Bulk editing products and variants

The bulk editor lets you simultaneously modify multiple products and their variants from your Shopify admin. For example, the Edit products button appears at the top of your store's product list when you select one or more products.

The web browsers Chrome, Firefox, and Safari are recommended for using the bulk editor. The bulk editor works by adding parameters to URLs. This can result in URLs that exceed Internet Explorer's limitation for URL length, so using IE to access the bulk editor might lead to errors. The other browsers do not have the same URL limitation as IE.

You can also use the bulk editor to modify:

Different properties are available for editing based on what you are modifying.

Select products to edit in bulk

You can bulk edit products from the Products page in your Shopify admin.

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products.

  2. Select each of the products that you want to modify. If you want to edit variants of just one product, select only that product.

  3. Click Edit products to go to the Bulk editing products page:

Bulk edit products button

Select product properties to edit in bulk

The Bulk editing products page displays the products that you selected and some of their editable properties in a table:

Bulk edit products table

Each column in the table represents a product property. Each row in the table represents a selected product or variant.

The Currently editing these fields area lists which product properties you are currently editing. In this example, SKU, Price, and Compare at price are selected for editing:

Currently editing fields

Add a property

To select more properties to edit:

  1. Click Add more fields. A list of editable properties appears:

    Bulk editor add more fields menu
  2. Click a property to add that property to the table for editing.

  3. If you want to add multiple properties, then repeat this procedure.

Remove a property

Click the × next to a product property to stop editing that property:

Stop editing field

Edit product properties in bulk

When you have selected all of the properties that you want to edit, you can click fields within the table to type new data or edit existing data.

  1. Click and type within a field in the table to edit the property (column) for that product or variant (row). You can edit as many products and properties as you like.

  2. Click Save all changes to save all of the product changes that you've made using the bulk editor.

Shortcuts for editing product properties

There are a few shortcuts that make navigating and editing the properties table quicker.

Move between cells

When you have selected a table cell, you can press any arrow key to move to the next editable cell in that direction.

Select multiple cells with your mouse

Hold the alt key on a PC or the command key on a Mac and click different cells to select multiple cells. The cells that you select do not need to be adjacent to one another.

Select multiple adjacent cells with your mouse

Click to select a cell, then hold the shift key and click another cell in the same column to select that cell and all of the cells between it and the first cell.

Select multiple cells with your keyboard

Hold the shift key and press the up or down arrows multiple times to select multiple cells in a line up or down the current column.

Edit multiple cells

When you have selected multiple table cells, you can edit all of the selected cells at once. This works for typing text and numbers, clicking checkboxes, and using dropdown menus in the selected cells.

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