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Use Defaults

When to use the 'Use Defaults' toggle in the Product Details page

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Written by Joe Barlow
Updated over a week ago

When adding or creating a product, under the Locations tab, there's a toggle to "Use Defaults" that can be enabled or disabled to foster more product variation.

The "Defaults" it's referring to is from the "Variants & Defaults" section on the Product Details tab. For most people, using the defaults works just fine, but we wanted to give you the option for varying location-specific price, default cost, PAR level, and reorder quantity.

Setting the Use Defaults toggle to ON:

  • This will use the costs, prices, PAR Levels and Reorder Quantities set in the Variants & Pricing section.

  • When you update a default value, all locations using defaults will be updated simultaneously.

Setting the Use Defaults toggle to OFF:

  • This will let you set custom costs, prices, PAR Levels, and Reorder Quantities for that location.

    • NOTE: Shopify will not allow a product to have different prices, for different locations, when they are on the same Shopify account.

Use Cases

You can think of this as a location "override." Suppose you have multiple locations, and the pricing is the same at all of them except one. The majority will "Use defaults," and the other can have its own details.

If you have a single location, this feature can be used for temporary changes. For example, you may normally sell my product for $10, but want it temporarily listed at $8. You can turn Use Defaults off and set the new price to $8. When the sale is over, all I need to do is turn Use Defaults back on and the item will revert to its usual price without having to type it in again.

Bulk Options

Toggle the Use Defaults option ON or OFF in bulk using the Edit Variant Bulk Upload. If any location-specific data is updated in bulk, the Use Defaults toggle will automatically be disabled.

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