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Polly T.
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Creating an import file for reviews

A quick guide to preparing reviews import file.

Reviews are extremely helpful for your website's social proof, so if you are moving to our app, don't forget to import your existing reviews.

If you have been using another reviews app for Shopify (Yotpo, Kudobuzz, etc) or have reviews on other platforms, then you can easily export them in a CSV file from their admin panel.

What is the CSV file for reviews?

CSV stands for comma-separated values, a file format (.csv) for spreadsheets. You can use CSV files to import and export reviews, products, customers, inventory, orders (export only), and discounts (export only). Here's how you can prepare the CSV file and have your reviews imported into our app:

1. Download the CSV File

2. Fill in the details of reviews


Please make sure that your CSV file has this format:

Author/User - the author name [REQUIRED];

Text - the review's message [REQUIRED];

Email - the author's email [REQUIRED];

Rating - rating value from 1 to 5 (default value is 5);

Product - your product id, product handle, or product URL (if not set then the review belongs to your site reviews);

Date - review date, format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS (default value is Now);

Images - comma separated ('http://image-url/image1.jpg', 'http://image-url/image1.jpg', 'http://image-url/image1.jpg')

Title - before the import you should enable the following setting in the Growave Admin-> Review settings:

How to import the reviews CSV file?

Once your file is ready, please visit Settings -> Import center -> Reviews in our dashboard to upload the file. 

If you face any problems with importing reviews then feel free to contact us. We'll be happy to assist you.