How to Add WooCommerce Custom Product Options in Bulk

Bulk products

As an online store owner, you might need a quick and easy way to add extra product options in bulk to your WooCommerce products. However, WooCommerce by default doesn’t let you add extra product options to multiple products at once. 

Instead, you can use the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin to add extra product options in bulk to WooCommerce products. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can add as many extra product options as you’d like to products in bulk.

Adding extra product options to WooCommerce in Bulk

Adding extra product options in bulk to WooCommerce products means that you can quickly add product options to lots of products in one go.

For instance, if you sell different types of hoodies and you want to add a text field option to all of the hoodies at once, you can do that using the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin. It lets you add extra product options in bulk in four different ways – by product category, product attribute, product tag, and product type.

Since you don’t have to add extra options to each product one by one, you save a ton of time and eliminate the chances of any error.

Businesses that might need to add extra product options in bulk

Many businesses might need to add extra product options in bulk. Let’s quickly go through a few examples:

Clothing stores and apparel stores

Clothing and apparel stores sell lots of different products. Often, these products have variations based on color, material, or size. Store owners need to find a way to add extra product options to clothing items or apparel items all at once.

For instance, if you sell different types of t-shirts and want to let customers personalize their t-shirt by adding text to it, you’ll need to add a text field to each t-shirt product. The easiest way to do this is by adding extra product options in bulk.

Online box office

If you sell tickets, you might want to add extra product options to them in bulk.

For example, you might want to give customers the option to select their booking date by using a date selector field on all single product pages. Adding extra product options to each ticket one by one can take up a lot of time. Instead, you can add extra product options in bulk to all tickets.

Jewelry stores

If you sell personalized jewelry on your WooCommerce store, you need a way to add extra product options to all your custom jewelry products at once.

For instance, you can offer a name engraving option for customized jewelry and let customers select the material. You will need to add two checkbox fields to all personalized jewelry products in your store. You can do that by adding extra product options in bulk on your WooCommerce store.

Furniture stores

You can add extra product options to furniture products such as beds or sofas. For instance, you could offer a customizable headboard of the bed by selecting materials and colors or you can let customers select how many additional cushions to include with the sofa. 

Adding extra product options to products and product variations lets you offer customers more purchasing options. This encourages more customers to buy from your online store. In addition to boosting engagement, it’s a great way to improve the online shopping experience on your WooCommerce store. This can also help you increase the average order value and revenue for your business.

How to add extra product options in bulk

Here, we’ll show you how to add extra product options in bulk. 

For this tutorial, we’ll assume you already have a WooCommerce site set up with some products that you’d like to add extra options in bulk.

Step 1: install the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin

If you haven’t done so already, get the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin. It lets you add extra options to products quickly and easily. There are different field types you can choose from to add to your products and product variations in WooCommerce.

After you’ve installed and activated the plugin on your WordPress site, navigate to WooCommerce → Settings → Product fields from the admin panel to activate the plugin license key. 

From the same screen, you can configure the plugin’s settings. Here’s a quick overview of the settings that you might want to set based on the extra product options you want to add to products.

APF general settings

The Product field settings section lets you display product fields in the cart, on the checkout, and in a mini-cart. You can tick the checkbox next to Show in cart to display the extra product options on the customer’s cart page. You can also choose to customize the “add to cart” button text for products that have custom fields. Enter your custom “add to cart” button text in the text field next to “Add to cart” button on shop page.

APF file upload settings

If you want customers to upload their logos or designs for personalizing their product, you should enable the Must be logged in option. This prevents any spam submission and helps you save time. 

APF date field settings

If you want to let customers select a date for their product, you’ll need to enable date fields and set the date format. Tick the checkbox next to Enable date fields for creating date fields for products and product variations on your WooCommerce store. In addition to this, you can set the date format in the text field next to Date format. 

Once you’re done, click the Save changes button to continue.

Step 2: Create product option fields

After configuring the plugin’s settings, you can start creating product option fields. We’ll show you how to add extra product options in bulk for all Hoodies products at once.

To get started, head on over to WooCommerce → Product Fields from the admin panel and click on the Add New button to create a new product field. Let’s say we want to give customers the option to customize Hoodies by printing their initials or a custom image on the hoodie.

Click on the Add you 1st Field button to start adding hoodie customization options. Here’s how we’ve set up the first field:

  1. Set the Type to Select list.
  2. Enter a Label and Instructions in the text fields below.
  3. Under the Options section, click on the Add option button to add customization options fields.
  4. Enter the Option label, the Adjust pricing, and the Pricing amount for each option you’d like to add.

Next, set up the text input field for initials:

  1. Set the Type to Text.
  2. Enter a Label and Instructions in the text field.
  3. Tick the checkbox next to Required, this will require customers to input their initials before ordering.
  4. Set the Placeholder text to an example of what the customers should enter.
  5. Set the Minimum length and Maximum length text fields to ensure initials stay within character limits.
  6. Click on the Add new rule group button under the Conditionals section.
  7. Set Show this field if to Customize the hoodie Value is equal to Add your Logo Initials. This will set this text input field to only show up when the customer selects the Add your Logo Initials option. 

Lastly, we need to set up a file upload field so that customers can upload their images when they select the Print an Image extra product option. Here’s how we’ve set up the file upload field:

  1. Set the Type to File Upload.
  2. Enter a Label and Instructions.
  3. Select the Accepted file types from the dropdown.
  4. Set the Maximum file size (MB) to the required maximum image file you can print.
  5. Tick the checkbox next to Required.
  6. Click on the Add new rule group button under the Conditionals section. 
  7. Set Show this field if to Customize the hoodie Value is equal to Print an Image. This will display the file upload field only when customers select the Print an Image product option.

Once you’re done, click on the Publish button to continue.

Final step: Choose to show extra product option

Since we want to display extra product options for all Hoodies products, we’ll set a condition as follows: 

Using the Conditions metabox, you can set different rules for Hoodie Customization options to show up in WooCommerce. We’ve set the Conditions as follows so that all Hoodies products will have extra product options: Product category is equal to Hoodies.

Now all products in the Hoodies category will display extra product options, effectively assigning products to fields in bulk.

The cool thing? This also works for products you’ll create in the future (as long as they are a member of the Hoodie category).

Conclusion

Adding extra product options in bulk to your WooCommerce store helps you save time and minimize the chance of error. Store owners can offer a unique and personalized shopping experience by providing extra product options.

Ready to start adding extra product options to your WooCommerce store in bulk? Get the Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce plugin today.

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