HikaShop Shipping Rates Import

This tutorial explains how to run the HikaShop shipping rates import to import shipping methods and shipping prices into Hikashop.

Creating the template

A template can be created by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> RO CSVI -> Templates
  2. Click New
  3. Give the template a name, say for example Hikashop shipping import
  4. Set Action to Import
  5. Set Component to HikaShop
  6. Set Operation to Shipping
  7. Click Next: Select Source
  8. Source is set default to Load from your computer. No need for change.
  9. Click Next: Select options
  10. The default values are OK, change if needed.
  11. Click Next: Select fields
  12. Nothing needed here as we set to Use column headers as configuration in step 10.
  13. Click Next: Finalize
  14. All done here
  15. Click Close to return to the list of templates or Edit if you want to fine-tune the template further.

Hikashop Shipping Rates Import template

Adding the template fields

Template fields can be added by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> RO CSVI -> Templates
  2. Click on Template fields
  3. In the Search Tools select your template
  4. Click on New to add a single field or click on Quick Add to add multiple fields.

Quick Add

The Quick Add Option allows you to quickly add multiple fields to a template. It is not possible to set any settings per field here but that can be done after the fields have been added to the template.

Hikashop shipping template fields

Required fields

  • shipping_name
  • shipping_type


These fields make up the criteria to determine if the record is going to be updated or added. If all the criteria fields match an existing record, the record will be updated. If not all the criteria fields match, the record will be added.


  • shipping_name
  • shipping_type

Creating the import file

As in the example file, the fields we are trying to import are listed below, more fields can be added according to the requirement. Check the fields tab to know on the available fields for this import operation.

  • shipping_type
  • shipping_name
  • shipping_description
  • warehouse
  • tax_name
  • usergroup_name
  • currency_code
  • restricted_currency_code

Run the import

The import can be run by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> RO CSVI -> Import
  2. Select the template created earlier
  3. Click Select file
  4. Select the file to import
  5. Click Preview
  6. You now see a preview of the file as to how RO CSVI sees the file
  7. Click Start import
  8. The import is run
  9. The Log details page will be shown with information regarding the import if the Enable logging is enabled in the template

HikaShop shipping import process


 Below is an example of importing a manual shipping method into HikaShop. Also note that multiple values are imported using | symbol.

"manual";"Plain";"<p>A manual shipping rate</p>";"Rotterdam";"taxation category/Default tax category";"Guest|Publisher|Super Users";"USD";"EUR|USD"

Example file


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