Bulk Update Pricing in Shopify

Short answer, not possible, long answer, App developers are working on it. But what does this mean right now, for those of us with Shopify ecommerce stores looking to update pricing for the new year? It means we have two options, either do it by hand manually on each product, or subscribe to a $7.99 per month Shopify App.

Short answer, not possible, long answer, App developers are working on it.  But what does this mean right now, for those of us with Shopify ecommerce stores looking to update pricing for the new year?  It means we have two options, either do it by hand manually on each product, or subscribe to a $7.99 per month Shopify App.

Shopify Bulk Pricing Update App

Shopify Assistant is currently the only App that I’ve found that allows bulk pricing updates.  It highlights the ability to swap inventory among collections and bulk update pricing by percentage or set dollar figure.  In addition, it allows the update to be made into a task, so that you can schedule a price change.

Please note, there are some reviews that mention bugs, like a continually running task.  So while not as automated or integrated as I’d like to see, it’d have to do and well worth the price if you have thousands of products that need to have their prices changed.

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Shopify Abandonaid – Abandon Cart Application

Find out more information on the abandon cart app for Shopify, Abandonaid. This $10 app per month comes with reporting and simple setup.

It’s been 6 short months since I’ve switched my main eCommerce store over to Shopify from my self hosted WordPress store.  Overall it’s been a very pleasant experience that I would recommend to most anyone.  Just don’t do what I did, start sooner rather than later.  But as you grow, you start trying to capture all the small little sales you might be missing, which lead me to Abandonaid by Coolence.

The application comes with a free 7 day trial, which I am currently utilizing.  To install, simply visit the Shopify App Store page and hit the install button while you are logged into your store’s admin.  After authorizing it to install on your eCommerce page, you then authorize payment of $10 per month, immediately following your free trial period.  Should you chose not to use the Shopify App, just uninstall before the 7 day trial period ends and you should not be charged.

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Shopify Robots.txt File

For the past 3 months I’ve been developing, building, populating, and promoting a Shopify ecommerce store. I transitioned from a self hosted WordPress website, utilizing Premium Press to sell product to Shopify. The transaction has been as smooth as can be expected, but it’s caused me to raise a lot of questions. Specifically, it’s forced me to ask the question, why is Shopify disallowing my Blogs in the Robots.txt file?

For the past 3 months I’ve been developing, building, populating, and promoting a Shopify ecommerce store.  I transitioned from a self hosted WordPress website, utilizing Premium Press to sell product to Shopify.  The transaction has been as smooth as can be expected, but it’s caused me to raise a lot of questions.  Specifically, it’s forced me to ask the question, why is Shopify disallowing my Blogs in the Robots.txt file?

Thankfully, the answer is that I just don’t know what I’m talking about.  I simply do not know as much about web marketing and SEO as I thought I did.  The Robots.txt file on all Shopify stores looks incorrect, but it’s done properly to save your ecommerce store from yourself.  Allow me to explain why it’s important to block Shopify blogs and collections in the Robots.txt file.

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How To Only Offer United States As Shipping Option In ShopperPress

If you are like me, you only want to offer shipping to the United States.  Unfortunately, despite all the positives behind Shopperpress, there is just no intuitive way to limit the countries available during checkout.  However, there is a simple fix, it just requires the editing of a single file.

1. Find _countrylist.php, which is located in the shopperpress theme folder.

2. Simply delete all the lines of code including other countries, except for the US and the first option, that sets the value at 0.

3. Save the file and replace the existing _countrylist.php with your edited one.

The reason we keep the very first line of code within the php file is to force a choice by the user.  By selecting the US, even though that’s their only option, it will still bring up the drop down menu for state selection.  This seemed to be the easiest and most fluid option for checkout and disallow other countries.  I simply cannot ship to Pakistan for the same price I ship to Illinois. 😉