This is an accepted solution.
Olivia here from the Shopify Team.
Great question - let's look into some solutions I can offer to help save you from manually sorting each product. At this time, there is no way to bulk assign products to shipping profiles within the Admin. The good news is that new products are automatically assigned to the General Shipping Profile. Make sure to set-up your default shipping options there.
We have some really cool app solutions to help you bulk assign products to custom profiles. Check them out below:
They are both super simple to add to your store, and include further instruction on automating profiles for your products. Remember, if you need further assistance you can reach out for support from the app devs.
With that being said, I run my own business on Shopify and can understand there's huge value in having this functionality within our bulk editor or elsewhere in the Admin. Therefore, I've gone ahead and passed this feedback along to our devs for future consideration.
Please let me know if this answers your question,
That is an excellent question! You can bulk assign your products by using Automated Shipping Profiles. What you'll need to do is create your Shopify Shipping Profiles, download the app and define which products should go to each profile. When it is time to run a bulk sync, our system will sort your products into their respective profiles.
Our app doesn't require Shopify's carrier rates feature and it also doesn't require an outgoing app cost; once your products are assigned, you can uninstall the app.
If you leave the app installed, it will automatically assign new products to the proper shipping profile. You can check out our walkthough here, we also have an example store listed on the app page!
@Olivia Thank you so much for recommending our app!
If you have any other questions at all, feel free to reach out to email@example.com and we'll be happy to help!
Thanks for connecting with us and providing your feedback.
I don't have any information to share currently, however, with all things development these things often take consideration, time and lots of testing. While I can't guarantee if or when these changes might occur, you can find updates to any of these innate Shopify features on our changelog page.
In the meantime, I'd be more than glad to pass along your additional feedback for product filters within shipping profiles. I definitely agree that would be efficient and convenient for many merchants.
Thanks @Olivia for update.
If anyone spending ton of time selecting products, we discovered that search bar supports text filtering. So you can do things like "tag:xyz" which would automatically filter down associated products. I haven't tried other filters like "product_type, published" but I'm sure they would work out too.
Yes, definitely @AvocadosLab.
I have shared your comments with the right team for consideration, and I very much appreciate you taking the time to connect with us and help us make Shopify better.