It is not a secret that making similar changes to multiple products may be a monotonous and time-consuming process. It helps a lot when you can change multiple products at the same time. In X-Cart you can do this using the addon Bulk Editing. bulk_edit_addon.png

With the addon Bulk Editing installed and enabled in your store, you get a new tool in the Products section of your store’s back end - ‘Bulk edit all’: bulk-edit-all.png

With this tool you can enable/disable products, put products on sale (or end a sale) and change other product properties (categories, tags, inventory, prices, etc.).

Let us review each of the options in detail.

Bulk enable/disabe products

To enable/disable products in bulk:

  1. Choose the products you want to edit on the product listing page (Catalog -> Products)
  2. Click either ‘Enable all’ or ‘Disable all’ button depending on the action you want to apply enable:disable.png

Bulk put products on sale

To put products on sale in bulk:

  1. Choose products you want to edit on the product listing page (Catalog -> Products)
  2. Click the ‘Put all for sale’ button sale.png
  3. In a pop-up set the value of either the Sale price or Percent off options and click ‘Apply price’ sale-2.png

To cancel sale for products in bulk:

  1. Choose products you want to edit on the product listing page (Catalog -> Products)
  2. Click ‘Cancel sale’

Bulk edit categories and tags

To edit categories and tags of the products in bulk:

  1. Choose the products you want to edit on the product listing page (Catalog -> Products)
  2. Click Bulk edit selected -> Categories and tags categories.png
  3. In a new window choose the action you want to perform:

    • Add/Remove/Move_to for Categories AND/OR Add/Remove/Replace_with for Tags
  4. Click to specify a category/tag value you want to edit (you can specify more than one value) categories-1.png
  5. Save the changes.

Bulk edit inventory

To edit products inventory in bulk:

  1. Choose products you want to edit on the product listing page (Catalog -> Products)
  2. Click Bulk edit selected -> Inventory inventory-1.png
  3. In a new window edit the inventory field(s) for the products: inventory-2.png

    Inventory tracking Use this field to enable/disable inventory tracking
    Quantity in stock Use this field to specify the quantity in stock value
    Show low stock warning on product page Use this field to enable/disable low stock warning representation
    Notify administrator if the stock quantity of this product goes below a certain limit Use this field to enable/disable notifications on the stock quantity for admin
    Low stock threshold Use this field to specify the low stock threshold
    All customers Use this field to set minimum purchase quantity for all customers
    Wholesaler Use this field to set minimum purchase quantity for wholesale customers
  4. Save the changes.

Bulk edit price and membership

To edit price and membership for products in bulk:

  1. Choose the products you want to edit on the product listing page (Catalog -> Products)
  2. Click Bulk edit selected -> Price and membership price-1.png
  3. In a new window edit the field(s) for the products: price-2.png

    Price Use this field to specify the product(s) price
    Market price Use this field to specify the product(s) market price
    On sale Use this field to put product(s) on sale
    Memberships Use this field to ADD, REMOVE or REPLACE membership for the product(s) (choose the action first, then choose the membership value from the list)
    Tax Class Use this field to set a tax class for the product(s)
  4. Save the changes.

Bulk edit shipping info

To edit price and membership for products in bulk:

  1. Choose the products you want to edit on the product listing page (Catalog -> Products)
  2. Click Bulk edit selected -> Shipping info shipping.png
  3. In a new window edit the shipping field(s) for the products: shipping-2.png

    Weight Use this field to specify the product(s) weight
    Requires shipping Use this field to enable/disbale shipping for product(s)
    Shipping freight Use this field to set the shipping freight value for product(s)
    Separate box Use this field to enable/disbale shipping in a separate box for product(s)
    Length / Width / Height Use this fields define the box dimensions
    Maximum items in box Use this fields define how many products can be put in the box
  4. Save the changes.

Bulk edit hidden attributes

To edit hidden attributes in bulk:

  1. Choose the products you want to edit on the product listing page (Catalog -> Products)
  2. Click Bulk edit selected -> Hidden attributes hidden-attributes.png

  3. In a new window choose the hidden attribute(s) value for the products: edit-hidden-attributes.png

  4. Save the changes.