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Published on 2023-11-02

Now, you can effortlessly connect inventory to different locations in Shopify automatically.

With this update, you can use product rules to automatically connect and disconnect inventory to specific locations. This means that as soon as a product is added to your Shopify store, it will be associated with the correct inventory locations, saving you time and ensuring your inventory is always in sync.

Published on 2023-11-02

With code snippets, you can craft custom logic in the Liquid template language to modify and monitor your product data.

In this update, we've introduced two new filters to simplify the process of adding or removing items from lists, making it especially convenient when handling meta fields with lists of strings.

Learn more about these new filters and how to make the most of Liquid code snippets

Published on 2023-11-01

Now, when you use the search function within the Bulk Product Editor, you have the option to enter a product or variant ID directly.

This means that if you have a product ID in a spreadsheet or any other source, you can effortlessly navigate to that specific product by hitting Ctrl or Command + K, pasting the ID, and pressing Enter. You'll be swiftly directed to the product or variant associated with the ID you provided.

Published on 2023-10-23

We've made some important changes to how the app handles SKUs.

As technology evolves, we increasingly encounter a multitude of characters beyond the traditional ASCII set, including Unicode characters and special characters. These characters may look similar to standard ones but can cause issues when used in SKUs.

Our update addresses this by improving how we handle and search for Unicode and special characters within SKUs. This ensures that you can find products by SKU, even if they include these non-standard characters.

Published on 2023-10-19

You can now write your own logic to update your products with code snippets. Code snippets are written in the Liquid language (also used by Shopify themes) and give you a powerful tool to keep your product data in sync.

Using a few lines of code and the assign operator, you can set your product data according to your business requirements.

You can then apply to the code snippet to your products using an in-app edit. For more automation, you can combine the code snippet with product rules, so that the code snippet to applied to product whenever they are created and/or updated.

You can use this to do things like automatically set your Google Shopping fields, make sure products are in the right collections, or have the right tags.

Learn more about using Liquid code snippets.

Published on 2023-10-11

In the Export History, you can now effortlessly manage all your product exports, including those you've scheduled to repeat at regular intervals.

We've added a brand new "Status" tab, which allows you to see at a glance if you have any paused exports. You can also change the status to paused/active by clicking on the status badge.

Published on 2023-10-11

In an effort to streamline our app, we'll be removing the 'AI Description Help' feature. You can now accomplish this task directly within the Shopify admin.

For instructions on how to do this, check this article: https://www.shopify.com/blog/ai-product-descriptions

Published on 2023-09-25

Product rules allow you to enforce rules on your products like ‘all products with a price of zero should be unpublished’.

Now you can choose to run rules either only when a product is created or both when it's created and updated. This flexibility aids in scenarios like one-time price edits or initial tag settings. Adjust your settings as needed in the app.

Published on 2023-09-22

We've added new rounding options to the Bulk Product Editor:

  • Round decimals: This option rounds the decimal portion of the product's price to a specified value
  • Round whole number: This option rounds the price to the nearest whole number
  • Round whole number up: This option rounds the price up to the nearest specified value

You can learn more about rounding prices in bulk in Shopfy on our Knowledge Base.

Published on 2023-09-06

You can now change the capitalization of your Dynamic Fields. Choose from uppercase, lowercase, or titlecase to better match the needs of your content. This is particularly useful when importing products with varying text formats from third-party suppliers.

Published on 2023-09-06

When you bulk edit a text field you have the option to include values like the product's vendor or title. Previously these were called 'Placeholders' but we've renamed them to 'Dynamic Fields' to make them more clear to users.

Published on 2023-08-30

Previously, you saw two separate menu items on the left-hand side: "Product Rules" and "Reccurring Edits." Now, you'll find both options nested under the "Automations" menu.

Published on 2023-08-23

The Bulk Product Editor now offers a feature to convert tags with a shared prefix into a metafield list.

In the editing interface, you can now select the desired field, such as "Size List" for example, and then choose the "Set from Prefix Tags" option. You would then specify the prefix for the tags you want to convert, like "size:". After running the operation, tags with the specified prefix will be aggregated into a new metafield list on the product page.

Example: If a product has tags like size:XL, size:M, and size:L, these can be converted into a "Size List" metafield containing a list of those sizes.

Learn more about converting prefixed tags to a metafield list

Published on 2023-08-16

The Bulk Product Editor's search functionality has been optimized. Stores with a large number of products and searches that utilize both variant and product fields (like price and tags) will notice improved search speeds. In certain scenarios, search speed has increased up to 7 times for larger searches.

Published on 2023-08-16

When you map different columns to different fields, the focus will now automatically shift to the next column. This accelerates the mapping process, allowing for quicker spreadsheet edits.

We've added buttons to seamlessly navigate through columns left and right, so you don't have to scroll down to the bottom first.

We've also made improvements to the 'Clear All' button functionality.

Published on 2023-08-07

If you've previously used the filters to search for products that are tracked by inventory, you would have found this under the "Inventory Policy" option. This option has been renamed to "Track Quantity".

So the next time you're searching for products based on their inventory tracking status, just look for the "Track Quantity" filter.

Published on 2023-07-28

We've updated some field names in the Bulk Product Editor to align with Shopify's updated naming conventions.

The 'compare price' field in the app is now labeled as 'compare-at price' field. When you filter products or view specific items, you'll immediately spot the updated 'compare-at price' field.

If you are exporting price lists, you will notice that the column name has also been changed from 'compare price' to 'compare-at price.'

Published on 2023-07-26

Previously, you could only edit one field at a time when doing an in-app edit with the Bulk Product Editor. This meant that if you wanted to launch a sale, you might need to do one edit to update the prices and another to set the tags.

With our latest update you can modify multiple fields in a single edit. Once you've configured a field to be modified, just click on the plus sign to the right to add an additional field.

This enhancement makes it faster and easier to manage your product edits, especially for scenarios like running sales where you might need to change multiple aspects of a product simultaneously.

Published on 2023-07-19

We sped up product exports in the Ablestar Bulk Product Editor that output the data in the Matrixify format. Especially for larger exports, we noticed it was taking a long time to write the collected data to the Excel file and we've implemented several improvements to speed this up.

The exports run faster across the board but the results will be most noticable for larger product exports. In one test a product export of 2,905 rows of standard product fields and Google Shopping fields completed in just 24 seconds.

Published on 2023-07-11

We’ve made your product exports with the Bulk Product Editor a whole lot faster. The speed depends on things like the number of products and the type of fields you choose.

Some exports that previously took around 24 minutes now finish in just one minute. In some cases, we’ve seen the process become more than 20 times quicker.

If you’re exporting lots of meta fields or Google Shopping fields, you should see a big speed boost when you’re exporting data. Our aim is to make these exports run as fast as possible. If you continue to encounter any slowdowns in product exports please reach out and we'll try and improve them.

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