I am shocked that I have to pay $50.00 a month for an App that will allow me to update pricing in my shop via uploads...
Come on Shopify.... This is a simple function that should be included in the monthlly fee.
I need to update pricing often. I should be able to update by using variant barcodes and my price in the upload.
for updating prices often via spreadsheets, you might enjoy this Google Sheets tool, created by friends of ours:
hope this helps,
the description on the main page of the CIFL google sheet makes it sound simple.
I tried, but once I created a partner account at shopify (I already have a store that's not online yet) had no guidance from CIFL on how to proceed.
Apparently there is a terminal window I need to get to, there are redirects to enter, and other mysterious elements NOT explained whatsoever by the CIFL (coding is for losers) boss who narrates the youtube video you've linked to.
It's all greek to me.
Does anyone have a link to somewhere this process is explained for dummies?
I gotcha. That makes a lot of sense. You definitely have a unique use case.
So, just to recap (hypothetically & ideally):
1) You have a google doc with 2 columns: product ID & product price (maybe repeating for variants)
2) You install an app, it has an input field where you link your google doc URL
3) You configure it to "update" every morning at 6:00 AM (frequency and time is selectable)
4) The app reads the spreadsheet product ID and updates the price accordingly (and perhaps variants too) on the selected timeslot
Does that sound like what you are looking for?
I got a little lost in your description at the end.
If your objective is to programmatically schedule updates to products via a spreadsheet, it will most certainly need to be an app. You can choose to enlist a programmer to build you a private app. However, there would still be some recurring costs associated with operating the app, as it needs to move protected data regularly, this service would need to be healthy and operational. It's not something that can escape the necessity of a server (it won't work as a one-off script).
I like looking through these forums and seeing what kind of apps I can devise. I could build what I described for you above, but it would only be worth my time if I could package it as a public application and offer to other users. I'd consider putting it together and pricing it around $7/month or so. Something really inexpensive. Feel free to shoot me an email: email@example.com