside of this approach is that the process involved in converting your spreadsheet to a CSV file is quite a delicate process. It involves skillfully rearranging all the data in their required columns, and this can be cumbersome.
Note further that, any additional reviews you get from Etsy after this process will not appear in Shopify unless you go back and import your reviews using the same steps.
Getting Etsy Reviews To Shopify Using The Kudobuzz Reviews App
The second approach to get your Etsy reviews to Shopify is the Kudobuzz Reviews app. The Kudobuzz Reviews app is designed to help merchants collect reviews from channels like Facebook, Google, Yelp, Amazon, Etsy, etc, and display them on websites using beautiful widgets to convince site visitors.
Getting your Esty reviews to Shopify using the Kudobuzz Reviews app involves the following steps:
Step 1: Install App
Step 2: Go to the Kudobuzz Dashboard
Once the app is installed, go to the list of apps in your Shopify dashboard and click on the Kudobuzz app. You will be logged into the Kudobuzz Review app dashboard.
In the Kudobuzz dashboard, go to “Curate Reviews” on the left menu options of the dashboard.
Step 3: Connect to Etsy Account
On your “Curate Reviews’ interface, select to connect an Etsy account.
Final Step: Enter Your Etsy URL
At this stage, enter your Etsy review page URL to connect to your Etsy page. It comes in a form like this https://www.etsy.com/shop/YourShopName/reviews.
After entering your URL, your reviews from Etsy will be pulled into the Kudobuzz dashboard within a couple of minutes. You can then manage which of the reviews to show on your site and which not to.
Note that, the Kudobuzz Reviews app will fetch only a thousand existing Etsy reviews. It will, however, pull in any new Etsy reviews that will come to your Etsy page in the future.
Just pretty simple!
Wrapping up, getting your Etsy reviews on Shopify is not a difficult thing to do. With the help of tools such as Shopify’s Product Reviews app and the Kudobuzz Review app, you can easily get your reviews on Etsy displaying on your Shopify store.
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