Can I Bulk Import Physical Releases for Reporting?

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With a little help from your friends…

Bulk tagging of physical releases isn’t currently built-in to the Single Admin, but follow these steps and we’ll get you taken care of!

| For reference, here is the information that needs to be included in your product export:

Handle, Title, Vendor, Type, Option1 Value, Variant SKU, Variant Barcode, Image Src, Artist Name, Release Date (only required for presales)

1. Export Product Data from Shopify

  • Go to Shopify Admin
  • Click “Products” on the left
  • Click “Export” at the top
  • Choose “All Products (or current search if they’re already filtered somehow)”
  • Choose “CSV for Excel, Numbers, or other….”
  • Click “Export Products”

2. Download the spreadsheet from the email Shopify delivers to you


3. Add the “Type” "Artist Name" & "Release date (only required for presales)" information

  • Download our example .csv as a guide to format your export. 
  • Open the file in Excel, Google Sheets, or a similar spreadsheet software.
  • There’s a column called “Type” that has the product type data in it. Update the values in this column with the “type” of the physical product. (Valid values are: CD, Vinyl, Tape, and Video)
  • Implement the Artist Name for line item as it is required in the system when tagging physical releases.
  • Enter in the Release Date if the product we are importing is in presale. It is important that the date is in the MM/DD/YYYY format.

4. Double check UPCs & Column Titles

  • Every row should have a valid UPC in the “Variant Barcode” column.
  • Each Column title has to read what the example document shows for it to import correctly.

5. Remove unwanted products/variants

  • Delete rows for anything you don't want tagged / reported (like T-shirts and other merch)

6. Save the file (preferably in CSV)

7. Send it to us

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