Improve speed for Shopify Export and Import

Shopify export speed made faster

We have optimized the way how we use Shopify API and made all the Shopify exports and imports at least 2x faster than before.

Improve speed even more

Now Excelify can leverage your added API call limit better than before.

If you request your Shopify store to have increased API limit, Excelify will be able to use that smarter than earlier to achieve higher speeds.

Improve Speed with Private App on Shopify Plus

Shopify can increase speed even further for Private Apps if you are using Shopify Plus – if you ask for that specifically.

Excelify can leverage that too – it can connect to your store as a Private App and use that API limit to gain even higher speed.

This way you can increase the speed for about an additional 500%.

This capability is available only for Excelify Enterprise Plan.

To use this speed improvement, do the following:

  1. Ask Shopify to increase your API Call Limit for Private Apps.
  2. Create a new Private App in your Shopify Admin (Shopify Admin -> Apps -> Manage Private Apps)
  3. Send to Excelify Support the credentials from that Private App:
    • API key
    • Password
    • Shared Secret

Work with us to specifically find the best way to increase your import or export speed.

Steps to create a Shopify Private App

1. Press “Manage private apps” in Shopify Admin -> Apps

1 - Manage Private Apps in Shopify Apps page

2. “Create new private app”2 - Shopify Private Apps page3. Fill the form

  • Private app name: Excelify
  • Emergency developer e-mail: [email protected]
  • Admin API: mark permissions to allow “Read and write” for all the items.
  • Storefront API: leave the checkbox off.
  • Review disabled Admin API permissions: mark here everything that you need to export of import. To be safe, you can mark all of it to allow read and write.

Press “Save“.3 - Fill in the Private App information, and access rights

4. Confirm to create new Private App

Press the button “I understand, create the app”.

Note that it is really important to keep your API credentials safe – share those only with Excelify.

4 - Confirm to create new Shopify Private App

5. Copy the credentials and send to Excelify

Copy the following field values:

  • API key
  • Password
  • Shared Secret

Send those values to Excelify Support: [email protected].

Include also your .myshopify.com domain so that we know which shop is that.

5 - Copy the Private App API credentialsTroubleshooting

  • Failed. Response code = 403. Response message = Forbidden. [API] This action requires merchant approval for *********** scope.” If you get an error like this, it most likely means that you are trying to work with data which is not allowed in your Private App permissions. Please, go to the Private App you created, and mark that mentioned permission. Note that there are much more permissions to allow under the “Review disabled Admin API permissions” link.

What to do next?