How to Edit Products with the Bulk Edit Tool in BigCommerce
Jan 14, 2023

How to Edit Products with the Bulk Edit Tool in BigCommerce

Welcome to another insightful piece from Epic Design Labs, your trusted BigCommerce development agency, aimed at streamlining your ecommerce journey process. Today, we dive into a video created by our CEO, Kal, a developer store owner who runs the E-commerce Growth community, dedicated to nurturing e-commerce enthusiasts like you. The video delves into the nuances and details of efficiently utilizing BigCommerce's Bulk Edit feature, enabling you to make mass edits to your products effortlessly.

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In a previous video, Kal explored the CSV method of exporting and importing, a process where products are exported to CSV and exported file reimported after making the necessary adjustments. This time, he sheds light on a more straightforward approach, using BigCommerce's Bulk Edit feature, eliminating the need for import and export altogether. The video provides a step-by-step guide on how to navigate and maximize this feature, offering a more efficient way to manage your store’s inventory.

  • Ease of Use: Learn how to access and use the Bulk Edit feature with ease.

  • Limitations & Workarounds: Discover the restrictions of the feature and creative ways to work around them.

  • Dynamic Editing: See how to edit product names, categories, prices, stock levels, and more.

  • Quick Adjustments: Find out how to swiftly change sale prices, feature products, and adjust categories.

  • Savings & Confirmations: Understand how to save changes and ensure they reflect on your store.

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Video Transcript:
(How to Edit Products with the Bulk Edit Tool in BigCommerce)

Hey there, you're looking for an easy way to create, upload, import and edit product images for your big commerce products in mass.

In the last video I did, I went over how to do that with the CSV export and import method, which involves exporting your two products file to CSV and then importing process reimporting them.

In this video, I'm going to go over how to use BigCommerce store Bulk Edit template export feature to do that without having to import file and export data into xml file at all.

Before we get started, my name is Kal, and I'm a developer store owner. I run an e-commerce community called E-commerce Growth for store owners just like you and me, and each week I post e-commerce videos.

So if you find this one useful, subscribe and hit the bell.

And you can see even more as I put more out.

Alright, so what we're talking about today is the bulk edit feature.

And let me share my screen.

The Bulk Edit Option

And I'll show you how this works.

And also, by the way, you know, if I'm going to put a link in the description, if you need the CSV method, look in the description, and you can watch that video too.

Alright, so this is a big commerce inbox that I have.

And if I go into View Products, obviously, I can click into any of these bigcommerce store products and edit them one at a time, which isn't what we're trying to do in this video.

So let me show you how to do this.

Number one is, well, one limitation is that you can only do this for a few time consuming a maximum of 100 products at a time.

So kind of the trick here is to do a creative search in order to identify the various products in bulk, that you're looking to edit in a chunk of 100 or fewer.

So in this story, we only have 46 products.

So I can easily check the check marks here and basically select them all.

But let's say, for example, that I wanted to just work on some in a specific category.

One trick is that you could go to edit products here, product categories, and choose the category that you're trying to edit, and then click over here in the ellipses and go to products.

And this just takes us to a filtered view of the products within that category.

However, you want to get to the products page that you want to create an edit file.

Long story short, this is how you do it: you check the checkbox to select all of the ones in your current view, which again has a limitation of 100.

Open the Bulk Edit Template

And then you come up here, and under action, you choose Bulk Edit, and then confirm.

And that takes you to this spreadsheet-looking screen that has some really cool features, like the fact that you can do copy and paste with Ctrl C and Ctrl V, and you can do bulk drag and bulk edit products in bulk, which is huge.

I'll show you that.

And then double-click to change all of them at once.

So here's what it looks like.

Now you'll notice there aren't the same large number of categories on the spreadsheet.

So if you're trying to, you know, edit images or something that's here, like stock images or numbers, this is a really easy place to do it.

If you're trying to do something like, you know, edit the custom fields file, which I showed you in the prior video,

Those don't show up here.

And so, this method won't work for you at all.

But it'll let you edit product names existing images, product variants, brand categories, SKU numbers, your PCs, your default price, and your sales price.

So for example, if you want to put a bunch of things on sale, you could do that right here.

Whether or not you're tracking inventory data, the stock level inventory data, whether it's visible or not, whether it's featured or not

Bulk Editing

So if you're using the featured product snippet on your homepage, this is the easiest way to feature a bunch of your products in bulk all at once.

And then you can say whether or not it has free shipping on the individual items on a product level.

So let's say that we want to take inventory of these bigcommerce products., which are all the bigcommerce products in the apparel category.

And we want to put them in an additional category; let's say we want to put them all in gear as well.

So what you could do is take this image path the top one, click edit, and save it.

So now this top one is in both gear and apparel.

And then you can hover over this little dot right here in the corner and drag it down, just like you would in Google Sheets.

And you see, I just copied all of the other items that are here.

So if I want to take it out of gear again, I could do the same thing—just drag it down.

For one or two, maybe take all these hats and make them; you know, a sale price of $15 could do that.

Just like that, or raise them back.

So this is a good way if what you're trying to edit fits into one of these columns to just edit like this without having to do an export or an import or any of that stuff featured, just hit that star and go like that.

They're all featured now.

The thing that you need to remember is that at the end, you just need to click Save, and then all of the changes you made in our lives

It's really that easy.

I use this a lot for categories, especially for featuring.

I don't use the sale price feature as much, so that one probably would be a little bit less useful. This page is a really good way to find things where maybe you forgot to put the product details or a brand name in.

And so you can come in here and say, Oh, this is a camp relay-branded test shirt, right? Alright, so this is the book editing method.

Hopefully, you guys find that helpful.

If you did, hit the like button, and be sure to check out our free community of storeowners, which is right up there.

If you're looking for a dev team, consider me. My business is Epic Design Labs. calm, maybe we're a good fit, reach out, and let's talk about it.

And I'm always looking for new products and ways to help you out as an e-commerce store owner.

So if you have someone that you're struggling with, be sure to leave me a comment, or if you just want to, you know, give me kudos or whatever you want to say, leave me a comment.

Let me know what you're thinking.

And, you know, thank you so much, and we'll see you next time.