Maximize efficiency with bulk variation price edits in WooCommerce

Editing and adding product variations in bulk on WooCommerce: Complete guide (2022)

Are you looking for the best way to bulk edit variation prices in WooCommerce? Editing variation pricing in bulk allows you to select multiple products and change their prices, images, and other data at once. Doing this can save you a lot of time and help you manage your WooCommerce product variations better.

Setting up a new WooCommerce store is quite fun. But as your store continues to grow, managing your products and price variations becomes quite hectic.

For example, you may have an online store with 300 different shirt designs. Each of these designs also has different variations of size and color, with different prices for each size and different images for each color. That's a LOT of options ūüėÖ

By default, WooCommerce requires you to edit each variation individually to change details such as the image and price.

In this article, I'll show you how to use the WooCommerce Bulk Variations plugin to select multiple product variations, set prices, add or remove images, and make other quick changes in bulk.

The quick way to bulk edit product variations

Ready to bulk edit variation prices and other data? The best plugin to help you with this is WooCommerce Bulk Variations. This WordPress plugin makes managing WooCommerce product variations easy and efficient!

Here are some of the most important variation management features you get to enjoy:

  • Apply changes to multiple product variations at onceBulk Variations allows you to select multiple variations of a specific product and quickly apply the same changes to them. To make things easier, you can filter product variations based on data like product attributes, regular and sale prices, and stock status. After selecting the variations you want, you can now apply bulk edits to them. For example, you can enable or disable them, add shipping information, set regular or sale prices, and even change the prices by a percentage or fixed amount.
  • Attach the same image to multiple variationsSet variation images in bulk. All you need to do is click 'Set thumbnails' after selecting the necessary product variations. Then you'll be able to add the same image to all the selected variations. This is a very handy upgrade from the editing features the default WooCommerce offers.
  • Display variations in a grid layout that's easy to navigate (optional)Help your customers choose multiple variations on the product page and enter the quantity they need faster. This feature can be very useful for wholesale stores that require bulk ordering. But if you just need to edit your variations on the backend, you can overlook it completely.
WooCommerce Bulk Variations grid with quantity boxes purchasing

As you can see, WooCommerce Bulk Variations adds all the functionality you need to edit specific variations of your products without affecting other variations.

Before we show you how the plugin works, let's first add product price variations to WooCommerce in bulk.

How to add WooCommerce product price variations in bulk

WooCommerce allows you to automatically add product variations in bulk to your store. You don't need a plugin to bulk-create variations and set the same price for each one.

The process is quick and easy:

  1. You first need to add attributes to the product. To do this, navigate to Products. Hover over the product you want to edit and click Edit.

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  1. Next, scroll to the Product data section and go to the Attributes tab. Here you can add custom attributes to the product or select from existing attributes in your store.

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  1. When you're done, click Add. Make sure you check the 'Used for variations' box, then click Save attributes. Bear in mind that this option will only be available if the product type has been set to 'Variable product'. You can't do this with the default simple products.

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