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Add Several Variants At Once by Using Bulk Action on Shopify

Last updated: December 01, 2023
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Variant could be considered as the characteristics of each product which is already available in your Shopify shop or will be added in the future. Each product will have numerous details which need to be added. There will be times when you have to add several variants at the same time.

For example, you are selling a Short Sleeve T-Shirt and you have to Option names which is Size and Color. There are five values in your Color option: Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, and Black. In the Size option, you only have two variants which are Big and Small. If you want to add Medium to the option values of Size, there will be two way for you to follow.

The slow and complicated way is to add each variant in turn, from this variations to the next. If you have already done this way before, you will understand that it would take you a lot of time. This is because there’re too many possible variants, to be specific, you will see that there are ten of them in my example above.

But we have a fast and effective way for you, which is to use a buck action and copy the variants which already existing and replace it with the new values. This solution will help you a lot when you have too much variants values to add.

Below is the brief instruction which we prepare for you.

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How to add several variants at once by using a bulk action

Step 1: Choose Product

When you log in, you will see your Shopify admin page, select Product to view all your products.


Step 2: View Variants section

Choose the products you want to edit, scroll down and you will see the Variants section.

In this step, there are many small square box on your left-hand side. These are the places where you will tick. For example, in the picture below, I tick the first and the fourth one.

Here is a small tip for you, under the Variants section, you will see the word Select, click all to select all the variants at the same time. If you want to uncheck all the variants, just choose None which is right beside the word All.


Step 3: Add another style value

In this case, I want to add another Style values, so you could see that I click Action and then … in another Style


Step 4: Add option values

At this step, there will be a small dialog appears, and you can add your option values into it. Remember that the values that you are adding must suit with the option that you select in the first place.

For example, I choose Style to be my option name, so the values which I will enter must suitable such as Classic

Variant values

Step 5: Click Done to complete

Click Done to save your work.


So that’s how you add several variants at once by using a bulk action on Shopify. After all this step, your product will have new variants which have not only the value that you have just entered, but other option values are also duplicated from the variants which you chose.

Sam Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Avada Commerce, an e-commerce solution provider headquartered in Singapore. Sam aims to support more than a million online businesses to grow and develop.

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