Manual: How to Import Free Product Content Into Your Webshop via Icecat


This quick guide will show you how to easily import relevant product information from Icecat into your webshop. A lot of product data is provided for free by Icecat’s sponsoring brands.

Access to Icecat

In order to access Open Icecat, you will need a username and password, provided by Icecat. If you don’t have these, please register online for Open Icecat. The Open Icecat catalog is free and contains millions of product data-sheets.

Tip: During the registration you need to choose for the URL or Data (XML) version. If you want to make use of XML, make sure you choose the “Open Icecat Data” subscription. You can always change this afterwards, or create a second subscription for the URL (links to hosted data-sheets) download format.

If you need more product data coverage, you will need to upgrade to Full Icecat. You can make your request via our contact page or through your account pages.

Access to the product information of Full Icecat is protected. If you want to access Full Icecat product information, we will need to unblock your IP address. Fill in the IP address(es) of your server(s) and office in the “Allowed IP addresses” field. If you don’t know your office IP addresses, visit What is my IP to find your (office) IP. For you server IP address, please ask your system operator or provider.

You can fill in several IP addresses, separated by a space.

Popular web shop software Add-ons

If you are searching for a way to connect your web shop and integrate Icecat product information, check the most popular Icecat Add-ons.

Download products from Icecat to your web shop

Manual downloads:
Download the relevant product information, pictures, video’s, etc.  and add them manually to your web shop.

XML Data:
Download product information, pictures, video’s, etc.  automatically, and add them to your web shop.
Real-time XML:
Batch XML:

Note: data is also available in JSON format.

CSV or Excel Data
Download product information, pictures, video’s, etc.  and automatic add them to your web shop.

Live pages (JavaScript)

Show real-time product information, pictures, video’s, etc.  through JavaScript directly on your shop pages. The simple method is for showing complete data-sheets or a few popular objects like Video, Reasons-To-Buy and 3D. Check the advanced Live manual, in case you want to have full control over what content assets to show where and how (css).

Advanced (granular):

Important information

Flow – importing relevant product data from Icecat

  • Download the relevant index.
    1. files.index.xml.gz (.csv.gz) for all products in Icecat. Use this index once at the start of setting up the onboarding for Icecat.
    2. daily.index.xml.gz (.csv.gz) for the daily new and updated products. Use this index daily to select new and updated products.
  • In order to import only certain products from the list, you can make your query based on:
    1. Brand
    2. Manufacturer product code(s)
    3. GTINs (EANs, UPCs)
    4. Category
    5. Quality
    6. On market
  • Download the relevant product XMLs you need.

Important links and files

Important Links & filesYou need to login to Icecat to access and download these files
Index file – Full Icecat
Index file – Open Icecat
Daily index file – Full Icecat
Daily index file – Open Icecat
Reference files – Full Icecat
Reference files – Open Icecat
Icecat CategoryCategoriesList.xml.gz
Icecat taxonomyCategoryFeaturesList.xml.gz

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