Short Description

By default, Magento only offers basic functionalities for importing products, e.g. from an ERP system, and making them available in the store. Especially with a large number of several thousand products, the standard Magento Dataflow interface is too slow. Product imports do not take between 8-20 seconds per product.

The automatic assignment of categories, image imports or even a logical import of configurable products (variant articles) with associated individual products has not been possible at all up to now with Magento on-board means.

With the Magento Import Extension developed by web-vision, you can now reliably and securely import thousands of products into your Magento store within a few minutes - for Magento 1 and Magento 2.


Import 16,000 products into a running Magento store in live mode within 8 minutes.

What can the MHSI do for you?

  • Graphical user interface for creating, managing import profiles and for manual execution.
  • XML to CSV conversion.
  • Import of configurable and simple products in Magento 1 or 2.
  • Import of up-selling, cross-selling and accessory products.
  • Import of special prices for customer groups (from Magento 1.7)
  • Import of graduated prices for customer groups (from Magento 1.7)
  • Import of CSV data (directly) or XML data (after previous conversion in MHSI)
  • Any number of configurable import profiles (e.g. for different data formats from different manufacturers)
  • Complete import of simple and configurable products (= variant articles with any attributes) and their assignment among each other
  • Automatic import of attribute values of any kind incl. filter or selection options
  • Import of any number of images
  • Automatic assignment of images based on the article number
  • Assignment of products to the respective categories
  • Categories can be assigned optionally by IDs and category names
  • Categories can be nested product-related
  • Automatic creation of non-existing categories in Magento
  • Output of error messages in case of faulty import file
  • Time-controlled import via CronJob possible (e.g. for stock updates)
  • Update mode - e.g. for updating individual attributes such as names, stock quantities or sizes


For the import into a Magento system, an article file in CSV format, e.g. from Excel or OpenOffice, is required. As of version 3.0, the Magento High Speed Converter has an XML to CSV converter.

Unzip the ZIP file on your computer and then copy the folder mhsi into the root directory of your Magento store using an FTP program. The folder must be in the same directory as, for example, the app/ or skin/ folders.