In this article we'll take you through the steps of creating your first edit. We'll cover:
- Filtering for the products you want to edit
- Specifying how you want to edit the products
- Monitor the edit as it runs in the background
In our example we're going to lower the prices for all products in a collection by 10%. Let's get started!
Filtering for the products you want to edit
When you load up the app you'll see a search form that looks like this:
This search is similar to Shopify's product search but has more advanced filtering options (like searching for products with less than 10 units in stock). For our example, we'll click on the Filter Products button, and search for all products in the 'Toys' collection:
After just a second we'll see all the products in the collection appear:
Once you're sure you have all the product you want to edit selected, click on the blue Next button and we'll choose how to edit the product.
Specifying how you want to edit the products
On the next page we can choose what about each product we want to edit. Since we're going to decrease the prices by 10% we'll select Price in the dropdown:
Since we're decreasing the prices by 10% the new prices will be 90% of their current price. We set the Percentage field to 90%. To make the prices look nicer (for example, 9.95 instead of 9.83) we'll also check the Round to nearest box:
Before we actually start our edit we do a preview and see what it would look like. Click on the blue Preview Edit button on the bottom right and a popup will appear showing you how the edit will change the price:
If everything looks good click on Run Edit and let the app do it's work!
Monitor the edit as it runs in the background
When you run an edit the app will process it in the background. Depending on the number of products you need to edit this might take some time to complete. You can monitor the progress of the edit by refreshing the page:
You don't need to stay at this page for the edit to finish. You can close the tab, grab a coffee and move on to something else.
With the Bulk Editor app for Shopify you can easily edit multiple products at once. In this article we covered creating a simple edit and letting it run in the background.
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