How to Quickly Update Sale Prices in BigCommerce

Imagine this: your store is overstocked with products from a specific manufacturer, and you need to move them!  You decide to launch a massive clearance sale, but hundreds of items need to be marked down, and the thought of manually editing each sale price in your BigCommerce dashboard sends shivers down your spine.

Let’s face it, manually updating sale prices for numerous items is a recipe for wasted time and frustration. BigCommerce’s built-in bulk editor might seem like a solution, but it’s not designed for large-scale, price-focused changes like this.

Here’s where our Price Updater in our Your Store Tools suite comes to the rescue by allowing you to update prices in bulk using a CSV file.

This powerful tool streamlines the process of updating sale prices in bulk, saving you precious time and allowing you to focus on what truly matters – running your business and getting those overstocked items out the door!

The Struggle is Real: The Pain of Manual Price Editing

For BigCommerce store owners with large inventories, managing sale prices can be a monumental task. The sheer volume of products can make individual edits a tedious, error-prone nightmare.

We know the struggle that’s involved with updating prices, and it’s a pain!  Just some of the things that contribute to this headache include:

  • Endless Clicking: Imagine clicking through hundreds of product pages, painstakingly entering sale prices for each item. It’s time-consuming, monotonous, and frankly, soul-crushing.
  • The Error Factor: The repetitive nature of manual edits increases the likelihood of typos and inconsistencies. One misplaced number can wreak havoc on your pricing strategy.
  • Inventory Fluctuation: As your inventory fluctuates, you’ll constantly need to update sale prices for specific items. This ongoing cycle can quickly become overwhelming.

There’s a better way and that’s why we created this tool.  Our Price Updater is a true game-changer for BigCommerce store owners. This powerful tool allows you to update product prices in bulk, using a simple CSV file.

Here’s what makes it so effective:

  • Effortless Bulk Editing: Say goodbye to endless clicking. With the Price Updater, you can update sale prices for hundreds (or even thousands) of items simultaneously.
  • SKU-Based Simplicity: All you need is the product’s SKU to update its price. No need to navigate through complex menus or product pages. The tool handles the rest.
  • Versatile Pricing: The Updater allows adjustments to various price points, including regular price, sale price, retail price, and cost price. This flexibility empowers you to manage your entire pricing strategy with ease.

The Clearance Sale Savior: A Practical Example

Let’s illustrate how the Price Updater simplifies a large-scale clearance sale. Imagine you have 500 items you want to put on clearance. Traditionally, you’d edit each product page individually, setting the desired sale price.

With the Price Updater, the process becomes remarkably efficient:

  1. Create a CSV File: Prepare a simple CSV file with two columns: one for the SKU of each item going on sale, and another for the desired sale price.
  2. Upload and Relax: Upload the CSV file to the Price Updater tool. Sit back and let the tool work its magic. It will automatically adjust the sale prices for all the listed SKUs.
  3. Sale Time!: Your clearance sale is ready to launch! Customers will now see the discounted prices on your product pages.
  4. Ending the Sale: Once the sale concludes, simply upload another CSV file with the SKUs and a “0” in the sale price column. This will instantly remove the sale prices from your products.

Beyond Clearance Sales: The Power of Price Updater

The Price Updater isn’t just for clearance sales. Here are some additional ways it can benefit your BigCommerce store:

  • Seasonal Price Adjustments: Update prices for seasonal items with a single upload.
  • Promotional Sales: Easily implement temporary discounts for specific product categories.
  • Competitor Price Matching: Quickly adjust prices to stay competitive in the market.

The Price Updater is just one of the many tools offered by Your Store Tools. We offer free and premium solutions designed to streamline your BigCommerce experience and are always adding new tools to the suite.  For more information on the Price Updater and all of our tools, visit

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