Product management in Magento could be tough or easy depending on the number of products admins have to manage. If it is up to a hundred editing product prices for a sale or updating related products for all or half of them doesn't seem too daunting.
But what if you need to edit hundreds or thousands of products? The only help here is to edit products in bulk with the help of Magento mass product actions.
Unfortunately, Magento doesn't provide the most important mass actions by default. However, we'll show you how you can exceed the default functional with the Magento 2 Extended Product Grid Extension and how it could benefit you.
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Change Attribute Set in Bulk
An attribute set in Magento is a set of features assigned to each product type. You might need to change attribute set in case you have to add new features to a product or upgrade them to a new level.
Whatever the cause, you need this Magento mass action for better product management.
Mass Change Stock Status
Product stock is something you have to pay close attention to. When customers land on your product the last thing they want to see is the OUT OF STOCK label.
Sure, you can enable the low stock notification to receive a message when you run out of some products. However, a much better option is to sort products by stock in the product grid and see clearly what needs to be restocked.
You'll definitely appreciate this Magento 2 mass product action since you'll be able to set the stock status in bulk.
Remove All Categories
While it is easier to add products to categories, you might find it not that easy to remove them. Magento allows you to assign products to categories when you create them.
However, to remove products from categories or replace them you have to go to each product editing page. Not the most time-effective task if you ask me.
With an extended product grid, you can remove product from all categories with just a few clicks.
No worries, you'll be able to set new categories, once you remove the old ones right there in the grid.
Copy or Remove Images in Bulk
Updating product images is another tedious task that requires you to go through product pages one by one. The Enhanced Product Grid module allows you to copy and remove images via Magento mass action.
You can either copy images from one product to the other or remove product images in bulk for a couple of products.
This is particularly useful if you want to copy images from all simple products and add them to a grouped one or a bundle.
To achieve this you need to check a product which you want to add images to. Then select the Copy Images option and specify the IDs of the items you want to copy the images from.
Removing images, on the other hand, is really straightforward. So we won't stop here.
Mass Change Product Price
When you prepare your catalog for a seasonal sale, update the price on the whole catalog, or just products from a single category, you need to go to each product page. It takes too much time you'd rather spend on some other important tasks.
Still, you can change product prices by $20 or 20% in bulk if you have the Extended Product Grid extension.
Just select the products you need to update prices for and set the amount you'd like to update it on, fixed or percentage.
Manage Related, Cross-sell, and Up-sell Products in Bulk
Cross-sell and up-sells together with related products have a special place in your Magento marketing strategy. They increase sales and the average order value when managed correctly.
You need to know what products you want to add to each catalog item to boost customers' interest in different products.
However, when it comes to managing them from the backend, all you need is a mass product action for cross-sells,up-sells, and related products. With Extended Product Grid you can add to, copy from and remove all of those products right from the product grid.
Let's assume you have 3 similar T-shirts with higher-priced alternatives you'd like to promote. So why go to each of those T-shirts to set the up-sells, if you can do it for one of them and copy for the rest?
There could be plenty of scenarios when Magento 2 mass product actions come in handy.
Regardless of the situation, Extended Product Grid Extension significantly reduces the time required to edit product attributes, not only via mass action. It provides a bulk update option for any product attribute.
Check out the Enhanced Product Grid User Guide to explore all of the extension capabilities.