In order to automate the import process, it is important to set the frequency settings for it. Via the Automated product import settings you can define several frequency parameters. I.E.: you can set the import name in the Import name field.
Afterwards, based on your supplier's information, you can set how frequently the system will run the process: daily, weekly, monthly, and even the time (and day) when this action will take place.
For each process, you can set the status: active (the system will run the process you defined) and inactive (the system will not run the process).
You can choose to send a notification to the administrator when the automated import process is finished. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to select for other of the account's administrators to receive the notification.
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