How to split a large product into multiple product families

Objective

There can be some cases where you would have to split a large product into a group of small product families, for example, WooCommerce/Shopify cannot accept a product with more than 100 variants or you have to a product with 200 variants and want to split to display the available options easier to scroll through for your customers on the website.

Setup

  • Vend for Mac or PC 

Steps

Splitting a product with 100 variants into two products with 50 variants each:

  1. Click Products > Products
  2. Search for the product in question by name > Click Apply Filter
  3. Click Export list and make a copy of the exported list as a backup
  4. Open one of the exported CSV files and remove the IDs 
  5. Change the name and the handle of half of the products and save the CSV file
  6. Delete the original product on your Vend account to avoid duplicated SKUs
  7. Import the saved product CSV file back to your Vend account