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How to bulk edit product lead times

When you use the WooCommerce Lead Time plugin, there are lots of ways to add lead times for your products. You can set lead times globally or for entire categories to avoid having to edit each product individually. You can also import lead times in bulk.

However, there are times when you might need to set a different lead time for each product and update them all at once. When this happens, you can use WooCommerce Lead Time with a compatible bulk editing plugin.

Keep reading to discover which plugins are compatible with WooCommerce Lead Time, and how to use them to bulk edit your lead times.

Compatible plugins

The following plugins allow you to bulk edit custom metadata, including the lead time for each product.

Setary is the most user-friendly WooCommerce bulk editor which we have tested. You can use it to bulk edit the lead time for your products and variations. The lead time is saved as a custom field, so you can use the custom field bulk editing feature in Setary to make changes to the lead time data.

YITH WooCommerce Bulk Product Editing

YITH's WooCommerce Bulk Product Editing plugin makes it quick and easy to update product data in bulk.

YITH Bulk Editing plugin WooCommerce
Editing a dynamic lead time using YITH WooCommerce Bulk Product Editing

WP Sheet Editor

The WooCommerce Bulk Editor plugin by WP Sheet Editor adds a spreadsheet-style editor to WooCommerce.

WP Sheet Editor WooCommerce
Editing a dynamic lead time using WP Sheet Editor

BEAR – Bulk Editor and Products Manager Professional for WooCommerce

You can also try the free BEAR – Bulk Editor and Products Manager Professional for WooCommerce plugin by Pluginus.Net.


How to edit lead times in bulk

  1. Install one of the above WooCommerce bulk editing plugins.
  2. Use the plugin documentation to add the lead time custom metafield to the bulk editor. To do this, you must know the name of the metafield from WooCommerce Lead Time which you need to update. You can find these in our article about importing lead times.
  3. Once the appropriate lead time field is appearing in the bulk editor, you can update it as follows:
    • Static lead times - Enter the lead time as you want it to appear on the website. For example, if you have not selected a lead time unit on the plugin settings page then you might add "14 days". If you have selected Days as the unit on the plugin settings page then you might add "14" because the plugin will add "days" automatically.
    • Dynamic lead times - The date when the product will become available is stored in the WordPress database as a timestamp. As a result, you must add the date as a timestamp in order for WooCommerce Lead Time to display is correctly on your website. You can convert the required lead time into a timestamp using https://www.epochconverter.com.
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