When I do a search for how to import a csv file on this forum, I don't really see instructions. I see people wondering why their transfer doesn't work. There's a lot of those kinds of posts and it's a bit difficult to find the one post which answers my question. Anyone able to throw me a bone? Thanks.
If you are importing products with a csv you can find instructions here: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/products/import-export/import-products
The best way to get going is to export a file from your store or use the sample file to see how the structure of the csv file should be.
For inventory imports with a csv it is a separate process as you can no longer update quantities with product csv: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/products/inventory/inventory-csv
A CSV file (.csv) is a special file type that you can create or edit in Excel. Instead of storing information in a column, the CSV file stores comma-separated information. When text and numbers are stored in a CSV file, it is very easy to move text and numbers from one program to another. That’s why Shopify uses a CSV file to convert the data from it into products.
We have two guides regarding importing CSV files on Shopify, kindly take a look at them:
6 Steps to Import Products With a CSV File on Shopify: https://avada.io/shopify/docs/how-import-products-csv-file-shopify.html
How To Import CSV Files into Google Sheets on Shopify: https://avada.io/shopify/docs/how-import-csv-files-google-sheets.html
Hope these guides will help you!