hi again michael, i was trying to test your exporter output by importing the results with the standard product importer in Settings > Store > Import menu. i got the spreadsheet pared down to the basic set of fields (sku, product name, description, etc…) and got the products imported. a couple things are weird… on the product detail page, the description now has visible tags, as the exporter created in the csv, but now WP doesn’t see them as tags, can i change that somehow without having to do search and replace backflips everytime i need to export/import. secondly… and weirder, the imported product details all show up in my admin panel products grid, but on the website there is no product info in the product grid. the info does show up on the product detail page, though. thanks… still hoping to invest in the importer deluxe….