Last updated on December 10, 2020
We know how painful it is to manually update or assign attributes to hundreds and thousands of products on your WooCommerce store. Hence, we have an awesome solution using which you can bulk edit product attributes on your WooCommerce store at once, quickly.
First, the difference between attributes and variations in WooCommerce
I had Googled this earlier as it’s confusing. So let me make it simple with an example.
Attributes are characteristics that define a product. While variations are products created based on attributes.
Example – A Red colored, XL size T-shirt is a product variation created based on attributes ‘Color’ and ‘Size’.
You can’t bulk edit attributes using default WooCommerce
As a store owner, what matters to you is speed and time, right?
We know how annoying it is to edit products one-by-one. I don’t want to mention the pain of doing it for thousands of products.
The default WooCommerce allows bulk editing only for simple products. And that too like price, tax, size, weight, etc.
You can’t bulk edit attributes – be it pre-defined product attributes or custom attributes. The filtering option is also not that good.
Now we know as store owners or managers, you are more comfortable using Excel-like spreadsheet.
So with the help of our Smart Manager plugin, you can easily bulk edit attributes – add, remove, overwrite in no time.
Is Smart Manager the best WooCommerce plugin to bulk edit attributes?
Smart Manager gives you everything you need to manage your WooCommerce store. Super-easy and super-quick.
It offers a spreadsheet (sheet editor) using which you click a field, edit it, save.
However, the biggest USP of Smart Manager is the Bulk Edit / Batch Update feature. You can bulk add products, add price to products based on attributes, bulk delete variations, bulk edit orders, change prices in bulk and a lot more.
Let’s see how you can bulk manage and edit attributes in WooCommerce using Smart Manager:
Add or remove attributes in bulk
Example – Suppose you ordered 50 new Blue T-shirts. Go to Smart Manager, select all these products, and under Batch Update, select Add attribute > Color > Blue as shown in the image above. All these T-shirts will be assigned Blue color quickly.
Add custom attributes in bulk
Consider the same above example. But all the blue T-shirts are printed with different Logos. Using Batch Update, you can add a custom attribute ‘Logo’ for all products at once.
Assign multiple attributes based on a product category
Example – If the product category is Electronics, and you sell mobiles and laptops, you can assign all items to attributes called RAM and Memory.
Apply filters and edit attributes
Instantly search for products based on attributes and make an edit or update price in bulk.
Example – Reduce sale price by 10% of all cell phones having internal memory 128GB.
More about Smart Manager
- Bulk edit any fields of any post type – products, orders, coupons, posts, etc.
- Export CSV based on search, date and column filters.
- Add your own logo to packing slips/order printing and also print the same in bulk.
- Know the lifetime value (LTV) of all your customers along with their total purchases to date and last order details.
- Manage WordPress user roles – change user role, change password, etc.
- Compatibility with top WooCommerce & SEO plugins – Subscriptions, Bookings, Yoast, etc.
and a lot more…
If you have a WooCommerce store that has dozens of products, Smart Manager is a life-saver.
Not just attributes, but anything you want to manage better and fast – price, orders, coupons… Smart Manager won’t fail you!
Until we come with another post, happy growing!